Careers at Modern Family Dentists:

You’re energetic, organized, focused and passionately care about the wellbeing of others, and that’s why you want a career at one of Kenosha’s most renowned family run and owned dental practices. Modern Family Dentists can help you realize your true potential while offering the training and support needed for a successful career in the healthcare industry. Our work ethic allows us to provide the quality of personalized care we’re so popular for, but it can’t be done without our family of compassionate and dedicated team members. If you’re ready to help us put a smile on our patient’s faces, take a look at our open positions.

Who We Are

Because Smiles Change Outcomes, it’s our mission to provide a flexible service and helping each and every one of our patients to have a smile they can be proud of.

Our vision is to stay at the forefront of modern dentistry and provide the most efficient care possible.

VALUES:

We’re called Modern Family Dentists for a good reason. We appreciate that families can be busy, so we aim to provide a flexible service to suit all time schedules. With appointments available from as early as 8am to as late as 7pm, we make sure everyone can receive the quality dental care they deserve at a time that suits them.

Modern By Name, Modern By Nature

As technology advances, so do our procedures. We like to stay at the forefront of modern dentistry – always providing the most efficient care possible without ever compromising on quality. (expand)

Family is Our Middle Name

We don’t just treat families, we treat our team as a family. Modern Family Dentists is the result what happens when a family works together to make a difference. The years of hard work put in by Mr & Mrs Drs Aust is a prime example of what can be achieved through hard work and dedication, and it’s this ethic that plays a huge role in our team and the care we provide.

Dentists? We’re More Than That!

We always like to get to know each and every single one of our patients. It’s this personal touch that makes a huge difference, and it’s also one of the reasons we’re so popular in the Kenosha, WI area. Many of our patients could easily choose a dental practice closer to their home, but instead come from miles around for our personal care and attention. Our friendly approach and financial flexibility sets us apart, and the healthy smiles on our satisfied patients are the (sugar-free) icing on the proverbial cake.

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Benefits

We know hard work pays off. In fact, both Mr & Mrs Drs Aust put in more than their fair share of hours to pay for their education, and Dr. Aust helped build their clinic with his own hands – a true labor of love. With this in mind, a career at Modern Family Dentists doesn’t come without it’s rewards.

If you’re willing to help us meet our high standards of care and professionalism, you’ll receive the same benefits of a large commercial practice while working in a small business setting.

Here are just some of the benefits you’ll receive at Modern Family Dentists.

After 90 days:

  • High hourly rate compared to our competitors
  • Short and Long-term Disability

After one year:

  • 401 (k) with 3% match
  • Paid time off

These are just a handful of the incredible benefits of working with Modern Family Dentists – but we consider the family spirit of our team to be the greatest benefit of them all. Being able to look forward to coming to work instead of trying to get the work week over as quickly as possible certainly has it’s perks.

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Working for Modern Family Dentists

Our small yet dedicated team all pulls together like a family unit, enabling us to provide the very best dental care we can for our patients. Because of our combined work ethic, we prefer to think of it as working with us, and not for us. Each team member plays a vital role in the provision of care – the doctors can’t perform their job as efficiently without an enthusiastic assistant, the office can’t run smoothly without our organized front desk operators, and we wouldn’t be performing procedures in such a sterile environment without our impeccable cleaner/s. This fine-tuning of roles means every member of the Modern Family Dentists team is always encouraged to develop both personally and professionally.

If you’re looking for more than just a challenge, but to also be part of a friendly and dynamic like-minded team of (professionals? Dental superheroes? other?), then take a look at our open positions to not only see how you can help us, but how we can help you. (or, to not only see what we can offer you, but what you can offer us.)

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OPEN POSITIONS:

Dentist

General Dentist

Our state-of-the-art dental practice is searching for a skilled and experienced Dentist with excellent communication skills to join our professional team. The ideal candidate for this position has worked with patients of all ages, is proficient in performing regular checkups and complex dental procedures and is committed to the highest quality of patient care. Those who are qualified and in search of a long-term career opportunity in a Modern Dental Practice are encouraged to submit an application today.

Dentist responsibilities and duties

Diagnose and provide appropriate dental treatment to patients, including regular cleanings, root canals, surgical extractions, and cosmetic dentistry. Educate patients and parents of patients on maintaining proper oral health.  Communicate with dental staff on our team regarding patient treatment plans.  Prescribe medications as necessary.  Carefully document all medications, diagnoses, treatments and consultations.  Supervise the work of professional, technical and administrative staff.

