Feeling undervalued? Are you tired of just handing the doc instruments? Are you sick of spending all day in sterilization? Do you wish you could learn more, play with the latest dental technology, and give back to the local community. If so, Dee for Dentist is looking for you. We are the premier digital dental practice in Las Vegas that focuses around the total patient experience. Our team members are all experts in their fields due to the extensive training, continuing education, and leadership development that we provide. The work is hard, but it’s fun and personally rewarding. If you’re ready for more, keep reading…
High school diploma or equivalent; graduate of accredited dental assisting program or dental assisting experience preferred
CAREER ADVANCEMENT OPPORTUNITIES
Back office team members that choose to grow in their career often move into office management, treatment coordination, dental product sales, and insurance. Some of these opportunities are available at Dee for Dentist.
In a private dental practice, the most enjoyable aspect of this job is being able to treat people from all walks of life. Although the work is often challenging, personal satisfaction comes from building lasting relationships and knowing you’ve helped someone by providing a valuable health service.
Dental Assistants are responsible for assisting the dentist in the clinical treatment of patients. This includes, preparing patients, sterilizing and disinfecting instruments, setting instrument trays, preparing materials, and assisting dentist during dental procedures. In addition, assistants should be proficient in taking dental X-rays, recording treatment information in patient records, providing post operative instructions prescribed by dentists, assisting dentist in management of medical and dental emergencies. Also, assistants will pour, trim, and polish study casts and Instruct patients in oral hygiene and plaque control programs.
- Knowledge of dental terminology.
- Understand and comply with policies and procedures associated with a dental practice.
- Understand and comply with HIPPA AND HITECH Act of 2009.
- Coursework in dental instruments and procedures
- Compliance with state dental practice requirements (i.e., X-ray requirements, OSHA training)
- Computer skills: Microsoft Word, Excel, Windows 7, iOS
- Commitment to CE for career developments
- Good interpersonal skills to maintain effective rapport with patients, dentists, other staff members and community.
- Effective verbal skills to communicate with patients and staff.
- Knowledge of the information and techniques needed to diagnose and treat human injuries, diseases and deformities. This includes symptoms, treatment alternatives, drug properties and interactions, and preventative health-care measures.
- Understand and use written information that may be presented in a variety of formats, such as text, tables, lists, figures, and diagrams; select reading strategies appropriate to the purpose, such as skimming for highlights, reading for detail, reading for meaning, and critical analysis.
- Express ideas and information in written form clearly, succinctly, accurately, and in an organized manner; use English language conventions of spelling, punctuation, grammar, and sentence and paragraph structure; and all written communication to the intended purpose and audience.
- Understand, interpret, and manipulate numeric or symbolic information; solve problems by selecting and applying appropriate quantitative methods such as arithmetic, quantitative reasoning, estimation, measurement, probability, statistics, algebra, geometry, and trigonometry.
- Work cooperatively and collaboratively with others to achieve goals by sharing or integrating ideas, knowledge, skills, information, support, resources, responsibility, and recognition.
- Build consensus among individuals or groups by facilitating agreements that involve sharing or exchanging resources or resolving differences in such a way as to promote mutual goals and interests, by persuading others to change their point of view or behavior without losing their future support; an by resolving conflicts, confrontations, and disagreements while maintaining productive working relationships.
- Interact with others in ways that are friendly, courteous, and tactful and that demonstrate respect for individuals and cultural differences and for the attitudes and feelings of others.
- Attend to, receive, and correctly interpret verbal communication and directions through cues such as the content and context of the message and the tone, gestures, and facial expression of the speaker.
- Express ideas and facts orally in a clear and understandable manner that sustains listener attention and interest, tailor oral communication to the intended purpose and audience.
- Select, access, and use necessary information, data, and communications-related technologies, such as basic personal computer applications, telecommunications equipment, internet, electronic calculators, voice mail, email, facsimile machines, and copying equipment to accomplish work activities.
