Lead Dental Assistant
Future Smiles - Las Vegas, NV 89102 (Rancho Charleston area)
The Future Smiles Lead Dental/Office Assistant will work in a school-based health setting and are responsible for supporting dental care delivery by preparing treatment room, patient, instruments, and materials; passing instruments and materials; performing procedures in compliance with the dental practice act. This position is also responsible for handling organizational and clerical support tasks. This may include organizing files, scheduling appointments, writing copy, proofreading, receiving guests and more, depending on the company and its needs.
- Ensures all Future Smiles core values are implemented and applied.
- Helps with case management calls to patients and their families.
- Ensures that the Future Smiles dentist and dental hygienists clinical schedules are properly filled.
- Presents efficiency with working with Dentrix software program.
- Properly manages all dental insurance claims and information.
- Prepares treatment room for patient by adhering to prescribed procedures and protocols.
- Prepares patient for dental and dental hygiene treatment by welcoming, soothing, seating, and draping patient.
- Provides information to patients and other 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.
- Provides diagnostic information by exposing and developing radiographic studies; pouring, trimming, and polishing study casts.
- Maintains patient appearance and ability to masticate by fabricating temporary restorations; cleaning and polishing removable appliances.
- Helps dentist(s) and dental hygienist(s) manage dental and medical emergencies by maintaining CPR certification, emergency drug and oxygen supply, and emergency telephone directory.
- Educates patients by giving oral hygiene and plaque control instructions.
- Protects patients and employees by adhering to infection-control policies and protocols.
- Documents dental care services by charting in patient records.
- Maintains patient confidence and protects operations by keeping information confidential.
- Protects patients and employees by adhering to infection-control polices.
- Conserves dental resources by using equipment and supplies as needed to accomplish job results.
- Ensures operation of dental equipment by completing preventive maintenance requirements; following manufacturer’s instructions; troubleshooting malfunctions; calling for repairs; maintain equipment inventories; evaluating new equipment and techniques.
- Fields telephone calls, receives and assists visitors, uses word processing, creates spreadsheets and presentations, files, and faxes.
- Assists with all aspects of administrative management, human resources, directory maintenance, logistics, equipment inventory and storage.
- Manages inventory of assets and supplies, monitors critical level of stocks, sources for suppliers and submits invoice(s).
- Coordinates between departments and operating units in resolving day-to-day administrative and operational problems.
- Schedules and coordinates meetings, interviews, events and other similar activities
- Sends out and receiving mail and packages; document handling, sending faxes, and managing files
- Prepares business correspondence using Microsoft Office Suite.
- Prepares meeting minutes, meeting notes and internal support materials.
- Maintains safe and clean working environment by complying with procedures, rules, and regulations.
- Works with safety as a priority and follows safety standards.
- Represents Future Smiles with a positive attitude internally and externally.
- Maintains relevant knowledge of industry through continuing education and training.
- Performs any other job-related duties as assigned.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each job responsibility satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
- 18 years of age or above.
Education and/or Experience:
- Minimum 1 year of dental experience preferred. Certificate from a Dental Assisting Program required.
- X-Ray license and CPR Certification required.
- Minimum 1 year of office assistant experience preferred.
- Documentation of vaccinations to include TB test, Hep B or Titer and standard vaccinations preferred.
- Understanding of infection control and dental health promotion and maintenance.
- Demonstrated use of medical and dental technologies; performing diagnostic procedures; patience and beside manners.
- Ability to read, analyze, and interpret documents, such as policy and procedure manuals, maintenance instructions, and other related documents.
- Ability to respond to common inquiries from other employees or guests.
- Fluency in English required; Bilingual English/Spanish preferred.
- Ability to write detailed instructions and correspondence.
- Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and group situations.
- The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by the employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
- While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee is also regularly required to stand, walk, sit, and use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools or controls. The employee is regularly required to reach with hands and arms, and to sit, climb or balance, and stoop, stretch, bend, kneel, crouch, or crawl.
- Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. Essential responsibilities include moderate physical ability such as lift or maneuver at least thirty (30) pounds, and varied instances of standing/walking.
- The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that exists while employees are performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
- The noise level in the work environment is typically moderate. Must be able to interact with employees and patients in a professional manner.
- Employees must be able to work varying-schedules to reflect the business needs.
- Las Vegas, NV (Required)
- Certified Dental Assistant (Preferred)
- CPR (Preferred)
- X-ray (Preferred)
- Spanish (Preferred)