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Dental Assistant Full-time

at Community Health Alliance in Nevada (Published at 15-05-2019)

$14.25 - $15.00 an hour

Community Health Alliance is a current opening for a Dental Assistant. The Dental Assistant provides assistance to dentists/hygienists in the general treatment of patients in both routine and emergency procedures in areas of diagnostic, preventive, restorative, periodontal, endodontic, pedodontic, orthodontic, oral surgery, and prosthodontic dental care. Position is Wednesday-Saturday from 7:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.

Education and Experience: High school diploma or general education equivalent (GED). Certification of completion of an accredited one-year dental assisting program or one year clinical work experience required.

Community Health Alliance Benefits Include:

  • Competitive salary
  • CHA paid pension plan at 5% of earnings after one year of service; no employee match
  • 100% company paid employee medical insurance and 90% paid vision and dental on the 1st of month following 60 days from date of hire.
  • PTO accrual starting at 4.53846 hours of leave per pay period (approx. 14 days/yr; increased to 5.53 hours of accrual (approx. 18 days/yr) after one year of service
  • 7 paid holidays & 4 paid float personal days per year
  • Continuing education benefit available at $500 per year
  • Additional 403(b)retirement annuity plan for employee to save; no employer match
  • CHA provides a $10,000 Accidental Death & Dismemberment policy for each benefit-eligible employee at no cost to the employee. This is an employee benefit paid and sponsored by CHA.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of the essential functions, practices and procedures of a dental clinic/office
  • Knowledge of ADA and ICD-10-CM coding
  • Knowledge of lab procedures and documentation
  • Ability to assist the dentist using four-handed dental assisting techniques
  • Ability to apply sterile techniques and infectious control and exposure procedures
  • Ability to provide oral hygiene and dietary instruction
  • Skill in operating personal computer utilizing word processing, databases and e-mail
  • Skill in operating various dental office equipment
  • Skill in accuracy and attention to detail
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality of information, most importantly patient financial and medical information
  • Ability to read, write legibly, calculate mathematical figures and treatment plan payments
  • Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of variables
  • Ability to exercise good judgment in appraising situations and making decisions
  • Ability to work and interact effectively and positively with other staff members to build and to enhance teamwork in the clinics and overall CHA's organization
  • Ability to communicate in a courteous and professional manner
  • Ability to understand and respond appropriately, effectively and sensitively to special population groups as defined by race, ethnicity, language, age, sex, etc.
  • Ability to hear and speak well enough to converse over telephone and interview patient
  • Ability to lift up to 20 pounds on a frequent basis
  • Reasonable accommodation will be made for physical limitations on an individual basis
  • Patient Encounters
  • Escorts patient from waiting room to exam room and from exam room to check out
  • Takes patient?s medical history and prepares patients for examination
  • Documents pertinent patient information on the patient?s chart
  • Takes brief history, including chief complaints/allergies
  • Assists in completion of health history form
  • Arranges equipment, instruments, etc. required for the patient?s proposed treatment plan for that visit
  • Assist dentists using four-handed dental assisting techniques in operative, endodontic, oral surgery, orthodontic, pedodontic, prosthodontic and periodontal procedures by performing oral evacuation, fabricating temporary crowns, custom trays, mixing cements, place or remove rubber dam and accessories used for its placement, and assisting in the application of light cured material.
  • Take the following impressions:
  • Those used for the preparation of diagnostic models;
  • Those used for the preparation of counter or opposing models
  • Those used for the fabrication of temporary crowns or bridges; and
  • Those used for the fabrication of temporary removable appliances, provided no missing teeth are replaced by those appliances
  • Assist by changing arch wires, apply and secure ligatures, cementing temporary crowns, removing excess cement, performing coronal polishing, removing sutures, applying temporary restorations, and applying topical fluoride treatments, sealant and anesthetic as directed by the dentist
  • Assists provider with exam or special procedures to include required documentation
  • Completes required lab forms with correct ICD-10 and ADA codes and billing information
  • Translates for providers as needed if possible
  • Provides patient oral health education, dietary instructions, and oral hygiene education
  • Provides emotional support, compassion and is sympathetic to patient needs
  • Triages phone calls and walk-ins at the clinic where applicable: performing those duties in accordance with policy and procedures


Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $14.25 to $15.00 /hour


  • dental assisting: 1 year (Preferred)


  • Certified Dental Assistant (Required)
  • X-ray (Preferred)


  • Spanish (Preferred)

Benefits offered:

  • Paid time off
  • Parental leave
  • Health insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • Healthcare spending or reimbursement accounts such as HSAs or FSAs
  • Other types of insurance
  • Retirement benefits or accounts
  • Education assistance or tuition reimbursement

Clinical Setting:

  • General Dentistry

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