Light Wave Dental Management LLC

Assistant Practice Manager

Job Locations US-VA-Richmond
Job Post Information* : Posted Date 3 weeks ago(5/18/2023 12:11 PM)
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About the Practice

At River Run Dental Spa in Richmond, our dentists are a collection of the best, and we aren’t the only ones who think so. In fact, our dental spa is consistently voted a Richmond favorite by other local dental professionals as well as the general public. We invest in our doctors and staff so that they can continually provide exceptional care for their patients.


The Assistant Practice Manager (APM) is responsible for assisting the Practice Manager in the day-to-day operations of the dental practice, ensuring that proper procedures and protocols are being followed. The APM will help to ensure that the office is staffed with capable, trained, self-motivated team members and doctors, who understand and uphold the practice’s shared purpose and vision, as demonstrated by their actions. Additionally, the APM will have the full authority to act in place of the Practice Manager when not present.


  • Works to foster a strong working relationship amongst staff members and assists Practice Manager to address concerns
  • Works with Practice Manager on recruitment, training, onboarding, team development, retention, and performance management
  • Ensures key performance metrics for successfully managing a practice; forecast results; ensure all budget and production expectations are met or exceeded; ensure financial data and records are balanced; responsible for practice passing all financial audits
  • Respond efficiently to patient and doctor needs and inquires
  • Ensure the delivery of quality dental care to patients
  • Ensures that all areas of the dental practice are customer-ready
  • Monitors schedule to effectively schedule staff
  • Assist Practice Manager with completion and submittal of HR and payroll related documents accurately and timely as required including new hire and termination forms and all changes for employees; have employees verify and sign their own payroll time sheets
  • In conjunction with Practice Manager conducts regular staff meetings and daily a.m. huddles; seizes opportunities to foster communication, provide organization and practice updates, share information, teach and continually challenge and develop staff
  • Resolve patient issues in accordance with company policies and procedures
  • Perform additional tasks as assigned to achieve practice/organization goal


  • Serves as on-sight HIPAA contact person
  • Audits daily follow up, tracks who is missing items daily


  • In an effort attract new patients and educate on speciality services, assists in marketing and practice promotion activities
  • Additionally, provides marketing support by serving as a media liaison, updates webpage and spotlights for social media


  • Take opportunities to learn from Practice Manager and should be able to perform all Practice Manager tasks
  • Participates in educational opportunities; reading professional publications; maintaining personal networks; participating in professional organizations


  • Bachelor's or Associate's Degree preferred or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • A minimum of one year of experience in a dental or related field
  • 2 - 3 years of supervisory/management experience in a dental or similar field
  • Knowledge of dental terminology
  • Knowledge of dental office procedures
  • Knowledge of insurance plans and claims processing
  • Knowledge of MS Office 365
  • Communication skills
  • Demonstrated effective leadership, training, written and verbal communication, and interpersonal and presentation skills to drive results
  • Excellent critical reasoning, decision-making, and problem-solving skills to analyze situations, determine risks, and find solutions to prevent future issues and resolve recurring defects

Benefits Offered

In return for providing an excellent patient experience, we offer a great benefits package for full-time positions to include health and dental benefits, 401(k), holiday pay and paid time off.

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