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A new Dental Assistant position is available in Arnold, MO 63010. Highly motivated candidates with excellent communication skills are encouraged to apply. New opportunities are offered by Community Treatment Inc. (COMTREA).
Job: Dental Assistant
Company: Community Treatment Inc. (COMTREA)
Location: Arnold, MO 63010
COMMUNITY TREATMENT INC
Dental Assistant I
Department: Oral Health Services
Job Status: Full Time
FLSA Status: Non-Exempt
Reports To: Dental Assistant Lead
Amount of Travel Required: None
Job Type: Regular
Positions Supervised: None
Provide quality care and services to patients by assisting dentists and other staff in a variety of patient care, office and laboratory duties. Assist in the efficiency and productivity of patient flow through timely, accurate and professional preparation of patients and patient information, including taking and processing x-rays.
Support dentist and dental hygienist in community outreach, education, and portable delivery of dental treatment.
Reasonable Accommodations Statement
To accomplish this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform, with or without reasonable accommodation, each essential function satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to help enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Essential Functions Statement(s)
Manage and maintain all patient records and related documents timely, accurately, and consistent with all HIPAA and related regulations and requirements.
Develop favorable relationships with all patients; instruct patients and family members on general oral health care and/or information related to post-treatment care as appropriate.
Establish and maintain favorable working relationships with all staff members associated with clinic operations, including CSSs, dental hygienists, dentists, and related staff.
Prepare and maintain dental instruments, materials, and equipment.
Collect and record patient health histories (dental and medical) for dentist’s reference prior to examination.
Help patients feel comfortable before, during, and after dental treatment.
Take and process x-rays.
Assist dentist chair-side by organizing and preparing instruments for dentist’s use and assisting as needed during procedures.
Deliver care as delegated by the supervising dentist such as polishing of teeth, placement of topical anesthetic, and placement of pit and fissure sealants.
Follow through with post-visit duties.
Provide service in a manner that is appropriate for the patient’s age; demonstrate knowledge and skills necessary to meet the patient’s physical, psychosocial, educational and safety needs.
Utilize the requisite tools, systems, technology, and equipment in the collection of patient data, records management and collections.
Demonstrate knowledge of dentistry procedures, clinic infection control procedures, cleaning and sterilization of instruments, tray setup, and materials.
Perform general office/clerical duties as needed
Other duties as assigned
Initiative – The ability to make decisions or take actions to solve a problem or reach a goal.
Knowledge – Appraise familiarity with techniques and procedures needed to complete the work.
Judgment – The ability to formulate a sound decision using the available information.
Productivity – Asses the amount of work completed in relation to expectations.
Teamwork – Assess the ability to work with others, when appropriate, to attain organizational goals and objectives.
Safety Awareness – The ability to identify and correct conditions that affect employee safety and upholds safety standards.
Technical Aptitude – The ability to relate to topics which require understanding or specialized knowledge.
Time Management – The ability to effectively utilize available time to complete necessary job tasks.
SKILLS & ABILITIES
High School Graduate or General Education Degree (GED): Required
On the job training or 10-18 month dental assistant school training program preferred or equivalent experience
Associates or Certificate from Credited Dental Assisting Program, preferred
Knowledge of Medicaid billing/insurance
Public Health background
To apply for this job please visit www.comtrea.org.