Dentist qualifications and skills

  • DDS, DMD required.
  • Current license to practice dentistry
  • Valid malpractice liability insurance
  • Look book of cases is a plus
  • Dedicated to ensuring the highest quality of care to patients
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Friendly and professional demeanor
Hygienist

Position Title: Registered Dental Hygienist

Employee Status: Non-Exempt

Reports To: Doctor

Job Summary:
The RDH is in a special position to provide our patients the most important health service: ongoing preventive oral care by cleaning, scaling and polishing teeth to prevent gum disease.

Qualifications:
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to satisfactorily perform each essential duty as listed below.

Essential Duties:

  • Records treatment information on the patient’s chart, including treatment rendered, the type of treatment planned and the amount of chair time, doctor time and assistant time needed for next appointment.
  • Create any type of X-rays.
  • Records evaluation of periodontal conditions, occlusal relations and extent of prophylaxis on dental chart to ensure a complete diagnosis and proper treatment plan by the dentist.
  • Provides customer service support to patients by escorting them to and from the treatment room.
  • Coordinates Nitrous Oxide and Oxygen to patients as applicable.
  • Takes impressions for diagnostic and opposing models.
  • Applies non-aerosol and non-caustic topical agents and pit and fissure sealants.
  • Removes excess cement from supragingival surfaces of teeth.
  • Assists doctor during clinical exam and record findings and recommendations.
  • Performs oral cancer exam on all patients.
  • Scales, polishes, and applies fluoride to patient’s teeth.
  • Prepares all treatment rooms including, but not limited to, set-up, decontamination, sterilizing and sharpening all instruments, cleaning hand pieces and room, restocking supplies.
  • Places and removes post-extraction and periodontal dressings.
  • Sizes stainless steel crowns, temporary crowns, and bands.
  • Inspects patient’s oral cavity and charts lesions, existing restorations and missing teeth.
  • Evaluates gingival health and health of all oral tissue.
  • Executes root planing and Myofunctional evaluations.
  • Educates patients on the importance of preventative care, the disease process and the role of bacteria; provides appropriate educational literature and instruction on home care.
  • Polishes restorations and appliances (partials, dentures, etc.).
  • Administers temporary cementation and removal of temporary crowns.
  • Schedules patient’s next treatment appointment, or communicates with appropriate staff to ensure this is done before patient leaves the practice.
  • Implements and monitors recall system; contacts patients who are overdue for a recall.
  • Helps fill the patient schedule when there are openings to keep production levels high each day.
  • Helps Clean Operatory
  • Cross Trains for some Assistant and Appointment Coordinator duties.

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:

  • Ability to maintain composure and professionalism when exposed to stressful situations.
  • Skilled in the use of a Cavitron.
  • Ability to perform scaling and root planning, take radiographs, and administer local anesthetic and Nitrous Oxide.
  • Knowledge of OSHA regulations and changes.
  • Knowledge of English composition, grammar, spelling, and punctuation.
  • Skilled in the use of standard office equipment including: telephones, calculators, copiers, fax, computers, and computer software (MS Excel, Word, Practice Management software).
  • Ability to engender trust from the doctors, co-workers, and patients.
  • Ability to work cooperatively with management, staff, and patients.
  • Ability to prioritize, organize, and complete tasks in a timely and independent manner.
  • Ability to understand and follow written and verbal instructions and accept constructive criticism.
  • Ability to collect data, establish facts, draw valid conclusions, and maintain confidentiality.
  • Ability to communicate and express thoughts and ideas competently.
  • Ability to quickly grasp relevant concepts regarding duties and responsibilities.

Education / Experience:

  • High school diploma or equivalent

Special Requirements/Certifications/Licenses:

  • Valid X-ray certificate
  • Current RDH license
  • CPR & first aid certificate

Physical and Environmental Requirements:

  • May be required to lift up to 50 lbs. or roll a 90-pound anesthesia machine and a full 35-gallon drum of expended chemicals on wheels from one area to another.
  • Hand-eye coordination and hand, arm, and finger mobility for detailed work with objects.
  • May be required to physically assist drowsy patients after anesthesia.
  • Active movement throughout the day: sitting, walking, standing, squatting, bending, stooping, reaching, etc. (not a sedentary position).
  • Vision: close vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.
  • Hearing: able to satisfactorily communicate with patients, doctor, and other staff members to ensure that verbal communication is clearly understood, particularly during emergency situations.
  • Finger dexterity is needed to access, enter, and retrieve data using a computer keyboard or operate equipment.
  • May be required to administer CPR.
  • Occasional exposure to toxic or caustic chemicals and radiation.
  • Exposure to moderate noise levels and hectic, fast-paced, high anxiety environments.

Additional or different duties may be assigned occasionally at employer’s discretion.

