The Dental Care Assistant is responsible for assisting the dentist and other dental staff in delivering direct dental care and associated services to patients.
ESSENTIAL JOB RESPONSIBILITIES
Routes patients to the appropriate areas within the agency for services.
Checks-in patients for dental visit.
Answers phones, checks and returns voicemail messages in a timely manner.
Scheduled patients’ appointments (via telephone and/or in-person) and records in scheduler.
Updates patients’ demographic in agency’s data systems (Dentrix/Intergy).
Assists patients in completion of medical and dental intake documentation.
Places orders for authorized and providers’ requested dental supplies from approved vendors as requested.
Conducts and documents inventory of equipment and supplies on a monthly basis.
Documents maintenance repairs of all dental equipment when presented.
Assists in coordinating oral health services with medical case managers and external providers.
Collects co-payments, deductibles and other fees for services (dental records, no shows) in the form of cash, credit card and checks.
Prepares patients for dental visit and/or procedures.
Assists dentist, dental hygienist and other providers on dental procedures as requested.
Sterilizes and disinfects instruments and work areas after each procedure.
Sets-up and prepares instrument trays / materials prior to procedures.
Takes, develops and mounts dental diagnostic x-rays.
Records patients’ treatment plan / information on agency’s data system (i.e. Dentrix).
Records patient’s medical and dental history in agency’s data systems (i.e. Dentrix).
Takes and records patients’ vital signs at every visit.
Assists dentist with patient education including pre and post treatment indications.
Assists dentist in management of medical and dental emergencies.
Provides patient education on proper oral hygiene care.
Makes preliminary impressions for study casts and occlusal registrations for mounting study casts.
Sets-up and stock rooms (i.e. operatories, lab and sterilization room) as required.
Maintains cleanliness of rooms and equipment following patient examinations and/or procedures.
Ensures that medical operations fully comply with Agency and HIPAA requirements.
Reviews patient’s records on a monthly basis for quality assurance compliance.
Ensures that on-line trainings are current as required (Netsmart and other trainings).
Assists supervisor in the training of new staff (peers).
Participates in agency developmental activities as requested.
Other duties as assigned.
Ensures proper hand washing according to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines.
Understands and appropriately acts upon assigned role in Emergency Code System. Understands and performs assigned role in agency’s Continuity of Operations Plan (COOP).
High school diploma and completion of an accredited Dental Assistant program is required. At least two years’ experience in the dental field is required. One year of clinical work with HIV-infected persons is preferred. Expanded Functions Dental Assistant Certificate is required. Biomedical Waste, CPR/First-aid and OSHA certifications are required. Bilingual (English-Spanish) is preferred. Computer knowledge should include Microsoft Outlook, Word and Excel. Excellent organizational, communication, problem solving and teamwork skills are required to provide adequate treatment to patients. Ability to work with multicultural and diverse population is required. The responsibility for internal and external contacts is frequent and important.
SALARY: $12.00-$15.00 Hourly
LOCATION: 3510 Biscayne Boulevard, Miami, FL 33137
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