Dental Assistant Needed – Apply Now: Salary R132 000 a year. Dental Functions:
Assist dentist with dental procedures, mixing materials, stock taking and ordering.
Sterilising of equipment and maintenance of Autoclave and preparation of distilled water.
Daily cleaning of suction unit and filter and draining compressor.
Liaising with the dental lab for collections and deliveries of lab work.
Checking benefits and preparing quotes for dentures and crowns and working out co-payments
Ability to work under pressure, accomplish certain task, in a certain amount of time with the highest quality possible
Monthly statistics and daily billing.
Checking of all dental benefits and if patient is still active.
To know how to work according to a budget by buying consumables for Dental.
Confirm benefits for specialised dentistry, dentures, hospital dentistry and specialist benefits.
Get/give banking details/purchase order requests for co-payments above benefit limits.
Obtain pre-authorisation for Pride/Diversity Members dental procedures, where necessary.
Help update the protocols of Dental where needed.
Report any Maintenance problems or health risk problems to Centre Manager.
Ordering of dental stock, the correct processes, and follow-ups with invoices.
Providing the Manager with monthly invoices record for dental orders and lab work completed.
Assisting in reception when Dentist is on sick leave or leave.
Booking of specialist appointments and obtaining authorisation.
Booking of dental theatre/sedations and anaesthetists and obtaining authorisation and sending SMS reminders to the patients.
To implement Paperless approach in Dental
Interpersonal Skills Execution:
Effective communication with the patients and health team, in a positive verbal and non-verbal manner.
Always be friendly, positive and perform dental assisting duties to the best of your ability with highest level of quality and care to the patients and colleagues.
Motivating and supporting fellow employees within own team and in other teams.
Always work toward the success of the Scheme as a whole.
To always honour the values of Sisonke Health. Respect, Integrity, Service, Fairness and Transparency to all patients and co-workers.
Assisting other teams and co-workers wherever possible.
Only performing clinical functions within the scope of practice of a Dental Assistant
Ensuring that qualifications and registrations with appropriate bodies and councils are up to date.
Complying with protocols and procedures relating to waste disposal, medicines emergency equipment, confidentiality, etc.
Reporting any inappropriate behaviour or misconduct to the Centre Manager or Fund Manager.
Ensuring that all hygiene and infection control protocols are upheld.
Comply with protocol for specialized dentistry and dentures.
Compliance with Scheme rules when assisting members and providing primary care.
Ensure that the dental equipment is properly maintained and that a yearly service is done.
Taking part in health campaigns and promotions.
Qualifications and Education Requirements
Must be registered with the Health Professions Council South Africa (Valid Membership)
Matric Certificate (Standard 10).
A National or Higher Certificate/Diploma in Dental Assisting from a University of Technology related to the registration of Dental Assistants.
Computer literacy (MS Office package).
Valid drivers license and own transport.
Strong administration skills.
Excellent communication skills both written and verbal and telephonic.
Customer Care skills.
Time management skills and diligence.
Punctuality and time consciousness is essential.
Must be able to work under pressure and use own initiative.
At least two years practical experience as a dental assistant in a dental practice or clinic.
Knowledge of dental codes and procedures.
Ability to do dental reception/administration.