Appointment Coordinator

Position Title: Appointment Coordinator

Employee Status: Non-exempt

Reports To: Doctor

Job Summary:
The Appointment Coordinator represents the practice in all facets of patient services, which may include, but is not limited to; greeting patients, answering the telephone, scheduling appointments, maintaining patient records, coordinating patient flow, and insurance billing.

Qualifications:
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to satisfactorily perform each essential duty as listed below.

Essential Duties:

  • Greets visitors and patients entering the practice and alerts appropriate staff of patient arrivals.
  • Answers telephone, routes calls, provides information, and takes messages in accordance with practice procedures.
  • Schedules and adjusts patient appointments to maximize the patient care and reach practice profit target. Manages the daily, weekly, and monthly calendar to meet the practice production and collection goals.
  • Establishes, maintains and keeps patient files and records up to date (i.e. address, phone number, insurance information, etc.).
  • Communicates with patients regarding financial options. Reconciles financial records by receiving and recording patient payments.
  • Prepares correspondence, memos, condolence letters, and other documents, as requested by doctor.
  • Uses computer, fax, or courier service to transmit information or documents when requested.
  • Keeps the front desk and reception areas clean. Organizes magazines to keep current and neat. Waters the plants.
  • Performs necessary duties associated with checking patients in and out. Record treatment information in the patient’s chart. Enter type of treatment planned for the next appointment, and the amount of chair time, doctor time and assistant time needed.
  • Produces the doctor’s call list and provides to the doctor each day, as necessary.
  • Calls patients the day before to remind them of a scheduled appointment time.
  • Adheres to all safety and health regulations.
  • Monitors the schedule regularly, adjusts the schedule as necessary, and reschedules patients as needed.
  • During morning huddles, reports on production results, addresses problems that occurred, and evaluates patient flow from the previous day.  Updates staff on the status of the current day’s production goals, and identifies scheduling gaps.
  • Keeps staff and doctor informed of scheduling problems, issues or concerns
  • Organizes daily charts and provides to clinical staff for review.
  • Registers new patients, provides necessary paperwork (welcome letter, HIPAA documents), and insures all required documents are completed by the patient.
  • Prepares patient financial action plans.
  • Researches patient insurance benefits on diagnosed treatment.
  • Coordinates patient financial arrangements according to the financial policy.
  • Maintains appropriate financial documentation, including signed financial agreements if financing treatment.
  • Records patient financial discussions.
  • Provides financial statements to the employer.
  • Presents the treatment plan, using models and diagrams, as necessary, and provides patient with related literature.
  • Arranges the patient’s treatment-planning schedule and books appointments.
  • Monitors payments to ensure treatment financing is followed through appropriately.
  • Reviews patient charts for any incomplete treatment.
  • Verifies charts have complete insurance information.
  • Estimates costs of treatment provided.
  • Contacts patients when pre-authorization is received and proceeds with scheduling.

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:

  • Knowledge of appointment coordinator procedures.
  • Knowledge of English composition, grammar, spelling, and punctuation.
  • Skilled in the use of standard office equipment including: telephones, calculators, copiers, fax, computers, and computer software (MS Excel, Word, Practice Management software).
  • Ability to maintain composure and professionalism when exposed to stressful situations.
  • Ability to engender trust from the doctors, co-workers, and patients.
  • Maintain confidence with the patient regarding abilities of doctor(s) and staff.
  • Ability to work cooperatively with management, staff, and patients.
  • Ability to prioritize, organize, and complete tasks in a timely and independent manner.
  • Ability to accept constructive criticism.
  • Ability to understand and follow written and verbal instructions.
  • Ability to collect data, establish facts, draw valid conclusions, and maintain confidentiality.
  • Ability to communicate and express thoughts and ideas competently.
  • Ability to quickly grasp relevant concepts regarding duties and responsibilities.
  • Ability to greet visitors professionally and courteously.

Education / Experience:

  • High school diploma or equivalent

Physical and Environmental Requirements:

  • May be required to lift up to 35 lbs.
  • Active movement throughout the day: sitting, walking, standing, squatting, bending, stooping, reaching, etc. (not a sedentary position).
  • Vision: close vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.
  • Hearing: able to satisfactorily communicate with patients, doctor, and other staff members to ensure that verbal communication is clearly understood, or a satisfactorily-equivalent method of communication.
  • Finger dexterity is needed to access, enter, and retrieve data using a computer keyboard or operate equipment.
  • May be required to administer first aid or CPR.
  • Occasional exposure to toxic or caustic chemicals and radiation.
  • Exposure to moderate noise levels.
  • Exposure to hectic, fast-paced, high anxiety environments.

