Dental Assistant - Part Time

  • Holland, MI 49423, USA
  • Part-time

Company Description

Smile Dental Partners is America’s first multi-specialty dental practice integrating adult dentistry, pediatric dentistry, and orthodontics together under one roof. Smile’s unique, integrated approach to delivering dental care provides patients with a convenient, one-stop shop for the entire family, in-house surgical resources with minimal wait time, and a high-touch patient experience. At Smile, our passion is to reimagine dentistry and how people experience it. 

Job Description

The clinical team will work directly with patients to provide patient education and coordinate treatment options while maintaining a standard of care.  This role is responsible for handling multiple forms of communication to deliver an exceptional patient experience.  The Assistants role is to assist the Doctor(s) chairside to deliver care that is comfortable, efficient and productive. This includes preparing the operatory for treatment, taking necessary x-rays, inputting patient information in the software program (chart), etc., and serving the Doctor(s) beyond expectation. 

Primary Responsibility  

  • Understand the verbal, assumed, and foreshadowed needs and wants of the Doctor and patients to help improve the efficiency and productivity of the practice. 

  • Ensure “time integrity” for the Clinical Team, making sure the Doctor’s time is spent wisely 

  • Accurately prepare operatories with the correct tools prior to each scheduled treatment to mitigate downtime and eliminate need to leave room during treatment 

  • Maintain all dental equipment including compressor, vacuum, water system, suction lines, light curing units, etc. 

  • Oversee patient while administering nitrous oxide (do not leave patients unattended) 

  • Assist Doctor during treatment and provide post-op instruction before and after treatment. 

  • Clean and sterilize operatory after each treatment is completed. 

  • Take films and impressions. Assist in making temporaries, E4D crowns and cementing crowns/bridges. 

  • Be knowledgeable and promote other dental services such as teeth whitening, Invisalign, night guards, toothbrushes, etc. 

  • Advise the front office when the Doctor is running more than ten minutes behind so that they may inform scheduled patients. 

  • Input all treatment/treatment plans in the management software program (charts) as necessary; document all sedations as required.  Put in emergency treatment plans. 

  • Ensure patient records are complete and accurate. 

  • Prepare lab slips for the Doctor and ensure that pickup and delivery dates are monitored and          maintained.  Notify business office if cases are not on site 1 day prior to appt. 

  • Advise the front office when a patient requires additional (or less) time units than normal for their upcoming treatment or when a temp is on with RelyX—this aids in scheduling efficiency. 

  • Set up trays for next day  

Lab Specific 

  • Keep lab and sterilization areas clean and orderly. 

  • Clean suction traps, run cleaner through suction lines and check oil in compressor, clean Autoclave and E4D maintenance as required, change canisters on vacuum system, and any other maintenance items required to maintain clinical systems 

  • Sterilize instruments to prepare each room for patient visits. 

  • Set up trays for doctors daily appointments 

  • Manage maintenance calls 

  • General maintenance in lab 

Preferred Skills: 

  • Excellent Written and Verbal Communication 

  • Time management and organizational skills 

  • Ability to multi-task 

  • Professional chair-side etiquette 

  • Good listening and processing skills 

  • Critical thinking and ability to make decisions quickly 

  • Be open to give and receive constructive feedback 

  • Uphold integrity  

  • Work independently and collaboratively with the team 

  • Dependability with commitments and able to meet deadlines 

  • Work efficiently  

  • Attention to detail 

  • Computer skills, typing skills, knowledge base with multiple software systems 

Qualifications

  • High School diploma or an equivalent combination of education  

  • Specialized training and certification preferred 

  • Education and State License required for some positions 

Additional Information

Physical Demands: 

  • Sitting or remaining in a seated position for a duration of time 

  • Standing or Walking while remaining on feet for a duration of time 

  • Hand dexterity for office duties such as keyboarding, phone, printers and copiers 

  • Hand dexterity for dental instruments and equipment 

  • Direct/Indirect exposure to bloodborne pathogens, radiation, and infection control materials for a duration of time 

 

We provide equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.