PM Licensed Dental Assistants - New Graduates Welcomed!
Maplewood, MN
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Job Description

Community Dental Care is looking for a Licensed Dental Assistant to join our PM team! There is a $1,500.00 Sign-On Bonus with active license plus great benefits! Join our friendly, welcoming team!


If you are in the process of getting your license, please include what stage you are in, in your cover letter.

POSITION SUMMARY:
To assist in the performance of quality, caring clinical dentistry; to become adept at assigned clinical procedures; to aid the doctor smoothly and unobtrusively. Perform clinical and technical procedures under the supervision of a licensed dentist. The LDA gets the patient ready, prepares the operatory and equipment and assist the doctor during examinations and treatment. Maintain awareness of comfort and safety needs of patients. Maintain equipment and inventory. Adhere to all required OSHA, health, and Board of Dentistry regulations.

SCHEDULE:

Monday - Thursday: 2:30pm-9:30pm
Friday: 12:20pm-5:30pm

Candidates will only be considered if they are available for these hours.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Recement intact temporary restorations
  • Place temporary fillings, not including temporization of inlays, onlays, crown and bridges
  • Take Radiographs
  • Take impressions for casts and appropriate bite registration, not to include impressions and bite registrations for final construction of fixed and removable prostheses
  • Apply topical medications including (but not limited to) topical fluoride, bleaching agents and cavity varnishes in appropriate dosages or quantities prescribed by a dentist
  • Placement and removal of rubber dam
  • Removal of excess cement from inlays, onlays, crowns, bridges, with hand instruments only
  • Perform mechanical polishing to clinical crowns not including instrumentation. Removal of calculus by instrumentation must be done by a dentist or a dental hygienist before mechanical polishing
  • Remove sutures
  • Monitor a patient who has been induced by a dentist into nitrous oxide inhalation analgesia
  • Place cotton pellets and temporary restorative materials in endodontic access openings
  • Etch appropriate enamel surfaces, apply and adjust pit and fissure sealants
  • Fabricate, cement and adjust temporary restorations extraorally or intraorally
  • Remove temporary restorations with hand instruments only
  • Place and remove matrix bands
  • Administer nitrous oxide inhalations analgesia

**Additional or different duties may be assigned from time to time or on a regular basis


MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS AND EDUCATION:

  • Proficiency in a second language preferred
  • Experience in working with culturally diverse, limited-English or non-English speaking patients preferred
  • Knowledge of updated OSHA regulations
  • Demonstrated expertise in dental software
  • Understand and perform each essential duty satisfactorily
  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Ability to quickly adapt within a constantly changing work environment

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES AND REGISTRATIONS:

  • Required current licenses/certifications: RDA, CPR/AED Certificate - We welcome new grads who are in the process of obtaining their license!


This position offers a competitive pay. Full-time benefits that are offered after 60 days include the following: Medical and dental coverage, stipend, long-term disability, life insurance, uniform reimbursement, and short-term disability along with other optional benefits. A 401K plan is available the first quarter after 6 months of employment.

Job Type Full-time