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Veterinary Dental Technician

Now Hiring A Veterinary Dental Technician

Burlington Emergency Veterinary Specialists (BEVS) is seeking a Veterinary Technician to join our growing Dentistry Department.

Job Description

The duties of a veterinary dental technician include taking full mouth intraoral radiographs, performing complete dental prophylaxis, client communication and education, management and maintenance of the dental suite equipment and supplies, as well as responsibility for patient general anesthesia and medical records. Must be a certified or licensed veterinary technician preferred with a strong interest in veterinary dentistry.

Requirements

    • A minimum of 2 years’ experience, preferably with dental experience
    • Has advanced medical knowledge from compulsory CE classes
    • Has comprehensive veterinary practice and procedural experience
    • Possess excellent interpersonal and communication skills
    • Flexible, cooperative, dependable and excellent time management skills
    • Capable of lifting up to 50 pounds unaided and able to sit, stand or walk for most of the day
    • Knowledge of limitations and asking for assistance when appropriate

Dentistry Tasks

Technicians at this level are an asset to the veterinary profession and provide a well-rounded, exceptional level of patient and client care.

Inpatient Care

  • Implement all patient care, treatments and monitoring of hospitalized patients
  • Fill prescriptions
  • Responsible for entering all charges as it pertains to the patient
  • Keep track of invoice versus estimate and update estimate as needed
  • Review treatment sheets in the morning with the doctor and discuss daily plan
  • Review treatment sheets in the evening with the doctor to confirm overnight plan

Anesthesia

  • Implement all aspects of general anesthesia including
  • Perform pre-anesthesia TPR
  • Run necessary blood tests and urinalysis (venipuncture, lab equipment)
  • Provide input to the doctor regarding safe and effective anesthesia and pain management protocol
  • Place IV catheters
  • Administer premedication’s (IV, IM injections)
  • Induce anesthesia with IV agents following safe protocols as directed by the doctor
  • Intubate patients
  • Monitoring (multiparameter) and interpretation of common monitoring abnormalities
  • Perform PPV
  • Responsible for anesthesia record
  • Be aware of possible side effects of the anesthesia and medications used, and engage the doctor with thoughtful questions about monitor findings
  • Manage a safe and successful patient recovery process and provide appropriate post-anesthesia monitoring until patient sternal

Dentistry and Oral Surgery

  • Obtain diagnostic full mouth intraoral radiographs in a timely manner
  • Understand proper use of all dental instruments used by a dental technician (hand scalers, curettes, ultrasonic scaler tips)
  • Perform complete prophylaxis including supragingival and subgingival cleaning and polishing
  • Record oral exam findings as dictated by the doctor into the patient’s dental chart
  • Learn and be familiar with all commonly used dental charting abbreviations and notations
  • Assist the doctor with complex dental procedures including, but not limited to, root canal therapy, surgical extractions, jaw fracture repairs, mass removal, orthodontics, and prosthodontics.
  • Know the specific supply and instrumentation needs for the surgeries and procedures performed by the doctor, and have them available for the doctor before they are needed
  • Be familiar and assist with the surgeries and procedures performed by the doctor
  • Manage histopathology samples – submission and forms

Dental Equipment and Instrument Care

  • Create and maintain maintenance logs for all equipment
  • Perform daily and periodic cleaning, sterilization, and maintenance on all instruments and equipment
  • Coordinate any necessary repairs to be performed by outside vendors or providers
  • Keep the dental room organized and clean
  • Maintain dental operatory supplies and inventory and work with the Purchasing and Inventory Control Coordinator to facilitate prompt ordering of supplies

BEVS Employee Benefits

BEVS provides a rewarding employment opportunity where you work alongside a very talented and dedicated group of veterinarians and technicians in a growing hospital that holds patient care in the highest regard.

  • Competitive compensation
  • Medical and dental insurance
  • Paid-time-off and paid holidays
  • Disability Insurance
  • 401(k) plan with a company match
  • Continuing education
  • Uniform allowance
  • Employee assistance
  • Paid volunteer day-off
  • Employee pet care discount

Additionally, BEVS is a great place to grow professionally with opportunities to advance as a Veterinary Technician Specialist and develop higher-level veterinary nursing skills.

If you are interested in utilizing all of your skills and want to work in this exciting, team-oriented environment, please email your resume to jobs@bevsvt.com with the subject line, Veterinary Dental Technician.