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Registered Dental Assistant

Company: Swish Dental
Location: Austin
Posted on: May 15, 2022

Job Description:

We are Swish Dental; we promote a fun and empowering work culture! We wanted to establish Swish to be more than a place to get a perfect smile. In addition to fixing smiles, we empower patients to feel better about themselves which then encourages them to take care of themselves and live a healthy lifestyle. Additionally, the focus is on empowering our staff and patients to be their best. It is important that the environment at Swish is inclusive and welcoming for everyone to experience the comfort and excellence of our care. We are not corporate!
SUMMARYThe duties of a dental assistant are among the most comprehensive and varied in the dental office. The dental assistant performs many tasks requiring both interpersonal and technical skills. Dental assistants greatly increase the efficiency of the dentist in the delivery of quality oral health care and are valuable members of the dental care team.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS assist the dentist during a variety of treatment procedures. taking and uploading dental radiographs (x-rays). asking about the patient's medical history and taking blood pressure and pulse. preparing and sterilizing instruments and equipment. helping patients feel comfortable before, during and after dental treatment. providing patients with instructions for oral care following surgery or other dental treatment procedures, such as the placement of a restoration (filling). teaching patients appropriate oral hygiene strategies to maintain oral health; (e.g., tooth brushing, flossing and nutritional counseling). taking impressions of patients' teeth for study casts (models of teeth). performing office tasks that often require the use of a computer. communicating with patients efficiently (e.g., scheduling appointments and answering the telephone). helping to provide direct patient care in all dental specialties, including orthodontics, pediatric dentistry, periodontics and oral surgery.
REQUIRED SKILLS & ABILITIES Strong verbal and written communication skills. Perform duties in accordance with practice policies. Maintain a professional appearance and demeanor, handle situations with grace and poise. Familiarity with dental terminology is needed to effectively communicate with patients and team. Be punctual and participate in team meetings. Perform tasks with accuracy, efficiency, and by specified deadlines. Assist team members if needed; view cross-training duties with a team-first mentality. Maintain strict compliance with State, Federal, and other regulations including OSHA and Texas Dental Board.
EDUCATION & EXPERIENCEHigh school diploma or equivalent required.Certificate of Completion from a Dental Assisting Course required.Texas Registered Dental Assistant License required.1 or more years of experience at a dental office in a similar position is preferred.
Why You'll Love Swish DentalOur career opportunities come with great benefits including medical benefits, class pass, vision, dental discounts, Voluntary Short-Term Disability and growth opportunities.

  • $500 sign-on bonus (1 year commitment, Direct-Hire only)
  • Competitive Salary
  • Medical and Vision coverage -
  • Voluntary Short-Term Disability -
  • Dental Discounts
  • Paid Time Off
  • Holiday Pay
  • On job training -
  • Referral Program
    PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTSProlonged periods of standing.

Keywords: Swish Dental, Austin , Registered Dental Assistant, Healthcare , Austin, Texas

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