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Sterilization Technician/Dental Assistant

Bluegrass Dental

Location: Owensboro, KY 42301 (Northwest Side area)
Type: Full-Time, Non-Remote
Posted on: November 23, 2022
Sterilization Technician/Dental Assistant
Bluegrass Dental
Owensboro, KY 42301
$17 - $20 an hour - Full-time
Job details
$17 - $20 an hour
Job Type
• High school or equivalent (Preferred)
• Customer Service: 1 year (Preferred)
• Dental office experience: 1 year (Preferred)
Pulled from the full job description
401(k) matching
Flexible schedule
Paid time off
Full Job Description The Hygiene Assistant’s primary responsibility is to provide support and assistance to Doctors, Hygienists, and Dental Assistants in the clinical areas of the office. Help minimize unnecessary wait times in the hygiene bay while aiding in providing quality care to the patient.
Always greet patients with a smile and bring patients back into the clinical area for their appointments. Make a positive first impression by using the patient’s and parent’s names with a welcoming attitude, demeanor, and a smile. The general nature of the appointment should be explained to help set proper expectations for the appointment. Assist the Doctor, Hygienist, and Dental Assistant in preparing the patient’s chair with the needed supplies and instruments when needed. Clean the chairs and rooms following treatment to prepare for the next patient.
Assist in the flow of patients: bring the patient back for treatment, assist throughout the appointment, guide patients and parents to the front desk upon completion of their appointment, and assist in any other area needed to help others in guiding patients through the visit.
One of the primary goals of the Hygiene Assistant is to minimize unnecessary wait times. Ensure proper cleaning, sterilization, and maintenance of all operatory equipment, instruments, chairs, and work stations based on OSHA regulations.
Assist the Hygienist in charting dentition and entering clinical notes of the patient. Obtaining X-Rays: quality images can be taken on most patients, by comforting and encouraging hesitant patients. Clinical Assistants that are x-ray certified will obtain any necessary periapical, bitewing, and panoramic x-rays for the appointment. If you are unable to obtain the requested x-rays, seek assistance from another staff member or attempt the x-rays after the cleaning. The doctor may defer radiographs for six months. Maintain patient confidentiality through HIPAA.
Job Type: Full-time
Pay: $17.00 - $20.00 per hour
• 401(k) matching
• Flexible schedule
• Paid time off
• 8 hour shift
• Monday to Friday
• High school or equivalent (Preferred)
• Customer Service: 1 year (Preferred)
• Dental office experience: 1 year (Preferred)
Work Location: One location
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