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Dental Therapist-Lopterra HND / BA / BSc Job

2024-01-11 07:25   Medical / Healthcare   Lagos   109 views
Job Details

Location: Victoria Island, Lagos

Employment Type: Full-time

Job Summary

Our client, a specialized dental provider in Lagos and Abuja, offers comprehensive general, cosmetic, and surgical dentistry. They prioritize preventive care, aiming to preserve oral health for overall well-being. They are seeking a dedicated Dental Therapist to join their team, the role emphasizes preventive care and minor treatments, contributing to comprehensive oral healthcare for the community.

Key Responsibilities

Perform dental hygiene assessments and preventive treatments, including dental cleanings and fluoride applications.

Interact with patients, assist in diagnosing dental conditions; ensuring their understanding of treatment plans and addressing any concerns they may have.

Administer local anaesthesia and perform dental restorative procedures, such as fillings

Collaborate with dentists and other dental professionals to ensure comprehensive patient care.

Stay updated on the latest developments in dental therapy and hygiene.

Adhere to all ethical and professional standards in dental therapy.

Participate in continuing education and professional development activities.

Integrate new patients (DIAs) to the Practice by their processing, this is inclusive of:

Completion of the Medical History Process

Taking the appropriate x-rays

Appropriate Clinical photo’s and where appropriate

To collect information/take on the health history of such patients in relation to the oral problem(s) of the Patient and assist patients with form-filling procedures where required.

To present the said information the processing Doctor to enable their Dental Examination check to be done.

Maintain the consultation room in a welcoming and organized manner.

Clinical Administrative Roles

Determine and Educate on Dental Benefits:

Assess dental benefit eligibility and limitations for patients.

Provide estimates and explanations regarding payment arrangements.

Educate patients on their dental benefits as needed.

Financial Facilitation:

Present treatment plans to patients, possibly alongside the assigned doctor.

Obtain patient consent for proposed treatments.

Discuss treatment details, address patient concerns, and offer solutions.

Present case fees and various financial options to aid patient decision-making and plan acceptance.

Record Management and Financial Obligations:

Input details of agreed/approved treatment plans into the Company’s Patient Information Management records.

Collaborate with relevant departments to ensure patients fulfill financial obligations.

Liaise with Customer Experience & Accounts departments regarding changes in patients' financial statuses in a timely manner.

Workflow and Communication:

Assist in maintaining systems, checklists, and contact lists for efficient workflows aligned with production scheduling requirements.

Contact patients according to production scheduling guidelines, reporting this activity monthly.

Miscellaneous:

Collaborate with the Customer Experience Team to gather patient testimonials and referrals online.

Ensure timely and accurate communication with managers and colleagues via various channels.

Actively engage in team meetings, trainings, and contribute dental expertise.

Fulfill additional duties as needed to maintain operational efficiency.

Qualifications

Bachelor's Degree / Diploma in Dental Hygiene/Therapy or related field.

Minimum of 2 years' relevant experience in a dental practice.

Relevant post-qualification certifications would be an advantage.

Member of Dental Therapist Registration Body Of Nigeria.

Proficiency in dental hygiene procedures and therapies.(Understanding of comprehensive patient & re-care examinations and various dental treatments commonly offered to properly advise patients on alternate treatment options & needs.)

Excellent communication and patient interaction skills.

Commitment to preventive dental care and patient education.

Dedication to ongoing learning and professional growth.

Proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office tools, including Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint.

Previous experience in the use of Patient Information Management software (PIMS) would be an advantage.

Remuneration

N120,000 - N150,000 Net per month.

Application Closing Date

24th January, 2024.

Method of Application

Interested and qualified candidates should:

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Company Description
Lopterra is a unique training and consultancy organization with offices in Lagos, Nigeria and Johannesburg, South Africa. Our goal is to provide exceptional services that meet or exceed our client's expectations.