Dental Assistant
Pacific Dental Services, Inc. - Ventura, CA

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Job Description

Dental assistants perform a variety of patient care, office, and laboratory duties. Dental assistants prepare patients for oral examination and assist other dental professionals in providing treatment to the teeth, mouth, and gums. Dental assistants must work effectively with co-workers, customers, and others by sharing ideas in a constructive and positive manner; listening to and objectively considering ideas and suggestions from others; keeping commitments; keeping others informed of work progress, timetables and issues; addressing problems and issues constructively to find mutually acceptable and practical business solutions, and addressing others by name, actions, words and deeds. Must support the policies and goals of PDSÔ, and thus participate in the growth and future of the company.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function satisfactorily with or without accommodation. The requirements listed below are representative, but not all inclusive, of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions.

  • Perform functions in accordance with the applicable state’s Dental Auxiliaries Table of Permitted Duties.
  • Actively participate in the Perfect Patient ExperienceÔ by striving to keep your patients focused on optimal treatment while attending to their individual concerns and promoting the good qualities of your doctor.
  • Maintain a clean, sterile, and cheerful environment where your patients feel comfortable; prepare patients for treatment, and assist the doctors - thereby enabling them to provide efficient, quality dental treatment.
  • Obtain dental history and/or records from patient (review patient health history and care slips). Ensure that the health history is updated for all returning patients.
  • Escort patients to/from the front desk and introduce them to the continuing care clerk.
  • Prepare tray setups for dental procedures and maintain adequate supply levels in each operatory, replenishing as needed.
  • Complete radiographs and intra-oral pictures of patients as appropriate.
  • Hand instruments and materials to dentists and keep patients' mouths dry and clear by using suction or other devices.
  • Sterilize and disinfect instruments and equipment.
  • Instruct patients on postoperative and general oral health care.
  • Record patient charting and all doctor notes in the digital patient chart as directed by the doctor. Ensure the doctor has reviewed treatment record, consents, and health history.
  • Prepare materials for making impressions and restorations.
  • Clean each operatory in accordance with the American Dental Association guidelines.
  • Maintain an appropriate professional appearance and demeanor in accordance with Company policy.
  • Maintain strict compliance with State, Federal, and other regulations, (e.g., OSHA, WC, Dental Board, HIPAA, ADA, DOL, HR policies and practices).
  • Other duties as assigned by management.
  • We offer a competitive compensation package which includes the following benefits:
    • Healthcare Benefits (Medical, Dental and Vision)
    • 401K Savings Plan Company
    • Paid Holidays Paid Personal/Vacation Time
    • Training courses with CE units available

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