Dental Assistant

      • Job Tracking ID: 512409-642607
      • Job Location: Coos Bay, OR
      • Job Level: Entry Level (less than 2 years)
      • Date Updated: August 01, 2018
      • Years of Experience: Up to 2 Years
      • Starting Date: ASAP
      • Close Date: Until Filled
      • Job Type: Full TIme
      • Starting Salary: $17.52/hour, DOE
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    Job Description:


    Responsible for providing chair side assistance and authorized clinical duties to the Dentist, Dental Hygienist and/or Dental Health Aide Therapist in the Tribal Dental Clinic.


    Chair side assisting includes, but is not limited to:

    • Preparing and maintaining dental instruments, supplies and equipment.
    • Collecting and recording patient health histories.
    • Patient management during dental procedures.
    • Instrument transfer.
    • Dental procedure isolation techniques, i.e., placing rubber dams.
    • Preparation of dental materials, i.e., cements, amalgam, composite, impression materials, etc.
    • Dental charting.
    • Prevention and management of dental medical emergencies.
    • Inventory control and management.
    • Taking and developing dental radiographs.
    • Assist Dental Clinic Hygienist as needed.
    • Assist front office Dental Clinic staff as needed.
    • Maintain appearance standards as outlined in CTCLUSI policies.
      • Must be able to interact with Tribal members and the general public in a courteous, professional, and efficient manner.
    • Communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
    • Provide excellent customer service to Dental Clinic clients and vendors.
    • Maintain a good attendance record.
    • Other duties as directed by management.


    • Must be able to walk, talk, hear, use hands to handle, feel or operate objects, tools, or controls, and reach with hands and arms.
    • Vision abilities required by this job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus.
    • May be required to push, pull, lift, and/or carry up to 40 pounds.


    • Moderate noise level with frequent interruptions and distractions.


    • 40 hours per week.
    • Generally 4 days per week 7am-5:30, variable days.


    Tribal Dental Clinic

    1245 Fulton Avenue

    Coos Bay, Oregon 97420

    Experience and Skills:


    • Requires graduation from an accredited Dental Assistant program.
    • Requires Dental X-Ray Certification; Oregon certification as a Certified Dental Assistant (CDA) and/or as an Expanded Function Dental Assistant (EFDA) is preferred.
    • Requires CPR certification within 90 days of hire.
    • Requires clinical/chair-side assisting experience.
    • Proven ability to communicate effectively with patients and staff.
    • Must be at least 18 years of age.
    • Must possess reasonable ability to communicate in English.
    • This position is subject to pre-employment drug testing.
    • This is a covered position which requires background check that includes fingerprinting.
    • Must have employment eligibility in the U.S.
    • Indian preference will be observed in the hiring process.