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