Job Description

Dental Assistant

Summary:   The dental assistant is responsible for assisting the Dentist in the clinical care of a patient and for maintaining the dental equipment as outlined by the Dental Standards of Clinical Practice.

SPECIFIC DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:   All duties are subject to accommodation in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

  • Assists the Dentist chair side at all times, including passing and receiving of instruments, oral evacuation and retraction and preparation of materials.
  • Takes x-rays under direction of Dentist.
  • Provides coverage for support staff as needed.
  • Organizes treatment room for each patient, including instruments, records, radiographs, and lab work.
  • Conducts blood pressure and health history information as needed.
  • Disinfects treatment room and operate equipment in accordance with OSHA, ADA and CDC infection control guidelines.
  • Audits supplies monthly and documents what is needed.
  • Maintains and monitors laboratory procedures and cases.
  • Disinfects and sterilizes instruments according to CDC/OSHA/ADA standards.
  • Changes dental solutions as outlined in Standards of Clinical Practice Book and maintains record manual.
  • Responsible for equipment care and maintenance.
  • Defrosts refrigerator monthly and records, keeping records in chart.
  • Updates MSDS book and Q.A. manual.
  • Performs other duties as assigned by the Dental Director or Dentist


  • Certification from accredited dental assisting program
  • RHS certification required
  • ICE certification required
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • One to two years prior dental experience preferred.
  • Computer literate

Education and/or Experience:    High School Diploma or Business Institute Certificate

How to Apply

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Southwest Community Health Center Bridgeport