Employment Opportunities
Athens, GA
910 US Highway 29 North, Athens, GA 30601

Orthodontic Assistant

Your Next Career Awaits! Become part of the family at our community-based practice! As a valuable member of our team, you’ll work to improve your patients’ oral health. You can make a difference in people’s lives by making them feel welcome & helping them to regain their smile & their confidence. We think of ourselves as a home rather than an office & believe in a sense of community. If you have a strong work ethic & are a good fit for our practice, we look forward to meeting you! Learn more today about getting started in an impactful & rewarding role at Smith Dental Care.

Smith Dental Care is hiring an Orthodontic Assistant at our Athens location. We are a dental practice with soon-to-be 6 clinical office locations, open 7 days a week. Our full-time employees enjoy a schedule of 3 days per week, 12-hour shifts with 4 days off. One weekend day required.

Smith Dental Care is a company that prides itself on excellent customer service. Our goal is to make our patients feel cared for & welcome. We can teach job skills, so we look for candidates who are supportive, passionate, & always willing to learn. It truly takes a team & as we build each other up, we build up our patients, creating more trust & a positive environment. Though we have many offices we are all one team, growing like wildfire, & love to support one another. If you would like to grow in a career at Smith Dental Care, we encourage you to apply!

Duties you will learn to do:

  • Sterilizing dental instruments & equipment for each patient
  • Organizing & laying out instruments for dentist’s use
  • Handing instruments & other materials to dentist during procedures
  • Taking x-rays of patients’ teeth
  • Taking impressions of patients’ teeth for casts
  • Using suction & swabs to keep patients’ mouths clear & dry during procedures
  • Applying topical anesthetic to patients’ mouths
  • Make temporary crowns
  • Obtaining patients’ dental records
  • Questioning patients about their medical history & recording information for dentist’s reference
  • Making patients feel comfortable before, during & after dental treatment
  • Scheduling appointments, maintaining records, sending bills, answering phones, ordering supplies & other office tasks

Qualifications:

  • Strong organizational skills
  • Motivated, team player
  • Excellent communication
  • Self-starter
  • Willing to learn
  • Punctual
  • Previous dental experience required

Benefits:

  • Medical
  • Vision
  • Dental
  • Voluntary Short-Term Disability, Hospital, Cancer & Life Insurance plans
  • 401(k) with employer match
  • Paid time off

*Compensation based on experience*

Job Type: Full-time 3 days 12-hour shifts

Pay: $12.60 – $23.00 per hour

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