Dental Assistant II - Up to $750 sign-on approved

Location
Westborough, Massachusetts
Salary
Salary Not Disclosed
Posted
Apr 08, 2021
Closes
Apr 09, 2021
Ref
2119
Position
Dental Assistant
Contract Type
Permanent
Job Type
Full Time
JOB TITLE: Dental Assistant II
REPORTS TO: Practice Manager
FLSA: Non-Exempt


DA II

Westborough, MA

Advantage Dental and affiliate practices are bound by a mission: To improve the oral health of all.

Join our team to be part of something greater, driving change that supports a more effective oral health care system. Together we are creating healthy, confident smiles across the Nation.

JOB SUMMARY: Under general supervision of a Dentist in a practice care setting, assists the dentist in providing dental treatment.

PRIMARY JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Responsible for assisting with patient paperwork, including charting dental needs and documenting patient oral and medical health records
  • Assists dentist(s) in all clinical and chairside dental procedures, which includes patient management through treatment. Prepares various materials such as dental cements, impression materials or other restorative materials as prescribed by the dentist(s) or hygienist.
  • Responsible for taking and developing x-rays as prescribed by the dentist while following radiographic safety measures, upon certification.
  • Performs sterilization and disinfection techniques of dental instruments and treatment rooms as required by OSHA, CDC, and ADA guidelines.
  • Communicates effectively and compassionately to patients about dental treatment needs and recommendations as prescribed by the dentist(s); this includes discussing home care and post-operative care after procedures and surgeries.
  • Responsible for setup of treatment room, to include keeping the room organized and properly maintained
  • Responsible for the maintenance of all dental equipment following appropriate training,
  • Attends and participates in team meetings, and effectively works in collaboration with others to achieve business objectives.
  • Maintains patient records in compliance with HIPAA.


JOB QUALIFICATIONS:

Required:
  • High School Diploma or GED required.
  • Minimum of 2 years' experience as a dental assistant.
  • Knowledge of insurance and treatment plans
  • Certified in Expanded Functions, non-restorative, where required by state, to perform skills such as coronal polish, sealant application, temporary restorations and monitoring nitrous oxide.
  • Strong customer service and communication skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to adapt to changes and manage time effectively.
  • Current CPR, BLS or PALS required or ability to obtain within 30 days of start date.
  • Radiology certificate as required by state, or willingness to obtain within 180 days of start date.
  • Ability to work Monday-Friday and occasional weekends as scheduled and based on business needs
  • Ability to maintain continuing education (CE) as required by state or business requirements.