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Specialty Dental Assistant

Dallas, TX · Healthcare
Title:
Specialty Dental Assistant (Ortho, Endo, Pedo and, Oral Surgery)
Summary:
The Specialty Dental Assistant supports the clinical treatment care of our specialty patients in our Orthodontic, Oral Surgery, Pediatric (including OR) and Endodontic areas. Other functions include sustaining patient comfort, managing supplies, listening to patients’ needs and educating them on dental procedures, working efficiently to maintain doctor’s schedule and adhere to all OSHA safety policies and procedures. Expectations include organize and maintain lab equipment, take and pour impressions, take bitewings, PA’s, Panos, Cephs, intra and extra oral photos, provide comprehensive pre-op and post instruction to patients.

The ideal Specialty Dental Assistant candidate should possess exceptional written and verbal communication skills, superior knowledge of dentistry and dental terminology, a friendly, outgoing demeanor, positive can-do attitude and excellent organizational skills. As a Specialty Dental Assistant you must represent Smile Workshop’s core values and live by the Smile Workshop Creed.

Essential Functions:
Assist Doctor with procedures:
Take directions from doctor o
Anticipate doctor’s needs
Performing patient oral evaluations
Various laboratory duties

Basic orthodontic duties including but not limited to:
Bracket setup
Ligature removal and replacement
 Wire removal and placement

Work closely with Pediatric Dentist to provide excellent patient care while under oral sedation.
Must have the following certifications:
Nitrous
X-ray
 CPR/ BLS

Education/Certification:
Minimum high school diploma or equivalent
 Current radiography certification required
 Dental Assistant certification as required by state; ability to become certified
 Experience in a professional environment with direct patient contact preferred
 Current certification in cardiopulmonary resuscitation/ basic life support o Current certification to monitor Nitrous Oxide/Oxygen analgesia
 Maintain annual OSHA, HIPAA and, Infection Control training as required by law

Qualified Candiates please apply 

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