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Orthodontic Clinical Assistant

Company: Jolleytime Orthodontics
Location: Corpus Christi
Posted on: May 21, 2020

Job Description:

Orthodontic Clinical Assistant Job Description Title Orthodontic Clinical Assistant Reports to Doctor/Clinical Supervisor Job Summary Responsible for assisting the orthodontist in the delivery of patient care and support duties. Areas of responsibility may include but are not limited to: Clinical Assisting Delivery of Patient Care Take and input X-rays Take and upload EOP and IOP photos Treatment Documentation Sterilization Procedures Patient Education and Motivation Practice Promotion Laboratory Duties Miscellaneous Duties Summary of Essential Job Functions Clinical Duties Prepare and maintain dental instruments, supplies and equipment Greet and seat patients Evaluate patient oral hygiene and cooperation Collect and record patient health histories Take dental x-rays Take, scan and print images/photographs Digital iTero scanning Prepare teeth for bonding Assist doctor with bonding Place and remove separators Fit bands Initial seating of appliances Assist cementing bands and banded appliances Check for loose bands and brackets every appointment Remove, size and place archwires Remove bands and brackets Remove banding cement Remove bonding adhesive with hand instrument Chart procedures Prepare and maintain dental instruments, supplies and equipment Dental Infection Control Follow the dental office infection control plan to meet OSHA, CDC and local standards Clean, sterilization/disinfection, and re-circulate instruments Disinfect treatment area and units Patient Management Deliver patient personal oral care, appliance and elastic instructions Encourage, educate and motivate patients to follow doctor's recommendations Educate parents and patients on treatment progress Practice Promotion Implement approaches to attract a constant flow of new patients and to maximize referrals Maintain good relationships with referring dentists and other professionals in the community Support friends and family of current patients who could benefit from orthodontics to make an exam appointment Laboratory Procedures 3D printing & appliance tracking Fabricate clear retainers and bleaching trays Miscellaneous Procedures Equipment/instrumentation management Preparation of oral hygiene/deband kits, brackets, etc. Organization, cleaning, and stocking drawers/cabinets and work areas Maintenance of sterilization area, solutions and equipment OSHA management Study model and chart management Indirect bonding preparation and other laboratory duties Organize progress reviews for all patients every six months. Coordinate, publicize, and follow through on patient contests. Develop and distribute a questionnaire to be given to all patients and parents after six months into treatment and at the end of treatment. Organize the gift given to patients on their deband date. At the doctor's request, send patient records for consultation with oral surgeon or other specialists. Arrange appointments with any specialists needed. Send extraction/disking requests as well as requests for panos, etc. Oversee the transfer of records for patients transferring to other offices. Monitor and track emergency appointments. Be certain cooperation letters, deband letters, etc. are posted and sent when appropriate. Be responsible for the cleanliness of the clinical area. Be an active participant in staff meeting and committee meetings. Perform other tasks as assigned by the doctor. Work cohesively with fellow team members to provide and atmosphere of trust, mutual respect, and cooperation. Miscellaneous Procedures Inventory Management Minimum requirements X-ray certification State licensure (if applicable) COA from the Dental Assisting National Board CPR certificate Abilities required Clinical: Proficiency in all clinical skills. Interpersonal: Good interpersonal skills to maintain smooth running team environment throughout theoffice Verbal Skills: Effective verbal skills to communicate to Doctor, referring dentists, parents, and patients. Computer Skills: Proficiency in electronic treatment card and Microsoft Word. Computer entry. Patient tracking. Imaging. Graphics. Problem Solving: Effective conflict resolution, problem identification, problem resolution, and decision-making skills. Physical Requirements: Must be able to lift up to 40 pounds Must be able to hear staff on the phone and those who are served in- person, and speak clearly in order to communicate information to clients and staff Must have normal vision or use of glasses/corrective lenses to bring vision to normal Must have high manual dexterity Must be able to reach above the shoulder level to reach, must be able to bend, squat and sit, stand, stoop, reach, kneeling, twist/turn Disclaimer The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. All personnel may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed. Employment Type: Full Time Years Experience: 1 - 3 years Bonus/Commission: No

Keywords: Jolleytime Orthodontics, Corpus Christi , Orthodontic Clinical Assistant, Healthcare , Corpus Christi, Texas

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