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Dental Assistant (Kailua Kona)

Tropical Smiles Dental

75-5995 KUAKINI HWY near STE 121

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compensation: Competitive Hourly Rate with outstanding benefits-will be discussed with serious and experienced applicants only
employment type: full-time
job title: Dental Assistant
**Overview:**

Tropical Smiles Dental is a modern, professional office seeking a skilled Dental Assistant to join our dental practice. The ideal candidate will assist the dental team in providing quality care to patients. This is a great opportunity for someone with a passion for dental care and patient well-being. And you will not be expected to work nights, weekends or major holidays!

We are staffed with two wonderful dentists: Dr. Melissa Nitta and Dr. Erik Strommer who provide dental care in a vast array of procedures.

**Duties:**
- Assist the dentist chairside during a variety of treatment procedures
- Assist dental hygienists with sterilization, x-rays, charting
- Prepare patients for dental work
- Ensure appropriate supply of dental instruments and materials
- Sterilize instruments according to regulations
- Disinfect and prepare operatories for procedures between patients
- Provide patients with instructions for oral care following surgery or other dental treatment procedures
- Provide compassion and understanding to all patients
- Take X-rays and dental impressions
- Make accurate and detailed chart notes
- Communicate effectively with patients about procedures as well as to other team members and their caregivers regarding patient care
- Make digital scans during patient procedures
- Maintain a clean and organized workspace and a friendly and calming atmosphere

**Requirements:**
- Knowledge of dental terminology
- Understanding of infection control procedures
- Dental anatomy knowledge
- Proficiency in assisting with various dental procedures
- Familiarity with dental imaging techniques
- Ability to maintain accurate patient records
- Strong patient assessment skills and patient communication
- Proficient in dental treatment documentation

**The ideal candidate will:**
- Portray a professional appearance and have an outgoing, warm, caring and cheerul personality
- Have personal discipline, be reliable and dependable with outstanding communication skills and the ability to work closely with team members
- Work efficiently throughout the day and be able to multi-task
- Demonstrate initiative and positivity in challenging situations
- Be a team player who values excellence and high standards
- Present oneself as being reliable, showing personal discipline and outstanding communication skills
- Willingness to learn new duties and expand job skills

This position offers the opportunity to work in a dynamic environment where you can enhance your skills and contribute to the well-being of patients. If you meet the requirements and are passionate about dental care, we encourage you to apply for this rewarding position with excellent benefits and a fun team to work with!

Pay may be negotiable depending on your experience, reliability and work-ethic, and ability to take direction and maintain systems within the practice.

We are accepting only local applicants for this position.

**A RESUME AND COVER LETTER DESCRIBING WHY YOU'RE THE IDEAL CANDIDATE ARE REQUIRED FOR CONSIDERATION FOR THIS POSITION**


  • Principals only. Recruiters, please don't contact this job poster.

post id: 7747646221

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