Houston Dental Career Opportunities – Dr. Bridger, D.D.S.
The Team Leader and Financial Coordinator has total operational responsibility. This person will ensure the practice provides extraordinary patient service in the most cost effective manner while meeting the highest quality standards. This person is responsible to lead the practice by encouraging teamwork and holding the team and the doctor accountable for financial success.
This person must develop action plans with team members and doctors to ensure goals are being met and exceeded; ensure that all daily/monthly reports are accurate and completed in a timely manner; conduct monthly staff training to ensure that we are continually teaching, challenging, and developing team members to be the best they can be; facilitate communication process between each area of the practice; and to inspire team members to take responsibility for their practice as if it were their very own.
When treatment is needed, she will assist Dr. Bridger to organize your treatment plan, set up financial arrangements for you, and schedule your appointments. She will be happy to answer any questions you have about your dental experience.
The Clinic Coordinator assists Dr. Bridger in examinations and case workups. She helps explain treatment options and possible phases to our new and current patients when treatment is diagnosed for them and helps the assistants set up their rooms for their procedures. She needs several years of dental chaairside and front office experience and needs to have worked for some of the best Cosmetic, Implant, and Restorative Dentists. She brings passion and a gentle loving spirit to helping our patients achieve their dental plan.
The Patient Coordinator serves as the focal point for the dental appointment system. The receptionist answers the telephone and makes appointments for patients according to the established practice protocols; greets patients as they come in, checks patients in and update all personal and insurance information; establishes and maintains patient records files, retrieves and monitors the location of dental records; generates paperwork to register patients for services; and triage appointments for staff.
She verifies and works with your insurance to get you the absolute best coverage possible. She also sets up financial arrangements, handles insurance follow-up and confirms Treatment appointments.
The Hygiene Coordinator is responsible for performing all functions of the front office as they relate to developing, coordinating and maintaining a productive hygiene schedule. As a Dental Hygiene Coordinator, you will play an important role in making and confirming dental hygiene appointments. The Dental Hygiene Coordinator will interact with the practice team members and patients to maintain a productive hygiene schedule. You will be required to schedule, reschedule, and reactivate patients to maximize the hygiene department production. You will use a computer and Dentrix scheduling software. This position will require excellent organizational, telephone and patient service skills. The practice retains the right to revise the job duties at any time. Other duties may be assigned.
Dental Hygienists remove soft and hard deposits from teeth, teach patients how to practice good oral hygiene, and provide other preventive dental care. Hygienists examine patients’ teeth and gums, recording the presence of diseases or abnormalities. They remove calculus, stains, and plaque from teeth; perform root planing as a periodontal therapy; take and develop dental x-rays; and apply cavity-preventive agents such as fluorides and pit and fissure sealants. Although hygienists may not diagnose diseases, they can prepare clinical and laboratory diagnostic tests for the dentist to interpret. Hygienists sometimes work chairside with the dentist during treatment.
Dental hygienists also help patients develop and maintain good oral health. For example, they may explain the relationship between diet and oral health or inform patients how to select toothbrushes and show them how to brush and floss their teeth.
Dental hygienists use hand and rotary instruments and ultrasonics to clean and polish teeth, x-ray machines to take dental pictures, syringes with needles to administer local anesthetics, and models of teeth to explain oral hygiene.
Dental assistants are responsible for working directly with dentists while patients receive treatment. They review and maintain patients’ charts, pass instruments to the dentist during procedures, sterilize instruments, make temporary crowns and impressions of teeth for study models, polish patients’ teeth, and take and develop X-rays. They also assist with tasks such as scheduling appointments and ordering supplies.
The Hygiene Assistant assists the Registered Dental Hygienist and/or the Dentist during treatment and examination of patients by performing the following essential duties and responsibilities. Prepare operatory for patient care by cleaning, sanitizing and maintaining instruments and equipment; prepare patient for hygiene exam by greeting the patient, escorting the patient to the treatment room, and making them feel at-ease and comfortable to build rapport; take and record medical and dental histories and updated personal information in patient’s chart; take and expose dental diagnostic x-rays; inform the hygienist when patient is ready for prophylaxis; assist the hygienist in suctioning, periodontal exams and new patient periodontal screening; polish, floss and administer fluoride treatment and other recognized topical agents for the prevention of oral disease for patients after the hygienist completes scaling; assist the dentist and hygienist with patient exam, dental and periodontal charting; and end the treatment visit by reinforcing the treatment plan, providing preventive education and escorting the patient back to the front reception area.
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3400 S. Gessner
Houston, TX 77063
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Is it worth it to have a dental career?
From my perspective as a dentist, yes it has been worth it. I have loved every minute of the wonderful combination of art and science with a big dose of people and business. There are new dental technologies and dental techniques every year. And what could be more thrilling than helping some person gain a smile, overcome discomfort, and improve their self-worth through dentistry and a dental career–very rewarding! Dr. John Bridger, D.D.S
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