Hudec Dental is looking for Friendly, positive, patient focused orthodontic dental assistant to join our team of dental professionals. We strive every day to make a positive impact on our patients and their oral health. If you want to enjoy coming to work and help truly the best patients, We would make a great fit.
Our orthodontic team sees patients at three different locations in the Cleveland area giving the right candidate an opportunity to work with a great team in different environments.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities of an Orthodontic Assistant:
o Prepares treatment room for patient by following prescribed procedures and protocols; marking patient in for treatment in Dental Vision software and opening Clinical Vision software for dentist.
o Follow properly issued instructions/directions regarding patient flow and manage the flow of patients to schedule/maximize the doctor’s time if applicable.
o Prepares patient for dental treatment by welcoming, introducing one’s self, comforting, seating, and draping patient. This includes ensuring patients are greeted with a handshake and shown appreciation during entire visit.
o Provides information to patients and employees by answering questions, requests.
o Provides instrumentation by sterilizing and delivering instruments to treatment area; positioning instruments for dentist's access; suctioning; passing instruments.
o Provides materials by selecting, mixing, and placing materials in preparation for the doctor.
o Provides diagnostic information by taking and developing radiographic images; using intra-oral cameras for 100% of new patients; pouring model casts and filling out insurance forms.
o Willing to learn and organize all orthodontic adjustment tools, elastics, bonding and banding materials.
o Educates patients by giving oral hygiene, plaque control, and postoperative instructions.
o Communicates to patients about current office promotions and programs; i.e. Share a Smile, Vivid, Care Credit
o Documents and charges out dental care services by charting in patients’ records in Dental Vision software and maintain updated patient information.
o Prepare laboratory prescriptions for orthodontic labs as well as prepare the mold for transportation.
o Maintains patient confidence and protects operations by keeping information confidential.
o Protects patients and employees by adhering to infection-control policies and protocols including safe and clean working environments.
o Ensures operation of dental equipment by completing preventive maintenance requirements; following manufacturer's instructions; troubleshooting malfunctions; calling for repairs; maintaining equipment inventories; evaluating new equipment and techniques.
o Informs Clinical Coordinator of dental supplies inventory by checking stock to determine inventory level; anticipating needed supplies; verifying receipt of supplies
o Maintains professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; reviewing professional publications
o Communicates changes to co-workers and dentist(s) and assists others when possible o Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed.
o Complies with policies and procedures of Hudec Dental Associates; i.e. timekeeping, dress code, etc.