Available Positions & Descriptions
The main objective of this job is to assist the doctors with clinical procedures necessary to provide orthodontic care. You will spend most of your time working independently or supporting your fellow assistants. Other duties of this job may include learning laboratory procedures (making retainers), helping with administrative duties and participating in marketing projects. The chairside orthodontic assistant has close, personal contact with patients, you must be able to engage in conversation and entertain the patient. This job demands a high level of maturity, integrity, honesty, ethics and responsibility. Good hand-eye coordination, visual memory, and judgment of space are vital. Your day is typically very busy with many exciting procedures going on simultaneously. An orthodontic technician must be a team player, working closely with the orthodontist and other staff members while maintaining an upbeat and cheerful attitude.
MAIN JOB TASKS AND RESPONSIBILITIES
*Performing clinical procedures (to include but not limited to, placing and removing braces, taking tooth impressions, inserting all orthodontics appliances, performing adjustments, etc.)
*Taking X-rays and dental scans
*Taking dental photos each visit
*Communicating with patients/parents
*Cleaning and sanitizing instruments
*Be responsible for organization and restocking of your chairside unit
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
*a high school diploma
*experience in a customer service field
PERSONALITY STRENGTHS AND SKILLS REQUIRED FOR THIS POSITION
*upbeat and friendly personality
*able to get along with people you don’t know
*work quickly and accurately under pressure
*good with your hands
*willing to help others- a cooperative spirit
*proactive problem solver
*pay attention to details
*enjoys learning new things and being challenged
*naturally an optimist, a positive person
*able to manage/control moods
*routinely attends personal commitments on time
*good interpersonal skills
*passionate about helping people
*bi-lingual is a plus
WORKING CONDITIONS AND BENEFITS
*We have 3 offices, one in Hixson, one in Soddy Daisy and one Downtown in Northshore. You will be traveling to work in each offices weekly or biweekly.
*We offer a 401k, paid vacation, paid holidays, free orthodontic care for your immediate family, uniform allowance, free parking, employee recognition program and milestone awards.
*M, W, Th our day begins at 8:00, on Tuesdays we begin at 8:30 and all days we break for lunch at 12:00 and begin seeing patients at 1:30PM.
*Occasionally we work on Friday and our day begins at 8:00 and ends at 2:30 with lunch from 11:30 - 12:00.
*Compensation commensurate with experience
GROWTH, ADVANCEMENT AND TRAINING
*you will be assigned a trainer/mentor to ensure an easy transition and proper learning
*quarterly staff meetings to address practice improvements
*quarterly employee reviews to address personal improvements
*occasional off-site continuing education meetings
*opportunity to advance to higher practice duties