compensation: based on experience plus benefits employment type: full-time
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Duties and Responsibilities
o Prepares and maintains dental instruments, pliers, and assigned instrument
o Collects and records patient health histories and photographs.
o Patient management during dental procedures
o Instrument transfer.
o Apply all Orthodontic Techniques
o Preparation of dental materials, cements, impression materials are mixed and applied appropriately.
o Anticipates all of doctor's needs
o Routinely sets up correctly
o Instruments are always free of debris and properly sterilized
o Scans reception room for patients
o Assumes responsibility for the upkeep of the dental operatory and equipment
o Performs routine cleaning and maintenance of assigned operatories and for assigned equipment.
o Ensure use of downtime to include clean, stocked operatories; routinely clean and stock operatory.
o Attend and participates in staff meetings and morning huddles
o Adhere to dress code
o Coordinates treatment with the treatment coordinator and the receptionist
o Prevention and management of dental medical emergencies
o Inventory control and management
o Expose and develop radiographs, routinely takes quality films few cone cuts, overlap artifacts. Always uses good radiation hygiene.
o Take impressions for study casts, Performs laboratory procedures neatly and efficiently, pours models with no bubbles, properly trim models, polishes dental prosthesis, able to make vac-u-press forms.
o Makes appliances and retainers when appliciable
o Clean and sterilize all instruments manages the dental office infection control plan to meet OSHA,CDC, and ADA,HIPPA standards
o Instrument cleaning, Sterilization/disinfection, and re-circulation
o Dental treatment room disinfection
o Orders dental supplies
o Miscellaneous tasks as given
Certified Orthodontic Assistant
o Polishing the teeth to remove stains and soft deposits
o Applying topical fluoride and varnishes when appropriate
o Pre-selecting of orthodontic bands
o Placing and removing orthodontic bands
o Places light cured braces when instructed by doctor
o Placing and removing orthodontic ligature tie,placing orthodontic separators
o Placing topical medications
o Removing excess cement from fabricated restoration and orthodontic bands
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