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Dental Assistant

Company: Allied Dental
Location: Clinton
Posted on: August 5, 2022

Job Description:

**We are offering a sign on bonus up to $3,000 to all newly hired Dental Assistants who have current licensing. Inquire during your interview to see if you are eligible**We are in search of an energetic, motivated, and organized dental assistant with a positive attitude who is looking for growth and development in their field, and the opportunity to ascend in a growing organization that puts the care of its patients and the satisfaction of its employees first. If this interests you and you want to work in an enjoyable and fun environment that promotes learning and teamwork, look no further. We offer up-to-date equipment and technology, experienced and friendly staff and dentists who truly care about their patients. This position is offering competitive compensation and a benefits package that include medical, 401k, vision, and more. Experience is preferred but training is available. Please send us your resume! We would love to hear from you!EducationChairside Dental Assistant certificate preferableDuties and ResponsibilitiesResponsible for assisting the Dentist in rendering patient care, maintaining inventory control in the operatories where treatment is rendered by the Provider, and maintaining public area appearanceMajor DutiesAssists the Dentist in rendering patient careReinforces preventative maintenance instructions to patientsSeats and prepares the patients for treatmentCleans operatory after treatment procedures (i.e. suction lines, traps)Readies tray set-ups for proceduresMonitors the operatory supply levelsAssists in clerical duties as requiredSterilizes instrumentsExposes and develops radiographs (if x-ray licensed)Takes preliminary impression for needed procedures (RDA only)Monitors prosthetic cases and ensures they are ready for the patient's appointment including contacting patient for appointmentCoordinates this activity with the Front Desk ReceptionistsMonitors lab-tracking system for pick-up and deliveryEnsures that dental chairs are in an upright position at the end of the dayLabels all containers, bottles and drawersMonitors lab area for cleanlinessManages telephonesMaintains clinical log sheet for upkeep of operatoryInforms Clinical Coordinator or Office Manager of instrument and equipment malfunctionsRecords patient vital signs on New Patients and on RecallsEnsures consent for specialty services have required signatures and are placed in chartSchedules patient's next appointment there at the chairPours and trims models and labels them properlyPromotes office-marketing items (Oral-B toothbrushes, Zoom, etc)Assists Office Manager when necessary performing other assigned dutiesShares maintenance duties when and where ableLogs-off computer at end of dayOffice Management ControlsReceives general supervision from Clinical Coordinator, Assistant Office Manager, Office Manager and/or Dental Director regarding unusual problems, emergencies or new situations and direct patient treatment supervision from the ProviderComplexityThe position involves having the expertise to anticipate the patient's and the Provider's needsScope and EffectThe Chairside Dental Assistant is instrumental in reducing stress levels for the Provider and the patient; reduction of these levels is directly related to the ability of the Chairside Dental Assistant to anticipate the needs of the Provider and the patient.TYPICAL PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORK ENVIRONMENTThe physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the functions.Must be able to remain in a stationary position, either sitting or standing, for extended periods of time.Occasionally lifts, carries, pushes, or drags boxes or equipment up to 20 lbs.Frequently moves inside the office to access file cabinets, office machinery, etc.Occasionally required to position self in a stooping, kneeling, or crouching manner.Frequently required to use hands or fingers, handle or feel objects, tools, machinery and computers.Frequently communicates with others and must be able to exchange accurate information in these situations.Frequently operates a computer and other electronic equipment.The noise level in the work environment is usually low to moderate.SCHEDULING REQUIREMENTSRequires some flexibility in scheduling, such as the ability to work evenings and weekends.

Keywords: Allied Dental, Bethlehem , Dental Assistant, Healthcare , Clinton, Pennsylvania

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