Dental Assistant - Lead in Wentzville, MO at Compass Health

Date Posted: 8/9/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Compensation: $16.92/hour

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

 

Job Requirements

EDUCATION

High School/GED required

WORK EXPERIENCE

At least two (2) years experience in dental required

LICENSURE/CERTIFICATION

BLS certification preferred