Surgical Dental Assistant (Oral Surgery)


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Job title: Surgical Dental Assistant (Oral Surgery)

Company: OMS 360

Job description: Mission:

The primary role of the Surgical Assistant is to assist the Oral Surgeons with clinical procedures including assisting with surgery and all pre- and post-op procedures plus contributing to a "white gloves" treatment of our patients.

Key Responsibilities of the Surgical Assistant :

  • Prepare patients for consultations
  • Keep patients focused on optimal treatment while attending to their individual needs and concerns
  • Sterilize and disinfect instruments and equipment; clean each operatory in accordance with the state applicable infection control guidelines
  • Complete radiographs and CT scans of patients in an efficient and timely manner
  • Prepare tray setups for dental procedures and maintain adequate supply levels in each operatory, replenishing as needed to provide efficient patient care
  • Instruct patients on pre/postoperative care as directed by the oral surgeon
  • Record patient charting and all the surgeon’s notes in the digital patient chart as directed by the dentist
  • Maintain strict compliance with applicable regulations, (e.g. OSHA, HIPAA requirements and best practices)
  • Oversee sedation processes, IV supplies, histories, post-op, as needed
  • Assist in recording drugs/vitals before and after surgery
  • Escort/wheel sedated patients out after surgery
  • Assisting the front office staff if/when necessary
  • Assist with tracking implant supplies

Requirements of the surgical assistant position:

  • Surgical Assistant experience
  • Registered Dental Assistant certification
  • Experience in working in dental and/or oral surgery
  • Willingness to travel to other offices if/when needed
  • Great customer service skills

Essential Surgical Assistant Skills:

  • Effective written, verbal and electronic communication
  • Ability to gain trust and respect of the doctors, practice managers, teams, and peers
  • Excellent organizational and multi-tasking skills
  • Ability to take initiative and exercise independent judgment, decision-making and problem-solving expertise
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality
  • Computer proficiency in Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Practices shared accountability with other functional areas of the business

Working Conditions:

Clinical setting working closely with doctors during surgeries, using the required surgical equipment for various oral and maxillofacial surgical procedures. Some work in an office setting using a computer, telephone system, and standard office equipment; work hours are expected during company operating hours (hours per week vary according to office needs at the time of an opening)

OMS360 is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EEO).


  • Teamwork: We are one community; partners with a shared vision of success. We are more powerful together than alone.
  • Integrity: We communicate honestly, transparently, and authentically. We take responsibility for our actions, building our reputation by doing what is right.
  • Growth-Minded: We seek to constantly adapt and improve. We provide pathways for personal and professional fulfillment.
  • Excellence: We are a performance-driven organization, with a passion for excellence in service and outcomes. We are committed to being the best version of ourselves each day.
  • Respect: We actively listen and seek to understand. We are welcoming to all; treating others with dignity, compassion, and kindness.


Location: Lexington, KY

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