Reporting to the Administrative Director of the Community DentCare Network at Columbia University College of Dental Medicine. The assistant will primarily be responsible for dental assisting and clerical duties at various school-based dental clinics.
Assistant will chart for dentist during dental screening, assist dentist with chair side duties during restorative procedures and assist hygienist when providing preventive services.
They will be responsible for obtaining, verifying and imputing demographic, insurance, treatment and billing data into the billing system. Prepare statistical reports as required.
Pull, file and maintain patient charts.
Prepare, dispense and maintain supplies, materials, instruments and equipment; follow and maintain all infection control and safety regulations.
Assistant should be willing to participate or attend parent/teacher conferences and other community outreach events.
Must be willing to rotate to provide coverage at various school-based clinics and must be able to work flexible hours when necessary.
Assistant will be responsible for various clerical/administrative duties in support of the Community DentCare program.
High School Diploma or Equivalency certificate
A minimum of year of related dental assisting experience.
Knowledge of dental terminology, instruments and equipment.