Dental Office Assistant
- Southfield, MI
We help clients tackle their most complex business challenges. We provide rigorous analysis, seasoned insight and hands-on support, tailored to the individual needs of each client. Through a deeply collaborative relationship, we create sustainable value for organizations, ultimately helping them deliver products and services that improve clients’ lives. Job Purpose: 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.? Duties: * 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.? * 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 manage dental and medical emergencies by maintaining cpr certification, emergency drug and oxygen supply, and emergency telephone directory.? * Educates patients by giving oral hygiene, plaque control, and 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; troubleshooting malfunctions; calling for repairs; maintaining equipment inventories; evaluating new equipment and techniques.? * Maintains dental supplies inventory by checking stock to determine inventory level; anticipating needed supplies; placing and expediting orders for supplies; verifying receipt of supplies.? * Conserves dental resources by using equipment and supplies as needed to accomplish job results.? * Maintains professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; reviewing professional publications; establishing personal networks; participating in professional societies.? * Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed.? Skills/?Qualifications: Dental Health Maintenance, Use of Dental Technology, Infection Control, Patient Services, Creating a Safe, Effective Environment, Listening, Teamwork, Bedside Manner, Health Promotion and Maintenance, Use of Medical Technologies, Performing Diagnostic Procedures We invest deeply in every client engagement, applying our analytical, entrepreneurial, collaborative and results-oriented approach to help our clients improve their effectiveness and grow their business. Data and analysis are the foundation of our work; our methods are highly rigorous and quantitative. But it is the insight and judgment we bring, based on years of experience across a wide range of client issues, which transforms analysis into recommendations and a course of action.