Office Staff

Extern – Santa Fe Modern Dentistry and Orthodontics

Full Time

Extern – Santa Fe Modern Dentistry and Orthodontics

As an Extern at a Pacific Dental Services Supported Office you will have the opportunity to join a stable company that is experiencing a tremendous amount of growth, values your contribution, and provides you with a career rather than just a job.

Responsibilities:

– Perform functions in accordance with the applicable state’s Dental Auxiliaries Table of Permitted Duties.
– Actively participate in the Perfect Patient Experience by striving to keep your patients focused on optimal treatment while attending to their individual concerns and promoting the good qualities of your doctor.
– Maintain a clean, sterile, and cheerful environment where your patients feel comfortable; prepare patients for treatment, and assist the doctors – thereby enabling them to provide efficient, quality dental treatment.
– Obtain dental history and/or records from patient (review patient health history and care slips).  Ensure that the health history is updated for all returning patients.
– Escort patients to/from the front desk and introduce them to the Benefits Coordinator.
– Prepare tray setups for dental procedures and maintain adequate supply levels in each operatory, replenishing as needed.
– Complete radiographs and intra-oral pictures of patients as appropriate.
– Hand instruments and materials to dentists and keep patients’ mouths dry and clear by using suction or other devices.
– Sterilize and disinfect instruments and equipment.
– Instruct patients on postoperative and general oral health care.
– Record patient charting and all doctor notes in the digital patient chart as directed by the doctor. Ensure the doctor has reviewed treatment record, consents, and health history.
– Prepare materials for making impressions and restorations.
– Clean each operatory in accordance with the American Dental Association guidelines.
– Maintain an appropriate professional appearance and demeanor in accordance with Company policy.
– Maintain strict compliance with State, Federal, and other regulations, (e.g., OSHA, WC, Dental Board, HIPAA, ADA, DOL, HR policies and practices).

Qualifications:

– Currently enrolled in a Dental Assistant program at a school that has a partnership with Pacific Dental Services.
– Must have a need to obtain externship hours through a partnered school.

Your commitment to Pacific Dental Services® is the key to our success. We encourage team members to develop their distinctive talents and strengths—and embrace an entrepreneurial spirit that rewards individual achievement.

Location: Santa Fe, NM, US

Company Name: Santa Fe Modern Dentistry and Orthodontics

Pacific Dental Services (PDS) partners with individual owner dentists across the U.S., providing them with business support services so they can stay focused on their passion: dentistry.  PDS and its supported owner dentists offer career opportunities nationwide.

Established in 1994, PDS has been ranked in Inc.’s 500|5000 list of America’s fastest-growing private companies for eight years in a row, and continues to grow. PDS is founded on a core set of values that guides our daily lives, distinguishes the strength and character of our organization and directs our critical decisions. At PDS and in our supported offices, we aim to be the very best at everything we do. Fortunately, that helps us attract the very best team members – and we hope you’ll be one of them.

Job Reference: Req3356