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Job Title: Registered Dental Assistant, Orthodontic
Position Description:

The Orthodontic Registered Dental Assistant is the liaison between the dentist and the patient. They maintain communication with the dentist, patient, and the front office staff to ensure that the patient receive the ultimate patient experience. The Orthodontic Registered Dental Assistant assists the dentist chairside during treatment procedures, performing all assisting duties permitted by law.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Assist the dentist at the chair while they are engaged in any treatment of patients
  • Must anticipate dentist's needs and be prepared for next steps
  • Ensure all OSHA, Dental Board, and company policies and procedures are properly followed
  • Maintain proper patient treatment records
  • Ability to take Blood Pressure
  • Give pre and post operative instructions - within the limits designated by the dentist
  • Provide oral hygiene instructions to the patient
  • Turn on all units, switches, and water before patient sits down
  • Stocks supplies in operatories, restrooms, lab, etc. as needed
  • Informs Floor Supervisor when supplies need to be re-ordered
  • Informs Floor Supervisor of broken or malfunctioning equipment
  • Performs all duties of a Sterilizer when deemed necessary
  • Ability to build good rapport with patients and staff
  • With the exception of bonding, etching, and appliance impressions, all orthodontic procedures permitted by law, including: placing, ligating or removing arch wires, fitting or removing bands, curing, taking diagnostic cast impressions, power chain, placing elastics or separators and changing ties

Requirements:
  • A minimum of a High School Diploma
  • Certification in the state you are applying as an RDA (CA, AZ, NV, TX)
  • Must have a current X-Ray License, or be willing to sign an agreement to obtain such license within six (6) months of employment
  • Must have a current CPR certification, or be willing to sign an agreement to obtain such certification within one (1) month of employment
  • Must have a current Coronal Polishing Certificate
  • At least one year experience preferred
  • Knowledge of OSHA and safety compliance
  • Working knowledge of dental equipment
   
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