Dental Assistants

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Dental Assistants are critical to the overall operations of our dental practices. The dental assistantxe2x80x99s primary responsibility is to support the dentists and hygienists who provide the clinical care to our patients. Essential Duties and Responsibilities: Prepares treatment room for patient by following prescribed procedures and protocols. Prepares patient for dental treatment by welcoming, comforting and seating patient with proper draping Provides diagnostic information by taking x-rays and intra oral pictures Chart patient information and other clinical duties, enter treatment plan and update necessary patient information on file. Sterilization of instruments and delivering instruments to treatment area Maintains patient appearance and ability to masticate by fabricating temporary restorations; cleaning and polishing removable appliances. Educates patients by giving oral hygiene, plaque control, and postoperative instructions. Maintains patient confidence and protects operations by keeping information confidential. Other Duties: Log-in to all practice programs in the AM (ie. Emails, Dental Intel and Lighthouse) Perform a xe2x80x9cTrust Transferxe2x80x9d to either the Scheduling Coordinator or Treatment Coordinator. When available, assist in the cleanup and setup of treatment rooms. Participate in the Morning Huddle by reviewing patient charts prior to meeting and identifying scheduling concerns, unfinished treatments, patients who are difficult to work on, etc. Assist in asking xe2x80x9cAxe2x80x9d patients for referrals and reviews. Assist in building a xe2x80x9cTrust Factorxe2x80x9d with all patients. Assist to uncover patients Personal Motivatorsxe2x80x9d. Cover other areas within the practice as needed and when needed. Serve as Patient Referral/Reviews Liaison. Expectations: Meet daily goal set for doctor use the xe2x80x9cStandards of Carexe2x80x9d as a guideline for treatment required, and the Healthy Mouth Baseline as a comparison. Assist in identifying treatment required for patients, and monitor the results. Educate patients on conditions present, consequences of not moving forward and treatment solutions recommended.

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