Dental Assistant

James Island Dental Associates, PA

Charleston, SC, USA Remote / WFH

Jun 21

We are looking for an experienced dental assistant for a multi-procedural practice on James Island. The ideal candidate should be a highly motivated team player that works well in a fast paced environment. Digital X-rays, CEREC, lasers, etc. are among the daily technologies that are utilized in our practice. We offer competitive pay, amazing benefits, birthday lunches, family discounts, and an opportunity to earn bonuses. DANB and Dentrix experience preferred. We are looking for a competent dental assistant who will make the dentist’s office more efficient and pleasant for patients. You’ll ensure excellent customer service and lift administrative and basic dental tasks off the dentist’s shoulders. Dental assistants should be well-organized with great attention to detail. You should be able to follow instructions and respect dental office regulations. We want you to be skilled in providing direct or indirect patient care and able to make office procedures as smooth as possible. Thank you we look forward to hearing from you.

*Responsibilities*

* Welcome customers in the dental office
* Prepare customers for treatments or checkups ensuring their comfort
* Select and set up instruments, equipment and material needed
* Sterilize instruments according to regulations
* Assist the dentist through 4-handed dentistry
* Undertake lab tasks as instructed
* Provide oral hygiene and post-operative care instructions
* Keep the dental room clean and well-stocked
* Schedule appointments
* Maintain accurate patient records and assist with payment procedures

*Skills*

* Proven experience as dental assistant
* Knowledge of dental instruments and sterilization methods
* Understanding of health & safety regulations
* Ability to perform regulated non-surgical tasks like coronal polishing is a plus
* Good computer skills
* Excellent communication and people skills
* Attention to detail
* Well-organized and reliable
* High school diploma; graduating from dental assistant school is preferred
* Additional certification or training is an asset (e.g. EFDA)

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $18.00 - $22.00 per hour

Benefits:
* 401(k)
* 401(k) matching
* Dental insurance
* Disability insurance
* Employee discount
* Health insurance
* Life insurance
* Paid time off
* Professional development assistance
* Tuition reimbursement
* Vision insurance
Schedule:
* 8 hour shift
* Monday to Friday
* Overtime
Supplemental Pay:
* Bonus pay

COVID-19 considerations:
All employees are required to wear KN95 masks and work jacket. All back staff members are required to also wear surgical cap, and a second mask over the KN95. All back staff members come in in street closes and leave in their street clothes.

Education:
* High school or equivalent (Preferred)

Experience:
* Dental Assisting: 1 year (Required)

License/Certification:
* Certified Dental Assistant (Preferred)
* X-Ray Certification (Preferred)
* Nitrous Oxide Certification (Preferred)
* CPR Certification (Preferred)

Work Location:
* One location

Clinical Setting:
* General Dentistry

Company's website:
* www.smilesforcharleston.com

Benefit Conditions:
* Waiting period may apply
* Only full-time employees eligible

Work Remotely:
* No

COVID-19 Precaution(s):
* Personal protective equipment provided or required
* Temperature screenings
* Social distancing guidelines in place
* Sanitizing, disinfecting, or cleaning procedures in place

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