Orthodontic Assistant at D4C Dental in Lexington, South Carolina

Posted in Other 8 days ago.

Job Description:

Job Brief

The Orthodontic Assistant is responsible for providing patient care and assistance to the Doctor with patient procedures.

We are seeking an OrthodonticAssistant to join our team!

We are seekingan Orthodontic Assistant that is great with kids! If you are a strong team player and looking for growth, we would love to meet you! Our ideal candidate would be positive, energetic, friendly and a quick learner. We have great benefits, team atmosphere, paid time off, great hours and more!

Our team genuinely loves kids, so we work hard to create a safe, comfortable and fun experience for every one that walks through our doors, including our staff! We focus on education and prevention, but we do it all in a playful space that fosters learning. Our team makes sure healthy always comes with a big dose of happy!

Job Responsibility:

The Orthodontic Assistant provides support to the office and is responsible for assisting the Orthodontist with patients. Adapts to each individual and provides excellent chair side manner. This support is crucial to the delivery of the Company's mission of helping children achieve a lifetime of great oral health.

Major Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Prior to the appointment, reviews each patient's chart to be fully prepared for the patient visit. Gets ready all necessary cassettes, hand pieces, materials, and instruments the Orthodontist to use chairside.

  • Prior to treatment, reviews the patient's chart, medical history and treatment plan and consent forms to identify any potential concerns for the Orthodontist to consider.

  • Assist Orthodontist with orthodontic treatment in accordance with the delegable duties allowable by the state.

  • Delivers quality and compassionate care to every patient.

  • Accurately charts and documents all notes pertaining to the patient during the exam and treatment set forth by the Company guidelines.

  • Schedules patients as needed and/or based on the specific office's flow.

  • Educates patients on the oral healthcare of braces and their appliances.

  • Takes diagnostic x-rays and photos and displays those as needed.

  • Takes impressions, pours and fabricates stints and study models.

  • Stocks drawers, cleans, and sets up/breaks down patient chairs daily.

  • Communicates with parents/patients at the end of each visit to address concerns and answers treatment questions.

  • Follows all administrative procedures and policies to ensure consistent standards.

  • Attends and participates in all office meetings, continuing education events and daily huddles.

  • Based on patient flow, assists other Orthodontic Assistants and Sterilization Technician.

  • Other duties as assigned.

Education and Experience:

  • A minimum of a high school degree or equivalent is required.

  • Minimum of 1 year Orthodontic assisting experience.

  • Bilingual preferred but not required.

  • Experience working in a professional, medical, or dental environment with direct customer service is desired.

  • Certifications vary by state: Radiology, Certified Orthodontic Assistant, Expanded Duties, etc.

Specific Skills:

  • Strong interpersonal and relationship building skills, ability to establish and maintain positive working relationships.

  • Effective communication skills with all levels of employees and public.

  • Excellent organizational skills; strong attention to detail, ability to multitask and perform job duties in a timely manner.

  • Computer skills and ability to learn new programs as needed.

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