Dental Assistant
  • Job Posting Expires: 6/30/2022
1M ago
$30,000 to $40,000
Full Time
No
Healthcare
None
Diploma
Primary Duties

Are You A Dental Assistant, Or Looking For A New Challenge?
Our Team Of Passionate People Would Love To Meet YOU!

Hatfield Family Dentistry is looking for a Full-Time Dental Assistant to join our fantastic team of highly motivated individuals! We are driven by our purpose to guide our patients along a path of optimal dental health by delivering the highest possible level of care in a friendly, safe, and comfortable environment. Through our team of professional, compassionate, and committed employees, we aim to improve patient health, appearance, self-confidence, and overall quality of life.

The ideal candidate will be driven to succeed, be personable and empathetic, have the ability to work well with others in a team-oriented office, and be able to provide exceptional patient care.


Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

POSITION SUMMARY

Under direct and indirect supervision, the dental assistant will assist the Dentist in both administrative and clinical duties including: prepare patient for procedure or exam, sterilize and disinfect instruments, set up instrument trays, prepare materials, and assist during dental procedures. This position will provide patient and practice support services, including, but not limited to, personal assistance, medical attention, and emotional support. The dental assistant may also be responsible for greeting patients as they arrive, submitting billing details to the insurance company and scheduling the patient’s next appointment before they leave the clinic.

 

WORKING CONDITIONS/PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

·         Standing 80%.

·         Sitting 20%.

·         Moderate noise levels from dental and other lab equipment.

·         Medical, office, and lab setting.

·         Minimum moving requirements of 35 pounds in order to transfer equipment and pack and unpack supplies.

·         Frequent bending, twisting, and position changes in order to examine and service patients.

·         Exceptional hand eye coordination and control in order to use dental implements for exams, to provide
dentist assistance, and mix and/or place materials on dental tools, products, and in mouths.

·         Frequent client and interoffice personnel interaction as this position is chair-side to dentist and heavily dependent on excellent customer interaction.

·         Near Vision—the ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer) as required for mixing and placing materials on tools and in mouths.

·         Potential occupational exposure to trace amounts of nitrous oxide and/or x-rays.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES

·         Assist with dental and medical emergencies according to OSHA and office procedures.

·         Maintain CPR certification.

·         Assist chair side during administration of nitrous oxide.

·         Instruct patients in oral hygiene and plaque control programs.

·         Make preliminary impressions for study casts and occlusal registrations for mounting study casts.

·         Clean and polish removable appliances.

·         Take and record medical and dental histories and vital signs of patients.

·         Record treatment information in patient records.

·         Help patients feel comfortable before, during and after treatment.

·         Provide patients with instructions for oral care following surgery or other dental treatment procedures, such as the placement of a restoration (filling)

·         Teaching patients appropriate oral hygiene strategies to maintain oral health.

 

·         Expose dental diagnostic x-rays.

·         Actively provide hand instruments and materials as needed to Dentist during exams and procedures
in order to help maintain patient comfort and Dentist’s efficiency.

·         Using and maintaining hazard control protocols as established by OSHA and office standards.

·         Always represent the practice in a professional, pleasant, and cooperative manner.

·         Maintain regular attendance and adhere to assigned work schedule and office policies.

·         Must be able to comfortably and efficiently handle multiple deadlines and task assignments.

·         Must be able to work both independently and cooperatively in team settings. 

·         Occasionally there may be some travel, by car or plane, required in order to participate in continuing
education or seminars.

·         Perform routine equipment maintenance and determining when and what kind of maintenance is needed.

·         Other duties and tasks, as assigned periodically.

 

 

REQUIREMENTS

  • Always maintain the highest level of confidentiality to HIPAA standards.
  • Adhere to strict safety guidelines and procedures to OSHA and office standards.
  • Adhere to office policy and procedures when collecting payments.
  • Must be comfortable seeing and able to maintain a professional demeanor and attitude while working
    around blood and unpleasant smells.
  • Must be detail oriented in order to work efficiently in small spaces and maintain patient comfort.
  • Must be flexible and understand that job duties may change from time to time and that this individual
    may be asked to assist in other areas of the office.
  • Must excel in forward thinking in order to anticipate the needs of the doctor as well as the patient.
  • Must demonstrate active listening by giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
  • Must demonstrate good reading comprehension by understanding written sentences and paragraphs
    in work-related documents.
  • Must demonstrate excellent communication skills by talking to others to convey information effectively.

Compensation Details

COVID-19 considerations:
We practice leading infection control recommendations. We have excellent PPE and our office has gone above and beyond to provide proper PPE and we work hard to reduce aerosols in the air and much more.

Reasons Why We’re Awesome:

·         Our family-focused work culture is centered around a tight-knit team of passionate people excited to welcome YOU!

·         We have a Patient Care Program that allots $1000 worth of dental services to each employee per year that can be donated to a patient of their choosing.

·         We promote a healthy work/life balance and encourage our employees to prioritize family, community engagement, and personal mental health.

·         We believe in a well-rounded work life that includes fun staff retreats, community service and personal/professional development.

·         Pay Range: $15-20 per hour.

·         Our full benefits package includes: 401K Match, Short Term Disability, Uniforms, Family Dental Coverage, PTO, Holiday Pay, Bereavement Leave, Employee Assistance Program (EAP) for free mental health support.

·         Our office hours are Monday - Thursday from 8:00am-5:00pm.  (Summer hours: Monday - Thursday from 7:00 am-5:00pm)


Benefits

Our full benefits package includes: 401K Match, Short Term Disability, Uniforms, Employee and Family Dental Coverage, PTO, Holiday Pay, Bereavement Leave, Employee Assistance Program (EAP) for free mental health support.


How to Apply

If you are interested in learning more, we’d love to chat with you! Contact us today to learn more about this amazing opportunity!

 

Hatfield Family Dentistry
2501 Lakeridge Drive, Suite 102  |  Norfolk, NE 68701
402.371.1170  |  
denice@hatfieldfamilydentistry.net