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Orthodontic Assistant

Cary, North Carolina
Job Type
19 May 2023
About the Practice:
At Carolina Orthodontics and Children's Dentistry in Cary, our top priority is to provide our patients with the highest quality care in a friendly, fun, state-of-the-art environment with unmatched professional service. Our specialists and the entire team are proud to offer outstanding orthodontic and children's dental care.
Job Description:
Are YOU:


WE are:

Rowdy (at times)

At Carolina Orthodontics & Children's Dentistry we believe that every person, every job and every day is important! If you believe that too, we'd love to meet you!

PTO Health/Vision/Dental 401k

Arrive at least 15 minutes prior to the start of each clinical day engaged and ready to participate in team morning meeting
Ensure that patients have an excellent experience by providing care in a patient-friendly environment. This includes bringing patients back on time for their scheduled appointment and greeting and acknowledging each patient by name at the treatment appointment.
The goal of the assistant is to, over time, get to know the patients and interact with families on an individual level (i.e. team member remembers things about each patient)
Serve as chairside clinical assistant, demonstrating proficiency in all areas of orthodontic assisting including, but not limited to, photographs, radiographs (panoramic and lateral cephalogram), impressions, digital scanning (iTero), reties, wire changes, initial bracket placement and bracket repositioning, expander placement/checks, aligner and retainer delivery and checks, and Essix retainer fabrication
Demonstrate proficiency in orthodontic language and terminology such that clinical assistant can type chart notes using the terms and abbreviations used by the practice
Demonstrate proficiency in orthodontic practice management software such that assistant can schedule next visit chairside and cover telephone to help the administrative team when necessary
Efficiently run clinical chair to see 12-15 patients per day in a timely manner
Provide instructions to patients/parents throughout orthodontic treatment
This includes initial expander instructions, adjustment to braces instructions, oral hygiene instructions at the start of and throughout treatment, initial aligner instructions, and retainer instructions
Assist in instrument sterilization via cold sterile, dry-heat, and autoclave methods
Work with other team members, both clinical and administrative, to help the day run smoothly
Any other duties or responsibilities as assigned by the doctor

Training Requirements (licenses, programs, or certificates)
Dental x-ray certification
Benefits Offered:

In return for providing an excellent patient experience, we offer a great benefits package to include health and dental benefits, 401(k), holiday pay and paid time off.

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