Expanded Function Dental Assistant
Location: Columbus, OH
City: Columbus, OH
Posted: June 17, 2013
Employment Type: PRN/Full Time
 
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Position Description

The Expanded Function Dental Assistant is to provide support for the clinical staff and to ensure that ImmediaDent’s patients have a pleasant experience. This position will provide outstanding service to our Patients while maintaining an efficient and effective flow of the Back Office.
Essential Functions
  • Prepare and breakdown operatory and equipment prior to and between each patient visit.
  • Review dental records with patients, providing instruction on postoperative and general oral healthcare.
  • Suggestively sell treatment plans to patients based on individual needs and encourage follow-up visits with ImmediaDent practitioners.
  • Provide technical assistance during dental procedures and examinations, including application of topical anesthetic and desensitizing agents, removal of sutures and post-extraction and periodontal dressings, polish amalgam restorations, and other duties assigned by dentist.
  • Chart, take, and develop x-rays.
  • Maintain responsibility for the accuracy and confidentiality of patients’ electronic and paper records.
  • Keep supplies stocked and organized in clinic cabinets; order supplies as needed while following budgetary guidelines as outlined by Practice Manager and Operations Support Manager.
  • Ensure comfort and cleanliness of back office areas.
  • Foster team spirit by actively participating and contributing to daily huddles and team meetings.
  • Support Practice Manager and clinical team with assigned tasks.
Minimum Qualifications
  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • One (1) year experience in a dental environment as an Expanded Function Dental Assistant
  • Current EFDA Certification as per State Dental Board in respective state
  • Current X-Ray (Radiology) Certification as per State Dental Board in respective state
  • Self-motivated with the willingness to exceed patient expectations
  • Demonstrated adaptability and flexibility with changes in workload
  • Ability to work in a fast paced environment while maintaining a positive attitude
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Strict adherence to policies and regulations relating to OSHA, CDC, and HIPAA
  • Previous experience using computers (Word, Excel, and Dentisoft software is a plus)
  • Must be willing to work flexible shifts including some weekends
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