Job Title: Dental Assistant

About Us

Be a part of a growing and reputable Team that is making an impact in their community! FoundCare, Inc. is a non-profit health care provider with convenient locations in Palm Beach County. FoundCare's mission is to fulfill unmet healthcare and social service needs of individuals and families in Palm Beach County. In order to accomplish this mission, FoundCare operates a Federally Qualified Health Center that offers pediatric and adult primary care, chronic disease management, infusions, behavioral health counseling, laboratory work, X-rays and dentistry, as well as an on-site pharmacy.

We are seeking an enthusiastic, detail-oriented, self-motivated dental professional to perform clinical and administrative duties under the direction of the Dentist/Dental Director.  Prepares treatment room for patient by following prescribed procedures and protocols. Prepares patient for dental treatment by welcoming, comforting, seating, and draping patient. Provides information to patients and employees by answering questions and requests.

Essential Job Functions

  • Selecting and setting up instruments, equipment and material needed
  • Assisting the dentist during a variety of treatment procedures
  • Taking and developing dental radiographs (x-rays)
  • Asking about the patient's medical history and taking blood pressure and pulse
  • Preparing and sterilizing instruments and equipment
  • Helping patients feel comfortable before, during and after dental treatment
  • Providing patients with instructions for oral care following surgery or other dental treatment procedures, such as the placement of a restoration (filling)
  • Teaching patients appropriate oral hygiene strategies to maintain oral health;(e.g., tooth brushing, flossing and nutritional counseling)
  • Taking impressions of patients' teeth for study casts (models of teeth)
  • Performing office management tasks that often require the use of a personal computer
  • Communicating with patients and suppliers (e.g., scheduling appointments, answering the telephone, billing and ordering supplies)
  • Helping to provide direct patient care in all dental specialties, including pediatric dentistry and periodontics
  • Keep the dental room clean and well-stocked
  • Maintain accurate patient records and assist with payment procedures

 Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Diploma from a Florida board-approved Dental Assistance school or program in addition to a high school diploma / GED. Additional certification or training is an asset (e.g. EFDA).
  • Minimum 1-2 years dental assistant experience.
  • Knowledge of dental instruments and sterilization methods.
  • Understanding of health & safety regulations.
  • Well-organized with great attention to detail.
  • Outstanding customer service skills and the ability to work with diverse populations.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills to maintain effective rapport with patients, dentists, other staff members and the community.
  • Possess excellent verbal and written communication skills, which includes superior telephone etiquette. Bi-Lingual a plus.
  • Maintain confidentiality.
  • Team player.
  • PC proficient.
  • Ability to complete projects with minimal directions/instructions.
  • Ability to handle various special projects on an ongoing basis while addressing daily needs for the department.

Physical Demands

  • Required to talk and hear
  • Stand for long periods of time
  • Walk
  • Use hands to finger, handle or feel; and reach with hands and arms.
  • Frequently lift and/or move objects up to 25 pounds.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to blood and blood-borne pathogens and/or physical risks, which will require OSHA training.

 FoundCare offers an excellent compensation package including:

  • Competitive base salary
  • Full suite of benefits ~ Medical, Dental, Vision, Life, STD/LTD, Retirement plan with Company Match
  • Generous Paid Time Off
  • Company-Paid Holidays
  • Opportunities for professional growth
  • Career advancement
  • Great work environment

FoundCare, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

Job Status: Full Time

Job Location: West Palm Beach, FL

For consideration, please email your resume and enter the position in the subject line. Thank you for your interest in FoundCare!

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