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Dental Assistant

Dental Kidds
Full Time
Blaine, MN
$17 - $25 an hour
Posted 30+ days ago
Job description

If you are a Dental Assistant (DA) who is passionate about providing excellent service to our existing dental patients, we would love to hear from you today! Our growing dental practice is looking for a DA who has experience in assisting dentists and hygienists with general oral procedures. Our fun team cares about the people we work with, and we are looking for a DA who shares our commitment to providing the best dental patient care. If this sounds like you, reach out, and let’s connect today!

The Dental Assistant (DA) assists in the performance of quality, caring, clinical dentistry by aiding the doctor smoothly and unobtrusively during examinations and treatment. The DA performs clinical and technical procedures under the supervision of a licensed dentist as well as prepares the operatory and equipment, gets the patient ready, and maintains awareness of the comfort and safety needs of patients.

Compensation:

$17 - $25 hourly

Responsibilities:

  • Records treatment information on the patient's chart, including treatment rendered, the type of treatment planned, and the amount of chair time, doctor time, and assistant time needed for the next appointment
  • Assists the doctor by passing instruments, aspirating intra‑oral fluids, mixing materials and medicaments during examinations or treatment
  • Provides customer service support to patients by escorting them to and from the treatment room and prepping them for care by the doctor
  • Takes radiographs as directed by the doctor
  • Prepares all treatment rooms including, but not limited to, set-up, decontamination, sterilization of all instruments, cleaning, and restocking
  • Maintains cleanliness of the darkroom, lab, and sterilizing area
  • Maintains all chemical solutions, i.e., disinfectant soaks and sprays, sterilants, ultrasonic, and presoak
  • Reviews patient’s medical history, progress from the previous visit, if applicable, and the scheduled treatment plan with each patient
  • Takes impressions for diagnostic and opposing models
  • Ensures lights, units, nitrous equipment, and automatic processors are turned on prior to the first patient
  • Applies non‑aerosol and non‑caustic topical agents and fluoride
  • Removes post‑extraction and periodontal dressings
  • Helps administer nitrous oxide to patients as applicable
  • Cleans handpieces, vacuum traps, and sharp instruments
  • Places and removes rubber dams
  • Pours and trims study models
  • Monitors incoming and outgoing lab cases
  • Orders supplies
  • Maintains plaster trap and lab counter areas

Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of appointment coordinator procedures
  • Knowledge of English composition, grammar, spelling, and punctuation
  • Skilled in the use of standard office equipment including telephones, calculators, copiers, fax, computers, and computer software (MS Excel, Word, Practice Management software)
  • Ability to maintain composure and professionalism when exposed to stressful situations
  • Ability to engender trust from the doctors, co-workers, and patients
  • Maintain confidence with the patient regarding the abilities of doctor(s) and staff
  • Ability to work cooperatively with management, staff, and patients
  • Ability to prioritize, organize, and complete tasks in a timely and independent manner
  • Ability to accept constructive criticism
  • Ability to understand and follow written and verbal instructions
  • Ability to collect data, establish facts, draw valid conclusions, and maintain confidentiality
  • Ability to communicate and express thoughts and ideas competently
  • Ability to quickly grasp relevant concepts regarding duties and responsibilities
  • Ability to greet visitors professionally and courteously

Education / Experience:

  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Minimum of 2 years (s) of relevant experience in the dental profession

Special Requirements/Certifications/Licenses:

  • Valid X-ray certificate
  • CPR and first-aid certificate

Physical and Environmental Requirements:

  • May be required to lift up to 50 lbs. or to roll a 90-pound machine on wheels from one area to another
  • Hand-eye coordination and hand, arm, and finger mobility for detailed work with objects
  • May be required to physically assist/lift drowsy patients after anesthesia
  • Active movement throughout the day: sitting, walking, standing, squatting, bending, stooping, reaching, etc. (not a sedentary position)
  • Vision: close vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus
  • Hearing: able to satisfactorily communicate with patients, doctors, and other staff members to ensure that verbal communication is clearly understood, particularly during emergency situations
  • Finger dexterity is needed to access, enter, and retrieve data using a computer keyboard or operate equipment
  • May be required to administer CPR
  • Occasional exposure to toxic or caustic chemicals and radiation
  • Exposure to moderate noise levels
  • Exposure to hectic, fast-paced, high-anxiety environments
  • Additional or different duties may be assigned occasionally at the employer’s discretion

Wage depends on experience for this position.

  • 401(k)
  • Dental Insurance
  • Short-Term Disability insurance
  • Flexible spending account
  • Health insurance
  • Health savings account
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off

For more information about Dental Kidds Pediatric Dentistry, visit: https://dentalkidds.com/

About Company


Dental Kidds is a pediatric dental practice with clinics in Wisconsin and Minnesota. Our philosophy is to provide the highest standard of care and treat each child as if they were our own. Dental Kidds offers safe and gentle dental care in a kid-friendly environment. As pediatric dentists, we focus on preventive care to help each child develop a healthy smile that can last a lifetime! Our doctors and team provide individualized care appropriate to each child’s age and maturity level to start them off with the right dental care that will give them a lifetime of confidence and healthy habits.


Office locations:

  • Blaine, MN
  • Coon Rapids, MN
  • Hudson, WI
  • New Richmond, WI


To learn more about Dental Kidds, please visit our website at: https://dentalkidds.com.

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