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Lead Dental Assistant

Cambridge Dental Consulting Group

This is a Full-time position in Las Vegas, NV posted September 19, 2022.

BDG Dental Service’s focus is on YOU. BDG Dental Service’s delivers an individualized support and attention to each Lead Dental Assistant. At BDG Dental Service’s we give YOU an opportunity to become successful in your career.

We focus on Career Progression, Communication, Customer Service and leadership skills so you can serve your patients better with BDG Dental Service’s comprehensive “Life Time Dental Care” philosophy.

Benefits Include:

  • Sign-on Bonus after 90 days ($500)
  • Medical Insurance
  • Vision Insurance
  • Dental Benefits
  • 401 K
  • Paid Time
  • Off Holiday Pay
  • Strong Business Support Team
  • Continued Education
  • On-going Training
  • Company Event
  • Community Outreach
  • Career Progression Opportunities

Position Summary

Under supervision, this position assists the dentist or dental hygienist in the delivery of quality oral health care. Supports dental care delivery by preparing treatment room patient, instruments, and materials. Responsible for back office operations including dental assistants. Works closely with Director of Clinical Operations regarding back office operations.

Results and services of position may impact the short-term direction and/or operations of the dental office. Decisions made have an impact on compliance, resources, and service as well as may impact public image.

Supervision

This position has no supervisory responsibility; however, provides guidance to the Dental Assistants including delegation of duties, as appropriate.

Duties and Responsibilities

Always BDG Teammates will support compliance-related items by:

  • Following internal procedures and external regulations.
  • Bringing compliance issues to the attention of management.
  • Successfully completing regulatory training requirements periodically.
  • Working collaboratively in all facets of position to meet position requirements and support Company goals.

Always BDG Teammates will support the Company’s vision and role model the core values and behaviors by:

  • Cultivating a positive work environment.
  • Being efficient with time at work.
  • Communicating effectively with patients and visitors as well as BDG management and

Tasks Include:

  • Takes and develops dental x-rays.
  • Assists with opening and closing of dental back office, as scheduled. Follows all BDG standard operating procedures.
  • Asks about the patient’s medical history and takes blood pressure and pulse. Records information.
  • Cleaning Specifications: Practice a high standard of sanitation and tidiness in the treatment rooms. Strictly follow the cleaning specifications for all equipment. Prepares and sterilizes instruments and equipment.
  • Helps patients feel comfortable before, during and after dental treatment. Provides patients with instructions for follow-up oral care, follow-up appointments, etc.
  • Handle emergency situations by following established policies and procedures.
  • Participate in all daily huddles, team meetings, and training workshops.
  • Maintain and review patient charts (manually and electronically) accurately and up-to-date.
  • Enter data into the computer system as required. Assist in the updating of patient charts as needed. Notify Business Assistant, if treatments change before treatment begins.
  • Maintains inventory of back office supplies. Limits waste.
  • Maintains confidentiality of information.
  • Always Conform with all safety rules and use all appropriate safety equipment.

Minimum Qualifications (Industry, Work Experience and/or Education)

High School Diploma (HSD). Previous experience (at least 2 years) as a dental assistant required.

Computer Skills

  • Proficient in Microsoft Word and Excel. Experience in using dental practice management software preferred. Proficiency in online ordering platforms.
  • License, Registration, or Certifications
  • Unexpired State Driver’s License.
  • Certified Dental Assistant preferred.
  • CPR Certification.

Success Factors – Personal characteristics that contribute to an individual’s ability to excel on the job (not a guarantee).

  • Ability to read and comprehend advanced instructions, operating manuals, correspondence, and memos.
  • Should be patient-service driven. Position requires demonstrated poise, tact and diplomacy along with the ability to handle sensitive and confidential situations. Sometimes, patients are in extreme pain and/or mental stress, so the dental assistant must be sensitive to their emotions.
  • Should have a pleasant and personable demeanor.
  • Strong time management.
  • Requires an ability to work with equipment settings on a regular basis.
  • Excellent follow-through skills.
  • Strong attention to detail and well organized.
  • Must have excellent verbal communication skills.
  • Must be able to listen to patients, dentist and hygienists; and follow directions.
  • Is a self-starter and can work independently.
  • Dependable and reliable.
  • Maintain confidentiality of information.
  • Ability to delegate in a professional manner.
  • Ability to take dental x-rays.

Other

Regular attendance is required including varied hours. At times, individual must be able to work in a fast-paced environment with ability to handle and prioritize multiple, competing tasks and demands and to consult Supervisor when necessary. Overtime requires approval by Supervisor.

Schedules subject to change; and travel throughout the offices, including shifting schedules at last minute for business needs.

Physical Demands

The physical demands described are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear.

The employee regularly is required to stand, walk, sit, use hands/fingers; and reach with hands and arms. Employees must work in tight quarters on a small part of the body, passing precise tools and instruments. Often bending over in assisting the dentist or dental hygienist. Employee must be able to remain in work area for several hours at a time. The employee occasionally lifts and/or moves up to twenty (20) pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and ability to adjust focus. It also requires manual dexterity in combination of eye / hand coordination. Work environment is subject to many interruptions, varying and unpredictable situations and time pressures related to multiple tasks. Work is normally performed inside. Work is normally performed inside. There is exposure to blood, chemicals and cleaning supplies.

OSHA Category

Category I: Personnel who engage in activities normally with exposure to blood or bodily fluids.

Dental assistants wear safety glasses, surgical masks, protective clothing, and gloves to protect themselves and patients from infectious diseases. They also must follow safety procedures to minimize risks associated with x-ray machines.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by people assigned to this position. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified. Other functions may be assigned and management retains the right to add or change the duties at any time.

Advanced notice may not always be possible.