3CDental is searching for a FT Registered Dental Assistant at Alvin Smiles location. Responsible for assisting the dentist in the clinical treatment of patients. Must have 1 year of dental assisting experience.

Duties:

Patient Management

  • Greet patients when they sign in and monitor arrival time.

  • Set up treatment rooms for procedures

  • Escort patients to treatment room

  • Seat patients in treatment rooms

  • Show care and concern and help patients feel comfortable

  • Obtain and review health histories according to office protocol

  • Ensure patients are always attended

  • Anticipate and assist dentist needs

  • Perform expanded functions and other tasks as assigned by the dentist

  • Mix dental materials

  • Ensure patients questions are answered thoroughly before they leave

  • Chart patients from the treatment room

  • Ensure proper treatment notes are recorded in patient’s chart

  • Perform clinical procedures as practice act allows and as directed by dentist ● Give patient instruction and demonstrate when necessary

  • Monitor patient flow

  • Notify Treatment Coordinator if a patient should be called in the evening after a difficult appointment

Treatment Room Management and Sterilization

  • Keep dental units ready, stocked and clean

  • Oversea cleanliness of the treatment room according to sterilization procedures

  • Disinfect treatment rooms according to OSHA regulations

  • Sterilize all instruments and handpieces according to OSHA regulations

  • Keep trays, instruments and treatment room drawers organized

  • Ensure that office sterilization procedures document is on display

  • Promptly send out and monitor all dental laboratory cases

  • Implement the preventative maintenance/cleaning schedule for dental equipment

  • Maintain dental office emergency kits and nitrous and oxygen tanks

  • Follow laboratory procedures according to office protocol

Records Management

  • Securely store and handle patient records in compliance with state and federal requirements including the HIPAA privacy and security regulations

  • Accurately file patient information

  • Arrange patient charts and radiographs for the next day’s appointments

  • Track cases and referrals to and from other doctors

  • Assist in the administration of the recall system

Education/Experience

  • High School diploma or equivalent

  • Graduate of accredited dental assisting program or dental assisting experience preferred

  • Compliance with state dental practice requirements (x-ray and osha training)

  • Computer Skills