Dental Assistant - Largo

Coast Dental Services, Inc. Largo , FL 33779

Posted 2 weeks ago

  • Awareness of delegable duties and functions allowed to be performed by dental assistant.

  • Assist in clinical procedures and treatments.

  • Learn and comply with Coast's administrative procedures.

  • Learn and comply with OSHA laws and safety guidelines.

  • Maintain Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS).

  • Learn and comply with state and Federal infection control standards in the dental office and operatories, including but not limited to: wearing protective barriers such as gloves, scrubs, and eye wear; disinfecting and sterilizing instruments and treatment areas; and disposing properly of contaminated or bio-hazardous waste/materials.

  • Insure review and completion of documentation, including but not limited to: accurate and current medical history, medical alerts, and signed Consent forms.

  • Document/chart all dental procedures performed during each patient visit according to dentist's instructions and legal requirements.

  • Welcome and escort patient in reception to and from the treatment areas. Schedule appointments and assist in appointment confirmation calls.

  • Effectively provide dental education and information to insure patient awareness of dental health and continuing treatment.

  • Effectively present to patient in professional and confidential manner dental treatment plan and proposed plan for continuing treatments.

  • Understand and explain insurance benefits and financial options to patients in nonclinical terms.

  • Ensure operatories are appropriately equipped and stocked with inventory and re-order when necessary.

  • Maintain equipment protocols, including but not limited to: clean evacuation system, lubricate and maintain dental hand pieces, clean and maintain radiograph processors, monitor and clean equipment, clean dental lab plaster traps and maintain clean office environment.

  • Notify Office Manager of equipment failure or general safety concerns.

  • Assist with laboratory duties as necessary.

  • Recognize signs of a dental emergency, and insure proper and timely response and notification to patient, staff, and emergency medical personnel when necessary.

  • Understand and agree to maintain production standards.

  • Effectively utilize and maintain a system of contact for patient follow-up/re-care.

  • Maintain professional working environment within office team.

  • Attend and participate in morning huddles and regular office meetings.

  • Adhere to uniform attire and basic personal hygiene standards per Company policy.

  • Attend continuing education and training seminars as scheduled.

  • Understand and abide by HIPAA regulations and maintain confidentiality.

  • All other duties and responsibilities as assigned.

Qualifications

  • Retain license (Registered, CDA or EFDA) and demonstrate proficiency to perform expanded dental assistant functions according to state guidelines and limitations.

Qualifications

  • Active Expanded Functions Dental Assistant (EFDA) certification.

  • Or if assisting in Florida, a Registered Dental Assistant (RDA) license or Certified Dental Assistant (CDA) certificate obtained prior to May 2009, according to state guidelines and limitations.

  • Radiography licensure.

  • Minimum of one-year dental experience preferred.

  • Excellent customer services skills and verbal communication skills.

  • Ability to work in high volume environment.

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Dental Assistant - Largo

Coast Dental Services, Inc.