Dental Assistant

Company Coast Dental Services, LLC
Location Tallahassee, FL 32301
Update 7 Day ago
300
Awareness of delegable duties and functions allowed to be performed by dental assistant.
  • Assist in clinical procedures and treatments.
  • Learn and comply with Coast’s administrative procedures.
  • Learn and comply with OSHA laws and safety guidelines.
  • Maintain Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS).
  • Learn and comply with state and Federal infection control standards in the dental office and operatories, including but not limited to: wearing protective barriers such as gloves, scrubs, and eye wear; disinfecting and sterilizing instruments and treatment areas; and disposing properly of contaminated or bio-hazardous waste/materials.
  • Insure review and completion of documentation, including but not limited to: accurate and current medical history, medical alerts, and signed Consent forms.
  • Document/chart all dental procedures performed during each patient visit according to dentist’s instructions and legal requirements.
  • Welcome and escort patient in reception to and from the treatment areas. Schedule appointments and assist in appointment confirmation calls.
  • Effectively provide dental education and information to insure patient awareness of dental health and continuing treatment.
  • Effectively present to patient in professional and confidential manner dental treatment plan and proposed plan for continuing treatments.
  • Understand and explain insurance benefits and financial options to patients in nonclinical terms.
  • Ensure operatories are appropriately equipped and stocked with inventory and re-order when necessary.
  • Maintain equipment protocols, including but not limited to: clean evacuation system, lubricate and maintain dental hand pieces, clean and maintain radiograph processors, monitor and clean equipment, clean dental lab plaster traps and maintain clean office environment.
  • Notify Office Manager of equipment failure or general safety concerns.
  • Assist with laboratory duties as necessary.
  • Recognize signs of a dental emergency, and insure proper and timely response and notification to patient, staff, and emergency medical personnel when necessary.
  • Understand and agree to maintain production standards.
  • Effectively utilize and maintain a system of contact for patient follow-up/re-care.
  • Maintain professional working environment within office team.
  • Attend and participate in morning huddles and regular office meetings.
  • Adhere to uniform attire and basic personal hygiene standards per Company policy.
  • Attend continuing education and training seminars as scheduled.
  • Understand and abide by HIPAA regulations and maintain confidentiality.
  • All other duties and responsibilities as assigned.

  • Qualifications
    • Retain license (Registered, CDA or EFDA) and demonstrate proficiency to perform expanded dental assistant functions according to state guidelines and limitations.

    Qualifications
    • Active Expanded Functions Dental Assistant (EFDA) certification.
      • Or if assisting in Florida, a Registered Dental Assistant (RDA) license or Certified Dental Assistant (CDA) certificate obtained prior to May 2009, according to state guidelines and limitations.
    • Radiography licensure.
    • Minimum of one-year dental experience preferred.
    • Excellent customer services skills and verbal communication skills.
    • Ability to work in high volume environment.