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Lead Dental Assistant

Company: Chiro Match Makers
Location: Wasilla
Posted on: May 9, 2024

Job Description:

*Job Title*: Dental Assistant*Job Type: *Full-Time*Pay: *$28 - $32/hour_*based on experience*_*Benefits:** Health stipend and dental care* 401K* Paid holidays* Paid time off* Relocation Assistance*Work Schedule:** Monday - Friday / 40 hours a week* 7:30 am to 4:30 pm or 8:30 am to 5:30 pm*Job Description:*The Dental Assistant is responsible for assisting dentists during procedures, managing dental assistant staff, maintaining dental supplies and equipment, and ensuring compliance with all health and safety regulations. This role requires excellent communication and leadership skills, as well as a deep knowledge of dental procedures and office operations.*Key Responsibilities:**Clinical Support: ** Assist dentists during a variety of treatment procedures.* Take and record patient medical and dental histories and vital signs.* Prepare and sterilize instruments and equipment.* Take dental radiographs proficiently, including Panoramic & CBCT imaging.* Provide patients with instructions for oral care following surgery or other dental treatment procedures.*Team Leadership and Training: ** Supervise and train dental assistants in the office.* Operate ongoing dental assistant training programs * For existing clinical employees according to both individual and group needs.* A community-based course to train new dental assistants for the local dental community.* Coordinate schedules and ensure that all shifts are covered.* Prepare and conduct regular dental assistant team meetings and training sessions to review protocols and procedures.* Actively prepare for practice team meetings and fully participate.*Inventory and Equipment Management: ** Manage inventory of dental materials, supplies, and equipment.* Order dental supplies and maintain dental equipment according to the budget set by the dental office manager.*Administrative Duties:** Maintain dental records; retrieve dental records when requested.* Assist with the billing process and insurance claims.* Ensure compliance with all relevant regulations and safety standards.*Patient Interaction:** Greet patients and prepare them for treatment.* Address patient concerns and ensure a comfortable and informed experience.*Personal Qualities:** Friendly and outgoing* Dedicated to outstanding customer service and providing a fantastic guest* experience* Excited to always learn more about dentistry and leadership skills independently - and inspires peers to be constant learners* Gentle with clinical applications* Well-organized and reliable* Team player Excellent communicator with staff and patients* Honest Compassionate* Helpful with every other area of the office* Ability to consistently demonstrate a positive attitude and wholeheartedly* support the practices goals, mission statement, and values*Qualifications: ** Certified Dental Assistant (CDA) credential is preferred, but *not required*.* Five or more years of experience as a dental assistant.* Experience in a supervisory or lead role.* Knowledge of dental procedures, instruments, and sterilization methods.* Proficiency in using dental practice management software, analytic software, and office software like Microsoft Office.* Able to troubleshoot independently and work with technical support to resolve technology concerns, perform needed updates, and implement new technology into the dental office as needed.* Able to conduct preventive maintenance, troubleshoot, and resolve dental equipment in the office.*Skills: ** Strong leadership and organizational skills.* Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.* Detail-oriented with the ability to multitask.* Comfortable working in a fast-paced environment.* Physical Requirements: Ability to perform repetitive tasks with accuracy.* Capable of standing for extended periods and working in close quarters._*This role is vital for ensuring the smooth operation of a dental practice by not only providing direct patient care but also enhancing the efficiency and quality of the dental teams work_#INCAJob Type: Full-timePay: $28.00 - $32.00 per hourExpected hours: 40 per weekBenefits:* 401(k) 2% match* 401(k) matching* Paid time off* Relocation assistanceSchedule:* Monday to FridayWork Location: In personby Jobble

Keywords: Chiro Match Makers, Anchorage , Lead Dental Assistant, Healthcare , Wasilla, Alaska

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