Dental Assistant Jobs at Lane & Associates

Job Description

Where patients are our #1 priority, we are looking confident Dental Assistants to add to our office who are clinically experienced, demonstrate a positive attitude, interpersonal skills, strong work ethic & take initiative to ensure every patient’s visit is a 5-star visit. Dentrix knowledge is a plus but not required. Competitive compensation, Uniforms, and potential quarterly bonuses along with benefits such as 401K.

Overall Responsibility

Responsible for assisting the dentist in rendering patient care, maintaining inventory control in the operatories where treatment is rendered by the dentist, and maintaining public area appearance. The chairside dental assistant receives direct patient treatment supervision from the dentist.

Key Tasks and Responsibilities

  • Assist the dentist in rendering patient care
  • Reinforces preventive maintenance instructions to patients
  • Seats and prepares the patients for treatment
  • Cleans operatory after treatment procedures
  • Readies tray set-ups for procedures
  • Monitors the operatory supply levels
  • Shares maintenance duties as required
  • Sterilizes instruments
  • Exposes and develops radiographs
  • Takes preliminary impression for needed procedures
  • Monitors prosthetic cases and ensures they are ready for the patient’s appointment
  • Monitors lab tracking system
  • Maintain the office dental supply inventory control system, the lab tracking system, and OSHA
  • Other duties as assigned

Skills and Attributes

  • Good planning and organizational skills
  • Well-developed interpersonal and communication skills
  • Having the expertise to anticipate patient and dentist needs
  • Professional appearance and manner
  • Computer literacy
  • Ability to lift 15-20 lbs

Job Specifications

  • Valid dental assisting certificate and or one to two years of work related experience
  • State of NC X-Ray Certification
  • HS Diploma or GED
  • Dentrix software experience preferred