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Dental Assistant

The Dentist in Louisville

This is a Full-time position in Louisville, CO posted October 14, 2021.

Dental Assistant Job Description

Core Values of the practice are the basis for the culture at The Dentist in Louisville, and are as follows: 1. Growth, 2. Empathy, 3. Integrity, 4. Accountability, 5. Gratitude

Summary: Dental Assistant desired for a dental practice startup. Potential growth within the practice has no ceiling! Get in on the ground floor, help create something truly special. Assists Dentist during examination and treatment of patients, administers company policies and regulatory compliance and maintains dental supplies are stocked for procedures. It is essential to be flexible, friendly and work in a team environment. In addition, the Dental Assistant must display excellent communication skills and a commitment to patient care.

Compensation: $16-18.75/hr + bonus system being developed

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Ensure quality patient service by providing thorough patient care, effective communication, and personal attention in a gentle, caring manner.
  • Prepare the treatment rooms, patient records, equipment and necessary instruments for dental procedures in accordance with universal safety precautions and other safety standards.
  • Provide chairside assistance to the Dentist including but not limited to basic and complex restorative, surgical, endodontic, pediatric, emergency and preventive dental treatment procedures.
  • Take dental impressions.
  • Record accurate and concise patient/treatment information and clinical notes into dental program as instructed by Dentist.
  • Explain to each patient the purpose and process involved in their dental care and reinforce the treatment plan prescribed by the Dentist.
  • Explain consents in detail, answer patient questions and obtain patient signatures.
  • Expose quality radiographs; date and label properly.
  • Perform various laboratory procedures (pouring study models, fabricating bleaching trays, etc.)
  • Maintain sterilization area as clean and organized
  • Support business goals by utilizing schedules effectively and supporting the practice revenue objectives.
  • Schedule patient referrals, appointments and prepare schedule for dentist.
  • Effectively communicate and develop a strong working relationship with the Dentist and promote teamwork through cooperative and professional behaviors.
  • Maintain a clean work environment and dental equipment to meet OSHA and Center for Disease Control sterilization and infection control regulatory standards.
  • Maintain dental equipment in proper working order.
  • Conserve dental resources by using equipment and supplies as needed to accomplish job results.
  • Ensure operation of dental equipment by completing preventive maintenance requirements, following manufacturer’s instructions, troubleshooting malfunctions, calling for repairs, maintaining equipment inventories, and evaluating new equipment and techniques.
  • Responsible for stocking treatment areas.
  • Contribute to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed.
  • Conduct work in compliance with Federal, State, and other regulations, (i.e. OSHA, HIPAA, ADA, etc.) and clinic policies and practices.
  • Other duties may be assigned.

Qualifications: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education: High School diploma or GED

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Effective multi-tasking
  • Work well with other team members
  • Provide accurate and precise attention to detail.
  • Effectively assist providers.
  • Well organized
  • Reliable
  • Maintain professional and technical knowledge.
  • Exhibiting a positive attitude required.
  • Knowledge of computer software and technology, including MS Outlook, Word and internet search engines. Open Dental software experience preferred but not required.
  • Specified training courses as mandated by State for certification, licensure or registration requirements.

Physical Demands: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk and hear. The employee is frequently required to stand, walk, use hands to finger, handle or feel, and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance, stoop, kneel or crouch. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus. 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. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by the person assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of responsibilities, duties and skills required of the employee so classified. This job description is subject to change depending on the business needs.

Employment Type: Full Time
Salary: $16 – $19 Hourly
Bonus/Commission: Yes