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Dental Assistant Oral Surgery

ELITE DENTAL PARTNERS L

This is a Full-time position in Rockford, IL posted May 27, 2023.

We support and inspire people and communities to smile while living their best life.

Would you like to work in a positive, fast-paced environment where you can feel proud of the contributions you make and recognized for your hard work? Here at Elite Dental Partners, we focus on our entire team and their efforts while keeping things fun, challenging, friendly and rewarding. You can expect great wages, continuing education opportunities, full benefits that include PTO starting on your first day and growth opportunities. Elite Dental Partners is growing so take advantage of the new opportunities and join our team today! We are currently looking for an attentive and diligent oral surgeon dental assistant who will assist and support our oral surgeons and help out patients before, during, and after surgery.

ESSENTIAL JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Assisting the dentist during a variety of treatment procedures
  • Capturing quality dental radiographs (x-rays)
  • Ensuring patients feel comfortable before, during and after dental treatment
  • Your duties will include monitoring the patient’s vital signs before surgery and preparing and sterilizing surgical instruments, materials, and equipment.
  • To become a successful oral surgeon dental assistant, you must demonstrate great listening skills as well as organizational skills. An outstanding oral surgeon dental assistant should know how to perform X-rays and 3D scanning and has in-depth knowledge of all the procedures and equipment. Previous ACLS training is a plus

OTHER RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Carryout infection control protocol- preparing and sterilizing instruments and equipment
  • Providing patients with instructions for oral care following surgery or other dental treatment procedures, as directed by Doctor
  • With the direction of the Dentist, educations patients on appropriate oral hygiene strategies to maintain oral health; (e.g., tooth brushing, flossing and nutritional counseling)
  • Taking impressions of patients’ teeth for study casts
  • Enthusiastic communication with patients and suppliers (e.g., scheduling appointments, answering the telephone, billing and ordering supplies as directed by Office Manager)

REQUIRED EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • Dental Assistant Certificate where state regulations specify
  • X-Ray Certification where state regulations specify
  • Prior Experience with a dental management software – Dentrix preferred

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Proven dedication to provide high quality, comprehensive chair-side care
  • Ability to comply with safety procedures, rules, and regulations in order to maintain a clean and safe working environment
  • Strong working knowledge of dental terminology, equipment, and practices

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • General Office Activities as Required
  • Good manual dexterity
  • Bend or twist their body.
  • Sit/Stand for long periods of time

The above statements are intended to provide a general overview and level of work being performed by most people assigned to this job. They are not intended to be a list of all responsibilities, duties and requirements. Additional duties can be assigned as determined.

Elite Dental Partners is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We support a diverse workforce.

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