Dental Assistant - O'Fallon, MO
Responsibilities: The Dental Assistant supports the clinical treatment care of patients. Other functions include sustaining patient comfort, managing supplies, listening to patients needs and educating them on dental procedures, working efficiently to maintain doctor s schedule and adhering to all OSHA and safety policies and procedures. The Dental Assistant will also organize and maintain lab equipment, take and develop x-rays and provide comprehensive post-op dental procedures to patients. The ideal Dental Assistant candidate should possess exceptional written and verbal communication skills, a superior knowledge of dentistry and dental terminology, a friendly, outgoing demeanor and excellent organizational skills. Qualifications Requirements: As a Dental Assistant at a Heartland Dental supported office, you must have a positive and outgoing personality, exceptional interpersonal verbal and written communication skills, excellent patient care skills and strong organizational skills. Additional requirements for the Dental Assistant include: Superior working knowledge of dental procedures and terminologyAbility to build rapport with patientsGood manual dexterityComputer proficiency and the ability to learn new programsAbility to travel at minimum one time per quarter for training; potentially out of state X-ray certification required in the state for which you applyPrevious work experience in a dental practice is a plus Education: Dental assisting school certificate is a plus Heartland Dental provides all employees and applicants for employment the protections of federal, state, and local laws affording equal opportunity in employment.