Position Summary:The primary function of this position is to perform dental assistant functions to support the clinic and patient flow. The DA will provide efficient delivery of 4 handed dentistry in patient care and treatment while promoting good dental and oral health.
Essential Functions of the Job: Coordinates the preparation of reports and written documentation including patient records as required by the department, company, state and federal agencies.
Performs a wide variety of patient care activities and assists chair side in the concept of fourhanded dentistry. Maintains a smooth, constant flow of patients from reception to operatories; coordinates the activities of several operatories through proper utilization of time, resources, abilities and patient needs. Reviews patient records for accuracy and completeness; explains treatment recommended by the dentist in a manner that is understandable and supportive.
Prepares dental equipment, instruments, material and operatories. Performs routine maintenance of equipment and restocks materials. Operates digital x-ray equipment in Dexis to make complete and/or selective oral radiographic services.
Complies with established OSHA policies and procedures, objectives, quality assurance program, safety, environmental and infection control standards. Ensures the established infection control techniques are administered in accordance with department policy to maintain a safe and pleasant environment. Review patient records for accuracy and completeness; explains treatment recommended by the dentist in a manner that is understandable and supportive.
Additional Duties and Responsibilities:
Complies with established departmental policies and procedures, objectives, quality assurance program, safety, environmental and infection control standards.
Enhances professional growth and development through participation in educational programs, current literature, in-service meetings and workshops. Attends meetings as required and participate on committees as directed. Performs other related duties as assigned or requested.
Maintain privacy of all patient, employee and volunteer information and access such information only on a need to know basis for business purposes. Comply with all HIPAA regulations regarding corporate integrity and security obligations
Education Required (Minimum level of education): High School diploma or GED Equivalent. Certifications/Licenses Required:
Dental Assistant Certificate Radiation Safety Certificate. Current CPR certificate. Experience Required (Minimum level of experience): One year working as a Dental Assistant or Completion of Internship.
Preferred: 2-3 years working experience as a Dental Assistant. Verbal and Written Skills Required to Perform the Job: Good verbal and written communication.
Good communications skills with the public and other employees. Patience and understanding toward others. Bilingual (English/Spanish). Technical Knowledge and Skills Required to Perform the Job:
Four handed dentistry, full scope dentistry procedures and oral radiographic services. Preferred: Computer skills involving word processing, e-mail and dental management programs such as Dentrix are preferable
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