Dental Assistant

Location: Greater Minneapolis-St. Paul Area, Minnesota
Date Posted: 07-30-2018
We are seeking a driven dental assistant for a client of ours, an Endodontic clinic located in the Twin Cities metro area! The dental assistant will be directly involved in all aspects of the patient treatment. Four handed dentistry is practiced and the assistant is expected to be able to anticipate the doctor’s needs for equipment and instruments. One assistant generally works with the same patient from start to finish as a “care-giver” and must be able to facilitate the most anxious of patients, from bringing the patient in and taking images, to cleaning the room and sterilizing instruments after the procedures. We're looking for someone with previous dental assisting experience!

Requirements: 
- The assistant must be able to communicate with the patients regarding the procedures, financial arrangements and answer any concerns and questions.
- Taking x-rays, sterilization of the treatment rooms and instruments used and treatment charting are also requirements of the position.
- Be able to work in this position for a minimum of 8 hours a day.
Physical Requirements: 
- Hand/eye coordination, good arm/shoulder mobility, be able to lift 10-20lbs, and quick on your feet
- Be able to assist disable patients in and out of the dental chair, as well as able to twist and bend at the waist while sitting in the assistant's stool. 
- Have good hearing to assist the doctor, be able to tolerate different smells, have strong cognition and patience to be able to communicate well with a variety of diverse patients from various cultural backgrounds

Duties Include: 
- Setting up the lab for sterilization, preparing trays for the daily treatments
- Have basic knowledge of files
- Daily opening of treatment rooms as well as cleaning at the end of the day
- Maintaining a clean workspace and general office area
- Weekly cleaning of suctions and traps, cleaning the autoclave, and various spore tests.

If this sounds like the job for you, please email your resume to mandy@kpcompanies.com, or give me a call at (952) 525-2258! Looking forward to hearing from you.

 
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