Dental Assistant – Endodontics

Endo1 Partners
Published
May 6, 2022
Location
Oakland, CA
Category
Job Type

Description

Description

We are a modern dental office seeking a responsible Dental Assistant for full or part time employment to work between our Oakland and Alameda locations. Our office is growing and we are seeking someone with leadership qualities that is excited to grow with our office!

Our ideal candidate is courteous, charismatic and maintains decorum with our Doctors, team and patients. Above all, the candidate should possess a positive attitude, strong work ethic in a fast-paced endodontic office with team mentality. Excellent communication skills (English). We place a great level of importance on quality care and the patient experience and this will be expected of the candidate. Coordination of patients, supplies and equipment maintenance to facilitate efficient back office flow. Digital radiography (ie: Dexis) experience required.

Please feel free to ask any questions in regards to the position if you would like by sending a message. We are not accepting applicants with no dental experience. However, new graduates from dental assisting schools are encouraged to apply.

Duties:

Patient Management

  • Set up treatment rooms for procedures
  • Show care and concern, and help patients feel comfortable
  • Obtain and review health histories according to office protocol
  • Anticipate and assist dentist’s needs
  • Mix dental materials
  • Ensure patients’ questions are answered thoroughly before they leave
  • Ensure proper treatment notes are recorded in patient’s chart
  • Perform clinical procedures as practice act allows and as directed by dentist

Treatment Room Management and Sterilization

  • Keep dental units ready, stocked and clean
  • Oversee 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
  • 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 HIPPA privacy and security regulations
  • Accurately file patient information according to office protocols

General Supervision Duties

  • Extra-oral duties or procedures specified by the supervising licensed dentist, provided that these duties or procedures meet the definition of a basic supportive procedure.
  • Operate dental radiography equipment for the purpose of oral radiography if the dental assistant has completed an approved radiation safety course or passed a radiation safety exam.
  • Perform intraoral and extraoral photography.

Direct Supervision Duties

  • Apply Non aerosol and non-caustic topical agents.
  • Take intraoral impressions for all non-prosthodontic appliances.
  • Take facebow transfers and bite registrations.
  • Place and remove rubber dams or other isolation devices.
  • Place, wedge, and remove matrices for restorative procedures.
  • Cure restorative materials in operative site with a light-curing device.
  • Place patient monitoring sensors.
  • Monitor patient sedation, limited to reading and transmitting information from the monitor display during the intraoperative phase of surgery for electrocardiogram waveform, carbon dioxide and end tidal carbon dioxide concentrations, respiratory cycle data, continuous noninvasive blood pressure data, or pulse arterial oxygen saturation measurements, for the purpose of interpretation and evaluation by a supervising licensed dentist who shall be at the patient's chairside during this procedure.
  • Assist in the administration of nitrous oxide when used for analgesia or sedation. A dental assistant shall not start the administration of the gases and shall not adjust the flow of the gases unless instructed to do so by the supervising licensed dentist who shall be present at the patient's chairside during the implementation of these instructions.

Benefits

  • Paid Time Off
  • 401(k) with 4% Company Match
  • Medical Insurance
  • Dental Insurance
  • Vision Insurance
  • Long Term / Short Term Disability
  • HSA/FSA Options
  • Life Insurance
  • Additional Options
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