The Department of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery is seeking an Orthodontic Assistant to provide excellent treatment for patients with cleft lip and palate and other craniofacial anomalies. Provide patient-centered care in a warm, friendly environment by a skilled, energetic orthodontic assistant with compassion, strong work ethic, and exceptional communication skills. Applicants will have manual dexterity, meticulousness, and initiative.
Specific Duties and Responsibilities:
Interact with visitors, patients, and health care workers.
Seat patients and transmitting accurate information to doctor and parents.
Record medical history and taking radiographs, intraoral and extra oral photographs, and digital intraoral scans.
Upload and compiling records in patient’s digital file.
Take impressions and pouring and trimming study models.
Four-handed dentistry and assisting with direct patient care during orthodontic procedures (delivery of appliances, bonding braces, arch wire changes, debonding braces, etc.).
Fabricate appliances such as Essix retainers.
Coordinate care in multidisciplinary team setting.
Perform office management tasks, ensuring that clinical operations are performed efficiently, maintaining supplies and equipment, and managing inventory.
Serve as an infection control officer, preparing and sterilizing instruments and equipment, setting up and cleaning operatories according to hospital standards.
Provide patients with instructions for oral care following orthodontic treatment procedures.
Communicate with patients and suppliers (e.g., scheduling appointments, billing and ordering supplies, managing laboratory shipments and deliveries).
Assist with electronic charting and documentation.
High School Diploma / GED. Successful completion of an accredited Dental Assistant program, conducted in an educational institution accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation of the ADA (American Dental Association). Three years of prior experience as an orthodontic assistant; preferred. Certified Orthodontic Assistant credential (Dental Assisting National Board). Licensure by Maryland State Board of Dental Examiners as a Dental Assistant certified in Dental Radiation Technology. Certificatied by the American Red Cross in Cardiopulmonary Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR).
Additional Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Communicate effectively and professionally with others.
Provide patient-centered care with compassion.
Provide chairside assistance with four-handed dentistry technique.
Perform clinical duties in timely manner.
Use a computer to chart patient information and communicate with providers.
Learn to use new technologies in orthodontics (such as intraoral scanner, 3D printer, etc.)
Sitting, standing and walking for extended period. Reaching by extending hand(s) or arm(s) in any direction. Finger dexterity required to manipulate small objects with fingers rather than with whole hand(s) or arm(s). Hand and eye coordination Ability to move standard equipment through a hospital or clinical environment.
Classified Title: Orthodontic Assistant Role/Level/Range: ACRO40/E/02/CD Starting Salary Range: $16.26 - $22.35; Commensurate with experience Employee Group: Full Time Schedule: Monday - Friday, 7:00am - 5:00pm; 4 Days/ 10 Hours, schedule to be determined Exempt Status: Non-Exempt Location: School of Medicine, East Baltimore Campus Department Name: Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery Personnel Area: School of Medicine
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