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Dental Assistant - Lead Job

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Up to $16.92 per hour

Location
Union, MO

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DEPARTMENT:
Dental
REPORTS TO:
Dental Services Supervisor
POSITION PURPOSE
The Dental Assistant - Lead will assist the dentist, hygienist, and other assistants in the care and treatment of patients, and provides training and clinical oversight of the dental assistants to maximize office productivity.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS - JOB SPECIFIC
Outreach
* Educate/Promote oral health through presentations in local schools, civic organizations, community programs and various others entities
* Promote and implement the Preventive Services Program(PSP) in local schools
Clinical
* Review of health history
* Dental charting
* Take dental radiographs
* Perform infection control and sterilization procedures
* Educate patients about appropriate oral hygiene strategies to maintain oral health; (tooth brushing, flossing and nutritional counseling)
* Counsel patients about nutrition and its impact on oral health
* Assist dentist with the following aspects of dentistry: oral surgery, restorative, prosthodontics, endodontics, and preventive
* Other duties as assigned
Clinical Lead & Management
* Assist in recruitment and selection of new Dental Assistants
* Orient and train Dental Assistants
* Disseminate information regarding policies and procedures to Dental Assistants
* Supervise and evaluate performance of staff
* Work with staff to maximize program performance and productivity
* Monitor supply of dental stock, dental supplies, and laboratory needs and order supplies when necessary
* Understand the exposure protocol and instruct assistants on the protocol in the event of an exposure incident
* Assist with front desk duties, as needed
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS - COMPANY WIDE
* Regularly attends work except for approved absences
* Attends all training as required
* Maintain professional, champion behavior
* Provides quality customer service
* Provides services with a commitment to service excellence
* Works in a way that exhibits a commitment to personal excellence
* Team oriented and values diversity
SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITY
* Oversee day-to-day operations and tasks of supervisees
* Complete performance development/AIM process
* Time card management - manages time sheets
* Ensures progress and development is made toward departmental strategic plan goals
WORKING CONDITIONS & EXPOSURE RISK
* Regular exposure to blood and/or body fluids
* Regular exposure to radiation sources
* Regular exposure to fumes and/or gases
* Regular exposure to biohazard waste materials
EDUCATION
High School/GED required
WORK EXPERIENCE
At least two (2) years experience in dental required
LICENSURE/CERTIFICATION
BLS certification preferred
Job Criteria:
Start Date:
Position Type: Full-Time Permanent
Years of Experience Required:
Education Required:
Overnight Travel:
Vacation Time:

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