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Orthodontic assistant

Company: Dental Care Alliance
Location: Elkhart
Posted on: May 4, 2021

Job Description:

OverviewBrace Yourself Orthodontics is currently hiring a Full time Orthodontic Assistant for our office located in South Bend, Indiana 46514. The Orthodontic Assistant we hire is preferred to have at least 1 year of hands on Orthodontic Assisting experience and must be x-ray certified in the state of Indiana. If you're a team player with a compassionate attitude and you're looking for a career, not just a job, we might be just what you're looking for! We offer a competitive salary, plus benefits.ResponsibilitiesJob Description:Supports dental care delivery by preparing treatment room, patient, instruments, and materials; passing instruments and materials; performing procedures in compliance with the dental practice act.Duties:* Prepares treatment room for patient by following prescribed procedures and protocols.* Prepares patient for dental treatment by welcoming, comforting, seating, and draping patient.* Provides information to patients and employees by answering questions and requests.* Provides instrumentation by sterilizing and delivering instruments to treatment area; positioning instruments for dentist's access; suctioning; passing instruments.* Provides materials by selecting, mixing, and placing materials on instruments and in the patient's mouth.* Provides diagnostic information by exposing and developing radiographic studies; pouring, trimming, and polishing study casts.* Maintains patient appearance and ability to masticate by fabricating temporary restorations; cleaning and polishing removable appliances.* Helps dentist manage dental and medical emergencies by maintaining CPR certification, emergency drug and oxygen supply, and emergency telephone directory.* Educates patients by giving oral hygiene, plaque control, and postoperative instructions.* Documents dental care services by charting in patient records.* Maintains patient confidence and protects operations by keeping information confidential.* Maintains safe and clean working environment by complying with procedures, rules, and regulations.* Protects patients and employees by adhering to infection-control policies and protocols.* Conserves dental resources by using equipment and supplies as needed to accomplish job results.* Maintains professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; reviewing professional publications; establishing personal networks; participating in professional societies.* Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed.QualificationsRequirements:* X-ray certified in the state of IN* 1 year experience as an Ortho AssistantAdditional benefits for Full time employees:* Medical* Dental services* Life insurance* Vision* Paid time off* 6 paid holidays off* 401k to name a fewDental Care Alliance. Stronger Together.

Keywords: Dental Care Alliance, Elkhart , Orthodontic assistant, Other , Elkhart, Indiana

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