Most of the time, dental implant coordinators work for dentists’ offices. They work directly with patients. They assist dentists when they perform surgeries. They must be familiar with various dental tools that are required by dentists to perform dental implants or surgeries. They are also responsible for sanitizing these tools. They troubleshoot minor problems related to dental implant tools and equipment. They call authorized repair people, if applicable.
Depending on the size of their dental office, they may perform administrative tasks. They sometimes schedule dental appointments. They keep accurate dental records. They prepare medical forms and other related materials. They interview patients prior to seeing the dentist. They perform data entry. They must have computer skills.
Employers usually require that dental implant coordinators have a high school diploma. Some employers prefer that candidates have dental assistant training and/or certification. Employers prefer that candidates have previous work experience as a dental implant coordinator. They must be able to work in a team environment. They must have exceptional phone and customer service skills. They must have excellent communications skills. They may be required to stand for a long period of time. They may be required to train and coach new or more junior dental implant coordinators.
Dental Implant Coordinator Tasks
Coordinate dental implant services with other dental and medical services.
Provide patients with proposed treatment plans and cost estimates.
Schedule new appointments and maintain master treatment schedule.
Answer implant related phone calls and questions.