Employment Opportunities
7400 Abercorn Street Savannah, GA 31406

Dental Hygiene 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.

Job description

Smith Dental Care is opening a new office in Savannah. Our offices are open from 8:00am – 8:00pm seven days a week . We are seeking a highly motivated individual to join our growing team. As a Dental Hygiene Assistant, you will work closely with the Hygiene team to create comfortable experiences for our patients. We pride ourselves on our high standard of customer service with patients and staff. We are a family-oriented based practice expanding and growing rapidly. If you’re interested in this position, please apply with your resume and see what our practice is all about!

*This office is slated to open Mid October*
*Compensation range based on experience*

Responsibilities:

The front desk associate will maintain and organize all administrative functions in the front office, including reception tasks – receiving and distributing office mail and email, answering the office phone and distributing calls or messages accordingly, communicating patients’ arrival promptly, managing patients’ records and pulling/filing office charts. The front desk associate will also be responsible for collecting payments, documenting patient dental treatments and transactions, coordinate patient referrals and scheduling of office appointments, conduct reminder calls to patients and various other front desk duties.

Requirements:

  • Prepare treatment rooms, including sterilization of trays, instruments and treatment rooms.
  • Assist Hygienist with procedures and clinical recording of patient exams and treatment planning as needed.
  • Review patient’s medical histories.
  • Take necessary dental x-rays.
  • Review Hygienists schedule and help maintain patient flow throughout the day.
  • Review patient chart prior to Hygienist’s arrival and anticipate the hygienist’s needs for each patient.
  • Set-up and prepare dental equipment and instrumentation
  • Perform coronal polishing and apply fluoride according to the direction of the Dentist
  • Adhere to confidentiality, state, federal, and HIPPA laws and guidelines with regards to patient’s records

Qualities and Skills:

  • Leadership skills
  • Provide Excellent customer service skills to help ensure a smooth and comfortable visit for the patient.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Strong organizational and time management skills.
  • Ability to multi-task and work in a fast-paced environment.
  • Basic computer skills and the ability to learn new programs as required.

*Shift: 12 hrs/day.*
Job Type: Full-time
Pay: $12.00 – $16.75 per hour

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