Dental Assistant Job Opening

Dental Assistant

Gardendale Family Dentistry

Fultondale, Alabama
Category: Dental Assistant

This position reports directly to the Office Manager

Company Description
Gardendale Family Dentistry is part of a multi-practice dental group (Alabama Family Dentistry) serving Birmingham and the surrounding areas in General Dentistry; focused on providing high quality dental care to patients of all ages. Our group of partner dentists and team focus primarily on offering preventative, restorative, and cosmetic dentistry with personalized dental solutions.

Job Overview
This role will help support the clinical functions of the office by providing chair side assistance to the doctor(s) and will also complete any requested job functions requested by the doctor and/or lead assistant. The Dental assistant role also helps manage patient flow, patient education, and direction of all patient interactions.
Position Status: Full Time, with occasional Saturdays, Non-Exempt. | Supervisory: None

Primary Responsibilities
Provides exceptional patient experiences to patients at all times
Maintain focus on a productive schedule that supports dentists/doctors as they deliver high quality patient care
Prepares treatment room for patient by following prescribed procedures and protocols.
Provides diagnostic information by exposing and developing radiographic studies; pouring, trimming, and polishing study casts
Ensures operation of dental equipment by completing preventive maintenance requirements; following manufacturers instructions; troubleshooting malfunctions; calling for repairs; maintaining equipment inventories; evaluating new equipment and techniques. Provides instrumentation by sterilizing and delivering instruments to treatment area; positioning instruments for dentists access; suctioning; passing instruments.
Provides preoperative and postoperative instructions prescribed by dentist
Assists in making patient re-care calls to help optimize office schedule
Maintain protocols and guidelines as they relate to patient privacy (HIPPA/OSHA)
Other duties assigned by Executive Director and/or office manager
Desired Qualifications
Must have excellent organizational, communication, and problem-solving skills
Candidate must have 3+ years of dental assisting experience
Must be detailed oriented, accurate, reliable, and well-versed