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Regional Orthodontic Dental Assistant

Metro Dentalcare - Blaine, MN

An orthodontic assistant supports and assists providers with patient care. It is essential to be able to lead, be flexible, friendly, have a ‘can do’ personality and work in a timely fashion. In addition, an orthodontic assistant must display open communication to co-workers and a commitment to patient satisfaction.

ESSENTIAL Responsibilities

Beginning records – study models, X-rays, panorex, cephlometric, digital photographs

Efficient in 1BA, adjustments, FCDB and Debands

Impressions (pouring and trimming models for appliances and presentation)

Ship/receive/properly store all lab (retainers, study models, appliances)

Duplicate records for transfers

Photo knowledge – properly take quality intra-oral and extra-oral photos

Proficient and accurate bending/coordinating arch-wires

Removal of fixed bands/brackets

Ability to fit headgear and give instructions

Ligature removal and replacement

Wire removal and placement

Size, fit and cement orthodontic bands

Take PVS impressions and bite registrations for Invisalign treatment

Separator placement

Fabrication orthodontic retainers

Consult with patient / parents during exam

Ortho case presentations to patient (parent)

Effective communication to patients/parents regarding: POH, rubber band wear, treatment progress and cooperation issues

Coordinate correspondence between orthodontist and general dentists

Promotes patient incentive initiatives

Order Orthodontic Supplies

Other duties as assigned

The Following Duties are to be performed if allowed by State Dental Board regulation:

Required Skills

Certified dental assistant program

High school diploma and

demonstrated ability to assume dental assistant responsibilities.

Current dental assistant license is required in certain states.

Demonstrate a working knowledge of dental records and documentation.

Ability to perform basic computer functions.

Comply with protocols and standards.

Exercise knowledge of dental instruments and terminology.

Support corporate vision and strategy.

Job Location

Blaine, Minnesota, United States

9 days 20 hours ago

Metro Dentalcare

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Regional Orthodontic Dental Assistant Metro Dentalcare - Blaine, MN, United States

   

Location: Blaine, MN

Company Profile:
Metro Dentalcare offers convenience for your life with more than 39 offices throughout the Minneapolis and St. Paul metro area offering flexible hours including early morning, evening and Saturday appointments. Whether you work or live in Elk River or Eagan, Shakopee or Stillwater, or anywhere in between, Metro Dentalcare has a location near you.