Oral Surgery Assistant


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Now hiring an Oral Surgery Assistant in Pensacola, FL!

Position Summary

  • Assist oral surgeon in providing oral surgery dental treatment, care and education to patients.
  • Must possess knowledge and skill of clinical procedures, processes, and dental administrative functions.

Essential Functions

  • Welcome and escort patient from reception area and to and from the treatment areas.
  • Take and record medical and dental histories and vital signs of patient.
  • Recognize signs of a dental emergency, and insure proper and timely response and notification to patient, staff, and emergency medical personnel when necessary.
  • Expose dental diagnostic x-rays, panographs, and CBCT scans.
  • Monitor patients while dentist administers deep sedation or general anesthesia.
  • Assist oral surgeon with oral surgery treatment in accordance with the delegable duties.
  • Provide postoperative instructions prescribed by Oral Surgeon.
  • Sterilize and disinfect instruments, set up instrument trays, prepare materials and assist dentist during dental procedures.
  • Learn and comply with state and Federal OSHA laws, infection control, safety standards in the dental office and operatory, including but not limited to: wearing personal protective (PPE) barriers such as gloves, scrubs, and eye wear; disinfecting and sterilizing instruments and treatment areas; and disposing properly of contaminated or bio-hazardous waste/materials.
  • Learn and comply with administrative procedures.
  • Insure review and completion of documentation, including but not limited to: accurate and current medical history, medical alerts, and signed Consent forms.
  • Document/chart all dental procedures performed during each patient visit according to surgeon's instructions and legal requirements.
  • Effectively provide dental education and information to insure patient awareness of dental health and continuing treatment.
  • Effectively present to patient the dental treatment plan and proposed plan for continuing treatments in professional and confidential manner.
  • Ensure treatment rooms are appropriately equipped and stocked with inventory and re-order when necessary.
  • Notify Practice Manager of equipment trouble/need for a trouble ticket or general safety concerns.
  • Understand and agree to maintain production standards.
  • Effectively utilize and maintain a system of contact for patient follow-up/re-care.
  • Maintain professional working environment within office team.
  • Attend and participate in morning huddles, chart reviews, and regular office meetings.
  • Adhere to OSHA compliant uniform attire and basic personal hygiene standards per Company policy.
  • Attend continuing education and training seminars as scheduled.
  • Understand and abide by HIPAA regulations and maintain confidentiality.
  • Follow policies listed in the employee manual to ensure consistent standards.
  • Assist in the office cleaning, trash disposal and trouble ticket submission to correct any office maintenance issues.
  • Additional responsibilities in accordance with the delegable duties allowable by state.

Success Factors

  • Excellent customer services skills and verbal communication skills. Ability to read, write, speak and understand information. Ability to effectively present information one-on-one with patients.
  • Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out details written or verbally instructed.
  • Basic computer knowledge and experience with dental management software.
  • Ability to work in fast paced, patient-focused environment.


  • 2 – 5 years dental assisting experience. Oral surgery assistance experience preferred.
  • Current Basic Life Support (BLS) certificate.
  • Current certification in radiography.
  • Dental Anesthesia Assistant National Certification (DAANCE) (Preferred)
  • Meet continuing education requirements and maintain Registered Dental Assistant license in Florida (preferred).
  • Carestream WinOMS or dental practice software experience is a plus.

Pay: $17/hr+ DOE

TEL Staffing complies with regulations enforced by the EEOC.

This position is Temp to Hire. No benefits offered during Temp period.

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