Specialty Dental Assistant (RDA)

Harlingen, TX | Lower Valley | Full-time

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Rodeo Dental and Orthodontics (www.rodeodental.com) is looking to add a Specialty Dental Assistant to support the Harlingen office. While this opportunity has the specific location listed, if this is a traveling position please know the location can be in any one of the other coordinating locations since this will be an opportunity where the incumbent will be constantly traveling between offices. Do you have a natural ability to make people smile and feel good? Is your personality and smile contagious? If this sounds like you - AWESOME! Keep reading… 

 

We are Rodeo!

Rodeo Dental & Orthodontics is one of the fastest growing, multi-specialty dental groups in the country. Born in the Fort Worth Stockyards in early 2008, the company’s team of 100+ award-winning doctors provide a full range of general dentistry, orthodontics, endodontics, oral surgery, and board-certified pediatric dental services in 28 Rodeo locations throughout the state of Texas. 

Rodeo fuels its brand reputation by providing a high-end Patient Experience. As such, it has the largest production stages in the healthcare industry, with themed lobbies, upscale audio/visual equipment, and colorful window graphics that set the mood and experience backdrop. Additional color, music, fashion, and team vibe are mixed in to create an interactive pop art experience that sparks emotion and fuels one-of-a-kind interactions that patients share and remember. 

 

Rodeo Culture!

The Rodeo Culture shatters health care norms by ramping up patient, doctor, and employee experience to unprecedented levels. 

  • Patients are fanatical about the Rodeo brand and have submitted over 50,000 5-Star Google & Facebook reviews.
  • The dentists and the company have won numerous awards including Best Place to Work in Fort Worth two years in a row – for more information please visit: https://www.rodeodentaltexas.com/about/accreditations-and-awards/
  • Rodeo has a distinctive set of core values that empower employees and promote individuality and self-expression. 

 

Specialty Dental Assistant Career Opportunity: 

At Rodeo, we believe in cross-training our Dental Assistants so that each office is self-sufficient from a specialty-staffing perspective.  We are actively hiring experienced RDAs that have at least one or more years of experience supporting specialty dentists. The ideal candidate will have worked across two or three specialty areas. Bring us your smile DNA and BIG personality! 

General Duties and Responsibilities:

    • Focusing on Patient Safety and Team Safety as priority one
    • Adhering to OSHA and Infection Control Protocols, and disposing of sharps and clinical waste in a prompt and safe manner
    • Maintaining digital patient artifacts such as health history, insurance eligibility, treatment plans, pre-authorizations, lab requests, procedures, and appointment details
    • Educating patients and parents on the benefits of good oral health
    • Monitoring the patient's physical and emotional well-being during the entire visit
    • Preparing tray set-ups according to doctor preferences and planned procedures
    • Ensuring that exam rooms and operatories are cleaned, disinfected, organized, and stocked according to the required standards at the beginning and end of each patient interaction 
    • Charting existing treatment for new patients by updating the patient chart with entries for fillings, crowns, sealants, etc.
    • Reviewing the patient chart and health history prior to the doctor arrival and reconfirming the patient's chief concern
    • Taking diagnostic quality X-Rays and attaching them to the patient chart
    • Helping the Rodeo Team clean surfaces, sinks, floors and common areas of exam rooms, operatories, reception, break rooms, restrooms, etc.
    • Performs all other duties as assigned; and,
    • Ability to communicate clearly with team and doctors – This is KEY!

 

Specialty Duties and Responsibilities:

 

  • Monitoring and recording patient vital signs
  • Suctioning, cutting sutures, and holding retractors 
  • Mixing amalgam, cement, and pulp paste and preparing impression materials
  • Pouring, trimming, and polishing impression trays
  • Assisting with bonding, banding, adjusting, and debonding orthodontic patients
  • Placing and cementing bands
  • Setting up orthodontic brackets and removing excess cement from brackets and bands
  • Making retainers, bleaching trays, and impressions
  • Maintaining crash cart equipment and supplies
  • Working with oral and IV sedated patients in office and hospital settings
  • Providing excellent chairside assistance by anticipating next steps and staying in constant mental synchronization with the doctor
  • Ensuring the patient and parent comprehends the post-op instructions 

 

 

Qualifications

  • 1 or more years of dental assisting experience required
  • High school diploma or equivalent required
  • Must maintain an active Registered Dental Assistant (RDA) License registered with the Texas State Board of Dental Examiners (TSBDE)
  • Current certification in Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) preferred
  • Current certification to monitor Nitrous Oxide
  • Maintain annual OSHA, HIPAA and Infection Control training
  • Dental practice management software (Open Dental/Dentrix) experience helpful
  • Bilingual (Spanish) is preferred
  • Ability to travel 10-15% of the time

 

These are our Core Values:

 

  • Patient Safety is Paramount
  • Patient Experience Sets Us Apart
  • Tireless Pursuit of Impact
  • A TECH Above
  • Power is Achieved Through Sharing and Collaboration
  • Perpetual Forward Motion
  • A True Wow Effect
  • Smile-DNA
  • #DoTheRightThing

 

 

It is impossible to list every requirement for, or responsibility of, any position. Similarly, we cannot identify all the skills a position may require since job responsibilities and the Company’s needs may change over time. Therefore, the above job description is not comprehensive or exhaustive. The Company reserves the right to adjust, add to or eliminate any aspect of the above description. The Company also retains the right to require all employees to undertake additional or different job responsibilities when necessary to meet business needs.

 

Rodeo Dental & Orthodontists are committed to a policy of nondiscrimination and equal opportunity for all employees and qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, pregnancy or related medical conditions (including past pregnancy conditions and the potential or intention to become pregnant), age, national origin or ancestry, physical or mental disability, genetic predisposition, marital, familial, civil union or partnership status, incarceration history, military or veteran status, domestic violence victim status, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, intersex or transgender status, gender dysphoria status, citizenship status or any other consideration protected by federal, state or local laws, including an employee’s known relationship or association with a member of one or more of these protected categories.

 

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