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Open Door Health Center

309 Holly Lane
Mankato, MN, United States

Phone: 507-344-5505
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Dental Assistant-Full Time


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Mankato, MN, United States 




17.55 minimum per hour

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Full time



Job Description:

Open Door Health Center, a Federally Qualified Community Health Center, is seeking a qualified, experienced candidate for a full-time position for our Mankato, MN clinic. The Dental Assistant is responsible for providing chair-side dental assistance for the provider to ODHC patients in a professional and patient-focused manner, using established dental procedures and techniques. 
**This position is eligible for a $1000 sign-on/retention bonus.

Job Responsibilities:
• Assist the dental provider and/or dental hygiene is chair-side in providing dental treatment.
• Anticipate needs for dental procedures; prepare dental materials and handle instrument transfers.
• Seat patients and do preliminary evaluation of their health history and any chief complaints; report all findings to the dental provider/hygienist in a professional manner.
• Inform patients of and explain dental procedures being performed.
• Conduct dental charting and ensure patient information is entered timely and correctly into the patient’s electronic record in Dentrix.
• Provide patient education relative to proper dental hygiene and care.
• Perform dental laboratory procedures following department and OSHA protocols with regards to safety and infection control.
• Set up and clean rooms before and after each patient/procedure using standard processes.
• Prepare and maintain dental instruments, supplies and equipment and assist with instrument cleaning, sterilization/disinfection and recirculation as required.

Job Requirements:

  • Diploma/degree in Dental Assisting and holds a current registration/license in Minnesota.
  • Experience working with a diverse population of people.
  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to work independently or in a team environment.
  • Bi-lingual skills are a plus.