DescriptionThe Dental Assistant Expanded Function is responsible for supporting dental care delivery by preparing treatment room, patient, instruments, and materials; passing instruments and materials; performing procedures in compliance with the dental practice act.
Responsibilities include the following:
- Set up instruments and equipment for treatment/exams and room the patient.
- Sterilize/disinfect op rooms and instruments (while working with sterile department).
- Passing instruments while assisting doctor in procedures and placing rubber dams.
- Take impressions, pour models, trim models, and make custom trays.
- Utilize software in taking radiographs, updating medical history, treatment planning, and chart noting.
- Prepare and explain treatment plan and fees associated as sliding scale or insurance allows.
- Give patient oral hygiene instructions and post op instructions after dental procedures.
- Use excel with lab tracking and the OHA Dental Rulebook Guide Tool.
- Remove supra gingival cement from crowns or bridges with hand instruments.
- Polish coronal surfaces of teeth with brush or rubber cup as part of oral prophylaxis.
- Preliminary fit crowns to check contacts and adjust occlusion outside the mouth.
- Remove temporary crowns and clean teeth for final cementation.
- Place matrix bands.
- Polish amalgam or composite restorations with slow speed headpiece.
- Fabricate temporary crowns and cement.
- Preform teeth whitening procedures by fabricating bleaching trays.
- Scheduling and confirming appointments, scrubbing the schedule, completing task manager.
- Prepare insurance forms (OHP waivers, pre-authorizations, referrals)
- Prepare consent forms prior to dental treatment.
- Triage patient calls and messages within the same day.
- Checking emails.
- Copying and sending lab invoices to finance after documenting in lab tracking sheet.
- Check ?Go Back? area throughout the day to put away instruments.
- Stalking rooms on days allowed
- Working on completing goal or tier work.
- Check on walk outs completed for the day.
- Clean lines and replace traps, oil couplers, shock lines, change gauze on dental unit for oil collection.
- Check for lab cases for the next day, and document in lab tracking.
- Log off software, empty water bottles, turn off equipment, flush water lines, and raise dental chairs.
- Other duties as assigned.
Education and/or Experience:
- Minimum: High School Diploma or GED
- Excellent interpersonal communication and problem-solving skills
- Skilled at using electronic health records as applicable to area of work
- Oregon Board Radiology Certified
- Oregon EFDA Certified
- The employee shall have a valid Oregon driver?s license and insurance
- Current CPR/BLS certification (or obtain within 3 months of hire).
- Sealant certified
- Soft reline certified
- Basic knowledge of adult learning models
Benefits Include the Potential for the Following:
- Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance
- Voluntary Accident, Short Term Disability, and Critical Illness Insurance
- 403(b) Retirement Savings Plan with Available Company Match
- Organization Paid Standard Life Insurance
- Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA) and Health Savings Account (HSA)
- Wellness Programs Such as Cooking, Zumba, Yoga, and Gardening
- Personal and Professional Development Seminars
Job RequirementsEducation Required: Technical College
Experience Required: 1-3 Years
Last updated on 10/07/2020
14.00 - 22.00
Are you interested in this position? Please complete our On-Line Application. Please note that your application will remain on file for 90 days for consideration for any of our open positions that match your qualifications.
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