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Dental Assistant

Kool Smiles • Anderson, SC

Posted 5 days ago

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Job Description

Ready to change lives (including your own)? Dentist owned and operated since 2002, Kool Smiles is dedicated to creating a world of happy, healthy smiles. We believe every person deserves access to quality, affordable dental care -- and this mission drives everything we do. We are looking for a Dental Assistant ready to create memorable patient experiences. Kool Smiles is not your typical dentist office, so if you are ready to have fun and make a difference, keep reading!

Below are the basics of this role:

The Dental Assistant provides support to the office and is responsible for assisting the professional dental staff with treatment.

* Deliver quality and compassionate care to every patient
* Guide parents and patients through Kool Smiles process before treatment
* Educate patients in oral hygiene instruction and provide postoperative instructions
* Prepare patient for examination and treatment
* Take x-rays and save to patient charts
* Responsible for the operational readiness of the hygiene bay and operatory rooms
* Prepare tray set-ups for dental procedures
* Mix amalgam, cement, pulp paste and prepare impression materials
* Sterilize and disinfect instruments and equipment
* Clean chairs and rooms
* Assist professional dental staff with treatment:
* Document patient information, treatment plans, and procedures in patient chart
* Assist with suctioning, holding retractors and suture cutting during surgical procedures
* Pour, trim and polish impression casts
* Fabricate custom impression trays
* Responsible for adhering to all government regulations and company standards

Ready to do more than the basics and be super awesome?

* Have fun and make sure our patients are having fun too
* Provide memorable patient experiences by showing compassion for our patients and parents
* Get out into your community -- participate in local events including school screenings, presentations and any opportunity to promote a positive image of Kool Smiles
* Look around and do more than you are asked to do by assisting with other office duties as needed
* Participate in morning huddles (hey, even ask to run one!), let your peers know how much you appreciate them, highlight great examples of customer focus, collaboration etc
* Integrity, always do the right thing!
* Love working with kids (they make up 70% or more of our patient base)

Education, Training and/or Experience
Graduation from a senior high school or GED equivalent.
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Personal Characteristics
* High focus on customer service and satisfaction
* Must love working with children
* Compassion and high level of service for our patients, parents and staff
* Integrity, always doing the right thing
* Dependable, reliable to be at work when scheduled
* Attention to detail
* Able to organize work, engage in a variety of tasks simultaneously and consistently meet deadlines
* Professional manner and appearance at all times
* Computer skills: Computer literate

Certifications, Licenses, Registrations
X-ray certification, certified dental assistant credentials may be required for specific positions.

Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Protected Veterans/Disabled
Job ID: 5000358584906
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