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Temporary Back Office Assistant

  2019-09-18     Dientes Community Dental     1830 Commercial Way     17-20 hour  
Description:

Job Title:

Temporary Back Office Assistant, Level I

Job Type/FLSA Classification:

Full-Time, Non-Exempt

Reports To:

Clinic Manager

Direct Reports:

None

Job Overview:

Back Office Assistant at Level I will perform basic supportive dental procedures under the

supervision of a dentist.

Essential Functions:

Under General Supervision

  • Perform all duties assigned to dental assistants, under the supervision of a licensed dentist
  • Mouth-mirror inspection of the oral cavity, to include charting of obvious lesions, existing restorations and missing teeth
  • Placement and removal of temporary sedative dressings
     

Under Direct Supervision

  • Obtain endodontic cultures
  • Dry canals, previously opened by the supervising dentist, with absorbent points
  • Test pulp vitality
  • Placing of bases and liners on sound dentin
  • Removal of cement excess from supragingival surfaces of teeth
  • Sizing of stainless-steel crowns, temporary crowns, and bands
  • May perform this function prior to rubber dam application; placement of bands, crowns and restorations; fluoride application, acid etch procedures; or after removal of dressings and packs
  • Coronal Polishing (Board approved course required)

Other Duties

  • Take, process and mount x-rays
  • Sterilize all used instruments daily
  • Stock sterilized instruments in the operatories
  • Stock, clean and prepare operatories
  • Seat patients and have proper set-up procedures before doctor enters
  • Update health history if needed
  • Assist the doctor
  • Chart patient services
  • Dismiss patients and complete their charts
  • Prepare operatories for next patient
  • Pour and trim study models
  • Oil hand pieces and sterilize instruments
  • Keep supplies stocked
  • Change plaster trap monthly
  • Clean impression trays daily
  • Clean operatories
  • Direct Doctor to the next patient
  • Other duties as assigned


Required Competencies:

  • Excellent people skills, team player, must be able to deal with diverse groups of people in a professional manner both in person and on the telephone
  • Organized, with attention to details and accuracy, ability to be creative, flexible, and self-starting
  • Trustworthy, with ability to apply tact and sound judgement in all professional interactions
  • Must work well under deadline pressure and be able to juggle multiple tasks efficiently
  • Results oriented and solution driven; willingness to collaborate and achieve results in cooperation with others

Required Education/Experience:

  • Successful completion of a dental assisting program such as ROP
  • 1+ year experience preferred
  • Experience working with children
  • Bilingual (Spanish) preferred

Preferred Education/Experience:
Dentrix Dental Software
Bilingual (Spanish/English)

Physical Demands:
Must be able to lift 20lbs

Additional Qualifications:
None
 


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