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Ortho Dental Assistant - Part Time

Company: Familia Dental
Location: Madison
Posted on: May 15, 2024

Job Description:

About the Company

Familia Dental was established in 2008 and has grown rapidly because of our quality dentistry and our caring, compassionate approach to all people. Our practice exemplifies the core values of quality, honesty, and care in everything that we do. Our company strives in community outreach and internal growth. Join our family to be a part of giving back to your community and making a difference every day. Familia Dental is a big believer in internal growth, making it a great company to turn a job into a career.

Job Purpose

To effectively and efficiently assist the dentist in providing dental care to patients and to promote Familia Dental's culture and mission and values.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

The Ortho Assistant performs many tasks requiring both interpersonal and technical skills. Although state regulations vary, responsibilities may include:

  • Maintaining accurate records of patients' oral health histories and treatment progress.
  • Ensuring that all orthodontic instruments and equipment are properly sterilized before each use.
  • Keeping patients' mouths dry during orthodontic procedures by using a suction hose as needed.
  • Taking intraoral X-rays of patients' mouths.
  • Taking photographs of patients' teeth to aid the Orthodontist in developing treatment plans and to document patient progress.
  • Taking dental molds of patients' teeth for the fabrication of customized mouth guards and retainers.
  • Removing and replacing wires, coil springs, donuts, and elastic bands.
  • Educating patients on proper oral hygiene practices and braces aftercare. Qualifications/ Skill Sets
    • Excellent customer/patient service and verbal communication skills.
    • Ability to read, write, speak and understand information and effectively present information one-on-one with patients.
    • Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out details written or verbally instructed.
    • Basic computer knowledge and experience with dental management software experience. Denticon experience is preferred.
    • Ability to work in fast paced, patient-focused environment.
    • Detail oriented. ortho assistants must be aware of and follow state specific rules and protocols.
    • Interpersonal skills. Sometimes patients are in pain and/or mental stress. The Ortho Assistant should be patient and sensitive to patient emotions.
    • Listening skills. Ortho Assistants must be able to listen to patients and other healthcare workers, and follow directions from a Dentist or supervisor.
    • Organizational skills. Ortho Assistants should have excellent organizational skills; insure the dentist has the correct tools and supplies ready to treat patients.
    • Previous ortho or dental assisting experience preferred but not required.
    • Meet state requirements for Ortho Assistant duties, continuing education or licensure; Basic Life Support (BLS), cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) certificate, and radiography certificate.

Keywords: Familia Dental, Madison , Ortho Dental Assistant - Part Time, Healthcare , Madison, Wisconsin

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