Lakemont Family Dentistry Dental Assistant Bellevue, WA · Part time

We are looking for a part-time dental assistant to join our amazing and growing office in the Lakemont area of Bellevue. Wednesday through Friday availability, but we are open for discussion! Full-time availability is a possibility in the future.

Description

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:

Responsible for assisting the dentist in the clinical treatment of patients.


SPECIFIC DUTIES:

Patient Management


  • Greet patients when they sign in and monitor arrival time
  • Set up treatment rooms for procedures
  • Escort patients to treatment rooms
  • Seat patients in treatment rooms
  • Show care and concern and help patients feel comfortable
  • Obtain and review health histories according to office protocol
  • Ensure patients are given prompt and thoughtful attention
  • Anticipate and assist dentist’s needs
  • Perform expanded functions and other tasks as assigned by the dentist
  • Mix dental materials
  • Ensure patients’ questions are answered thoroughly before they leave
  • Chart patients and record date, service rendered, and any charge
  • Escort patients from the treatment room
  • Ensure proper treatment notes are recorded in patient’s chart
  • Perform clinical procedures as practice act allows and as directed by dentist
  • Give patient instruction and demonstrate when necessary
  • Monitor patient flow


Treatment Room Management and Sterilization

  • Keep dental units ready, stocked, and clean
  • Oversee cleanliness of the treatment room according to sterilization standards and procedures
  • Disinfect treatment rooms according to OSHA regulations
  • Sterilize all instruments and handpieces according to OSHA regulations
  • Keep trays, instruments, and treatment room drawers organized
  • Ensure that office sterilization procedures document is on display
  • Promptly send out and monitor all dental laboratory cases
  • Implement the preventative maintenance/cleaning schedule for dental equipment
  • Maintain dental office emergency kits and nitrous tanks
  • Follow laboratory procedures according to office protocol


Records Management

  • Securely store and handle patient records in compliance with state and federal requirements, including the HIPAA privacy and security regulations
  • Accurately file patient information
  • Arrange patient charts and radiographs for next day’s appointment
  • Track cases and referrals to and from other doctors
  • Assist in the administration of the recall system


Inventory Management

  • Monitor inventory and order dental office supplies as needed
  • Ensure that treatment rooms are stocked at all times


Office Preparation

  • Help in other areas of the office when necessary (i.e., answering phones, unpacking supplies, completing insurance forms, moving former patient records, etc.)
  • Be an active participant in team meetings
  • Promote team concept by interacting with others in the office

Salary

$24 - $30 per hour