Dental Assistant – Cherry Tree Dental – Wausau, WI

JOB PURPOSE

To enhance the daily operations of the clinic by providing excellent care and communication to our patients. A dental assistant is a vital role in the daily operations of the practice.

ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES

1. Chairside Assisting

  • Prepare, sterilize, disinfect, and maintain dental equipment, instruments and supplies
  • Collect and record patient health histories
  • Maintain patient management during dental procedures to make sure the patient is comfortable (i.e. proper suction, using tools in gentle manner)
  • Properly transfer instruments to the doctor
  • Perform dental procedure isolation techniques. Keep patients’ mouths dry and clear by using suction or other devices.
  • Preparation of dental materials (cements, amalgam, composite, impression materials, etc.)
  • Thorough charting of treatment information in the patients’ dental notes from the doctor as directed.
  • Assist doctor in management of medical and dental emergencies.
  • Clean and polish removable devices
  • Fabricate temporary restorations, custom trays, study models
  • Deliver postoperative and general oral care instructions to patient
  • Proficient with dental terminology, dental software (Dentrix) for charting, treatment planning, clinical notes..etc.

2. Expanded Functions

  • Gathering diagnostics such as x-rays and intra-oral camera pictures as needed
  • Take impressions
  • Place topical medications as instructed by doctor.
  • Remove excess cement from fabricated restorations as directed by doctor.

3. Infection Control Procedures

  • Manage the dental office infection control plan to meet OSHA, CDC, and ADA standards.
  • Perform instrument sterilization and disinfection procedures
  • Disinfect dental operatory and equipment

4. Dental Laboratory Procedures

  • Pour impressions to make and trim dental models.
  • Fabricate whitening trays, temporary crowns
  • Utilize dental technology (iTero) as instructed for procedures

5. Business Office Procedures

  • Professional interaction with patients over the phone and in person
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Follow all forms of HIPAA and patient privacy for confidentiality
  • Greet patients and display proper hand-off to the front office when checking a patient out
  • Manage unscheduled treatment list

6. Service Responsibilities

  • Exemplify excellent patient service by answering questions in a thorough manner and following up with patients when needed
  • Foster a positive attitude at work when interacting with staff and patients.
  • Be a team player.
  • Adhere to Cherry Tree Dental standards and expectations

Job Type: Full-time

Benefits:

  • 401(k)
  • Flexible spending account
  • Health insurance
  • Health savings account
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off

Schedule:

  • 8 hour shift

Work Location:

  • One location

Work Remotely:

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