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Chairside Orthodontic Assistant

Job Description:

Full Time: 32+ Hours/week

Position will be responsible for assisting the orthodontist when treating patients in the clinical area. Duties

  • Preparing and maintaining dental instruments and instrument transfer
  • Preparation of dental materials; sterilization of instruments, set up instrument trays; bracket set-up
  • Prepare patient: prophy with a slow-speed hand piece, etching and sealants; ligature removal and replacement; and wire removal and placement
  • Removing excess cement from brackets and orthodontic bands
  • Pouring impressions and trimming plaster models for lab and presentation
  • Delivering patient oral hygiene instructions
  • Record treatment information in patient records
  • Inventory control


Experience as an orthodontist assistant required.

  • Customer service focused with a friendly, warm demeanor
  • Must be dependable
  • Outstanding communication skills
  • Posses above-average attention to detail
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality
  • Computer proficient and knowledgeable in Microsoft Office
  • Comfortable working in a fast paced environment
  • Ability to take the initiative and be a pro-active problem solver
  • Team-oriented with a focus on the betterment of the group

The ideal candidate for this position would be an Illinois Qualified Dental Assistant and an RHS (Dental Radiology
Health & Safety Certified).