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Dental Assistant/Dental Hygienist - Markham

December 03, 2013 - January 03, 2014
Location:Markham, ON (Canada)
Employment Type:Full Time
Description:Altima Dental offers you the position of a lifetime! It is more than just another job; it is an opportunity to embark on a dental career with a difference!

Our location at the Markham-Stouffville Medical Centre in Markham seeks a dynamic individual for a unique position combining dental administration, assisting and hygiene. You’ll join a team of professionals in a modern dental clinic, offering a new level of excellence in patient care.

Benefits:
• Equitable & Performance-Based Salary Administration
• Health & Life Benefits
• Group RSP
• Dental coverage
• Educational assistance
• Uniform allowance
• Bonus and recognition programs
• Career advancement opportunities

Altima Dental has the largest network of dental centres in Canada. The company services over 200,000 patients through its 30+ practices and we are growing! Come join a great team!


Duties:The Patient Coordinator/Dental Assistant/Dental Hygienist, reports to the Dental Centre Coordinator and is responsible for a variety of reception, dental assisting and hygiene duties.

• Schedules patient appointments to meet daily and weekly practice goals, handles patient finances, maintains patient records and coordinates patient flow.
• Assist the doctor, educate patients, communicate effectively with patients, families and other team members.
• Maintain equipment, inventory and ensure proper infection control and X-Ray safety.
• Promotes a safe, pleasant, and harmonious environment for staff, doctor, and patients.
• Performs clinical therapy, health promotion, education, and administration functions within a team framework
• Directly contributes to the success and profitability of the office through effective periodontal case management, communication and teamwork
• Works with the dentist and other heath professionals to promote optimum oral health for all patients



Qualifications:This position is ideal for Dental Assistants/Dental Hygienists wanting to develop business skills and who are seeking a more challenging role.

• High School Diploma
• Dental administration experience an asset
• 1+ years of experience as a Dental Assistant, Level II
• 1+ years of experience as a Dental Hygienist
• Current registration with the CDHO
• Current CPR training
• Proficiency in computers
• Dentrix knowledge would be an asset
• Great attitude, commitment and willingness to learn
• Outstanding customer service skills




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