Company: Advantage Dental Oral Health Center
Posted on: April 9, 2021
JOB TITLE: Dental Assistant II REPORTS TO: Practice ManagerFLSA:
Non-Exempt Welcome to Preventistry--! We are revolutionizing oral
health for everyone by redefining prevention and care. A more
effective health care system requires a revolution in oral health
care and DentaQuest's affiliated practices are leading the way. The
affiliated practices are made up of Advantage Dental from
DentaQuest, Community Dental Care of Kentucky, Community Dental
Care of Texas, DentaQuest Oral Health Center, Gentech Dentist and
Sarrell Dental and Eye Centers. A revolution requires us to reach
beyond the dental chair to reshape the oral health system. We
address full-body health and its relationship with social and
cultural determinates by expanding access to care, the
affordability of care and implementing a greater focus on timely
prevention of dental disease, rather than intervention. DentaQuest
continues to create a strong partnership for optimizing health
system performance by adding an innovative approach to the delivery
of oral health care to its extensive experience as a leading dental
health benefits administrator. The people of DentaQuest have a
common purpose: we work together as one, with passion, perseverance
and focus to achieve a nation where no child suffers from the pain
of tooth decay, where adults keep all their teeth for their entire
lives, where every person has access to quality dental care.
DentaQuest's affiliated care delivery practices are made up of over
200 providers, over 80 practices across six states, with more than
700 employees providing care to over a quarter of a million
patients annually. Dedicated to our mission: To improve the oral
health of all. We harness our unique reach and insights to provide
patients with better care, timely education,greater access,
innovative solutions, and transformative system change. We call
this industry leading approach to dentistry - Preventistry--. JOB
SUMMARY:Under the general supervision of a Dentist in a practice
care setting, assists the dentist in providing dental treatment.
Follows and supports the CARE model for patient experience.PRIMARY
JOB RESPONSIBILITIES: Responsible for regular maintenance of high
speed and low speed handpieces. Collects and records patient health
histories. Patient management during dental procedures, monitors
patient when N20 is being used. Instrument transfer 4 handed
dentistry while following sterile/OSHA procedures. Dental procedure
isolation techniques. Prepares dental materials, cements,
composite, impression materials, etc. Anticipates all of doctor's
needs. Ensures operatory is set up and broken down properly.
Conducts maintenance of all equipment; sterilizers, ultrasonic,
flush lines, clean/replace traps. Scans reception room for
patients. Assumes responsibility for the upkeep of the dental
operatory and equipment. Performs routine cleaning and maintenance
of assigned operatory and for assigned equipment. Maintain a
stocked and clean operatory. Assist in updating and maintaining
patient dental records to include Ortho and Perio charting as
directed. Prevention and management of dental medical emergencies.
Inventory control and management. Expose and develop radiographs
while always using good radiation hygiene. Ensures all instruments
are cleaned and sterilized/disinfected to meet OSHA, CDC, and ADA
standards. Ensures Dental treatment room is properly disinfected.
Explain post-operative care. Assist with Front Desk duties as
assigned. Assist with Specialty Doctors. Assist with training
future Dental Assistant I employees. Fabricate 1-4 unit
temporaries. Follow lab case management process. Conduct follow up
calls on extensive treatments and report back to dentist. Attend
and participate in team meetings. Other duties as assigned.PERSONAL
CHARACTERISTICS: High standards for integrity, honesty,
professionalism, and work ethic. Commitment to service excellence.
Ability to work independently while demonstrating excellent
organization and follow through. Demonstrates flexible and
efficient time management and ability to prioritize workload.
Ability and willingness to move with purpose and a strong sense of
urgency. 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 business objectives. Willing
to grow and be challenged.JOB QUALIFICATIONS: High School Diploma
or GED. Minimum of 2 years experience. Certification in Dental
Assisting preferred or as required by state. Dental Assistant
License as required by state. Current CPR, BLS or PALS required.
Radiology certified as required by state. Maintains Continuing
Education (CE) as required by state. Nitrous certificate preferred
or as required by state. Pit and fissure sealant certificate
preferred or as required by state. Knowledge of insurance and
treatment plans. Demonstrates excellent written and oral
communication skills. For states that have advanced certifications
for expanded functions, at least one certification will be
required. Examples include: EFDA, EFODA, EFOSA, etc.PHYSICAL
DEMANDS: 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 training.
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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