Dental Assistant-Temp to Perm

Job Overview

As part of a dynamic team working at a community healthcare practice providing comprehensive and compassionate care to underserved communities, the Dental Assistant will play a critical role in the seamless execution of dental services by increasing patient flow and productivity.  The Dental Assistant will work to decrease the workload of the individual provider/dentist to support the overall goal of providing quality dental care. This is a Temp to Perm position. The hourly wage is $23/hour


· Under the direct supervision of the Dentist and/or Hygienist, assist during patient exam(s) and treatment(s) chairside.

· Take digital radiographic images at the direction of a dental provider.

· Responsible for ensuring that the images are stored in the appropriate digital file.

· Prepare operatory for dental treatment by arranging dental instruments, materials and medications.

· Prepare restorative materials and dental procedures.

· Keep oral operating areas clear during treatment.

· Sterilize instruments using autoclave and chemical disinfectants, maintain equipment.

· Assist in laboratory procedures as directed by the Dentist.

· Clean operatory areas units, chairs, cabinets, and counters as needed. Adhere to infection control and OSHA policies.

· Provide patient information and education as directed.

· Work collaboratively with other Health Center staff in meeting JCAHO accreditation and other regulatory and/or funding requirements.

· Perform general cleanup of lab areas and radiological equipment.

· Maintain inventory of materials used and order supplies in conjunction with the Dental Director, in absence of Senior Dental Assistant.

· Perform reception duties in the absence of the receptionist.

· Assist in the training of new staff members.

· May perform other services as deemed necessary by the Dentist and/or Hygienist.


· Graduate of High School required with at least one year of work experience.

· Must possess and maintain current Dental Assistant License from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

· Radiograph certification required within a year

· Basic knowledge of dental terminology and procedures preferred.

· Must be familiar with the proper handling and storage of digital sensors.

· Familiarity with dental/medical office routine helpful.

· Experience in diverse culture preferred.

· · Must be willing to work fulltime and Saturdays are mandatory

Job Detail
  • Job IDNEHCR-103812
  • StreetN/A
  • StateMA
  • Postal Code02215
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