Become Part of our Successful Dentistry Team as a Dental
Working with us you will learn that your job is more than just a
job. Not only is it an opportunity to learn and grow with help of
your coworkers and our outstanding dental team, but it is also an
opportunity to be introduced to our large network of dental offices
across the southeast. The amount of resources you will have is
seemingly unmatched and will allow you to reach your full
potential. If this sounds like a good fit, we would love to hear
Your work is important to us and we understand how hard you
work. We offer competitive compensation as well as a very appealing
benefits package that will allow you to realize how much you are
valued as an employee. Our large scale network of dental offices
across the southeast will provide you with several added benefits
that allow you to grow with our company as new opportunities
Purpose and summary of role
The primary purpose of the Dental Assistant (DA) role is to
ensure the Dentists are set up for success prior to interfacing
with patients and during patient procedures. The DA clearly
communicates to Dentist the patients needs/request and other
education, procedures, diagnosis and treatment related matters
prior to treatment. The DA perform a variety of patient care,
office, and laboratory duties, in addition to performing work
chair-side as Dentist examines and treat patients, and works
proactively to ensure Dentist clinical/hygiene needs are met. The
DA is responsible for making patients comfortable as they are
seated in the dental chair, prepares patient for treatment, and
obtains the accurate patient dental records. The DA is responsible
for handing instruments and materials to Dentist and also
responsible for keeping the patients' mouths dry and clear by using
suction or other devices. The DA is responsible for sterilizing and
disinfecting instruments and equipment, preparing trays of
instruments for dental procedures, and instructing patients on
postoperative and general oral health care.
Please note this job description is not designed to cover or
contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or
responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job.
Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with
or without notice.
Minimum Eligibility Requirements
- High school diploma or GED.
- Must be detail oriented and organized
- Must possess excellent customer service skills and work well
- Strong computer skills including Microsoft Office suite and
desk top publishing
- Ability to multi-task, meet deadlines, and work in a fast-paced
- Ability to work independently as well as with a team
- Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal skills
- Must pass criminal background check
Preferred Education and Experience
- 1 year experience as a Dental or Medical Assistant.
- Certified Dental Assistant.
- Use of dental/medical technology.
- Ability to connect with patients.
- Driven and works with a sense of urgency.
- Has the ability to multi-task.
- Professional, courteous and approachable demeanor.
- Cerac Experience
Additional Eligibility Requirements
- Current CPR certification.
- Employee must submit to a post offer, pre-employment physical
examination/medical history check.?
- Employee may be required to submit to an annual Tuberculosis
(TB) and Rubella screening.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with
disabilities to perform the essential functions.
- Retrieve patient's records and escort patients to proper dental
specialty section; seat and prepare patient for attending Dental
Officer; assist the Dental Officer by preparing dental instruments,
essential materials, drugs, and medications.
- Use suction to keep patients mouth clear and dry during dental
procedures, pass instruments to the Dentist, apply topical
anesthetic, make temporary crowns, take impressions, pour up
- Perform Zoom Whitening Procedures.
- Prepare whitening trays with proper bleach and make proper
notation in the patients chart and on the whitener sheet in the
- Assist Patients with disabilities to lie back in dental chair
- Required to keep instruments sterilized and the sterilization
area clean and organized.
- Maintain a tidy, neat and organized supply closet.
- Triage emergency patients.
- Maintain a clean and stocked Operatory at all times, to ensure
its ready for use for any procedure.
- Sterilized all operatory equipment between every patient
- Change suction filters weekly.
- Set up for each procedure. Be prepared for any procedure at any
time. The dental assistant should never have to leave the room to
get supplies or instruments.
- All equipment, cart, and bins should be stocked and ready for
use. Bur blocks and trays should be ready to use. The supplies
should be easily found by another employee working in your
- Change water and suction filters located outside in utility
- Take radiographs of patients.
- Provide Post-Operative instructions as directed by
- Make sure any x-rays and narratives necessary for insurance are
attached to the front of the patients chart and given to the
insurance coordinator. (This includes claims for payment as well as
- Ensure proper documentation is made on the route slip, in the
treatment area of the patients chart in the comment area of the
patients chart, on the hygiene sheet, and on the treatment plan
sheet prior to patients departure.
- Give chart and route slips to Dentist after all patient
procedures are completed for review and signature.
- Inform Ordering Assistant of dental supplies that are running
low on dental supplies via written onto the supply order list.
- Unpack dental supply orders as they are delivered. Breakdown
boxes and place outside for disposal.
- Ensure composite lights are charged daily.
- Gather all lab statements/invoices and match them to the lab
- Follow all OSHA and HIPPA laws and regulations.
- Take out operatory trash daily.
- The job description provides a framework for the job and is not
an all-inclusive list of duties required for this job, other duties
may be assigned as necessary.
- Communication Proficiency.
- Professional Demeanor.
- Customer/Client Focus.
- Patient Advocate.
- Ethical Conduct.
- Regulatory Compliance.
- Organizational Skills
- Time Management.
This job operates in a medical/clinical environment. This role
routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones,
photocopiers, filing cabinets and fax machines.
The physical demands described here are representative of those
that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the
essential functions of this job.
The employee frequently is required to talk and hear; stand for
long periods of time; walk; use hands to finger, handle or feel;
and reach with hands and arms. The employee must frequently lift
and/or move objects up to 25 pounds.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is
regularly exposed to blood and blood-borne pathogens and/or
physical risks, which will require OSHA training.
Position Type and Expectations of Work Hours
This is a full-time position. Days and hours of work are Monday
through Friday 30-45 hours a week.
Some travel to various practices may be require