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Certified Dental Assistant

790 Ridge Rd, Lackawanna, NY 14218, USA Req #63
Tuesday, June 25, 2024

🦷Being a dental assistant is like being a superhero for smiles!😎🦷 

Let me paint you a picture of why this role is so incredible:

Making a Difference: As a dental assistant, you're on the front lines of oral health care. You play a pivotal role in helping people achieve and maintain healthy smiles. Every day, you get to make a real difference in the lives of your patients, improving their confidence and overall well-being.

Opportunities for Growth: Becoming a dental assistant can be the first step on a rewarding career path in the dental field. With experience and further education, you can advance to roles such as dental hygienist, dental office manager, or even pursue dentistry itself. The sky's the limit!

Job Stability: The demand for dental assistants is on the rise, making it a secure career choice. Whether you work in a private practice, community clinic, or specialty office, your skills will always be in demand. Plus, many dental offices offer competitive salaries, benefits, and opportunities for advancement.

Overall, being a dental assistant isn't just a job—it's a fulfilling career that allows you to positively impact the lives of others while enjoying a sense of purpose, teamwork, and growth. 

Benefits & Perks:

  • Paid Holidays
  • Additional Paid Time Off (PTO)
  • Qualifying Non-For-Profit for Federal Student Loan Forgiveness Program (click here to learn more: https://studentaid.gov/manage-loans/forgiveness-cancellation)
  • Casual dress code
  • Health, dental & vision insurance options
  • Free dental insurance
  • Paid Employer sponsored life insurance.
  • Supplemental insurance programs for additional life insurance, short-term disability, accident & cancer insurance
  • Up to $600 every year for completing biometric health screenings on a single health insurance plan & up to $1,200 if a spouse also completes
  • Up to $180 annual gym reimbursement
  • Take advantage of our Dental & Outpatient Mental Health services while working
  • Employee referral program

Responsible to: Dental Assistant Team Leader
Job Summary: The Dental Assistant assist dentists in the treatment of patients and the completion of dental procedure.

Essential Job Duties:
1) Assistance in the completion of dental procedures and maintenance of dental operatory in a manner consistent with practice standard and infection control requirements.
2) Patient Care including to be not limited to medical histories, charting, education.
3) Any duties covered under the NYS Dental Practice Act permissible under licensure.
• Computer skills in email, Microsoft Office, Dental software
• Competency in dental assisting skills and infection control procedures
• Working knowledge of DOH regulations
• Good interpersonal skills
Minimum Degree Required:
• High School Diploma/GED
Minimum Experience Required: 6 months which can include DA training program
Required License/Registration/ Certification:
• Certified Dental Assistant (Certification in Dental Assisting and meeting the requirement for Dental Licensure in NYS)
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Physical Requirements: 
The overall nature of the position is sedentary requiring little physical effort with occasional light physical exertion required. There is little, if any, exposure to environmental conditions
• The constant physical demand of the position is sitting.
• The frequent physical demands of the position are standing, walking, climbing, talking, hearing, repetitive motions, and eye/hand/foot coordination.
• The occasional physical demands of the position are lifting, carrying, pushing, pulling, balancing, stooping, crouching, reaching, handling, grasping, and feeling.

Other details

  • Pay Type Hourly
  • Min Hiring Rate $18.22
  • Max Hiring Rate $27.00
  • Travel Required No
  • Required Education Certification
Location on Google Maps
  • 790 Ridge Rd, Lackawanna, NY 14218, USA