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Dental Assistant II

JOB TITLE: Dental Assistant II

DEPARTMENT: Dental Health Services

FLSA: Full-Time; Hourly/Non-Exempt

DURATION: Open Until 3/30/2023

HIRING RANGE: $16.00 to $25.00 per hour

Position Purpose

Supports dental care delivery by preparing treatment room, patient, instruments, and materials; passing instruments and materials; performing procedures in compliance with the dental practice act. This position will occasionally coordinate community outreach programs and activities by working with culturally diverse, underserved children and families and will be responsible for the promotion and awareness of access to OIC’s dental programs for all ages in order to aid in the fulfillment of the organization’s goals and mission.

The position will participate in QI activities as needed.

Due to the volume of applications received, please do not contact the OIC Human Resources Department to check the status of an application, as we will be unable to provide this information over the phone. All applicants will be reviewed and those deemed most qualified will be contacted for interview. Jobs will be open for a maximum of 30 days from initial posting.

Essential Duties And Responsibilities

· Attendance during normal work hours is an essential function of the job to ensure work goals are met and customers are served.

· Promote the mission, vision, and values of the organization.

· Perform mouth mirror inspection of the oral cavity

· Chart existing restorations or conditions

· Phone in prescriptions at the direction of the dentist

· Receive and prepare patients for treatment, including seating, positioning chair, and placing napkins

· Complete laboratory authorization forms

· Place and remove the retroactive on the cord

· Perform routine maintenance of dental equipment

· Monitor and respond to postsurgical bleeding

· Perform coronal polishing procedures

· Communicate effectively with all patients.

· Transfer dental instruments

· Place amalgam for condensation by the dentist

· Remove sutures

· Demonstrate knowledge of ethics/jurisprudence/patient confidentiality

· Identify features of rotary instruments

· Apply topical fluoride

· Select and manipulate gypsums and waxes

· Mix dental materials

· Expose radiographs

· Evaluate radiographs for diagnostic quality

· Provide patient preventive education and oral hygiene instruction

· Perform sterilization and disinfection procedures

· Provide pre-and post-operative instructions

· Using the concepts of fourhanded dentistry, assist with basic restorative procedures.

· Identify intraoral anatomy

· Demonstrate understanding of the OSHA Hazard Communication Standard

· Place liners and bases

· Demonstrate understanding of the OSHA Bloodborne Pathogens Standard

· Take and record vital signs

· Monitor vital signs

· Clean and polish removable appliances and prostheses

· Apply pit and fissure sealants

· Prepare procedural trays/armamentaria set-ups

· Size and fit stainless steel crowns

· Take preliminary impressions

· Place and remove matrix bands

· Respond to basic dental emergencies

· Fabricate and place temporary crowns

· Maintain field of operation during dental procedures through the use of retraction, suction, irrigation, drying, placing, and removing cotton rolls, etc.

· Place temporary fillings

· Mount and label dental radiographs

· Remove temporary crowns and cement

· Remove temporary fillings

· Apply topical anesthetic to the injection site

· Demonstrate understanding of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Guidelines

· Using the concepts of fourhanded dentistry, assist with basic intraoral surgical procedures, including extractions, periodontics, endodontics, and implants

· Monitor nitrous oxide/oxygen analgesia

· Maintain emergency kit

· Remove permanent cement from supragingival surfaces

· Fabricate custom trays, including impression and bleaching trays, and athletic mouthguards

· Recognize basic medical emergencies

· Recognize basic dental emergencies

· Respond to basic medical emergencies

Thank you for your interest in employment with OIC, Inc.


High School diploma or GED and graduation from an accredited dental assisting program or completed necessary on-the-job training for DA I designation.

Bilingual preferred.

Completion of Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA) from an accredited dental assisting program or one academic year or longer in a CODA-accredited dental hygiene program or completion of two years of full-time employment/work experience as a chairside assistant (3,000 hours).

Must hold a current Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) certification or get one within 90 days of hire.

Other Skills & Abilities 

Equal Opportunity Employeer

OIC, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer.  OIC, Inc. offers equal opportunities to applicants and employees and makes all employment-related decisions based exclusively on job-related qualifications, without regard to characteristics such as race, color, national origin, religion, gender, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, citizenship status, sexual orientation, gender identity, political affiliation and/or any other status protected by law.

Diversity Statement

OIC, Inc. is committed to valuing all people throughout our organization, regardless of background, lifestyle, and culture. A diverse and inclusive work environment for staff and culturally appropriate care for our patients, are essential to fulfilling OIC, Inc.’s vision and goals.

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OIC Family Medical Center receives HHS funding and has Federal Public Health Service (PHS) deemed employment status with respect to certain health or health-related claims, including medical malpractice claims, for itself and its covered individuals.

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