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Orthodontic Dental Assistant

Location
Tacoma, Washington
Job Type
Permanent
Posted
8 Sep 2022

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The Orthodontic Dental Assistant must be proficient with general assisting (orthodontic and/or Invisalign experience preferred) to provide the Orthodontist with assistance in the delivery of dental care and service in order to achieve the best possible treatment for the patient.

  • Perform all dental procedures permitted consistent with the applicable state laws and regulations.  
  • Change orthodontic wires, appliances and other apparatus' as directed by the orthodontist.
  • Prepare and maintain instruments, equipment and materials for all dental procedures, while ensuring our patients are as relaxed and comfortable as possible.
  • Be able to counsel out patients in post-operative care and general oral health, as well as demonstrate an understanding of evidence based dentistry.  
  • Take impressions of patients' teeth for study casts; pour and trim patient study models as needed.

Job Qualifications

Oregon

  • Oregon Dental Radiologic Proficiency certificate, required or willing to obtain.
  • Oregon EFODA (Expanded Function Orthodontic Dental Assistant) certificate, required or willing to obtain.

Washington

  • Active Dental Assistant Registration at hire.

Idaho

  • Idaho Expanded Functions certificate(s), required or willing to obtain

Additional qualifications

  • Current government mandates require full COVID vaccination status, or lawful exemption status, for all persons, including student externs, who will be working or present in an Oregon or Washington health care facility.
  • A pending federal government mandate may require other individuals to attain full COVID vaccination status, lawful exemption status or weekly COVID testing. These rules will be implemented as required by the law.
  • Quarantine may be required for persons working or present in a health care facility, experiencing signs or symptoms of COVID infection or after being exposed to someone who is COVID positive.
  • Willamette Dental follows requirements and precautions for COVID issued by OSHA, CDC and other agencies of the state and federal governments.

Company Overview

We provide:

  • A stable, dentist-owned private company with an eye on the future.
  • Excellent benefits including:
    • Paid time off
    • 401k $1 for $1 match up to 5% of your compensation or the IRS limit for 401(k) contributions, whichever comes first
    • Medical, dental, life and disability insurances
    • Tuition reimbursement
  • A culture of inclusivity and respect in line with our core values of health, compassion, innovation and integrity.
  • Supportive community outreach dollars and encouragement to volunteer.
  • Thorough employee orientation and onboarding.

We are:

  • A provider and employer of choice in the Northwest for 50 years.
  • Dental insurance + providers in over 50 general and specialty offices in OR, WA and ID.
  • Dedicated to proactive care to facilitate the best possible outcomes.

Willamette Dental Group is an equal opportunity employer.

We evaluate qualified candidates without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, veteran status and other protected characteristics.

 

This job description is not meant to be an all-inclusive list of duties and responsibilities, but constitutes a general definition of the position's scope and function in the company.

 

This position may be exposed to PHI in the course of his/her duties, and will handle protected information (PHI) in a manner consistent with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA).

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Details

  • Job Reference: 707382563-2
  • Date Posted: 8 September 2022
  • Recruiter: Willamette Dental Group
  • Location: Tacoma, Washington
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Healthcare & Medical
  • Job Type: Permanent