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Dental Treatment Coordinator

Company: JLM Dental Studio
Location: Smyrna
Posted on: June 10, 2024

Job Description:

Upscale, Modern, Patient-Centered, Comprehensive and Cosmetic Dental Practice in the Heart of Smyrna/Vinings Seeking a Bright, Experienced Treatment Coordinator

Main Purpose:
The main purpose of a dental office treatment coordinator is to ensure the smooth flow of patient care by effectively managing appointment schedules, facilitating communication between patients and the dental team, and assisting with financial aspects of treatment plans. The treatment coordinator plays a pivotal role in creating a positive patient experience, from the initial appointment scheduling to the completion of treatment.
What to Expect:
In this position, one can expect a dynamic and patient-focused role that involves regular interaction with both patients and the dental team. The treatment coordinator should anticipate handling a variety of administrative tasks, from managing schedules to addressing patient inquiries. Adaptability and effective communication skills are key, as the coordinator will be dealing with diverse patient needs and coordinating with different members of the dental team. Additionally, the position involves a strong focus on creating positive patient experiences, ensuring financial arrangements are clear, and contributing to the overall efficiency of the dental office.

Responsibilities:
A dental office treatment coordinator plays a crucial role in facilitating smooth communication between patients and the dental team. Here are the key responsibilities associated with the position:
Daily Tasks:
--- Appointment Scheduling.
--- Coordinate and manage the dental appointment schedule, considering the availability of dentists and hygienists.
--- Schedule routine check-ups, cleanings, and specific dental procedures based on patient needs and treatment plans.

Patient Communication:
--- Communicate with patients to schedule appointments, follow up on missed appointments, and send reminders.
--- Address patient inquiries, provide information about upcoming appointments, and offer assistance in understanding treatment plans.

Treatment Plan Presentation:
--- Work with patients to develop payment arrangements and ensure financial agreements are clear.
--- Present treatment plans to patients, explaining recommended procedures, associated costs, and the benefits of each. explaining recommended procedures, associated costs, and financing options. Address patient questions or concerns regarding treatment plans and provide additional information as needed.

Insurance Verification and Billing:
--- Verify patient insurance coverage and communicate details to both the patient and the dental team.
--- Assist in billing processes, including submitting insurance claims, processing payments, and addressing billing inquiries.
--- Address patient questions or concerns regarding treatment plans and provide additional information as needed.

Patient Coordination:
--- Collaborate with the dental team to ensure a coordinated approach to patient care.
--- Communicate patient needs, preferences, and special considerations to dentists, hygienists, and other staff.
--- Schedule and coordinate patient appointments, ensuring efficient use of time and resources.
--- Communicate treatment plans, procedures, and financial obligations clearly to patients.

Financial Consultations:
--- Conduct financial consultations with patients, explaining treatment costs, payment options, and financing plans.
--- Work with patients to develop payment arrangements and ensure financial agreements are clear and documented.

Coordination with Dental Team:
--- Collaborate with dentists, hygienists, and other dental staff to ensure a coordinated approach to patient care.
--- Communicate patient needs, preferences, and special considerations to the dental team.

Follow-up Communication:
--- Conduct follow-up communication with patients to ensure understanding of treatment plans and address any post-appointment concerns.
--- Schedule follow-up appointments and provide reminders to patients as necessary.

Record Keeping and Documentation:
--- Maintain accurate and organized patient records, including treatment plans, insurance information, and financial agreements.
--- Ensure compliance with patient privacy regulations and maintain confidentiality of patient information.
--- Document patient preferences, special requests, and any relevant information to enhance the patient experience.

These responsibilities contribute to the overall efficiency of the dental office, enhance patient satisfaction, and support the seamless delivery of dental care. The treatment coordinator plays a crucial role in creating a positive experience for patients by addressing their concerns, facilitating clear communication, and assisting with the financial aspects of their dental treatment.

Qualifications:
Qualifications for a dental office treatment coordinator should include a combination of education, skills, and experience to effectively carry out the responsibilities of the role. Here are key qualifications for a dental office treatment coordinator:
Education:
--- High school diploma or equivalent is typically required.
--- Additional education in dental assisting, dental administration, or related fields is a plus.

Experience:
--- Previous experience in a dental office or related healthcare setting is often preferred.
--- Experience in customer service, administrative roles, or roles involving patient interaction is beneficial.

Communication Skills:
--- Strong verbal and written communication skills are essential for effective patient interaction.
--- The ability to convey complex treatment plans and financial information in a clear and understandable manner is crucial.

Organizational Skills:
--- Exceptional organizational skills to manage appointment schedules, patient records, and other administrative tasks efficiently.
--- Attention to detail to ensure accuracy in billing, insurance verification, and record-keeping

Customer Service Orientation:
--- A patient-centered mindset with a focus on delivering excellent customer service.
--- The ability to empathize with patients, address their concerns, and create a positive experience.

Computer Skills:
--- Proficiency in basic computer skills and familiarity with dental practice management software(Dentrix).
--- The ability to quickly adapt to new software and technology used in dental offices.

Team Collaboration:
--- Ability to collaborate with other members of the dental team, including dentists, hygienists, and administrative staff.
--- A team-oriented approach to ensure effective coordination of patient care.

Knowledge of Dental Procedures:
--- Basic understanding of dental procedures and terminology to effectively communicate with patients and the dental team.
--- Familiarity with common dental treatments and associated insurance processes.

Multitasking Abilities:
--- The capability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously and prioritize responsibilities based on urgency.
--- Effective time management skills to maintain an organized and efficient workflow.

These qualifications collectively contribute to a successful dental office treatment coordinator who can provide excellent patient care, efficiently manage administrative tasks, and contribute positively to the overall functioning of the dental practice.

About Company:
JLM Dental Studio



Mission:

"To enhance lives through exceptional dental care, fostering healthy smiles and promoting overall well-being. We are committed to providing personalized, compassionate, and comprehensive dental services, empowering our community to achieve optimal oral health."



Vision:

"To be a trusted leader in dental excellence, recognized for our unwavering commitment to patient satisfaction, clinical proficiency, and community engagement. We envision a future where every smile reflects confidence and vitality."



Values:

1. Patient-Centered Care

2. Clinical Excellence

3. Integrity

4. Community Engagement

5. Team Collaboration

6. Innovation

7. Respect

Keywords: JLM Dental Studio, Smyrna , Dental Treatment Coordinator, Healthcare , Smyrna, Georgia

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