Specialty Dental Assistant (Ortho, Endo, Pedo and, Oral Surgery)
The Specialty Dental Assistant supports the clinical treatment care of our specialty patients in our Orthodontic, Oral Surgery, Pediatric (including OR) and Endodontic areas. Other functions include sustaining patient comfort, managing supplies, listening to patients’ needs and educating them on dental procedures, working efficiently to maintain doctor’s schedule and adhere to all OSHA safety policies and procedures. Expectations include organize and maintain lab equipment, take and pour impressions, take bitewings, PA’s, Panos, Cephs, intra and extra oral photos, provide comprehensive pre-op and post instruction to patients.
The ideal Specialty Dental Assistant candidate should possess exceptional written and verbal communication skills, superior knowledge of dentistry and dental terminology, a friendly, outgoing demeanor, positive can-do attitude and excellent organizational skills. As a Specialty Dental Assistant you must represent Smile Workshop’s core values and live by the Smile Workshop Creed.
Assist Doctor with procedures:
Take directions from doctor o
Anticipate doctor’s needs
Performing patient oral evaluations
Various laboratory duties
Basic orthodontic duties including but not limited to:
Ligature removal and replacement
Wire removal and placement
Work closely with Pediatric Dentist to provide excellent patient care while under oral sedation.
Must have the following certifications:
Minimum high school diploma or equivalent
Current radiography certification required
Dental Assistant certification as required by state; ability to become certified
Experience in a professional environment with direct patient contact preferred
Current certification in cardiopulmonary resuscitation/ basic life support o Current certification to monitor Nitrous Oxide/Oxygen analgesia
Maintain annual OSHA, HIPAA and, Infection Control training as required by law
Qualified Candiates please apply