Dental Assistant

Fox Gentle Dentistry

New Berlin, WI, USA Remote / WFH

Jun 21

*Dental Assistant*

JOB PURPOSE

To enhance the daily operations of the clinic by providing excellent care and communication to our patients. A dental assistant is a vital role in the daily operations of the practice.

ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES

1. Chairside Assisting

* Prepare, sterilize, disinfect, and maintain dental equipment, instruments and supplies
* Collect and record patient health histories
* Maintain patient management during dental procedures to make sure the patient is comfortable (i.e. proper suction, using tools in gentle manner)
* Properly transfer instruments to the doctor
* Perform dental procedure isolation techniques. Keep patients' mouths dry and clear by using suction or other devices.
* Preparation of dental materials (cements, amalgam, composite, impression materials, etc.)
* Thorough charting of treatment information in the patients' dental notes from the doctor as directed.
* Assist doctor in management of medical and dental emergencies.
* Clean and polish removable devices
* Fabricate temporary restorations, custom trays, study models
* Deliver postoperative and general oral care instructions to patient
* Proficient with dental terminology, dental software (Dentrix) for charting, treatment planning, clinical notes..etc.

2. Expanded Functions

* Gathering diagnostics such as x-rays and intra-oral camera pictures as needed
* Take impressions
* Place topical medications as instructed by doctor.
* Remove excess cement from fabricated restorations as directed by doctor.

3. Infection Control Procedures

* Manage the dental office infection control plan to meet OSHA, CDC, and ADA standards.
* Perform instrument sterilization and disinfection procedures
* Disinfect dental operatory and equipment

4. Dental Laboratory Procedures

* Pour impressions to make and trim dental models.
* Fabricate whitening trays, temporary crowns
* Utilize dental technology (iTero) as instructed for procedures

5. Business Office Procedures

* Professional interaction with patients over the phone and in person
* Strong verbal and written communication skills
* Follow all forms of HIPAA and patient privacy for confidentiality
* Greet patients and display proper hand-off to the front office when checking a patient out
* Manage unscheduled treatment list

6. Service Responsibilities

* Exemplify excellent patient service by answering questions in a thorough manner and following up with patients when needed
* Foster a positive attitude at work when interacting with staff and patients.
* Be a team player.
* Adhere to Cherry Tree Dental standards and expectations

Job Type: Full-time

Benefits:
* 401(k)
* Disability insurance
* Health insurance
* Life insurance
* Paid time off
Schedule:
* 8 hour shift

Experience:
* Dental Assisting: 2 years (Preferred)

Work Location:
* One location

CDA/RDA License Required:
* No

Duties:
* Assisting chair-side
* Taking records, impressions, or x-rays
* Using computers to update electronic patient records
* Assisting with lab tasks as needed
* Assisting with front office tasks as needed

Company's website:
* https://foxgentledentistry.com/

Benefit Conditions:
* Waiting period may apply

Work Remotely:
* No

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