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!