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Dental Assistant

Evara Health Tarpon Springs, FL

  • Posted: over a month ago
  • Full-Time
Job Description
 
 

SIGN-ON BONUS to all newly hired Dental Assistants! 

 

Evara Health strives to not only be the healthcare provider of choice, but also the employer of choice, one that offers you the opportunity to excel in your career and be a difference maker in the lives of the patients we serve.   From competitive salaries and paid time off, to retirement plans and insurance, we make every effort to take care of our employees who contribute to the success or our company.  Some of the many benefits offered include:

  • Medical, Dental & Vision Insurance
  • Short & Long Term Disability
  • Life Insurance
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Paid Time Off/Holiday Pay
  • HSA/FSA
  • Wellness Program
  • Tuition Assistance
  • Career development/Growth opportunities
  • 403-B with Company Contribution

 

COVID-19 considerations: COVID-19 vaccine is required. Masks are required during all patient interactions.

Position Location: Pinellas County

Reports to: Dental Program Manager

 

Job Summary: Under general supervision, provides a range of clinical, administrative, and staff support to a full-range dental services operation. Assists in the performance of dental procedures; prepares and maintains dental equipment and supplies in accordance with established  protocol, policy & procedures, and standards, and assists in the coordination of day-to-day patient administration, records management, and office support activities.


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Duties may include but are not limited to:  

  • Responsible for knowing and following all dental policies and procedures, including documenting all patient interactions into EHR timely
  • Provides chair side assistance to dentist, residents, and students in the performance of dental procedures, to include operative, preventive, periodontal, endodontic, prosthetic, and/or oral surgical procedures
  • Mix cements, pour models, prepare bleaching trays/mouth guards, and other lab work as needed
  • Work with faculty and staff to insure the delivery of aseptic dental care to patients
  • Able to take proper radiographs in a timely manner, while following safety guidelines
  • Instruct patients in oral hygiene in a manner appropriate to various age levels
  • Prepares, sterilizes, organizes, and sets up dental equipment, ensures that all dental instruments are cleaned, dated, and processed according to established clinic guidelines and standards
  • Assist in organizing and controlling the use of clinical supplies
  • Greet and prepare patients for treatment
  • Establish rapport with patient in order to relieve anxiety
  • Obtain overview of patient’s awareness of physical ailment and/or condition(s) and record information in chart
  • Take and record blood pressure and sugar levels
  • Maintain daily records and patient charts
  • Provides patient with written material and verbal instructions at exams, treatment, and prevention
  • Collect patient data pertaining to clinical research
  • Perform expanded functions as assigned including but not limited to: fabrication of temporary crowns and bridges intra-orally, applying sealants, taking impressions, applying topical fluoride, coronal polishing of teeth, polishing restorations, placing temporary restorations, placing and removing rubber dam.
  • Effectively uses ADP to manage daily hours, while practicing punctuality and dependability
  • Able to complete daily, weekly and monthly tasks and sign off on them without being asked to do so by a supervisor
  • Able to set up procedures with all basic, necessary supplies/instruments and has patient ready for treatment using the proper PPE
  • Makes sure that patient forms are completed accurately, makes sure that consent forms are explained to and signed by the patient prior to treatment, and provides written and verbal post-op instructions prior to treatment
  • Practices safety in the treatment room by placing proper barriers on necessary surfaces at all times
  • Demonstrates use of proper PPE at all times in the dental clinic
  • Demonstrates proper handling of sharps/biohazard materials
  • Demonstrates proper asepsis techniques by preparing, sterilizing, organizing and setting up dental equipment, ensuring that all dental instruments are sterilized, dated and processed according to established clinic guidelines and standards
  • Able to present treatment plans and explain treatments to patients, parents, and/or guardians
  • Able to efficiently navigate and accurately enter data into an EHR
  • Takes vital signs when necessary and charts in EHR
  • Able to manage patient care by submitting and tracking patient pre-authorizations and referrals
  • Able to schedule and coordinate appointments according to patient’s treatment plan
  • Able to provide good customer service to the patient, and maintain a polite and accommodating composure
  • Effectively documents medical conditions, medications, special needs and places alerts when necessary
  • Maintains ongoing readiness for AAAHC, and meets quality standards within AAAHC
  • Follows all HIPAA and Compliance Program guidelines
  • Participates in monthly inventory process and works to conserve dental materials and supplies
  • Able to take an adequate dental impression with minimal waste of material
  • Able to take proper radiographs in a timely manner while following safety guidelines
  • Interacts positively and politely with care team members and supervisors
  • Maintains a clean/non-cluttered operatory, dental assistant office, lab and sterilization area
  • Additional job duties as required
  • May be required to work multiple locations

 

Education and Experience: 

  • Graduate of an approved Dental Assistant Program
  • Required: Novice to six (6) months
  • Preferred: One (1) or more years of experience as Dental Assistant

 

Evara Health is committed to the principle of Equal Employment Opportunity for all employees, and to providing employees with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, disability or protected veteran status or any status protected by the law. 


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Tarpon Springs, FL
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