Licensed Dental Assistant - AM Shift

Licensed Dental Assistant - AM Shift

Community Dental Care | Saint Paul, MN, 55109, US
Salary Range:$52,000 – $64,000 Salary range estimated by Zippia

Posted 3 days ago

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Description

At Community Dental Care (CDC) we believe that everyone deserves high quality, compassionate, and culturally-sensitive oral health care, and that is what we provide our patients. We hire team members who are committed to our mission and want to make a difference in the lives of others. We value our employees and equip them with the tools and training needed to be successful.

Join Our Team!

CDC has a full-time opportunity for a Licensed Dental Assistant (LDA) at our Maplewood clinic for the AM shift. This position serves as an integral member of the clinical team in providing high quality and caring dentistry as well as an exceptional patient experience.

Experienced LDA's and recent graduates are all encouraged to apply!

We are offering a $1,500 retention bonus for this position with a two-year commitment if you are licensed. We will also pay or reimburse for LDA licensing fees incurred three months prior to hire.

Licensed Dental Assistant (LDA) Responsibilities: Perform full scope of procedures as outlined in Delegated Procedures List created by the Board of Dentistry.

Key Functions:

* Perform comprehensive dental care with a focus on the health needs of the patients
* Complete preliminary charting of the oral cavity and surrounding structures; take vital signs, and radiographs
* Perform mechanical polishing to clinical crowns, take impressions and a bite registration, etch appropriate enamel surfaces, apply and adjust pit and fissure sealants, place and remove rubber dam, place temporary fillings and recement intact temporary restorations
* Remove sutures, place and remove periodontal dressings, place cotton pellets and temporary restorative materials
* Under supervision, administer nitrous oxide inhalation anesthesia and monitor patient
* Perform restorative procedures such as placing, contouring, and adjusting amalgam and composite restorations, and adapting and cementing stainless steel crowns

Maplewood Clinic Hours: (Avoid the morning & afternoon traffic!)

* Monday-Thursday 7:20am-2:30pm
* Friday 7:20-12:00pm

Flexible full-time and part-time hours available at St. Paul, Robbinsdale and Maplewood clinics!

Licensed Dental Assistant (LDA) Qualifications:

* Completion of an accredited dental assisting program
* Dental Assisting licensure in MN (or pending licensure)
* CPR/AED certification
* Experience working with culturally diverse communities
* Ability to quickly adapt within a fast-paced work environment
* Proficiency in a second language preferred

What We Offer:

* Collaborative, innovative and inclusive team environment
* Internal growth and development opportunities
* Comprehensive medical, dental and life insurance
* Paid time off and holiday pay
* 401k plus company match
* CE classes and license renewals reimbursements

About Us:

At Community Dental Care everything we do is about providing the most caring, culturally respectful, quality dental care to people of all ages and abilities. We provide comprehensive oral health care, preventive education, professional training and advocate for access for all. Our team of 250 employees staff our full service dental clinics in St. Paul, Maplewood, Robbinsdale, Rochester, and Buffalo.

At CDC we value our diversity and are stronger because of it. We celebrate the diverse cultural norms and traditions of our staff and patients, and strive to meet their needs in a culturally competent and compassionate manner.

COVID Protocols:

Community Dental Care is devoted to keeping patients and employees safe. In response to COVID-19, we are continually updating our already robust infection protocols to include the latest CDC, OSHA, and Board of Dentistry requirements and recommendations.

Community Dental Care is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, age, national origin, disability status, genetic information, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.