Oral Surgeon Assistant

WESTERN DENTAL SERVICES Three Points, CA 2018-12-14
Requisition Number 18-3439
Title Oral Surgeon Assistant
City La Puente
State CA
Zip Code 91744
Description

Western Dental- Oral Surgeon Assistants perform their responsibilities as dental auxiliaries in accordance with the state Dental Practice Act. Experienced Oral Surgeon Assistants are responsible for maintaining excellent communication with our doctors and assisting them in all aspects of patient care. Our Oral Surgeon Assistants are trained to be experts in making our patients comfortable during treatment and providing our patients with an unparalleled customer experience. Experienced Oral Surgeon Assistants will receive additional training to learn new skills. In addition, Western Dental has programs to provide the training in order for Oral Surgeon Assistants who are new to the field to master the necessary dental skills and customer service skills to grow in our organization. Must have a current radiation safety certificate for the state in which they practice. Western Oral Surgeon Assistants take x-rays as directed by the Oral Surgeon. They are trained in dental x-ray and developing procedures as well as infection control procedures that pertain to their tasks. You will also become experts in making our patients comfortable during the x-ray process and providing an unparalleled patient experience.

Responsibilities:

  • Assist the Oral Surgeon at the chair while they are engaged in any treatment of patients.
  • Must anticipate dentist’s needs and be prepared for next steps.
  • Ensure all OSHA, Dental Board, and WDS policies and procedures are properly followed.
  • Maintain proper patient treatment records.
  • Ability to take Blood Pressure.
  • Give pre and post-operative instructions – within the limits designated by the Oral Surgeon.
  • Provide oral hygiene instructions to the patient
  • Turn on all units, switches, and water before patient sits down
  • Stocks supplies in oratories, restrooms, lab, etc. as needed
  • Informs Floor Supervisor when supplies need to be re-ordered
  • Informs Floor Supervisor of broken or malfunctioning equipment
  • Performs all duties of a Sterilizer when deemed necessary
  • Ability to build good rapport with patients and staff
Requirements
  • A minimum of a High School Diploma
  • Certified in the state you are applying as an RDA (CA, AZ, NV)
  • Must have a current X-Ray License
  • CPR and ACLS certificates required, OMSA or DAANCE preferred
  • Bilingual preferred (Spanish/ English)
  • Travelling required
  • Open availability
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