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Dental Assistant

Crescent Community Health Center, Dubuque, IA

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Estial Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Perform all job functions according to CCHC mission and values
  • Assist the dentist and dental hygienist in chair-side procedures routinely done in general dental practice.
  • Primarily maintain flow of dentist and hygiene schedules, through tear down/set up processes with proper infection control procedures.
  • Maintain positive patient/staff relations including but not limited to greeting respectfully and professionally; maintain a calming atmosphere for patients/staff to minimize anxieties; and maintain patient privacy through professional communication.
  • Perform clinical supportive functions including but not limited to: preparing patient for dental procedures; taking and recording blood pressure; documenting medical and dental history; exposing, developing and mounting x-rays; performing lab procedures; collecting and labeling specimens; cleaning and setting up dental units; following all standards of infection control.
  • Prepare and set up instruments, materials and equipment necessary for each procedure and break down supplies after case completed.
  • Provide postoperative instruction as directed by the dentist or dental hygienist.
  • Prepare, clean and sterilize instruments; clean and maintain equipment; clean and maintain operatory and work areas.
  • Schedule patients when needed; provide reception; perform clerical/computer duties as needed, including correspondence with patients; assist with completion of billing, insurance forms, and patient records; unpack supplies, completes Release of Information when needed, etc.
  • Successfully completes initial and biennial competency testing
  • Abide by all CCHC, federal and state requirements
  • Use all available resources in an appropriate and cost efficient manner.
  • Document in clinical and other records regarding services provided, supplies and materials used.
  • Maintain and care for equipment in accordance to manufacturers maintenance schedules.

Experience: One-year experience in a dental practice required

Education:  High school diploma graduate or equivalent.  Graduate of accredited dental assisting program.

Requirement:  Must be a registered dental assistant.

Position Schedule:  Mon., Tues., Thurs. and Fri. 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. and Wed. 10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Pre-employment drug screening and background check required.

Crescent offers competitive salary and excellent benefits. If you are interested in joining a mission driven non-profit that truly makes a difference in people’s lives, submit a resume with salary expectations to mkenneally@crescentchc.org.  Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.



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Job Details

Req Num --
ID 512229
Dubuque, IA
Positions 1
Full Time
Pay --
Health Care
First Shift
Health Insurance
Dental Insurance
Vision Insurance
Life Insurance
Retirement Plan
Paid Vacation
Paid Sick Leave
Paid Holidays

Preferred Candidates

Years of Experience 1-2 Years
Education Some College

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