Dental Assistant

Dental Assistant

Indian Health Service | Oneida, WI, 54155, US
Salary Range:$23,000 – $29,000 Salary range estimated by Zippia

Posted 15 days ago

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Locations: Oneida, WI


Salary Range:$ 0 - $ 0 / Per Year

Open Period:2/1/2022 to 12/31/2022

Summary:For further information and how to apply, contact directly:

Lisa Hock

1. Provide chair side assistance to dentists and/or dental hygienists in the performance of dental procedures, to include
operative, preventive, periodontal, endodontic, prosthetic, and/or oral surgical procedures.
2. Provide oral health care to patients of OCHC dental clinic and any current or future satellite clinics with the use of
portable equipments.
3. Remain with dentist and patient during procedures.
4. Ensure that all instruments, chart and radiographs are in the chair side area prior to the arrival of the patient.
5. Receive and direct the patient to the appropriate area of the clinic for anticipated treatment needs.
6. Clean, disinfect and sterilize instruments.
7. Develop and processes dental radiographs in accordance with provider orders; assists in the monitoring and
maintenance of radiation safety procedures and protocols.
8. Prepare, sterilize, organize, and set up dental equipment, ensure that all dental instruments are cleaned, dated, and
processed according to established clinic guidelines and standards.
9. Maintain a clean oral working area; record all exam findings completely and accurately in the patient chart; may act as
an interpreter between patient and dentist as needed.
10. Provide instructions for patients in oral hygiene techniques and post operative instructions both verbally and in written
11. Perform rubber cup and toothbrush prophylaxis and topical fluoride applications.
12. Take study model impressions and pour, trim and label models.
13. Fabricate custom trays and performs other laboratory procedures such as denture repairs, mouth guard fabrications.
14. Complete pre-authorization process for dental claims.
15. Clean and disinfect dental chair and chair side procedures in a timely manner after patient is dismissed and before
next patient is seated.

1. Knowledge of patient care charts and patient histories.
2. Knowledge of patient evaluation and triage procedures.
3. Knowledge of planning and scheduling techniques.
4. Knowledge of Federal, State, and institutional regulations and guidelines for the provision of dental outpatient
5. Knowledge of radiation safety procedures, standards, and protocols.
6. Knowledge of supplies, equipment, and/or services ordering and inventory control.
7. Knowledge of sterile procedures.
8. Skill in operating business computers and office machines, including in a Windows environment, specifically Word,
Excel, Access, and presentation software (such as PowerPoint).
9. Records maintenance skills.
10. Ability to work as a team member within a clinical environment.
11. Ability to set up and prepare dental equipment and instrumentation in accordance with established regulations and
12. Ability to operate, maintain, and troubleshoot a wide range of dental equipment in accordance with prescribed
procedures and standards.
13. Ability to develop and process dental radiographs.
14. Ability to exhibit good personal hygiene and good personal oral hygiene at all times.
15. Ability to communicate effectively in the English language, both verbally and in writing.
16. Ability to establish and maintain professional relationships with individuals of varying social and cultural backgrounds
and with co-workers at all levels.

Work Type:Permanent, Full

Announcement #:Dental Assistant, Oneida 2022