Seeking an experienced DENTAL ASSISTANT who is interested in working in a vibrant community in the southern half of New Hampshire as part of a dynamic, experienced, and fun team of professionals in a supportive environment.
REPORTS TO: Lead Dental Assistant
The Dental Assistant will be responsible for general clinic administrative work and maintenance, as well as completing lab work under the direction of the dentist. The Dental Assistant’s primary responsibility is to prepare the examination rooms for appointments by sterilizing instruments and ensuring all necessary equipment is ready for the dentist. They also assist the dentist during their procedures by handing them instruments and anticipating their needs throughout the appointment. The Dental Assistant may also be responsible for greeting patients as they arrive, submitting billing details to the insurance company and scheduling the patient’s next appointment before they leave the clinic.
The employee is occasionally going to Walk, Climb, Reach, Balance, Stoop, Kneel, Crouch, or Crawl; the employee is frequently Standing; the employee is regularly Sitting; Use of their hands to fingers, handles, or feels items; Reaching with hands and arms; Talking or hearing.
Lifts Weight or Exerts Force
Lifts Weight or Exerts Force Work Environment
The employee is occasionally needing to lift Up to 25 pounds; the employee is frequently needing to lift Up to 10 pounds. In rare occasions there may be the need to lift and/or assist a patient in the operatory.
Specific vision abilities required by this job include Close vision; Distance vision; Peripheral vision; Depth perception; Ability to adjust focus.
The employee is occasionally exposed to Fumes or airborne particles; Toxic or caustic chemicals; Risk of electrical shock; Risk of radiation.
Education and Experience
Years of Experience: 2-5
Education: Vocational School
Talking to others to convey information effectively.
Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
Actively looking for ways to help people.
Adjusting actions in relation to others’ actions.
Being aware of others’ reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
Teaching others how to do something.
Persuading others to change their minds or behaviour.
Complex Problem Solving Skills
Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
Identifying measures or indicators of system performance and the actions needed to improve or correct performance, relative to the goals of the system.
Resource Management Skills
Managing one’s own time and the time of others.
Motivating, developing, and directing people as they work, identifying the best people for the job.
Obtaining and seeing to the appropriate use of equipment, facilities, and materials needed to do certain work.
Desktop Computer Skills
Using a computer application to manage large amounts of information, including creating and editing simple databases, inputting data, retrieving specific records, and creating reports to communicate the information.
Working with pictures in graphics programs or other applications, including creating simple graphics, manipulating the appearance, and inserting graphics into other programs.
Using a computer application to create, manipulate, edit, and show virtual slide presentations.
Using scroll bars, a mouse, and dialog boxes to work within the computer’s operating system. Being able to access and switch between applications and files of interest.
Navigating the Internet to find information, including the ability to open and configure standard browsers; use searches, hypertext references, and transfer protocols; and send and retrieve electronic mail (e-mail).
Using a computer application to enter, manipulate, and format text and numerical data; insert, delete, and manipulate cells, rows, and columns; and create and save worksheets, charts, and graphs.
Using a computer application to type text, insert pictures, format, edit, print, save, and retrieve word processing documents.
We provide competitive salaries and an attractive benefits package, including comprehensive health and dental insurance, PTO, CE reimbursements, paid holidays, and a profit-sharing 401K.
Job Type: Full-time
Pay: $15.00 – $23.00 per hour; Hourly Rate will be determined by experience
COVID-19 considerations: We are following all suggestions from the CDC and the New Hampshire Dental Association, and we have made the safety of our staff and patients our #1 priority.
The Monadnock region of southwestern New Hampshire is a great place to live, work, and play with easy access to cities, airports, mountains, and the ocean.
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