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Dental Assistant

  • ADVANTAGE DENTAL
  • $42,470.00 - 54,420.00 / Year *
  • Newport, OR 97365
  • Full-Time
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The Opportunity

At Advantage Dental, we are constantly looking for talented individuals who can deliver the mission driven service our company requires. We are one of the largest Dental Care Organizations in Oregon with over 50 clinics throughout the state. We are headquartered in beautiful Redmond, Oregon in the heart of Central Oregon.

If you are highly self-motivated, professional, and capable of managing your work load and prioritizing tasks in a fast-paced clinic environment, we have an excellent opportunity for you to join a growing company with competitive compensation and benefits.

Our Mission

Join us in our mission to provide dental leadership, service and access to care in our communities in a sustainable, entrepreneurial and professional manner.

We are an equal opportunity employer and do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, national origin, religion, age, disability or veteran status in admission or access to, or treatment or employment in, its programs and activity.

Job Responsibilities: Summary
Dental Assistant supports dental care delivery by preparing treatment room, patient, instruments, and materials; passing instruments and materials; performing procedures in compliance with the dental practice act. The dental assistant may also mix filling compounds, take impressions of teeth, and provide patients with postoperative instructions. This particular position will assist a provider with complex oral surgery cases.

Essential Functions
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Regular attendance is an essential function of this position.

Prepares treatment room for patient by following prescribed procedures and protocols.
Prepares patient for dental treatment by welcoming, comforting, seating, and draping patient.
Provides information to patients and employees by answering questions and requests.
Provides instrumentation by sterilizing and delivering instruments to treatment area; positioning instruments for dentist's access; suctioning; passing instruments.
Provides materials by selecting, mixing, and placing materials on instruments and in the patient's mouth.
Helps dentist manage dental and medical emergencies by maintaining CPR certification.
Educates patients by giving oral hygiene, plaque control, explaining recommended treatment service and providing postoperative instructions.
Documents dental care services by charting in patient records.
Maintains patient confidence and protects operations by keeping information confidential.
Maintains safe and clean working environment by complying with procedures, rules, and regulations.
Protects patients and employees by adhering to infection-control policies and protocols.
Ensures operation of dental equipment by completing preventive maintenance requirements; following manufacturer's instructions.
Maintains dental supplies inventory by checking stock to determine inventory level; anticipating needed supplies; placing orders for supplies, and verifying receipt as assigned.
Eliminates waste and conserves dental resources by using equipment and supplies as needed to accomplish job results.
Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed. Job Qualifications:Required Education and Experience

1. High school diploma.

2. Completion of a state board dental assistant training program or the equivalent.

Preferred Education and Experience

1. One year of related experience.

2. Oregon X-ray certification.

3. Oregon sealant certification.

4. Denture soft reline certification.

5. EFDA certification.

6. Dentrix software experience or similar.
Other Job Information (if applicable):Benefits
Advantage offers an excellent benefits package including Medical, Dental and Vision insurance, a Flexible Spending Account plan, Short and Long term Disability, Life and Voluntary Life insurance, Paid Time Off and 401(k).

AAP/EEO Statement
Advantage Dental Support Group is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, national origin, religion, age, disability or veteran status in admission or access to, or treatment or employment in, its programs and activities. Individuals who may have inquiries regarding Advantage Dental Support Group's policies and procedures regarding EEO and Affirmative Action should contact the Human Resources Department at 866-###-####.

Other Duties
Please note the job duties, elements, responsibilities, skills, functions, experience, educational factors and requirements and conditions listed in this job description are representative only and not exhaustive of the tasks that an employee may be required to perform. Advantage Dental Support Group reserves the right to revise this job description at any time.

EOE

Advantage Dental is an equal opportunity employer (Minorities/Females/Disabled/Veterans). We recruit, employ, train, compensate, and promote without regard to race, religion, creed, color, national origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, veteran status, or any other basis protected by applicable federal, state or local law.
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* The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.