Community HealthCare Association of the Dakotas
  • Family HealthCare
  • Fargo, ND, USA
  • Full Time

Medical/Dental/Vision, Flexible Spending Account, Life/Short Term/Long Term/Disability, Retirement Plan/Company Match and Fitness Center


Dental Assistant

Are you ready to make a difference in a mission-driven environment?

At Family HealthCare (FHC) our mission is simple: "To provide affordable, quality healthcare for every person."

The words are simple, but FHC believes there is no higher calling than to provide access to exceptional healthcare that is affordable, compassionate, dignified, and respectful of all people. We aspire to create a place where our patients feel welcome and respected at every step of their healthcare journey.

Working at FHC is an exciting and rewarding experience! Join a team of health professionals, community members and patients that work together to meet the primary health care needs of the community.

Family HealthCare is seeking a full-time Dental Assistant. The position will work with the dental team to provide high quality care and positive patent experience to a diverse population.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • To gather and record patient information and communicate patient needs with dental team
  • Chairside assisting with procedures and anticipating dentist's and clinic needs.
  • To navigate patient through appointment while addressing concerns, educating patient, and gaining an understanding of patient perspective while helping to maintain clinic flow.
  • Comply with all dental policy & procedures including current infection control practices and safety measures
  • Processing and sterilization of instruments in accordance with the standards of the clinic
  • To perform assigned required maintenance duties
  • To ensure adequate inventory supply for patient visits.
  • Support the organization as needed.

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Strong computer skills
  • Knowledge of basic dental terminology and recordkeeping procedures to enter information on patient records, and keep records of supplies and recurring dental activities.
  • Knowledge of the instruments, materials and standardized dental procedures used for oral examinations and general dental care and provide chairside assistance.
  • Dexterity in passing dental instruments and materials and in manipulating suctioning and retraction apparatus in patient's mouth when assisting at chair-side.
  • Knowledge of dental anatomy, related oral anatomy, the technical methods and practices of dentistry.
  • Knowledge and skill to take dental radiographs with high accuracy.
  • Exhibits awareness of and sensitivity to cultural, ethnic, and socioeconomic differences among the clinic population and delivers care accordingly.

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE:

  • Be a registered/licensed dental assistant in the states of North Dakota and/or Minnesota. Dual licensure is required within 1 year after date of hire.
  • Graduation from an accredited school for dental assisting.
  • Current CPR certification
  • Two years' experience in dental assisting preferred.
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