Affinia Healthcare
  • 20-Jan-2021 to Until Filled (CST)
  • Dental
  • St. Louis, MO, USA
  • Hourly
  • Full Time

Health, dental, vision, voluntary life, 403b w/ company match, PTO, 10 paid holidays, Flex Spending, LTD, AD&D, STD, ACC

The Dental Assistant will perform a variety of technical duties to assist in the examination and treatment of patients: perform related duties involved in the care and maintenance of dental instruments, equipment and supplies. 


  • Minimum High School graduate or equivalent.
  • Graduate from a dental assistant school required. 

Experience:     Requires one (2) years of experience as a dental assistant. 

Skills and Abilities which may be representative but not all inclusive of those commonly associated with this position: 

  • Good oral and written communication skills, including telephone skills.
  • Capable of performing in an environment with numerous interruptions.
  • Ability to operate a computer.
  • Knowledge and understanding of dental procedures, terminology and techniques. 

License(s)/Certification(s) Required:  CPR; Nitrous Oxide Certified 

Essential Functions: 

  • Prepares patient, sterilizes, disinfects, and logs instruments;
  • Sets up instrument trays, prepares dental materials.
  • Assists in the dental treatment of patients to include seating patients, providing dentist with instruments and equipment, charting examinations and treatment results on patient record.
  • Assists dentist during dental procedures; prepares patient, obtains health history, vitals and consent forms.
  • Handles impressions and model pour ups.
  • Expose radiographs and develop.
  • Monitors and records nitrous oxide treatment.
  • Observes patient during procedures and alerts dentist to sudden changes in patient's condition; administer emergency procedure as required.
  • Give post-op instructions.
  • Records treatment information and scans documents in patient records.
  • Performs routine treatment procedures, such as cleanings, polishing, fluoride varnish and fluoride.
  • Performs other duties as assigned. 

Salary to be discussed with qualified candidates.

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