Dental Assistant

Kool Smiles - Roxbury, MA (30+ days ago)3.2


Ready to change lives (including your own)? Dentist owned and operated since 2002, Kool Smiles is dedicated to creating a world of happy, healthy smiles. We believe every person deserves access to quality, affordable dental care - and this mission drives everything we do. We are looking for a Dental Assistant ready to create memorable patient experiences. Kool Smiles is not your typical dentist office, so if you are ready to have fun and make a difference, keep reading!

Below are the basics of this role:
The Dental Assistant provides support to the office and is responsible for assisting the professional dental staff with treatment.

Deliver quality and compassionate care to every patient
Guide parents and patients through Kool Smiles process before treatment
Educate patients in oral hygiene instruction and provide postoperative instructions
Prepare patient for examination and treatment
Take x-rays and save to patient charts
Responsible for the operational readiness of the hygiene bay and operatory rooms
Prepare tray set-ups for dental procedures
Mix amalgam, cement, pulp paste and prepare impression materials
Sterilize and disinfect instruments and equipment
Clean chairs and rooms

Assist professional dental staff with treatment:
Document patient information, treatment plans, and procedures in patient chart
Assist with suctioning, holding retractors and suture cutting during surgical procedures
Pour, trim and polish impression casts
Fabricate custom impression trays
Responsible for adhering to all government regulations and company standards
Ready to do more than the basics and be super awesome?

Have fun and make sure our patients are having fun too
Provide memorable patient experiences by showing compassion for our patients and parents
Get out into your community - participate in local events including school screenings, presentations and any opportunity to promote a positive image of Kool Smiles
Look around and do more than you are asked to do by assisting with other office duties as needed
Participate in morning huddles (hey, even ask to run one!), let your peers know how much you appreciate them, highlight great examples of customer focus, collaboration etc
Integrity, always do the right thing!
Love working with kids (they make up 70% or more of our patient base)

And yes, there are requirements for this role:
Graduation from a senior high school or GED equivalent.
X-ray certification, other certified dental assistant credentials may be required (state and position specific)

Take care of our patients and we will take care of you:
We offer a very competitive salary and benefits package as well as growth opportunities to our full -time employees. Other Kool Smiles benefits include: medical, dental, vision and optional life insurance. We also offer short and long term disability, 401K with match, flexible spending accounts, paid time off, company holidays and much much more!