Dental Assistant Full-Time
Practice Description: We are a small, private dental practice serving the Redmond area for 40 years. Employees enjoy a friendly cooperative team environment. Candidates are eligible for benefits including healthcare, dental care, 401(K), and PTO. Our typical hours are Tuesdays from 7:45-5:15 and Wednesdays through Fridays from 6:45-4:15.
We plan to merge our practice with another clinic around Mar/Apr, which will entail relocating our office. Our new location will offer larger operatories, newer equipment, cloud-based EMR, and the option for our hygienist to add a 5th workday as desired (not to exceed 40 hours a week).
Job Description: The dental assistant position is essential to any dental practice. This position is exciting, demanding, detail-oriented, and fast-paced. We hope always to continue to develop our respective skill sets and progress toward mastery in all areas of the dental field. As such, you are encouraged to ask questions and communicate whenever you need assistance, guidance, or support. We look forward to the opportunity to potentially further your development as a dental assistant and as an integrated member of our team here at Wellness Centered Dentistry.
Some of the primary dental assisting duties include:
ensuring proper teardown, sanitization, and setup of operatories before and after procedures,
administering pre-op and post-op instructions and patient education,
checking for health history and clinical records updates (e.g., current x-ray on file),
and while chairside, aiding the dentist in complying with clinical requirements for HIPPA/WISHA, insurance claims, and patient requests (e.g., latex sensitivity, N2O2 administration, etc.).
Additional duties include lab work, stocking of clinical supplies, sterilization, laundering labcoats and patient towels, maintaining accurate communication with laboratories and clinical vendors as needed, feeding the fish daily, taking out the trash as needed, maintaining tidy lab and sterilization centers, routine equipment maintenance, and supporting the administrative team as the clinical schedule permits (e.g., answering phones, scheduling, etc.).
Pay Range: $27.00 to $38.00
Bonus: Yes, a one-time signing bonus after successful completion of the probationary period, $1000
401K: Yes, 4%.
Medical: Yes, Kaiser Permanente
Vision: Yes, Kaiser Permanente
Dental Insurance: No, employee discounts are offered.
Paid Time Off: Vacation Pay, Holiday Pay, 1 hour per 40 for PTO accrual for the first year of employment, additional benefits added with seniority. Whenever possible, we make our best effort to take our vacations simultaneously to minimize the impact to the team during regular working days. PTO is accrued 1 hour per 40 worked, or one standard week accrued (34 hours) after your first year of employment, whichever is greater, with no annual roll-overs. Your annual allotted additional paid vacation time increases based on your tenure in our office. Total PTO & vacation days are allotted as follows: one week (4 days) of PTO after one year of full-time employment, 2 weeks after two years, 3 weeks after five years, 4 weeks after 10 years, 5 weeks after 15, 6 after 20.
Other Benefits: Profit-Sharing Plan & true 401(k) - not IRA
Number of Dentists: 1
Number of Registered Dental Hygienists: 1
Number of Assistants: 1
Number of Front Office Staff: 3
Number of Sterilization Techs: 0
Work Schedule: Tuesday 7:45-5:15, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday 6:45-4:15 Morning huddle & opening duties for first 15 minutes. 1-hour lunch daily. End of the day, 15 minutes were allotted to tear down & clean up. One column of patients - almost no overlapped appointments. Staff meetings are held weekly Thursday afternoons.
Years Experience Required: 3
Required Skills: can take FMX in 10 minutes
pour up models
fashion bleach trays
OHI & bleaching instructions to the patient
fashion temporaries for inlays, crowns & bridge
ensuring proper teardown, sanitization, and setup of operatories
administer pre-op and post-op instructions
maintain clinical records, lab logs, supply management
While chairside, aiding the dentist in complying with clinical requirements for HIPPA/WISHA, insurance claims, and patient requests (e.g., latex sensitivity, N2O2 administration, etc.
Other Requirements: flexible hours ideal - interested in cutting back hours & restructuring for 3 longer days and alternating half days on Fridays in approx. 6 months
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