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.

We are a Dental Practice in the Athens, GA area seeking a responsible and experienced Orthodontic Dental Assistant to join our growing location. We offer flexible schedules and amazing benefits. We value customer service of the highest level and understand that our patients’ care comes first. Every position in our practice is important and leaving a smile on the faces of our patients is the highlight of our day. If you’re a motivated, team-player interested in joining our dental family, we welcome you to apply with your resume!

*Compensation range based on experience*

Duties will mostly consist of preparing the patient for the dental examination, assisting the dentist during dental procedures, and doing front-office work. Front-office job duties might include helping patients schedule appointments and working with equipment suppliers to handle deliveries.


· Sterilizing dental instruments and equipment for each patient

· Organizing and laying out instruments for the dentist’s use

· Handing instruments and other materials to the dentist during procedures

· Taking x-rays of patients’ teeth

· Taking impressions of patients’ teeth for casts

· Using suction and swabs to keep patients’ mouths clear and dry during procedures

· Applying a topical anesthetic to patients’ mouths

· Make temporary crowns

· Obtaining patients’ dental records

· Questioning patients about their medical history and recording information for the dentist’s reference

· Advising patients on dental care

· Making patients feel comfortable before, during and after dental treatment

· Scheduling appointments, maintaining records, sending bills, answering phones, ordering supplies and other office tasks


  • • Previous Dental experience preferred
  • Willingness to learn
  • • Dentrix Ascend experience a plus

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $12.60 – $23.00 per hour

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