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Orthodontic Assistant

Job Title
Orthodontic Assistant
Job ID
Virginia Beach,  VA 23462
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  • Progressive, modern and energetic offices you’ll be proud to call home
  • Expand your skills working alongside other dental specialties
  • Eight-hour shifts, five days a week – no weekends or nights
  • Paid time off, health insurance, dental insurance, retirement benefit, CE stipend, and more!
  • Company Overview
Company Overview
Behl Orthodontics & Icon Dental Brands was founded to bring together a premier group of dental professionals dedicated to improving and preserving smiles through our innovative approach to oral health. Our state-of-the-art centers focus on ensuring healthy teeth and gums and providing timely, specialized and affordable solutions when intervention is necessary. More than that, we want to give our patients something to smile about. Our practices have been purposely designed to elevate the patient experience to make time spent with us enjoyable and fun.

Job Summary
The Orthodontic assistant is a vital position and supports the orthodontist in providing quality care. Principally responsible for maintaining a clean, safe environment and practices sound infection control measures. Assists orthodontist with procedures, sets up and turns over chairs between treatments according to practice and OSHA guidelines. Engages patients in friendly conversation, provides for their comfort and makes introductions to providers. Shares responsibility with the team for patient satisfaction and a high degree of customer service.

  • Ensures patient health histories, X-Rays, and photographs are current and takes updated images/X-rays as required
  • Obtains signed consent forms and statements of financial responsibility
  • Operates Panoramic, cephalometric, 3D Cone Beam CT and handheld X-Ray equipment
  • Charts existing, completed and proposed treatments and updates clinical notes in practice management system
  • Cleans and polishes teeth before installation of braces
  • Removes braces, removes and replaces wires, coil springs, donuts and elastic bands and makes adjustments under the direction of orthodontist
  • Takes intraoral photographs and digital scans of teeth, jaw, and face
  • Assists with ordering supplies and restocking inventory
  • Assists with administrative tasks like scheduling appointments and performing quality
    control tasks
  • Sterilizes instruments and equipment and performs required testing and maintenance of autoclave and statim
  • Provide instructions and guidance regarding oral hygiene instructions and care of braces and
    aligners to patients/family/ significant others
  • Represents our group by providing outreach and education with local businesses, schools
    and other organizations
  • Other duties and responsibilities as assigned
  • Excellent communicator with staff, patients, and family
  • Orthodontic Assistant Experience required
  • Professional appearance and attitude
  • AED, CPR Qualified
  • X-Ray certified
  • Eagerness to learn and advance skills
  • Able to multi-task and work independently and as a team
We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.


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