REPORTS TO: Regional Orthodontic Ops Manager
Under the general supervision of an Orthodontist in a practice
care setting, assists the doctor in providing Orthodontic
treatments. Follows and supports the CARE model for patient
PRIMARY JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:
Ability to work under limited supervision, following the
provider?s directives of treatment.
Maintain accurate records, including treatment notes, treatment
progress, and communication between the provider and
Take intraoral and extraoral photos, then mount digitally into
Take x-rays ? pano, ceph, CBCT and the occasional PAs.
Take impressions using alginate, PVS, wax bite, blue bite, etc.
and pour up in stone as required.
Set up appropriately for all orthodontic procedures.
Learn the wire sequence and prepare for upgrades as the provider
Perform 4 handed dentistry as needed.
Ability to effectively educate patients/parents on treatment and
explain the procedures which includes oral hygiene
Remove ties, wires, brackets, and springs independently.
Prep the teeth for bracket placement, with the ability to keep
the field dry.
Fabricate in house retainers.
Work with other providers as needed to treatment plan/maintain
patients overall oral health.
Conduct maintenance of all equipment as needed: sterilizers,
ultrasonic, flush lines, clean/replace traps.
Perform routine cleaning and maintenance of operatory,
instruments, and supplies.
Monitor stock and compile order lists.
Ensure all instruments are cleaned and sterilized/disinfected to
meet OSHA, CDC, and ADA standards.
Assist with front office duties as assigned.
Monitor schedule and maintain patient flow, which may include
verifying appointments, ensuring length and treatment plans
Review and confirm all lab cases will be present prior to
Conduct follow up calls on extensive treatments and report
Attend and participate in team meetings and company
Other duties as assigned.
High standards for integrity, honesty, professionalism, and work
Commitment to service excellence.
Ability to work independently while demonstrating excellent
organization and follow through.
Demonstrates flexible and efficient time management and ability
to prioritize workload.
Ability and willingness to move with purpose and a strong sense
Self-motivated, positive, and enthusiastic.
Self- starter with a strong desire to exceed expectations and
capable of supporting a team to achieve successful results.
Maintains confidentiality discretion.
Ability to effectively work in collaboration with others to
achieve business objectives.
Willing to grow and be challenged.
Ability to travel to regional practice locations on a consistent
basis, or as required
High School Diploma or GED.
Minimum of 2 years experience, preferably in an Orthodontic
For states that have advanced Orthodontic certifications for
expanded functions, at least one certification will be required;
example includes EFODA (Expanded Function Orthodontic Dental
Current CPR, BLS or PALS required, or ability to obtain within
30 days of hire.
Radiology certified as required by state.
Maintains Continuing Education (CE) as required by state.
Nitrous certificate preferred or as required by state.
Knowledge of insurance and treatment plans.
Ability to work Monday through Friday and occasional weekends as
scheduled and based on business need.
Demonstrates excellent written and oral communication
Ability to travel using personal car to work at other practices
Work involves considerable exposure to unusual elements, such as
extreme temperatures, unpleasant odors, and or loud noises.
Moderate Physical activity; requires handling average-weight
objects up to 15-20 pounds or standing and/or walking for more than
4 hours per day. Sitting for extended periods of time.
Will work with blood or blood-borne pathogens and will require
Work Environment involves exposure to potentially dangerous
materials and situations that require following extensive safety
precautions and may include the use of protective equipment.
The specific statements shown in each section of this
description are not intended to be all-inclusive. They represent
typical elements and criteria necessary to successfully perform
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