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Dental Assistant

Posted on: June 16, 2022
Dental Assistant

Website Sioux Falls Smiles

Summary of Job Position
To improve the efficiency and comfort of dental care delivery through assisting the dentists while they complete operative, endodontic, prosthodontic, and oral surgery procedures.

Past Experience

Required: Completion of an ADAA dental assistance program

Preferred: 2+ years chairside experience
Demonstrated willingness to actively learn and undergo training may serve as substitution for previous experience
Educational Requirements

Applicant must provide proof of completion of an ADAA dental assistance program or two years chairside experience assisting in four-handed dentistry
Applicant must provide certificate of registration to practice as a dental assistant issued by the South Dakota Board of Dental Examiners
Required Skills

Provide a warm greeting and escort patients of all ages to the appropriate operatory
Prepare instrument cassettes and set up materials for the procedures to be performed
Perform sterilization of contaminated dental instruments after appropriate training and follow standards of infection control protocol
Make accurate alginate impressions which are to be poured into diagnostic models
Make accurate and clear dental images including but not limited to: bitewings, periapicals, panoramic x-rays, CBCT, and intraoral photographs
Assisting procedures that include but are not limited to: fixed and removable prosthodontics, esthetic and non-esthetic direct restorations, oral surgery, & endodontics.
Provide assistance, when necessary, to other members of the dental team at the request of the practicing dentist or other team members
The ability to briefly explain dental procedures and answer basic questions about treatment planning to the patient
Assist office personnel in times of patient health emergencies
Willingness to learn new technologies (impression scanning, digital restoration design, etc.)
Stay on task during and in between appointments
Our office highly values a passion and willingness to learn on the job
Dental assistants are highly encouraged to participate in continuing education courses with dentists and the team
Knowledge of Dental Software

Ability to communicate clearly and concisely with patients and members of the dental team
Treat all patients, sales representatives, team members, and any additional office visitors with respect regardless of situation
Ability to build relationships with patients via conversation in order to improve the patient comfort level before, during, and after appointments
Office Environment

Monday – Thurday 7:30 am to 5:00 pm & Friday 7:30 am to 12:00pm with a 45 min lunch break
Our office places great value on the importance of work-life balance, familial responsibilities, and teamwork.
If an employee plans to take time off in excess of 2 days, the practice requests that the employee notifies the office manager 3 months in advance; Familial and health emergencies are exempt from this request.
Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $20.00 per hour


Health insurance
Paid time off

Monday to Friday

Dental Assisting: 2 years (Required)

Dental Assistant (Preferred)

To apply for this job email your details to office@siouxfallssmiles.com