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Dental Assistant II

Madras, Oregon

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Brand: Advantage Dental Oral Health Center

Overview

At Advantage Dental Oral Health Center and affiliated practices (Sarrell Dental & Eye, Community Dental Care) we are dedicated to making a positive impact in underserved communities throughout the United States. As trusted members of the care team, Dental Assistants partner with their peers, providing essential support to ensure the delivery of quality care and positive patient experiences. Secure your future with an organization you can count on to provide the tools and support needed to excel in the dental industry.

Career path

Through opportunities for continued education and development, we provide our Dental Assistants with the tools and support needed to excel in the dental industry and chart a path of elevated responsibility and increased earning potential.

  • Dental Assistant I

    Focused on charting, x-rays, sterilization, room setup and chairside procedures under close supervision. GED/HS Diploma and certificate as required by state or willingness to obtain.

  • Dental Assistant II

    Provides advanced clinical support for chairside procedures and processes. GED/HS Diploma and 2+ years experience required. Advanced certifications preferred or as required by state.

  • Patient Coordinator

    Provides customer service for patients while assisting with paperwork, insurance, and scheduling. GED/HS Diploma and superior customer service skills required.

  • Specialty Dental Assistant II (Ortho, OS, Perio, Pedo)

    Provides specialized support for Orthodontist, Pediatric Dentist, Endodontist, or Oral Surgeon. Regional travel may be required. GED/HS Diploma, 2+ years experience, and advanced certifications as required.

  • Treatment Coordinator

    Provides customer service for patients with additional responsibilities such as: treatment planning, financing and insurance, and patient referrals. GED/HS Diploma and 2+ years working in a healthcare setting required.

  • Dental Assistant Lead

    Provides extensive chairside and clinical support including treatment planning, supply management and facilitating trainings. GED/HS Diploma, 4+ years experience, and advanced certifications as required. Leadership experience preferred.

  • Practice Manager

    Provides leadership and development for practice teams through talent management, patient and employee experience and budget management. GED/HS Diploma and 1 year of management experience required.

Benefits

  • Medical, Dental and Vision

  • Retirement Plans

    With employer match

  • Professional Development

    In-house training, advanced certifications, and continuing education courses

  • Paid Time Off

    Holidays and paid time off with additional accruals for tenure

  • Life and Disability Insurance

    With optional accident, legal, and identity insurance

  • Supplied Uniforms

    Renewed annually

Responsibilities Dental Assistant II

Madras, Oregon Nov. 24, 2021 Requisition ID 2538

JOB TITLE: Dental Assistant II
REPORTS TO: Practice Manager
FLSA: Non-Exempt

Advantage Dental Oral Health Center and its family of affiliated practices (Sarrell Dental & Eye, Community Dental Care) are working to revolutionize oral health care for communities across the United States. To do this, we take a unique, industry-leading approach to care delivery by creating lasting healthy outcomes through positive dental experiences. We call this all-in approach Preventistry®.

Advantage Dental and affiliate practices are bound by a mission: To improve the oral health of all. Comprised of 80 practices, over 200 providers and more than 800 support employees throughout six states, our network of practices provide care to over a quarter of a million patients annually. Join our team to be part of something greater, driving change that supports a more effective oral health care system. Together we are creating healthy, confident smiles across the Nation.

JOB SUMMARY: Under general supervision of a Dentist in a practice care setting, assists the dentist in providing dental treatment.

PRIMARY JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Responsible for assisting with patient paperwork, including charting dental needs and documenting patient oral and medical health records
  • Assists dentist(s) in all clinical and chairside dental procedures, which includes patient management through treatment.
  • Responsible for utilizing inventory appropriately and management of dental supplies.
  • Responsible for taking and developing x-rays as prescribed by the dentist while following radiographic safety measures, upon certification.
  • Performs sterilization and disinfection techniques of dental instruments and treatment rooms as required by OSHA, CDC, and ADA guidelines.
  • Communicates effectively and compassionately to patients about dental treatment needs and recommendations as prescribed by the dentist(s); this includes discussing home care and post-operative care after procedures and surgeries.
  • Prepares various materials such as dental cements, impression materials or other restorative materials as prescribed by the dentist(s) or hygienist.
  • Responsible for setup of treatment room, to include keeping the room organized and properly maintained.
  • Following appropriate training, responsible for the maintenance of all dental equipment.
  • Assists in the prevention and management of dental medical emergencies.
  • Assists with Front Desk or other administrative duties as assigned.
  • Attends and participates in team meetings, and effectively works in collaboration with others to achieve business objectives.
  • Maintains patient records in compliance with HIPAA.
  • Other duties as needed or required.

JOB QUALIFICATIONS:

Required:

  • High School Diploma or GED required.
  • Minimum of 2 years experience as a dental assistant.
  • Knowledge of insurance and treatment plans
  • For states that have advanced certifications or licensure for expanded functions, at least one of the following certifications may be required to meet job expectations: EFDA, EFODA, EFOSA, etc.
  • Certified in Expanded Functions, non restorative, where required by state, to perform skills such as coronal polish, sealant application, temporary restorations and monitoring nitrous oxide.
  • Strong customer service and communication skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to adapt to changes and manage time effectively.
  • Current CPR, BLS or PALS required or ability to obtain within 30 days of start date.
  • Radiology certificate as required by state, or willingness to obtain within 180 days of start date.
  • Ability to work Monday-Friday and occasional weekends as scheduled and based on business needs
  • Ability to maintain continuing education (CE) as required by state or business requirements.
  • Ability to travel to work at other practices as needed.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

  • Work involves considerable exposure to unusual elements, such as extreme temperatures, unpleasant odors, and/or loud noises.
  • Will work with blood or blood-borne pathogens and will require OSHA training
  • Incumbent must be able to communicate effectively.
  • Requires overall light physical effort (up to 25lbs.)
  • Manual dexterity and sitting is required in carrying out position own position responsibilities (i.e. use of personal compute).
  • Ability to travel or move about within and outside serviced facilities required.
  • Incumbent works primarily in either a private or shared office environment.

The specific statements shown in each section of this description are not intended to be all-inclusive. They represent typical elements and criteria necessary to successfully perform this position. ** In accordance with DentaQuest’s Compliance Plan, employee must conduct DQ business in accordance with applicable laws, regulations, professional standards and ethical standards and report potential compliance or ethical issues to manager or DQ’s Compliance Officer. ** DentaQuest’s Affirmative Action Program affirms our commitment to make reasonable accommodation to the known physical or mental limitation of otherwise-qualified individuals with disabilities or special disabled veterans, unless the accommodation would impose an undue hardship on the operation of our business. Please see Human Resources for additional information regarding this Program.

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COVID-19 Vaccine Requirement

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic and to continue providing the safest setting, we have established several additional measures to reduce the risks posed by the virus and ensure health and safety for all.

Due to recent government mandates and the rapid spread and danger caused by the Delta variant, new company protocols and policies have been updated to reflect the heightened concern for safety. When possible, the organization has applied an approach that ensures freedom of choice.

Oregon and Washington:

All practice employees must be fully vaccinated. The only exceptions to these state mandates are for those individuals who require accommodations due to a qualifying disability or medical condition, or a sincerely-held religious belief that would prevent them from receiving a vaccine.

Alabama, Texas, Kentucky and Massachusetts:

It is required that all practice staff is either fully vaccinated or submit to weekly COVID-19 screening testing. Employees will also have the option to apply for an exemption to have on file. While these new protocols are not a result of government mandates in these four states, we believe they are a pragmatic solution - one that still preserves choice but also represents the best way to ensure the health and safety of both our staff and the patients that we serve.

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