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Dental Assistant

Posted on Sep 14, 2020 by RefugeeOne

Chicago, IL
Health Care
Immediate Start
Annual Salary
Full-Time

Job Function: Room preparation and breakdown. Includes exam room set-up with sterilized instruments and pre-/post-visit cleaning after each patient. Takes direction from the dentist and/or dental students while assisting with all dental procedures. Includes logging appropriate patient data and health history during the exam and treatment as well as transcribing dental notes. Cleans, sterilizes and prepares the equipment and operatory per the organization s procedures and guidelines. Assists in the lab including taking x-rays, impressions and pouring models for the dentist. Assists the front office staff in scheduling patient follow-up visits and tracking the incoming and outgoing lab cases to ensure receipt of quality and timely products. Competencies: Effective partnering with the dental team dentists, dental students, health services coordinator and support staff to maintain excellent patient service and integrity within the dental clinic. Performs efficient and accurate procedures to help maintain the schedule and patient flow. Follows the organizations safety policies and procedures through OSHA compliance and BBP (Blood-borne Pathogens) federal regulations. Proficiency in navigating data systems including HIPAA-compliant data management platforms, and working knowledge of Microsoft Office, Outlook, Word and Excel. Exceptional attention to detail and problem-solving skills, including the ability to develop and follow through with practical solutions. Excellent organizational, networking and communication skills. Demonstrated ability to work effectively with diverse populations. Requirements: Minimum of high school diploma or equivalent. Dental Assistant certification 3-5 years of experience providing dental chairside assistance preferred. Dental software knowledge is a plus (OpenDental or EasyDental is preferred) Flexible work scheduling including occasional Saturdays and Sundays. Must have valid driver s license and use of a car. Salary: Commensurate with credentials and experience. To apply, send resume and cover letter to Jan Douglas at . NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE


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