Job Title: Dental Surgery Assistant
Job Summary: Our dental clinic is seeking an experienced Dental Surgery Assistant to join our team. The successful candidate will assist the dental surgeon in a variety of procedures, maintain dental equipment and instruments, and provide patient care before, during, and after dental procedures.
Duties and Responsibilities:
• Assist the dental surgeon during procedures, including preparing equipment and materials, passing instruments, and suctioning saliva and debris from the patient’s mouth.
• Maintain a clean and sterile working environment by sterilizing and disinfecting equipment, instruments, and surfaces, and disposing of contaminated materials.
• Take and process dental x-rays and impressions, and maintain accurate records of patient treatment.
• Provide patient care by taking and recording vital signs, reviewing medical history, and ensuring patient comfort and safety.
• Educate patients on proper oral hygiene techniques, postoperative care, and treatment options.
• Schedule appointments, manage patient records, and assist with billing and insurance claims.
• Perform administrative tasks, such as answering phones, filing, and managing inventory and supplies.
• Maintain compliance with all relevant regulations, standards, and protocols.
• Diploma or equivalent required
• Completion of a dental assistant training program and certification required.
• Minimum of 1 year of experience as a dental surgery assistant.
• Knowledge of dental procedures, instruments, and materials, and understanding of infection control and sterilization procedures.
• Ability to stand for long periods of time and perform repetitive motions.
• Manual dexterity and fine motor skills for handling instruments and equipment.
• Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, and ability to work well in a team.
• Strong attention to detail and accuracy.
• Proficiency in dental software, Microsoft Office, and electronic health records.
To apply for this position, please send your CV to firstname.lastname@example.org by the deadline of May 14 2023. We appreciate your interest in this opportunity, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.