Dental Assistant

10715 N Frank Lloyd Wright Blvd. Suite 102 Scottsdale, AZ 85259 • Customer Service • Full-Time

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We are a private Cosmetic and General Practice in Scottsdale looking for a dental assistant with a proactive nature, a strong sense of ownership, integrity and a can-do attitude.  We have a patient centered practice with a small team and do not run a hectic or frantic schedule because that is not the environment that we want for our patients.  Due to this philosophy of care, the majority of our patients have been with us for many years.   The perfect candidate for us will value this culture and strive to provide a peaceful and pleasant experience for our patients and work environment. 

The assistant will be responsible for the normal functions of a dental practice.  These duties are a basic dental industry standard and are listed below.  X-ray certification is required. Experience with Softdent software is a plus but not required.   We firmly believe that a person with integrity and a can-do attitude as their core values is the best fit for us.  While experience is preferred, we are willing to hire and continue to train a new grad who has these qualities.  We are looking forward to our long-term fit.  

Dental Assistant Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Welcome customers to the dental office

  • Prepare customers for treatments or checkups, ensuring their comfort

  • Select and set up instruments, equipment and materials needed

  • Sterilize instruments according to regulations

  • 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

  • When necessary, assist dentists in the management of medical and dental emergencies

  • Making sure medical and dental histories, as well as patient vital signs, are gathered and recorded

  • Maintain dental equipment inventory and order dental supplies

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

  • Strong attention to detail

  • Must be well-organized and reliable

  • High school diploma

  • Graduate of a dental assistant school is preferred

  • Additional certification or training is an asset (e.g. EFDA)

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