Provide and perform operatory and chairside assistance for all procedures allowed by Minnesota Statute for Licensed Dental Assistants.
Demonstrate good customer service and communication skills to provide excellent patient care.
Demonstrate competency in electronic dental records and other computer systems.
Maintain dental department areas in compliance with dental department directives and protocols as well as clinic policies and procedures relative to infection control, exposure control, and safety issues.
Perform appointment scheduling, charting, and equipment maintenance.
Need to have:
Completion of an accredited program as a Dental Assistant.
Possession of a valid license or eligible for licensure as a Dental Assistant by the Minnesota Board of Dentistry; must pass the Dental Assistant exam within six months after employment.
Nice to have:
As a licensed dental assistant.
In a clinic environment with practices that ensure the safety of all patients including pediatric, teen, adult and geriatric patients.
Using Dentrix to enter and retrieve EDR patient data quickly and efficiently.
Working with Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) security and privacy compliance.
Knowledge of age-related growth and development principles necessary to provide appropriate service.
Speak Spanish or Hmong fluently.
Lift and/or move up to 10 pounds.
Prepare, clean, and proper handling of dental equipment and instruments.
Follow proper Infection Control and Health & Safety procedures.
Adhere to Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).
Follow Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) security and privacy compliance.
Demonstrate respect and appreciation for the diversity of co-workers and clients regardless of race, age, gender, disability, values, lifestyle perspectives, or interests.
Effectively communicate with department staff, health care center staff, patients, interpreters, and the community while maintaining discretion and confidentiality.