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Job Summary

Assists Oral Surgeon and General Dentist during oral surgical procedures to ensure the highest quality of care is provided. Assists with clinical and technical procedures under the direct supervision of a licensed surgeon or dentist. Must communicate clearly and calmly the treatment needs to parent and patient utilizing prescribed treatment plan. Must be able to recognize and identify prior authorization requirements, along with ensuring parents have signed treatment, sedation, and understanding consent forms before any treatment is rendered. Ensures health history is current and updated. Prepare operatory, instruments and equipment for treatment. Seat, drape, and prepare patient for surgical procedures.. Maintains awareness of comfort and safety needs of patients. Provide clear and concise documentation of all treatment rendered using electronic and paper dental records. Provide clear post-op instructions to parent, patient, or escort. Perform general housekeeping, and stock levels as needed. The goal is to serve and provide superior support to dentists and to be an example of respect and caring for our customers and office personnel.

Job Duties

  • Communicates with the patients and parents effectively.

  • Prepares all treatment rooms in advance for each patient.

  • Changes all chemical solutions, i.e., disinfectant soaks and sprays, sterilants, ultrasonic, presoak.

  • Handles hazardous chemicals in a safe manner.

  • Restocks all treatment rooms and other clinical support areas.

  • Seats patients in designated treatment rooms in a timely fashion.

  • Reviews medical history, progress from the previous visit, if applicable, and the scheduled treatment plan with each patient.

  • Informs the doctor when patient is ready.

  • Takes x-rays prescribed by provider.

  • Assists the doctor in all oral surgery procedures by passing instruments, aspirating intra-oral fluids, mixing materials.

  • anticipates provider and patient needs.

  • Records treatment rendered in the patient's chart and charges out all procedures.

  • Instructs patients in oral hygiene and plaque control programs.

  • Provides postoperative instructions prescribed by dentist.

  • Escorts patient to the business area for follow-up and re-scheduling.

  • Ensure the highest level of infection control is adhered to

  • Decontaminate all treatment rooms after each appointment.

  • Sterilizes instruments and equipment after each patient appointment.

  • Maintains cleanliness of treatment rooms, dark room, lab and sterilization area.

  • Ensures proper clinical supply levels.

  • Can accept constructive criticism. Is proficient in using conflict resolution and problem-solving techniques in managing interpersonal conflict and patient complaints.

  • Is organized, motivated, committed and self-directed.

  • Demonstrates ability to use assigned computer software and other equipment.

  • Completes annual education and/or licensing requirements if applicable.

  • Maintains dependable job attendance.

  • Complies with all AXPM policies, procedures, rules and regulations.

  • Complies with all OSHA policies, procedures, rules, and regulations.

  • Adheres to all safety and infection control rules.

  • Uses appropriate safety equipment.

  • Complies with HIPAA and maintains confidential information.

  • Reports ethics and compliance violations to Human Resources.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Physical Requirements:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee may be regularly required to do the following.

    • Occasionally lift up to 25 pounds and/or move, push/pull objects up to 50 pounds.

    • Perform detailed work, using arms, hands and fingers to manipulate the required office equipment.

    • Sit for long periods.

    • Use repetitive motion of the hands and arms.

    • Use good eye hand coordination and manual dexterity.

    • Use close vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.

Work Environment:

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to toxic or caustic chemicals and risk of radiation. The noise level is usually moderate. Since everyone within the practice works on a time schedule governed by patients appointments, the work and general environment can become somewhat hectic at times. Therefore, it is essential that the employee is able to, both physically and emotionally, effectively handle the normal anxieties associated with the job. Periodic travel to various locations may be required.


  • Licensed as a Registered Dental Assistant or a Certified Dental Assistant in state working

  • CPR Required.

  • Trained by an Accredited Dental Assistant School preferred

  • 3+ years Assisting in Oral Surgery a plus. - Free Classified Ads in US on Craigslist