Career Opportunities

Why Androscoggin Valley Dental?

Androscoggin Valley Dental is a friendly & professional environment, located in the heart of Berlin, NH & is operated by caring Dental Professionals & Staff. Our practice has been growing & it is time to grow again! We have a dedicated team of individuals, who are passionate about what they do & love to share that passion with our patients. These long-term employees are a great team & truly enjoy working with each other. We are willing to mentor new team members, so don’t hesitate to apply! Some of the benefits our employees enjoy include, 401K, PTO, team building days, some company paid CE’s, great work environment, option to join health insurance plan & more…

Join Our Dynamic Team at Androscoggin Valley Dental. Send us your resume Today!

Positions we are hiring for:

Dental Hygienist Job (New Grads Welcome)

Overview

A Beautiful, Boutique, Long-standing practice in Northern NH with an abundance of new patients each month. Our practice allows optimal patient care, a comprehensive approach to full-service dentistry along with a strong focus on prevention and patient satisfaction.

Great work-life balance with plenty of outdoor activity.

Responsibilities

·Assess the dental condition and needs of patients and review patients’ medical history
·Identify conditions like gingivitis, caries or periodontitis
·Educate patients & parents in oral hygiene instruction & oral health.
·Deliver direct patient care to patients, including Perio Charting, scaling, debridement & prophylaxis, risk assessments, x-rays, intraoral pictures, application of sealants and fluoride, and related procedures, under the general supervision of a dentist
·Scheduling patient recalls/treatment
·Effective communication with patient/dentist regarding treatment recommendations
·Ensure patients feel as comfortable as possible
·Provide excellent customer service by looking for opportunities to offer Same Day Care
·Provide memorable patient experiences by showing compassion for our patients and parents
·Responsible for adhering to all government regulations and company standards
·Guide parents and patients through our entire treatment process
·Sterilize dental instruments properly
·Maintain digital documentation and charts on each patient
·Continuing education and professional development.

Requirements

·RDH from accredited school
·NH license
·Local Anesthesia certification preferred but not required
·Current cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) certification.

Entry Level Dental Assistant

Patient Management

•Greet patients when they sign in and monitor arrival time
•Set up treatment rooms for procedures
•Escort patients to treatment room
•Seat patients in treatment rooms
•Show care and concern, and help patients feel comfortable
•Obtain and review health histories according to office protocol
•Ensure patients are always attended
•Anticipate and assist dentist’s needs
•Perform expanded functions ( like fabrication of temporary crowns) and other tasks as assigned by the dentist
•Mix dental materials
•Ensure patients’ questions are answered thoroughly before they leave
•Chart patients and record date, service rendered and any charges
•Escort patients from the treatment room to front office
•Ensure proper treatment notes are recorded in patient’s chart
•Perform clinical procedures as practice act allows and as directed by dentist
•Give patient instruction and demonstrate when necessary
•Monitor patient flow
•Notify Patient Service Coordinator/ office manager if a patient should be called in the evening after a difficult appointment

Treatment Room Management and Sterilization
•Keep dental units ready, stocked and clean
•Oversee cleanliness of the treatment room according to sterilization procedures
•Disinfect treatment rooms according to OSHA regulations
•Sterilize all instruments and handpieces according to OSHA regulations
•Keep trays, instruments and treatment room drawers organized
•Ensure that office sterilization procedures document is on display
•Promptly send out and monitor all dental laboratory cases
•Implement the preventative maintenance/cleaning schedule for dental equipment
•Maintain dental office emergency kits and nitrous and oxygen tanks
•Follow laboratory procedures according to office protocol

Records Management
•Securely store and handle patient records in compliance with state and federal requirements, including the HIPAA privacy and security regulations
•Accurately file patient information
•Arrange patient charts and radiographs for next day’s appointments
•Track cases and referrals to and from other doctors
•Assist in the administration of the recall system

Inventory Management
•Ensure that treatment rooms are stocked at all times

Office Participation
•Help in other areas of the office when necessary (i.e., answering phones, unpacking supplies, completing insurance forms, moving former patient records, etc.)
•Be an active participant in team meetings, huddles and office events
•Promote team concept by interacting with others in the office

Requirements

Education/Experience

•High school diploma or equivalent
•Graduate of accredited dental assisting program or dental assisting experience preferred, but not required.
•Coursework in dental instruments and procedures preferred, but not required.
•Compliance with state dental practice requirements (e.g., x-ray requirements, OSHA training)
•Computer skills (MS word, Excel and photo shop)
•Commitment to CE for career development

Interpersonal
•Good interpersonal skills to maintain effective rapport with patients, dentists, other staff members and community
•Effective verbal skills to communicate with patients and staff