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Dental Assistant (Lexington, SC)

compensation: depends on individual capabilities & experience
employment type: full-time

All Smiles Dental is a dental office focused on treating the family, with emphasis on patient comfort, aesthetics and overall health and well-being.

Our growing company is seeking a highly motivated and positive individual with great organizational and communication skills to join our clinical team.

Description

The primary responsibility of this highly motivated and positive individual is to work under the dentist's supervision to prepare patients for oral examination and assist in providing treatment to the teeth, mouth, and gums. The dental assistant will also be trained to perform more sophisticated functions such as removing sutures, taking radiographs("x-rays"), and taking oral impressions, among other things. Your position is vital to ensure that patients receive a great experience.

Key Tasks

The requirements listed below are representative, but not all inclusive, of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions.

Assist the dentist in all dental procedures

Prepare patients for treatment

Hand instruments and materials to dentists and keep patients' mouths dry and clear by using suction or other devices

Prepare tray setups for dental procedures and maintain adequate supply levels in each operatory, replenishing as needed

Prepare materials for making impressions and restorations

Sterilize and disinfect instruments and equipment

Obtain dental history and/or records from patient and ensure that the health history is updated for all returning patients

Instruct patients on postoperative and general oral health care

Record patient charting and all doctor notes as directed by the doctor.

Escort patient to/from the front desk and introduce them to the continuing care team member.

Maintain an appropriate professional appearance and demeanor in accordance with Company policy

Greeting patients, scheduling, and confirming appointments

Entering patient information into the office system

Solicit referrals from patients post operatively while at the same time tracking patient satisfaction with work provided

Necessary Characteristics:

- Ability to communicate effectively in a professional and courteous manner
- Willing to effectively participate as a team member with the office personnel
- Committed to the protection of confidential information, records and/or reports
- Good organizational skills
- Honest and dependable work ethic

Other Requirements:

High school diploma
A degree or certificate or prior fulltime working history in dental assisting
Great communication skills
An eagerness to learn on the job
Experience using computers and software
Must be a people person with a great attitude and attention to detail

All Smiles dental offers employment opportunities that promote professional, personal, and financial growth. We work extremely hard to provide our employees with continuous professional development and a supportive work environment. Competitive wages, great benefits, and opportunities for advancement are just a few reasons why a career with us is an investment in your future.

So, email us at careers@allsmiles.dental. Please include your resume, a salary history, and where you are currently employed.

  • Principals only. Recruiters, please don't contact this job poster.
  • do NOT contact us with unsolicited services or offers

post id: 7023045163

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