Orthodontic Dental Assistant I
Company: Advantage Dental Oral Health Center
Posted on: February 25, 2021
REPORTS TO: Regional Orthodontic Ops Manager
FLSA: Non-ExemptAdvantage Dental Oral Health Center and its family
of affiliated practices (Sarrell Dental & Eye, Community Dental
Care) are working to revolutionize oral health care for communities
across the United States. To do this, we take a unique,
industry-leading approach to care delivery by creating lasting
healthy outcomes through positive dental experiences. We call this
all-in approach Preventistry-.Advantage Dental and affiliate
practices are bound by a mission: To improve the oral health of
all. Comprised of 80 practices, over 200 providers and more than
800 support employees throughout six states, our network of
practices provide care to over a quarter of a million patients
annually. 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
Under close supervision of an Orthodontist in a practice care
setting, assists the doctor in providing Orthodontic treatments.
Follows and supports the CARE model for patient experience.
PRIMARY JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:
Ability to work under Orthodontist with close supervision,
following the provider's directives of treatment.
Maintain accurate records, including treatment notes, treatment
progress, and communication between the provider and
Take intraoral and extraoral photos, and record them to patient
Take x-rays - pano, ceph, CBCT and the occasional PAs.
Take impressions using alginate, PVS, wax bite, blue bite, etc.
Fabricate and trim stone models from impressions, fabricate
retainers from those models
Set up appropriately for all orthodontic procedures.
Perform 4 handed dentistry as needed.
Ability to effectively educate patients/parents on treatment and
explain the procedures which includes oral hygiene
Under close supervision of provider and/or Orthodontic Dental
Assistant II, remove ties, wires, brackets, and springs.
Prep the teeth for bracket placement, with the ability to keep the
field dry.Work with other providers as needed to treatment
plan/maintain patients overall oral health.
Conduct maintenance of all equipment as needed: sterilizers,
ultrasonic, flush lines, clean/replace traps.
Perform routine cleaning and maintenance of operatory, instruments,
Ensure all instruments are cleaned and sterilized/disinfected to
meet OSHA, CDC, and ADA standards.
Assist with front office duties as assigned.
Monitor schedule and maintain patient flow, which may include
verifying appointments, ensuring length and treatment plans
Review and confirm all lab cases will be present prior to patient's
Conduct follow up calls on extensive treatments and report
Attend and participate in team meetings and company trainings.
Other duties as assigned.
High standards for integrity, honesty, professionalism, and work
Commitment to service excellence.
Ability to work independently while demonstrating excellent
organization and follow through.
Demonstrates flexible and efficient time management and ability to
Ability and willingness to move with purpose and a strong sense of
Self-motivated, positive, and enthusiastic.
Self- starter with a strong desire to exceed expectations and
capable of supporting a team to achieve successful results.
Maintains confidentiality discretion.
Ability to effectively work in collaboration with others to achieve
Willing to grow and be challenged.
Ability to travel to regional practice locations on a consistent
basis, or as required
High School Diploma or GED.
Current CPR, BLS or PALS required or ability to obtain within 30
days of hire.
Completion of a dental assisting program or on the job training
preferred but not required
Radiology certified preferred, as required by state.
For states that have advanced Orthodontic certifications,
certifications are preferred but not required; example includes
EFODA (Expanded Function Orthodontic Dental Assistant); if
incumbent does not have any advanced certificates, must be willing
to obtain within a reasonable time period as defined by
Maintain Continuing Education (CE) as required by state.
Nitrous certificate preferred or as required by state.
Ability to work Monday through Friday and occasional weekends as
scheduled and based on business need.
Demonstrates excellent written and oral communication skills.
Ability to travel using personal car to work at other practices as
Work involves considerable exposure to unusual elements, such as
extreme temperatures, unpleasant odors, and or loud noises.
Moderate Physical activity; requires handling average-weight
objects up to 15-20 pounds or standing and/or walking for more than
4 hours per day. Sitting for extended periods of time.
Will work with blood or blood-borne pathogens and will require OSHA
Work Environment involves exposure to potentially dangerous
materials and situations that require following extensive safety
precautions and may include the use of protective equipment.
The specific statements shown in each section of this description
are not intended to be all-inclusive. They represent typical
elements and criteria necessary to successfully perform this
position. ** In accordance with DentaQuest's Compliance Plan,
employee must conduct DQ business in accordance with applicable
laws, regulations, professional standards and ethical standards and
report potential compliance or ethical issues to manager or DQ's
Compliance Officer. ** DentaQuest's Affirmative Action Program
affirms our commitment to make reasonable accommodation to the
known physical or mental limitation of otherwise-qualified
individuals with disabilities or special disabled veterans, unless
the accommodation would impose an undue hardship on the operation
of our business. Please see Human Resources for additional
information regarding this Program.
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