Dental Assistant

Full Time
Orangeburg
Posted 6 months ago

We are currently looking for a qualified Dental Assistant to join our team. The Dental Assistant performs a variety of patient care, office, and laboratory duties, such as preparing the treatment rooms, sterilizing instruments, and assisting during procedures.

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Job CategoryBiomedical
JOB DESCRIPTION:We are currently looking for a qualified Dental Assistant to join our team. The Dental Assistant performs a variety of patient care, office, and laboratory duties, such as preparing the treatment rooms, sterilizing instruments, and assisting during procedures. He or she makes patients as comfortable as possible in the dental chair, prepares them for treatment, obtains their dental records, and instructs patients on postoperative and general oral health care. The Dental Assistant may prepare materials for impressions and restorations, take dental x-rays, and process x-ray film as directed by a dentist. In addition, he or she helps with office duties such as scheduling and confirming appointments, receiving patients, keeping treatment records, sending bills, receiving payments, and ordering dental supplies and materials. The ideal candidate is a Dental Assistant and has one years of experience. Candidates must have a pleasant and courteous personality, strong phone and computer skills, and excellent communication and interpersonal skills. Experience with dental practice management software is a plus.
JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:• Sterilizes dental instruments and equipment for each patient and organizes and lays out instruments for dentist’s use • Helps with patient care, including handing instruments and other materials to the dentist during procedures, taking x-rays of patients’ teeth, taking impressions of patients’ teeth for casts, using suction and swabs to keep patients’ mouths clear and dry during procedures, etc. • Helps manage patient records, including obtaining dental records, questioning patients about their medical history, and recording the information for the dentist’s reference • Advises patients on dental care and helps make patients feel comfortable before, during, and after dental treatment • Helps with clerical/office tasks, such as scheduling appointments, maintaining records, sending bills, answering phones, ordering supplies, etc. • Attends all staff meetings, trainings, and educational classes as required • Performs other duties as assigned
JOB QUALIFICATIONS:• Highly professional and dependable • Pleasant/friendly demeanor and an outgoing personality • Communication and interpersonal skills to work effectively with patients, staff, vendors, and others • Excellent telephone skills • Strong computer and internet skills • Experience with dental practice management software a plus • Current CPR certification a plus

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