Dental Assistant – Full-Time

Position Type: Dentistry

Specialty Unit: Dental Assistant

Location: Newark, NJ

Job Type: Full time Permanent

Office Hours: M-F 8:30AM – 5:00pm – No weekends

Our office is seeking a Dental Assistant, preferably with an X-Ray license. The Dental Assistant is responsible for assisting the Dentist in rendering patient care, maintaining inventory control in the operatories where treatment is rendered by the Provider, and maintaining a professional and clean public area appearance. If you are self-motivated, professional, and interested in working in a growing company, then this position is for you!

Major Duties

  • Assist the dentist in rendering patient care, maintaining inventory control in the operatories where treatment is rendered by the provider.
  • Seats and prepares the patients for treatment
  • Cleans operatory after treatment procedures
  • Readies tray set-ups for procedures
  • Exposes radiographs and mounts them appropriately
  • Records patient vital signs on new patients and recalls
  • Ensures consent for specialty services have required signatures and are placed in chart
  • Schedules patient’s next appointment there at the chair.
  • Logs off computer at the end of the day.
  • Responsible for matching lab receipts/invoices received and forwarding them to the Comptroller’s office; for matching lab bills to lab cases received and following established protocols; and for sending lab cases out promptly. Laboratory slips should be fully completed and entered into the logbook
  • Check all dental units and x-ray machines for proper working order

Benefits:

  • 401(k)
  • Dental insurance
  • Flexible schedule
  • Health insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Vision insurance

Scope and Effect

  • The Chairside Dental Assistant is instrumental in reducing stress levels for the Provider and the patient; reduction of these levels is directly related to the ability of the Chairside Dental Assistant to anticipate the needs of the Provider and the patient.

Qualifications

  • Dental assisting: 1 year (Preferred)
  • X-Ray Certification

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