Responsibilities The Dental Assistant will be responsible for assisting the dentist in the clinical treatment of patients.
POSITION TYPE/EXPECTED HOURS OF WORK This is a full-time position. Approx. 32 hours per week. Days and hours of work are Monday through Thursday, 7:45 a.m. to 5 p.m.
REQUIRED EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE * High school diploma or equivalent * Graduate of accredited dental assisting program or dental assisting experience preferred * Coursework in dental instruments and procedures preferred * Compliance with state dental practice requirements (e.g., x-ray requirements, OSHA training) preferred * Computer skills * Commitment to CE for career development
BENEFITS A comprehensive benefits package is offered, which includes: competitive salary commensurate of your experience, Paid Time Off and 401K after probational period. At Will Employer. We are a private, doctor owned practice that has been serving our community for over 10 years. With happy, loyal, long-term doctor, staff, and patients. In joining our practice, your role would be as followed but not limited to:
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS Patient Management * Greet patients when they sign in and monitor arrival time * Set up treatment rooms for procedures * Escort patients to treatment room * Seat patients in treatment rooms * Show care and concern, and help patients feel comfortable * Obtain and review health histories according to office protocol * Ensure patients are always attended * Anticipate and assist dentist’s needs * Perform expanded functions and other tasks as assigned by the dentist * Mix dental materials * Ensure patients’ questions are answered thoroughly before they leave * Chart patients and record date, service rendered and any charges * Escort patients from the treatment room * Ensure proper treatment notes are recorded in patient’s chart * Perform clinical procedures as practice act allows and as directed by dentist * Give patient instruction and demonstrate when necessary * Monitor patient flow * Notify Treatment Coordinator if a patient should be called in the evening after a difficult appointment
Treatment Room Management and Sterilization * Keep dental units ready, stocked and clean * Oversee cleanliness of the treatment room according to sterilization procedures * Disinfect treatment rooms according to OSHA regulations * Sterilize all instruments and handpieces according to OSHA regulations * Keep trays, instruments and treatment room drawers organized * Ensure that office sterilization procedures document is on display * Promptly send out and monitor all dental laboratory cases * Implement the preventative maintenance/cleaning schedule for dental equipment * Maintain dental office emergency kits and nitrous and oxygen tanks * Follow laboratory procedures according to office protocol
Americus Dental 1108 Fetner Dr Americus, GA 31709 229-924-4479