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Dental Assistant (DA or RDA)

Company: Eddie K. Kao DDS, INC
Location: West Covina
Posted on: May 10, 2022

Job Description:

Job DescriptionRock Star Dental Assistant WantedDo you have an entrepreneurial spirit? Are you forever learning? If so, our practice may be the place for you.Here's the thing... we don't want an "average person." We want exceptional individuals who are eager to help us achieve our goal of being the best dental practice possible. This includes how we handle our patients on a day to day basis, AND how we operate as a team. You would work in a special environment where we focus on maintaining a positive mindset and looking for solutions rather than whining about problems.You don't need to have a ton of experience to fit our qualifications. I'll be up front with you: the #1 requirement for us is that you fit our entrepreneurial culture.Please read to the end. Specific instructions about applying included. Only applications following the instructions will be considered.I want to hire someone who will be a superstar on a small team devoted to providing the best dental care possible to our patients.More than anything else, I'm looking for an attentive, eager, curious, and punctual person who is ready to be a key member in our dental practice. We hire for the RIGHT PERSON first, not just a set of skills or years of experience (but those don't hurt!). You are excited about continuing education and learning new things.What sort of work will you be doing?

  • Communicating with Patients: This is key. Patients may have questions about their dental care, what's involved in a procedure, will it hurt?
  • You will need to provide the information they need in a courteous and professional manner.
  • There's a lot of communicating that goes on in a dental practice. It requires patience and a willingness to just get things done. You'll succeed here if you are the kind of person who just gets things done rather than saying, "I'll do it tomorrow."
  • Clinical duties include the following: Taking X-rays, Oral Hygiene Instruction, Post op Instructions, Setup and Breakdown operating rooms, 4 Handed Chairside Assisting for all phases of restorative dentistry, as well as some oral surgery, endo and ortho.
  • "Other": This is a small dental practice with less 5 people. Sometimes you need to wear a hat you didn't expect and get an odd job done. If you're the type of person who only does what is in the job description and refuses to do anything else, this is not going to be a good fit for you. We want a team player who will gladly say, "Yes, I can do that."Our office is different from many other dental offices. We avoid drama. There's no yelling. And we all take responsibility. When something goes wrong, we all step up to help out. This is a TEAM.The culture is upbeat and positive. Obviously, this is serious work that we do, but we prefer to do it all while maintaining a positive outlook. Everyone gets along really well and you'll feel welcome right away.Here are the basic qualifications:
    • You are comfortable communicating with patients, both in person and on the phone. You must have a complete command of the English Language. (Both Written and Spoken) Like I said above, communication is really important.
    • You need to be a person who speaks up when something is wrong. The doctors rely on you to be the eyes and ears of the dental practice.
    • You can keep your cool when we get busy. Our patients are great, but sometimes they are stressed and many patients are afraid. You need be able to calm their fears, and make them feel like they are in good hands.
    • You are organized and pay attention to details. You're the person who keeps lists and makes sure everything is moving along smoothly, and makes sure everything gets done.
    • You are Internet and technology literate, and you would be comfortable learning new systems.
    • You can "check your baggage at the door." Basically, you leave drama at home.
    • You are kind. People seeking our care are often fearful or in pain. We make things better for them, not worse. We are patient, helpful, and kind.
    • You're a person that is ON TIME. We are open Tuesdays to Fridays 9:30 AM – 6 PM and some Saturdays 8:30 AM – 4 PM. Based on the need of the office, you may be assigned to all or some of these working days.
    • We don't work on Sundays and Mondays. The owner doctor saw the importance of closing on Sundays so that he and his employees could set aside one day to rest and worship if they choose. Mondays are off for extra day of rest, do errands and prepare for the upcoming work week. That said, occasionally, if there is an emergency or extenuating circumstance hours or days may change, but it is rare.Bonus qualifications (not required, but they will put you at the top of the list):
      • Previous dental experience working as a chairside dental assistant
      • OpenDental software experience is a plus
      • Previous experience working as a patient care coordinator (front desk) or be willing to be cross trained. Knowing what happens up front allows you to communicate better with patients.
      • Fluent in Spanish would be a big plus but it is not a requirementYou can expect to stay busy, but you won't be stretched thin. The leaders of the practice are here to support you and help you succeed.REQUIREMENT FOR APPLICATION: Please include a cover letter answering the following questions along with your resume to eddiekaodds@gmail.com for immediate consideration.1. Please tell me why YOU will be a superstar team member.2. If it came down to you and another equally qualified candidate, why should we choose you over them?3. Please tell me what in this ad made you think, "I'd like to work here"?Thanks for your time, and we look forward to hearing from you.Skills:
        • General Practice
        • PPO
        • Cross-trained (Front/Back Office)
        • Spanish
        • Chinese
        • Digital X-rays
        • Bilingual
        • Open Dental
        • Fee for Service
        • SchedulingBenefits:
          • DentalCompensation:
            • $21-$25/hour

Keywords: Eddie K. Kao DDS, INC, West Covina , Dental Assistant (DA or RDA), Healthcare , West Covina, California

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