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Dental Assistant

6232 n 7th street phoenix, AZ 85014

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Job Description

 

We are looking for a competent dental assistant who will make the dentist's office more efficient and pleasant for patients.   You'll ensure excellent customer service and lift the administrative and basic dental tasks off the dentist's shoulders.  Dental assistants should be well-organized with great attention to detail.   You should be able to follow instructions and respect dental office regulations.  In addition, we want you to be skilled in providing direct or indirect patient care and making office procedures as smooth as possible. We are a busy General Practice office that provides a wide variety of dental procedures.  If you are interested in adding new dental skills to your dental knowledge, we look forward to meeting with you.  

 

Dental Assistant Duties and Responsibilities

  • Welcome customers to the dental office 
  • Prepare patients for treatments or checkups ensuring their comfort
  • Select and set up instruments, equipment, and material needed
  • Sterilize instruments according to regulations
  • Knowledge of maintaining dental equipment
  • Assist the dentist through 4-handed dentistry
  • Undertake lab tasks as instructed
  • Provide oral hygiene and post-operative care instructions
  • Keep the dental room clean and well-stocked
  • Schedule appointments
  • Maintain accurate patient records and assist with payment procedures

 

DENTAL ASSISTANT REQUIREMENTS

  • Proven experience as a dental assistant
  • knowledge of dental instruments and sterilization methods
  • Understanding of health and safety regulations
  • Ability to perform regulated non-surgical tasks like coronal polishing is a plus
  • Good computer skills
  • Excellent communication and people skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Well-organized and reliable
  • High school diploma; graduating from dental assistant school preferred
  • Additional certification or training is an asset

Details

Location: phoenix, AZ
Employment Type: Full-Time
Skill Level: Entry Level
Functions: Healthcare
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