Efda Dental Assistant (Female, Age 26) in Winter Garden, FL

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At a Glance

Current Job

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Job TitleEfda Dental Assistant
Other Compensation None Set
Company Size(not answered)
LocationWinter Garden, FL
Years Experience5 years

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Years in Career0
Education(not answered)
Income Rating0 / 10
Interest Rating0 / 10
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Current job Q&A

Describe the type of organization you work for.
Its a pretty large corporation that has switch hands to father and son to business partners. It is spread mostly over Central Florida providing Dental services to most with wide variety of insurances or no insurance.

Describe your job role and responsibilities.
Assist the Dr., Provide patient with a comfortable experience, set up and break down operatories and sterilize instruments, make models, bleasching trays, same day custom temporaries for crowns, assist with child prophys and sealants

Please list an additional benefits (beyond compensation) that you receive.
1 week PTO, no insurance but a Medical Reimbursement up to 120 every 3 months

Do you feel you are under/over or well/fairly compensated at your current position?

Does your job entail you working with others on a daily basis? Is this something you like/dislike about your job? Please explain.
Yes, I like to see people smile when we can help them.

Do you work collaboratively with supervisors/managers?

Do you work collaboratively with your co-workers?

Describe your work location (e.g., office, home, theatre, in the field) and what you like/dislike about working in it.
Office building. Its just okay noisy but ok.

Please rate each of the following aspects of your current job on a scale of 1-10 (10 being the highest/best):
Income: 5
Benefits: 3
Hours: 4
Co-Workers: 2
Supervisors: 1
Job Title: 8
Level of Responsibility: 6
The Actual Work: 7

A day in the life of…

Please describe a typical workday for you in your current job:

5am to 6am
6am to 7am
7am to 8amBeginning of morning. Turn on lights and computers. Log into chart for the day and set up rooms accordingly. Bring back patient and call in the Dentist.
8am to 9amSet up additional rooms for patients and get a patient back.Get back to patients and find other assistants to see what and where we each need to go.
9am to 10amIf more patient charts break down previous rooms and set up for next patients. Let Dentist know their ready and get instruments cleaned and in autoclave.

10am to 11amGet set to get a next round of patients back. Set up rooms, instrument packs, etc. and ask Dentist what patient in what order to see them and catch up.
11am to 12pmWe dont take lunch breaks as we tend to tag team. Once one asistant eats other assistant overs and after we switch. Then we take bnext patient back. Patients come first.
12pm to 1pmClean up rooms reset and continue to check the schedule and take charts back and set to the type of procedure.
1pm to 2pmLast patients of the day to get ready for and start to clean up the lab and the rooms that are vacant. Take patients that show to the room set up and assist with the dentist. Break down the room after the completion.
2pm to 3pmEnd of day procedures include but not limited to: take out trash, clean down chairs and set up areas, wipe all surface and suction hoses, take instruments out of autoclave and keep in bins in lab.
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11pm to 12am

Long-term career plans

Is your current employment part of your overall career plan? Why or why not?
No. I am unhappy with the enviroment at the office and going to try other things.

What are your current career goals?
To go back to school and BE a Dental Hygienist. My future looks brighter if I was to go and continue my education.

Is there anything else you would like to share about your career?
🙂 Just smile and like to make people smile

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