Dental Assistant II

This position provides direct chairside support to Dentists, Hygienists, and other Dental Assistants in the delivery of high-quality dental care and services at NHC.

Essential job duties:

  • Provides patients and their families with instruction on oral hygiene, oral disease prevention, and post-operative instructions, including anticipated next steps and appointment information
  • Sets up operatories and portable unit equipment and ensures that instruments, supplies, and equipment are immediately available for patient care
  • Obtains and enters patient information into electronic dental record, including chief complaint, health history, medications, allergies, vitals, and patient pain level
  • Provides direct clinical assistance to dentists and dental hygienists by performing 4-handed dentistry, including passing instruments for operative and oral surgery procedures and mixing filing and medicinal materials

Education and experience:

  • A high school diploma or equivalent is required
  • Completion of Dental Assistant training required
  • One-year related experience and/or training required, or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Certification of radiologic proficiency issued by the Oregon State Board of Dental Examiners
  • Current BLS for Healthcare Providers/CPR certification
  • Ability to fluently speak, read, and write in Spanish highly preferred


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