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Dental Assistant

Rock River Community Clinic, Inc

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We are looking for a professional with a friendly attitude and the ability to effectively and efficiently assist our dentists in providing high-quality dental care our patients. Rock River Community Clinic is a non-profit community health center that provides health care services through our dental clinic located in Fort Atkinson, and three medical clinics located in Whitewater, Watertown, and Jefferson. We work diligently to ensure all community members have access to health care and are the only location in our region that provides dental services to families enrolled in Medicaid and uninsured families who are 200% below the poverty line.

In this position, you will play a key role by performing various interpersonal and technical tasks.

Although state regulations vary, essential duties and responsibilities include:

  • Welcome and escort patient in a professional and friendly manner from reception area to and from the treatment areas.
  • Ensure treatment rooms are equipped and stocked with inventory
  • Take and record patient’s medical and dental histories and vital signs; blood pressure & pulse.
  • Ensure review and completion of documentation; accurate and current medical history, medical alerts, and signed consent forms.
  • Document/chart all dental procedures performed during each patient visit per Dentist’s instructions and legal requirements.
  • Recognize signs of a dental emergency and insure proper and timely response and notice to patient, staff, and emergency medical personnel when necessary.
  • Take and develop digital dental diagnostic x-rays.
  • Fabricate temporary crown restorations
  • Sterilize and disinfect instruments, set up instrument trays, prepare materials and assist Dentist during dental procedures.
  • Provide patients with instructions for oral care following surgery or other dental treatment procedures postoperative instructions as prescribed by Dentist.
  • Effectively provide dental education and information to patients to ensure patient awareness of dental health, and oral hygiene strategies to maintain oral health (e.g., tooth brushing, flossing and nutritional counseling).
  • Effectively present to patient the dental treatment plan and proposed plan created by the dentist for continuing treatments in professional and confidential manner.
  • Communicate with the patient treatment that will be performed and financial obligation before starting procedure.
  • Notify Office Manager of equipment trouble or general safety concerns.
  • Understand and follow HIPAA regulations and maintain confidentiality.
  • Understand and follow state and Federal OSHA laws, infection control, safety standards in the dental office and operatory, including wearing personal protective (PPE) barriers such as gloves, disposable gowns, and eye wear; disinfecting and sterilizing instruments and treatment areas; and disposing properly of contaminated or bio-hazardous waste/materials.
  • Expanded functions may include applying sealants, taking impressions, performing coronal polishing, applying topical anesthetic or applying topical fluoride, to name a few.

Qualifications – Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Excellent customer/patient service and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to read, write, speak and understand information and effectively present information one-on-one with patients.
  • Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out details written or verbally instructed.
  • Basic computer knowledge and experience with dental management software experience (preferred).
  • Ability to work in fast paced, patient-focused environment.
  • Detail oriented: Dental assistants must be aware of and follow state specific rules and protocols.
  • Interpersonal skills: Sometimes patients are in pain and/or mental stress. The Dental Assistant should be patient and sensitive to patient emotions.
  • Organizational skills: Dental Assistants should have excellent organizational skills; insure the dentist has the correct tools and supplies ready to treat patients.
  • Fluent in English (required) and Spanish (preferred)

Experience, Education, Licensure, Certification

  • Previous dental assisting experience preferred with a 1 year minimum.
  • Meet state requirements for Dental Assistant duties, continuing education or licensure; cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) certification

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $15.00 – $20.00 per hour

Benefits:

  • Employee discount
  • Paid time off

Schedule:

  • 8 hour shift
  • Day shift

COVID-19 considerations:
All customers & employees are required to wear a mask. Common surfaces are sanitized regularly throughout each day.

Covid-19 Vaccination required for employees.

Ability to commute/relocate:

  • Fort Atkinson, WI 53538: Reliably commute or planning to relocate before starting work (Preferred)

Experience:

  • Dental assisting: 1 year (Preferred)

Work Location: One location

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