Dental Assistant

Light Wave Dental Spring Lake , NC 28390

Posted 1 week ago

CarolinasDentist is built to deliver a Positively Different patient experience. This is based on creating meaningful relationships, constantly striving for greater heights, and improving our patients lives. Our purpose says it all: Having Fun. Improving Lives. One Smile at a Time.

We staff our offices with highly trained, caring dentists and hardworking team members. From the moment you walk through our doors, youll be greeted with a smile and given the first-rate CarolinasDentist experience.

We are looking for a first-rate dental assistant to provide our patients with quality care and provide our doctors with quality assistance on patient procedures. Here's what you'll do:

  • Assist the doctor with all dental procedures including but not limited to, take directions from doctor, anticipate doctor's needs, performing patient oral evaluations, take, develop and mount accurate and high-quality X-rays, various laboratory duties including provisional.
  • Perform procedures to help maintain doctor's schedule and patient flow; create "no patient wait time;" maintain time flexibility for patient; be present, engaged, ready to work at all assigned shift times.
  • Review patient chart prior to doctor arrival and log appropriate patient data during exam and treatment as well as transcribe doctor notes in patient chart
  • Maintain patient confidentiality through HIPAA compliance
  • Follow OSHA and company safety policies and procedures
  • Promote and market the company's services, retail products and doctors to patients as well as educate patients and address their questions and/or concerns
  • Verify patient health history and document appropriately in patient's chart.
  • Clean and prepare operatory per company procedures prior to patient appointment
  • Sterilize equipment and operatories per OSHA guidelines
  • Assist staff in scheduling patients' follow up visits
  • Follow up with labs to ensure quality and timely products
  • Track incoming and outgoing lab cases with staff
  • Assist hygienist(s) as requested
  • Monitor level of dental supplies and order as assigned by Office Leader using approved formulary.

Key Performance Indicators include but are not limited to:

  • New patient hygiene reappointment 85%
  • Production per visit 700+
  • Same-day production 3500/week


Here's what you'll need to qualify:

  • Current radiography certification
  • Dental Assistant certification as required by state
  • Maintain annual OSHA, HIPAA and Infection Control training as required by law
  • Experience in a professional environment with direct patient contact preferred
  • Current certification in cardiopulmonary resuscitation preferred
  • Current certification to monitor Nitrous Oxide/Oxygen Analgesia


In return for providing an excellent patient experience, we offer a great benefits package to include health and dental benefits, 401(k), holiday pay and paid time off.

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