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In hiring a dental assistant, it is important to first highlight the role’s importance in providing care to dental clinic patients. A job description is the first point of communication between candidates and the hiring medical facility or institution. Create a job description that is clear, concise, and detailed. Are you looking for candidates who live in a specific area? What is the schedule? Is prior experience required? Outline the responsibilities and requirements clearly. Keep in mind, though, that the job description is more than just a list of expectations. Highlight what you can offer the candidate. 

Additionally, be clear about the schedule, the number of hours, and location. Depending on the need, dental assistants may work in hospitals and stand-alone dental clinics on a part-time or full-time basis. 

Once you have a compelling job description, posting your job announcement is the next step. Aside from general job boards, it is best for hiring managers to post job announcements on dental-specific job boards, online groups, and in community groups as well. 

Dental Assistants Responsibilities

Dental assistants perform a variety of patient care duties daily. They work alongside dentists and are in charge of assisting them in carrying out dental treatment plans. Dental assistants clean and sterilize all dental materials and instruments. This includes setting instruments on the tray to ensure that they are prepped and ready for use in scheduled or emergency procedures. 

Upon the arrival of patients at the clinic or dental office, dental assistants greet them warmly, validate their appointment, and assist them in filling out patient forms and histories. They may also take their initial vital signs before directing them to be seen by the dentist. 

Dental assistants help dentists perform dental procedures and maintain a record of patients and dental procedures done. They use dental x-rays for diagnostics and are responsible for reminding patients about post-treatment guidelines. Additionally, dental assistants perform administrative duties like appointment setting, confirmation, and follow-up calls. They make sure that the dental office lobby and general operatory areas are clean, tidy, and disinfected. Dental assistants ensure that the dental office remains fully-stocked, monitor the level of supplies, and order them as needed. Lastly, dental assistants treat patients with respect, compassion, and empathy. They uphold patient confidentiality and professionalism at all times and follow legislation, healthcare laws, and safety standards.

Dental Assistants Skills and Qualifications

The ideal candidate for a dental assistant is a person who is compassionate, trustworthy, and professional with excellent interpersonal and communication skills. Candidates must have a certification or associate degree in dental assistance or from dental hygiene program and a dental x-ray certification. Ideally, they must also possess updated CPR and first aid training certificates. Previous experience in the same role is an advantage. Other qualifications include attention to detail, a strong ability to follow instructions, and adherence to standard protocols regarding patient care. 

Attracting great candidates for a dental assistant position is possible with a few tweaks and highlights to the hiring description. If the hospital or dental office is willing to hire candidates without previous work experience and will provide training, this may lead to more applications and widen the selection pool. If there is a possibility for professional growth, be sure to include that as well. The goal is to make the right candidate feel excited to apply, knowing they will be able to contribute to and grow in your practice. 

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Dental Assistants for Hire in Katy, TX
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Frequently Asked Questions about hiring a Dental Assistant

What is the best way to find and hire a Dental Assistant near me?
Online job boards are the best place to find qualified Dental Assistant applicants. Employers posting their Dental Assistant job on Indeed get about 16 applications from that board on average.
Which job boards should I post on to find Dental Assistant applicants?
You should post to multiple job boards at once. The most successful job postings for a Dental Assistant are on Indeed – but on average, employers post to 12 boards at the same time, using tools like Workstream. Publishing to multiple job boards at once helps you get your first applicant in 23 hours on average, which is shorter than the national average for Dental Assistant positions.
What's the best way to communicate with applicants looking for a Dental Assistant role?
SMS has 88% open rates which is higher than phone call or Email. Text to hire today!
Is it OK to text Dental Assistant job applicants?
Hourly paid workers, such as Dental Assistants are actually more engaged when texting about jobs. We have found that text messages are 167% better than email at getting an applicant's response. Have a look at Workstream, which automates the process of texting and uses a phone number specifically assigned to your job post so you don’t have to use your personal phone.
Can I use a different phone number to engage Dental Assistant applicants via text message?
Yes, tools such as Workstream provide custom phone numbers that allow employers to engage with applicants through their tool without having to use a personal or business cell phone.

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