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Dental Assistant

Company: Smile Design Dental
Location: Hallandale
Posted on: May 16, 2022

Job Description:

Job DescriptionSmile Design Dental is looking for an experienced dental assistant to join our AMAZING TEAM in Hallandale Beach! The candidate must be pleasant, friendly, and a motivated individual to join our dental team. They must also be able to follow office policies and procedures.DescriptionDental assistants increase the efficiency of the dentist in the delivery of quality oral health care and are valuable members of the dental care team. The duties of a dental assistant are among the most comprehensive and varied in the dental office. The dental assistant performs many tasks requiring both interpersonal and technical skills. Dental assistants perform a variety of patient care, office, and laboratory duties, and often work chair-side as dentists examine and treat patients. They make patients as comfortable as possible in the dental chair, prepare them for treatment, and obtain their dental records. Assistants hand instruments and materials to dentists and keep patients' mouths dry and clear by using suction or other devices, and also sterilize and disinfect instruments and equipment, prepare trays of instruments for dental procedures, and instruct patients on postoperative and general oral health care.Key TaskThe requirements listed below are representative, but not all inclusive, of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. All tasks assigned are not limited to other dental assistant duties. All team members will be cross trained to be able to flow together seamlessly throughout a work day.

  • Prepares treatment room for patient by following prescribed procedures and protocols.
  • Prepares patient for dental treatment by welcoming, comforting, seating, and draping patient.
  • Exhibits all Scheduling Institute processes; New Patient Interview, Hand Offs, Tours, Phone Certifications.
  • Provides information to patients and employees by answering questions and requests.
  • Provides instrumentation by sterilizing and delivering instruments to treatment area; positioning instruments for dentist's access; suctioning; passing instruments.
  • Enters all information into daily trackers, daily.
  • Provides materials by selecting, mixing, and placing materials on instruments and in the patient's mouth.
  • Fabricate temporary restorations or custom impressions from preliminary impressions.
  • Make preliminary impressions for study casts and occlusal registrations for mounting study casts.
  • Helps dentist manage dental and medical emergencies by maintaining CPR certification
  • Educates patients by giving oral hygiene, plaque control, and postoperative instructions.
  • Documents dental care services by charting in patient records.
  • Maintains patient confidence and protects operations by keeping information confidential.
  • Maintains safe and clean working environment by complying with procedures, rules, and regulations.
  • Protects patients and employees by adhering to infection-control policies and protocols.
  • Ensures operation of dental equipment by completing preventive maintenance requirements; following manufacturer's instructions; troubleshooting malfunctions; calling for repairs; maintaining equipment inventories; evaluating new equipment and techniques.
  • Maintains dental supplies inventory by checking stock to determine inventory level; anticipating needed supplies; placing and expediting orders for supplies; verifying receipt of supplies.
  • Conserves dental resources by using equipment and supplies as needed to accomplish job results.
  • Other Duties May Be RequiredEEO Statement We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.Powered by JazzHRExq4pv3CLd

Keywords: Smile Design Dental, Miami , Dental Assistant, Healthcare , Hallandale, Florida

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