- Obtain facts, information, or data relevant to a particular problem, question, or issue through observation of events or situations, discussion with others, research, or retrieval from written or electronic sources, organize integrate, analyze, and evaluate information.
- Anticipate or identify problems and their causes; develop and analyze potential solutions or improvements using rational and logical process or innovative and creative approaches when needed.
- Make decisions that consider relevant facts and information, potential risks and benefits, and short/long term consequences or alternatives.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee may be regularly required to sit for long periods. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus
- Greet patients when they sign in and monitor arrival time
- Set up treatment rooms for procedures
- Provide office tour
- Escort and seat patients to treatment room
- Show care and concern, and help patients feel comfortable
- Obtain and review health histories according to office protocol
- Ensure patients are always attended
- Anticipate and assist dentist’s needs
- Perform expanded functions and other tasks as assigned by the dentist
- Mix dental materials
- Ensure patients’ questions are answered thoroughly before they leave
- Chart patients and record date, service rendered and any charges
- Escort patients from the treatment room
- Ensure proper treatment notes are recorded in patient’s chart
- Perform clinical procedures as practice act allows and as directed by dentist
- Give patient instruction and demonstrate when necessary
- Monitor patient flow
- Notify Treatment Coordinator if a patient should be called in the evening after a difficult appointment
Treatment Room Management and Sterilization
- Keep dental units ready, stocked and clean
- Oversee cleanliness of the treatment room according to sterilization procedures
- Disinfect treatment rooms according to OSHA regulations
- Sterilize all instruments and handpieces according to OSHA regulations
- Keep trays, instruments and treatment room drawers organized
- Promptly send out and monitor all dental laboratory cases
- Implement the preventative maintenance/cleaning schedule for dental equipment
- Maintain dental office emergency kits and nitrous and oxygen tanks
- Follow laboratory procedures according to office protocol
- Records Management
- Securely store and handle patient records in compliance with state and federal requirements, including the HIPPA privacy and security regulations
- Accurately file patient information
- Arrange patient charts and radiographs for next day’s appointments
- Track cases and referrals to and from other doctors
- Assist in the administration of the recall system
- Inventory Management
- Monitor inventory and order dental office supplies as needed
- Ensure that treatment rooms are stocked at all times
- Help in other areas of the office when necessary (i.e., answering phones, unpacking supplies, moving former patient records, etc.)
- Be an active participant in team meetings
- Promote team concept by interacting with others in the office.
- Extra-oral duties or procedures specified by the supervising licensed dentist, provided that these duties or procedures meet the definition of a basic supportive procedure.
- Operate dental radiography equipment for the purpose of oral radiography if the dental assistant has completed an approved radiation safety course or passed a radiation safety exam.
- Perform intraoral and extraoral photography.
- Apply topical fluoride.
- Take intraoral impressions for all non-prosthodontic appliances.
- Take facebow transfers and bite registrations.
- Place and remove rubber dams or other isolation devices.
- Place, wedge, and remove matrices for restorative procedures.
- Remove post-extraction dressings after inspection of the surgical site by the supervising licensed dentist.
- Scan and perform measurements for the purposes of orthodontic treatment.
- Cure restorative or orthodontic materials in operative site with a light-curing device.
- Placement, examination and removal of orthodontic appliances.
- After adjustment by the dentist, examine and seat removable orthodontic appliances and deliver care instructions to the patient.
- Remove periodontal dressings.
- Remove sutures after inspection of the site by the dentist.
- Place patient monitoring sensors.
- Part-time leading to Full-time
- M-Th 8:30am-6:30pm (Days TBD)
- Hourly pay depends on experience + benefits and bonus incentives
To apply, email us a PDF version of your resume and a brief description of why you think you’re a good fit for Dee for Dentist. For immediate consideration, use the phrase “Smiling Is My Favorite” in the subject line of your email.