Princess Dental Staffing

Dental Assistant needed in our dental office

Permanent Dental Assistant Job
Santa Monica, CA
Compensation
45k - 80k
Work Days
Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, and Fri
Experience Required
at least 1 year
Certifications Needed
Radiograph Certified
Software Experience
Other
Job Description

The dental assistant is a team player who coordinates with dentists and fellow assistants to help provide patient care, facilitate clinical flow, maintain patient records and keep dental equipment in working condition. The dental assistant will work in a team setting that provides communication support to patients and their families, physicians, and clinic staff.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Helping to provide direct patient care including general dentistry, endodontics, and oral surgery.
  • Preparing patient charts in advance of appointments for dental work.
  • Recording treatment information in patient charts.
  • Technical and troubleshooting skills to work with a variety of dental, medical, scheduling and other organization software in the office
  • Knowledge of dental instruments
  • Taking and developing dental radiographs (x-rays) and scans (CBCT).
  • Taking patients’ vital signs and medical history.
  • Assisting the dentists during a variety of endodontic treatment procedures.
  • Assisting dentists in managing medical and dental emergencies when necessary.
  • Creating a welcoming, comfortable environment for patients before, during and after dental treatment.
  • Educating patients on holistic oral health and wellness.
  • Educating patients on oral care following treatment and surgery.
  • Helping with infection control by sterilizing and disinfecting instruments, setting up instrument trays, preparing materials, and assisting with dental procedures.
  • Communicating with patients and suppliers (e.g., scheduling appointments, answering the telephone, billing, and ordering supplies).
  • Maintenance and care for dental equipment.
  • Helping maintain inventory of dental supplies and equipment.
  • Performing office management tasks that often require the use of a personal computer.
  • Serving as an infection control officer, developing infection control protocol, and preparing and sterilizing instruments and equipment.
  • Ensuring all equipment is accounted for at the end of the day.
  • Working together with other staff to help with the flow of the day.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Ability to provide great patient care
  • Professional appearance and attitude
  • Experience using computers for a variety of tasks
  • Good written and verbal communication skills

EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, AND LICENSING REQUIREMENTS:

  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Certification or associates degree in an accredited dental assisting program
  • 1+ years in a dental office
  • Completion of dental hygiene program preferred
  • Dental x-ray certification preferred
  • Bachelor’s degree preferred
  • Experience with EMR (electronic medical records), medical terminology a plus

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $45,255.00 - $80,000.00 per year

Benefits:

 

  • 401(k)
  • Health insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Retirement plan

 

Schedule:

 

  • 8 hour shift
  • Monday to Friday

 

Education:

 

  • High school or equivalent (Preferred)

 

Experience:

 

  • Dental assisting: 1 year (Preferred)

 

License/Certification:

 

  • X-Ray Certification (Preferred)
  • dental assisting certification or associates degree (Preferred)

 

Work Location: In person

 
 
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