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Pedo - RDA

Company: Tots to Teens Dental Group
Location: Laredo
Posted on: May 21, 2023

Job Description:

Position Title: Dental AssistantEffective Date: 03/01/2020Reports To: Practice Dentist, Associate Dentist, Regional Manager or Office Manager, as assignedStatus: Non-exempt, Regular, "At-will" Work Status, Part-time/Full-timePOSITION SUMMARYUnder direct and indirect supervision, the dental assistant will assist the Dentist in both administrative and clinical duties include prepare patient for procedure or exam, sterilize and disinfect instruments, set up instrument trays, prepare materials, and assist during dental procedures. This position will provide patient and practice support services, including, but not limited to, personal assistance, medical attention, and emotional support.WORKING CONDITIONS/PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTSStanding 80%.Sitting 20%.Moderate noise levels from dental and other lab equipment.Medical, office, and lab setting.Minimum moving requirements of 35 pounds in order to transfer equipment and pack and unpack supplies.Frequent bending, twisting, and position changes in order to examine and service patients.Exceptional hand eye coordination and control in order to use dental implements for exams, to provide dentist assistance, and mix and/or place materials on dental tools, products, and in mouths.Frequent client and interoffice personnel interaction as this position is chair-side to dentist and heavily dependent on excellent customer interaction.Near Vision-the ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer) as required for mixing and placing materials on tools and in mouths.Potential occupational exposure to trace amounts of nitrous oxide and/or x-rays.RESPONSIBILITIESAssist with dental and medical emergencies according to OSHA and office procedures.Maintains an active RDA license with Texas State Dental Board.Maintain CPR certificationObtain Nitrous certification.Assist chair side during administration of nitrous oxide.Instruct patients in oral hygiene and plaque control programs.Make preliminary impressions for study casts and occlusal registrations for mounting study casts.Clean and polish removable appliancesReview and record medical and dental histories and vital signs of patients.Record treatment information in patient records.Perform coronal polishing and sealant procedures on patients after meeting state board guidelines and office requirements and training.Ensure that each operatory has the proper clinical forms and they are up to date and good quality.Review and obtain patients medical clearances.Review routing slips and chart notes for accuracy .Take dental diagnostic x-rays.Ensure all dental lab cases are in office and ready for delivery.Dental assistant is prepared with proper instruments and necessary supplies in the operatory room.Actively provide hand instruments and materials as needed to Dentist during exams and procedures in order to help maintain patient comfort and Dentist's efficiency.Using and maintaining hazard control protocols as established by OSHA and office standards.Assist in post-operative, confirmation, and friendly reminder calls to patients.Must always represent the practice in a professional, pleasant, and cooperative manner.Maintain regular attendance and adhere to assigned work schedule and office policies.Must be able to comfortably and efficiently handle multiple deadlines and task assignments.Must be able to work both independently and cooperatively in team settings.Occasionally there may be some travel, by car or plane, required in order to participate in continuing education, seminars, and errands related to the office.Assisting in sister offices.Perform routine equipment maintenance and determining when and what kind of maintenance is needed.Obtain hospital credentialing at hospital sites the company attends to.Community outreach and marketing.Other duties and tasks, as assigned periodically.REQUIREMENTS Always maintain the highest level of confidentiality to HIPAA standards.Adhere to strict safety guidelines and procedures to OSHA and office standards.Adhere to office policy and procedures when collecting payments.Must be comfortable seeing and able to maintain a professional demeanor and attitude while working around blood and unpleasant smells.Must be detail oriented in order to work efficiently in small spaces and maintain patient comfort.Must be flexible and understand that job duties may change from time to time and that this individual may be asked to assist in other areas of the office.Must excel in forward thinking in order to anticipate the needs of the doctor as well as the patient.Must demonstrate active listening by giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.Must demonstrate good reading comprehension by understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work-related documents.Must demonstrate excellent communication skills by talking to others to convey information effectively.QUALIFICATIONSHigh School Diploma or GED Certificate.Diploma or certificate from an approved dental assisting program as accredited by CODA.Preferred two years of dental or orthopedic practice experience.

Keywords: Tots to Teens Dental Group, Laredo , Pedo - RDA, Other , Laredo, Texas

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