Additional or different duties may be assigned occasionally at employer’s discretion.

Dental Assistant

Position Title: Dental Assistant (DA)

Employee Status: Non-Exempt

Reports To:  Doctor

Job Summary:
The DA assists in the performance of quality, caring, clinical dentistry by aiding the doctor smoothly and unobtrusively during examinations and treatment. The DA performs clinical and technical procedures under the super­vision of a licensed dentist as well as prepares the operatory and equipment, gets the patient ready, and maintains awareness of the comfort and safety needs of patients.

Qualifications:
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to satisfactorily perform each essential duty as listed below.

Essential Duties:

  • Records treatment information on the patient’s chart, including treatment rendered, the type of treatment planned and the amount of chair time, doctor time and assistant time needed for next appointment.
  • Assists the doctor by passing instruments, aspirating intra-oral fluids, mixing materials and medicaments during examinations or treatment.
  • Provides customer service support to patients by escorting them to and from the treatment room and prepping them for care by the doctor.
  • Exposes, develops, and mounts full mouth X-rays.
  • Prepares all treatment rooms including, but not limited to, set-up, decontamination, sterilization of all instruments, cleaning and restocking.
  • Maintains cleanliness of the dark room, lab and sterilizing area.
  • Changes all chemical solutions, i.e., disinfectant soaks and sprays, sterilents, ultrasonic, presoak and X-ray processing.
  • Reviews patient’s medical history, progress from the previous visit, if applicable, and the scheduled treatment plan with each patient.
  • Takes impressions for diagnostic and opposing models.
  • Ensures lights, units, nitrous equipment and automatic processors are turned on prior to the first patient.
  • Applies non-aerosol and non-caustic topical agents and fluoride.
  • Removes post-extraction and periodontal dressings.
  • Helps administer nitrous oxide to patients as applicable.
  • Cleans floors, hand pieces, vacuum traps, and sharp instruments.
  • Places and removes rubber dams.
  • Pours and trims study models.
  • Monitors incoming and outgoing lab cases.
  • Orders supplies.
  • Maintains plaster trap and lab counter areas.
  • Cross Train some Office Coordinator functions

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:

  • Skilled in the use of standard dental office equipment including: Autoclave, model trimmer, X-ray machine – Pano, Panoramic X-ray, X-ray processor, X-ray duplicator, ultrasonic, Oxygen and Nitrous Oxide, Laser, Intra Oral camera, Vacu-press, Paché gun, KCP 2000, Whip-Mix and hand pieces.
  • Ability to take blood pressure, attach EKG leads, and read monitors.
  • Knowledge of cross contamination and how to prevent it.
  • Knowledge of OSHA regulations and changes.
  • Ability to take radiographs, including FMX, Pano and anterior PA’s.
  • Knowledge of English composition, grammar, spelling, and punctuation.
  • Skilled in the use of standard office equipment including: telephones, calculators, copiers, fax, computers, and computer software (MS Excel, Word, Practice Management software).
  • Ability to engender trust from the doctors, co-workers, and patients.
  • Ability to work cooperatively with management, staff, and patients.
  • Ability to prioritize, organize, and complete tasks in a timely and independent manner.
  • Ability to accept constructive criticism.
  • Ability to understand and follow written and verbal instructions.
  • Ability to collect data, establish facts, draw valid conclusions, and maintain confidentiality.
  • Ability to communicate and express thoughts and ideas competently.
  • Ability to quickly grasp relevant concepts regarding duties and responsibilities.

Education / Experience:

  • High school diploma or equivalent

Special Requirements/Certifications/Licenses:

  • Valid X-ray certificate
  • CPR & first aid certificate

Physical and Environmental Requirements:

  • May be required to lift up to 50 lbs. or to roll a 90-pound anesthesia machine and a full 35-gallon drum of expended chemicals on wheels from one area to another.
  • Hand-eye coordination and hand, arm, and finger mobility for detailed work with objects.
  • May be required to physically assist drowsy patients after anesthesia.
  • Active movement throughout the day: sitting, walking, standing, squatting, bending, stooping, reaching, etc. (not a sedentary position).
  • Vision: close vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.
  • Hearing: able to satisfactorily communicate with patients, doctor, and other staff members to ensure that verbal communication is clearly understood, particularly during emergency situations.
  • Finger dexterity is needed to access, enter, and retrieve data using a computer keyboard or operate equipment.
  • May be required to administer CPR.
  • Occasional exposure to toxic or caustic chemicals and radiation.
  • Exposure to moderate noise levels.
  • Exposure to hectic, fast-paced, high anxiety environments.

Additional or different duties may be assigned occasionally at employer’s discretion.