Position Description

Orthodontic Assistant
Location Ortho - Herndon, VA
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D4C Dental Brands, Inc. is a dental support organization (DSO) that supports affiliated pediatric dentists, general dentists, and orthodontists in the Smiles For Life Network . We provide business management expertise and administrative operations support, so doctors can focus on their patients and clinical operations. Our team is dedicated to helping children achieve a lifetime of great oral health. Our locations offer an exciting and comforting environment for patients as our specialists deliver best-in-class care and treatment to all. Join us and take part in raising the standard in children’s oral healthcare!



The Orthodontic Assistant is responsible for providing patient care and assistance to the Doctor with patient procedures.  The Orthodontic Assistant must perform and help the Doctor with direct patient care including cassettes, hand pieces, materials, instruments, etc.: 


  • Educate patients on oral healthcare of braces and their appliances.

  • Assist Doctor with orthodontic treatment in accordance with state regulations.

  • take diagnostic x-rays and photos and display those according to the type of procedure or appointment scheduled.

  • accurately chart and document all notes pertaining to the patient during the exam and treatment set forth by the Company guidelines. 

  • review the patient’s chart, medical history and treatment plan and consent forms prior to treatment, and identify any potential concerns for you and the Doctor to consider. 

  • Complete chair-side duties efficiently, paying attention to detail. 

  • Sterilize and disinfect instruments and equipment.

  • Communicate with parents/patients at the end of each visit to address concerns and answer treatment questions.

  • Maintain patient confidentiality through HIPAA compliance.  Ensure any release of patient information is done according to the Company guidelines.

  • Attend and participate in all office meetings, continuing education events and morning huddles.

  • Take impressions pour and fabricate stints and study models, take Centric wax bites.

  • Stock drawers, clean, set up/break down patient chairs daily.

  • Be compliant with state and federal OSHA laws, infection control, safety standards in the dental office and operatory, including but not limited to: wearing personal protective (PPE) barriers such as gloves, scrubs, masks and eye wear; disinfecting and sterilizing instruments and  treatment areas; and disposing properly of any contaminated or bio-hazardous waste/materials.

  • Travels between multiple offices as needed. 

  • Additional duties will be assigned to achieve the Company standards and goals as efficiently as possible. 



  • Minimum high school diploma, or equivalent.  
  • Experience working in a professional, medical, or dental environment with direct customer service is desired.  
  • Minimum of 1 year of orthodontic assisting experience.
  • Radiology certification and Certified Orthodontic Assisting credentials may be required* 
  • Strong interpersonal and relationship building skills; must be able to establish and maintain positive working relationships.  
  • Ability to travel between multiple locations. 
  • Customer service oriented and able to communicate with a pleasant demeanor at all times.  
  • Effective written and verbal communication with all staff and management. 
  • Must possess excellent organizational skills, strong attention to detail, be able to multitask and perform job duties in a timely manner. 
  • Strong PC skills and ability to learn and successfully use new programs as required.
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