Come and join our team today and deliver exceptional patient experiences.
Christie, Drane & Forwood Family Orthodontics is looking for an extraordinary Orthodontic Dental Assistant to join our work family in Media, PA.
Christie, Drane & Forwood Family Orthodontics is part of the Corus Orthodontists family. We are a dynamic group of practices across North America who believe in preserving and evolving our specialty of orthodontics, delivering the highest quality results with the best patient experience from start to finish.
Our practice has been in our community for over 40 years providing exceptional patient care, strong patient-doctor relationships, excellent patient experience, fostering an inclusive culture, and fully supporting our team members.
About the role:
The Orthodontic Assistant is a key member of our clinical team, responsible for providing all aspects of clinical patient care in a professional, efficient, and caring manner. The Orthodontic Assistant is involved in a wide range of patient care activities, including assisting the doctor during appointments, sterilization procedures, setting up the operatories, and x-rays.
What you will be doing – key responsibilities:
Prepare patients for treatment by welcoming, comforting, seating, and draping patient.
Build positive relationships with patients, families, and coworkers to ensure the targeted outcome treatment remains on schedule.
Assist Orthodontist with consultations and all stages of orthodontic procedures.
Educate patients on oral hygiene.
Provide patient instruction/education.
Provide reports to parents/guardians.
Enter detailed chart/record notations in the practice management system.
Placing and removing wires.
Fitting orthodontic appliances.
Clean/disinfect operatories and sterilize instruments and devices.
Set up trays and prepare brackets for bonding.
Unload and store new supplies.
Take x-rays, photos, and impressions- both traditional and digital.
Pouring and trimming study models.
Maintain patient confidence.
Maintain clean and safe working environment.
Protect patient and employees by adhering to infection control policies and protocol.
Great teamwork with all team members is expected.
Perform other tasks as assigned by the Doctor, Clinical Lead, and Practice Manager.
You are an excellent communicator who brings enthusiasm and passion to every interaction.
You are pleasant, professional, and courteous, and enjoy being part of a team.
You thrive on the challenge of managing competing priorities and excel at time management.
Eager to learn, quick to laugh, and welcome to constructive criticism
You care about providing excellent customer service and positive patient experiences.
Overall committed to a career in orthodontics and be self-directed with the ability to work with little supervision.
Must be available 1 Saturday a month during the school year.
What you bring – qualifications:
Orthodontic Assisting experience is preferred, but not required. Willingness to learn and be a team player are most valued.
Good understanding of relevant health and safety regulations.
Proficiency with orthodontic management software systems is preferred but not required.
Exceptional interpersonal and communications skills (verbal and written), with a proven ability to build strong relationships and rapport with patients, parents, doctors, fellow team members and the community.
Keen attention-to-detail and time management skills.
Dependability and a strong work ethic.
What you will benefit from:
Paid vacations and holidays.
On the job training.
Being part of a fun working environment with a collaborative and engaging team that prioritizes employee development.
Partnering with and learning from an experienced network of professionals.
A competitive total rewards package with an employee benefits program and 401K.
How to Apply:
We know that applying to a new role takes a lot of work and we sincerely value your time and your interest in Christie, Drane & Forwood Family Orthodontics. We’re looking forward to reading your application. We thank all applicants, though only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
Christie, Drane & Forwood Family Orthodontics is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.
Visit our website for more information: https://cdfortho.com/
Corus has a strong commitment to diversity and all qualified candidates will be considered.