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Dental Assistant

Family Care Health Centers
Saint Louis, Missouri (US)
up to $35,048 a year plus 401K, Medical Insurance, Paid Time Off, Holiday Pay, and more!
Closing date
Sep 18, 2023

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Dental Assistant
Contract Type
Job Type
Full Time, Part Time

Job Details

Family Care Health Centers in on the hunt for top talent! We are seeking candidates who are enthusiastic, motivated, hardworking, and flexible to complete our Dental Assistant team. FCHC provides a culture of teamwork, professionalism, and mutual respect. If you are looking to take your career to the next level, apply TODAY! COVID vaccine, FLU vaccine, and TB screening are required for employment at FCHC.

The Dental Assistant maintains the overall physical operations of the clinical area and assists the Dentist in the delivery of dental care services. The Dental Assistant, in collaboration with the dental care team, is accountable for assisting our patients towards their highest level of health. Additional responsibilities include the following:

  • Coordinating patient flow with the receptionist and the dental providers
  • Perform procedures such as x-ray exposure and development, fluoride therapy, patient study and working models, etc.
  • Maintains inventory and proper sterilization of all instruments and supplies, excluding medicines, and prepares rooms daily
  • Assist dental providers in treatments, diagnostic exams, and surgical interventions
  • Uses four-handed dental technique Taking vital signs- blood pressure, temperature, pulse, and respiration taking skills
  • Knowledge, proper handling, and mixing of dental materials, cements, etc.
  • Computer use and knowledge Maintains CPR Certification, continuing education requirements for/and certification

Dental Assistant Qualifications

  • High School diploma or G.E.D. certificate required.
  • Dental Assistant School Diploma required.
  • Completion of accredited Dental Assistant Program and/or 2-3 years successful work experience as a Dental Assistant required.
  • Expanded functions certificate is a plus!
  • Excellent customer service communication skills and organizational skills required.

FCHC Benefits

  • 401(k)
  • Medical Benefits: (Health, Dental, Vision, and Life)
  • Flexible spending account
  • Paid Time off
  • Holiday Pay
  • Employee Referral Bonus Program (NEW!)

Family Care Health Centers Mission Statement:

To promote affordable and accessible comprehensive primary care services to anyone, with emphasis on the medically underserved, and to train a primary care workforce in order to promote the general health of the service area.


About Us

As one of the leading community health care providers in St. Louis, Family Care Health Centers is dedicated to providing comprehensive primary health care services to the residents of St. Louis. With two state-of-the-art facilities in the metropolitan area, Family Care also works to improve the overall health of the communities it serves by reducing barriers to health care. Family Care Health Centers provides care at a third site located within Places for People.

Comprehensive health care is provided regardless of one’s health insurance status. Family Care Health Centers accepts private, Medicaid and Medicare insurance plans. To bridge communication gaps with non-English speaking patients, staff provides interpretation services for Hispanic, Bosnian, Vietnamese, and Somali patients and uses outside resources for patients speaking other languages.

Family Care Health Centers offers patients convenience, quality and innovation in primary care. Our Providers use evidence-based medical care to address your physical and mental health needs. We coordinate your care across multiple care settings – visits to sub-specialists, the ER and the hospital. Through our exchange of information, we help you better understand your medical conditions and provide the education and tools you need to take charge of your health. Our Health Centers offer convenient hours of operation including 24-hour access to physician telephone consultation for emergencies – all part of Family Care Health Centers’ commitment to being your “Health Care Partner For Life”.

Mission Statement

To provide affordable and accessible comprehensive primary care services to anyone, with emphasis on the medically underserved, and to train a primary care workforce in order to promote the general health of the service area. 

Dental Services:

Dental services include cleanings, sealants, fillings, extractions, root canals, crowns, partials and full dentures. Staff provide referrals should a specialist be needed to meet a patient’s specific oral health needs. Thorough exams and x-rays are conducted at each initial visit. Please note that we do limited oral surgery and do not provide any orthodontic (braces) treatment.

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