A Dental Assistant supports and assists providers with patient care. It is essential to be able to lead, be flexible, friendly, have a can do personality and work in a timely fashion. In addition, a Dental Assistant must possess strong communication skills to coordinate with team members and build rapport with patients, and demonstrate a commitment to provide a high-quality patient experience.
GENERAL HIRING REQUIREMENTS
Certification from a dental assistant program recognized by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
High school diploma.
Demonstrated ability to assume dental assistant responsibilities.
Current dental assistant and radiographic licenses as required for certification by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
ESSENTIAL ROLE RESPONSIBILITIES
Understand and demonstrate proper sterilization, biohazard and infection control procedures in compliance with OSHA requirements and company standard operating protocols and procedures.
Demonstrate complete knowledge of dental terminology.
Perform all chair side procedures efficiently and effectively in support of the dentist's treatment services.
Demonstrate knowledge of dental instruments and proper tray setups.
Properly take, develop and mount diagnostically acceptable x-rays, including full mouth series, bite wing, periapical, and panoramic cephalometric radiographs.
Efficiently direct patient flow through teamwork and communication.
Perform all necessary lab procedures.
Maintain thorough and accurate patient records using the practice's dental software.
Stock treatment areas, carts and dental related facility inventory.
Demonstrate knowledge of dental treatment equipment maintenance procedures.
Identify and explain chart sticker numbers as they relate to financial arrangements and specialty referral.
Demonstrate cost effective techniques when utilizing supplies and equipment.
Cross-train and help any staff member that may be in need of assistance.
Other duties as assigned and required.
ESSENTIAL KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS
Demonstrate a working knowledge of dental records and documentation.
Able to perform basic computer functions using practice management software.
Comply with company's standard operating protocols and procedures.
Exercise knowledge of dental instruments and terminology.
Comply with practice guidelines listed in employee handbook.
Support NEMS' company mission, organizational goals and statement of values, and personal core values.
CORE PROFESSIONAL ATTRIBUTES
Perform and produce with the patient in mind.
Act in a professional manner with patients, providers, staff members and management.
Develop excellent rapport with both patients and staff.
Administer a positive can-do attitude.
Perform efficiently within in a fast-paced, busy environment while maintaining composure, staying on task, and providing a high-quality service experience for patients.
Engage and interact well with people at all levels of the organization, both internally and externally.
Work collaboratively and productively as a team player, taking the time to assist other staff members without being asked or instructed.
Mill Pond Dental | E. Falmouth, MA 02536 | 508-540-2303
JOB TITLE: Dental Assistant
REPORTS TO: Practice Manager DEPARTMENT: JOB FAMILY: FLSA STATUS: Non Exempt REVISION RELEASED: January, 2018
Some travel may be required, based on practice.
ESSENTIAL PHYSICAL DEMANDS
The physical demands of this job require constant visual and auditory requirements and sitting, frequent keying and mouse input, occasional standing, walking, simple grasping, bending, squatting, kneeling, writing, pushing, pulling, reaching above and below the shoulder level.
Position requires occasional lifting demands of up to 25 pounds and occasional carrying demands of up to 10 pounds up to 50 feet.
JOB DESCRIPTION ACKNOWLEDGEMENT
I understand this job description, its requirements, and that I am expected to complete all the job related duties assigned.
I understand the job duties may be altered from time to time.
I understand that this is not a complete list of duties expected of me, and I am willing to work as a team member and perform other duties as assigned and/or required.