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Date Added: Fri 04/06/2021

Dental Assistant

Austin, TX, US
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Company: JEFFERSON DENTAL AND ORTHODONTICS

Job Type: Permanent, FullTime

Job Description

Who Are We?

We are Jefferson Dental & Orthodontics and we believe in taking a personal approach to dentistry. Since our humble beginnings in Texas in 1967, we've been a trusted friend for our patients near and far. At Jefferson, we understand it takes more than clinical excellence to earn a patient's trust. It's of the utmost importance that we all see the patient as a unique individual and demonstrate that their care plan is designed around each of their needs. We'll do whatever it takes to put a smile on each patient's face, so the rest of the world can see how amazing it is. We truly change people's lives. Do you want to be a part of our life changing team?!

Our philosophy is simple: Our Care Changes People's Lives. We treat our patients like family to provide the best dental experience because we know a happy, confident smile leads to a better life. We deliver the highest quality care, making dentistry convenient and affordable for everyone. Join our new Hygiene team for the opportunity to have a fulfilling career giving our patients the happy, confident smile they deserve.

The Dental Assistant works under the supervision of the Lead RDA and are responsible for a wide range of tasks in the dental office - ranging from patient care and education to administrative duties to laboratory functions. Note: All employees need to be flexible and available to provide dental assistance and perform front desk duties based on the patient needs and as directed by office management.

What You'll Do

  • Prepare patients for Dentist examination through pre-exam evaluations, including iTero scanning, X-rays, medical history and obtaining vitals
  • Build relationship with patients to ensure they comfortable and relaxed throughout visit
  • Assist Dentist with dental charting, chair-side procedure assistance such as suctioning, swabbing, place and remove of rubber dams/matrices/wedges, application of topical anesthetic; and materials and instrument preparation including but not limited to cements, amalgam, composites, impression materials etc.
  • Perform infection control to CDC, ADA, and OSHA standards; sterilize treatment rooms before and after patient visits, sterilize instruments and other work areas
  • Advanced duties include sealant application and nitrous monitoring after completing required courses Competencies for Excellence
  • Communication and Interpersonal Skills: Expresses ideas concisely both orally or written; Tailors communication to specific person/audience; anticipates and manages effects of communication
  • Concern for Order and Quality; Detail-Oriented: High standards for quality; Keeps records, checks quality of work and documentation; Must follow specific protocols to ensure compliance
  • Teamwork: Work to develop friendly and supporting atmosphere; Pitch in and help others
  • Self-Management: Exhibit self-confidence while interacting with patients and team; Functions effective under pressure; Manages own behavior to prevent or reduce feelings of stress
  • Integrity & Credibility: Able to gain the trust and respect of patients and co-workers; Professional yet caring demeanor
  • Adaptability: Adapts to change in direction in order to support changing priorities * Diversity: Adapts and integrates into diverse work group and patient population

The Perks!

  • Competitive pay and bonus structure - starting salary $13/hour and bonuses of up to $800/month*!
  • New Grads welcome!
  • Growth and advancement opportunities for leadership roles
  • Vacation and PTO
  • $25,000 of Company-paid Life Insurance
  • Wide variety of additional benefits including:
  • Medical
  • Dental
  • Vision
  • Short-term and Long-term Disability
  • Health Saving Account
  • Flexible Spending Account
  • Dependent Care Spending Account
  • Supplement Life Insurance for you or your dependents
  • 401(k)
  • Accident
  • Critical Illness
  • Identity Protection
  • Team Member Assistance Program

*Bonus potential based on achieving certain number of business objectives per month

Job Requirements

  • Valid RDA License required within six (6) months of hire
  • CPR certification highly preferred
  • High School diploma or equivalent

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