Dental Assistant

Advanced Dentistry of Center City
Published
May 7, 2022
Location
Philadelphia, PA
Category
Job Type

Description

We are currently looking for an exceptional, experienced, and qualified Dental Assistant / EFDA to join our team. The Dental Assistant performs a variety of patient care, office, and laboratory duties, such as preparing the treatment rooms, sterilizing instruments, and assisting during procedures. He or she makes patients as comfortable as possible in the dental chair, prepares them for treatment, obtains their dental records, and instructs patients on postoperative and general oral health care. The Dental Assistant may prepare materials for impressions and restorations, patient charting, and take dental x-rays as directed by a dentist. In addition, he or she helps with office duties that support the clinical mission, including ordering of clinical supplies, scheduling follow up appointments for treatment, and keeping clinical supplies organized.

The ideal candidate has two years of experience. Candidates must have a pleasant and courteous personality, strong computer skills, and excellent communication and interpersonal skills. Experience with dental practice management software is a plus.

Responsibilities

  • Sterilizes dental instruments and equipment for each patient and organizes and lays out instruments for dentist’s use
  • Helps with patient care, including handing instruments and other materials to the dentist during procedures, taking x-rays of patients’ teeth, taking impressions of patients’ teeth for casts, using suction and swabs to keep patients’ mouths clear and dry during procedures, etc.
  • Helps manage patient records, including obtaining dental records, questioning patients about their medical history, and recording the information for the dentist’s reference
  • Advises patients on dental care and helps make patients feel comfortable before, during, and after dental treatment
  • Attends all staff meetings, trainings, and educational classes as required
  • Performs other duties as assigned

Qualifications

  • Certified as a Dental Assistant
  • Two years of experience preferred
  • Highly professional and dependable
  • Pleasant/friendly demeanor and an outgoing personality
  • Communication and interpersonal skills to work effectively with patients, staff, vendors, and others
  • Strong computer and internet skills
  • Experience with dental practice management software a plus
  • Current CPR certification a plus

Employment Type: Full Time

Salary: $18 - $32 Hourly

Bonus/Commission: Yes

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