Registered Dental Assistant
Company: Swish Dental
Posted on: May 15, 2022
REGISTERED DENTAL ASSISTANTFULL-TIME - HOURLYNORTH-WEST AUSTIN,
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
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
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
- $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.
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