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Dental Assistant

Employer
Cinder Staffing
Location
Estacada, Oregon
Salary
$21-22.50/hr, depending on experience and skills
Closing date
Nov 2, 2021

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Position
Dental Assistant
Contract Type
Permanent
Job Type
Full Time
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CINDER is a proudly community-conscious agency-dedicated to humanizing staffing by connecting awesome people, building amazing teams, and developing authentic partnerships. 

 

We are searching for a Dental Assistant to join our client’s rural healthcare team! This is a full-time, direct hire position in Oakridge, OR.

 

Our client is looking for someone who takes an out of the box approach to integrated healthcare, all while maintaining a calm, professional, and respectful demeanor, even in a potentially stressful environment. Must have a passion for healthcare specifically serving rural communities.

 

WHAT YOU’LL BE DOING:

  • Preparing treatment rooms for patients
  • Providing instrumentation, including sterilizing and delivering instruments to the treatment area, positioning instruments for dental hygienist’s access, suctioning, and passing instruments
  • Selecting, mixing, and placing materials on instruments and in the patient’s mouth
  • Providing diagnostic information, including exposing and developing radiographic studies and pouring, trimming, and polishing study casts
  • Maintaining patient appearance and ability to masticate, involving fabricating temporary restorations, and cleaning and polishing removeable appliances
  • Helping dentists and dental hygienists manage dental and medical emergencies by maintaining CPR certification, emergency drug and oxygen supply, and emergency telephone directory
  • Educating patients by fiving oral hygiene, plaque control, and postoperative instructions
  • Completing preventative maintenance to ensure operation of dental equipment, including troubleshooting, calling for repairs, maintaining equipment inventories, and evaluating new equipment and techniques
  • Checking stock to determine inventory level, anticipating needed supplies, and placing and expediting orders for supplies
  • Verifying insurance and prior authorizations and managing referrals
  • Attending educational workshops, reviewing professional publications, establishing personal networks, and participating in professional societies
  • Other duties as assigned, including participating in clinic meetings, Quality Review, and/or other activities

 

ABOUT YOU:

Required 

  • High School diploma or GED certificate
  • Completion of an accredited course in dental assisting preferred (Qualified Dental Assistant)
  • Current CPR (BLS) required License and/or certification preferred
  • EFDA certificate preferred

Bonus skills

  • Knowledge or understanding of Integrative Health Care System
  • Able to provide excellent customer service and support
  • Able to interact effectively and professionally with persons from diverse cultural, socioeconomic, education, racial, ethnic, and professional backgrounds
  • Able to communicate effectively, clearly, and concisely with others (internal and external customers), both verbally and in writing
  • Knowledge of medical terminology

 

Compensation: $21-22.50/hr, depending on experience and skills

Location: Oakridge, OR

Type: full-time, direct hire

 

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