Licensed Dental Assistant
Lake Superior Community Health Center is now hiring for a Full-Time Licensed Dental Assistant. This position will be located at one of the following LSCHC locations: Superior, WI, Duluth, MN, or Carlton, MN.

This position will include a Sign on/Retention Bonus of $2500. This will be paid as a $1500 sign on bonus (added to first pay check), $500 at 6 month anniversary, and $500 at 1 year anniversary.

Base Pay is $24 per hour.

Are you interested in helping improve the health and wellbeing of your friends and neighbors in the Northland? For over 50 years, Lake Superior Community Health Center (LSCHC) has provided universal access to critical health care services for residents of the Twin Ports, Carlton and beyond. Consider joining our team and working in an environment where every moment makes a difference!

At LSCHC, we prioritize a culture driven by compassion while taking pride in our ability to provide competitive salaries and benefits. From four weeks of paid time off to start, to a comprehensive insurance package, to generous retirement matching – we take care of our employees.

Job Qualifications:

Completion of an accredited Dental Assistant program
Possession of a high school diploma or GED certificate
Effective oral and written communication skills
Job Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Knowledge of dental assisting techniques and procedures
Knowledge of routine office practices
Ability to sterilize and care for instruments and equipment
Ability to chart mouth and teeth
Ability to alleviate client’s anxieties and promote trust and confidence
Computer and Microsoft Office software knowledge
Licensure and Credentials:

Active Registered Dental Assistant License
Current CPR (BLS) required
Functions and Responsibilities:
1.0 Assists dentists by serving as chair-side assistant
1.1 Prepares operatory for client treatment
1.2 Passes instruments
1.3 Performs other routine tasks in care of the client as directed by the dentist
1.4 Provides diagnostic aids to the dentist
1.5 Assists dentist in management of medical and dental emergencies

2.0 Performs clinical supportive functions
2.1 Prepare client ensuring client feels comfortable before, during and after dental treatment
2.2 Instruct client on appropriate oral hygiene strategies to maintain oral health (e.g. tooth brushing, flossing)
2.3 Dismisses client by explaining follow-up needed as directed by dentist

3.0 Maintains dental clinical records
3.1 Chart mouth and teeth
3.2 Records and maintains files
3.3 Schedule future appointments as needed
3.4 Support front desk staff in down time

4.0 Technical and laboratory skills
4.1 Mixes amalgam and synthetic fillings material according to instructions
4.2 Exposes and processes diagnostic x-rays and Digital x-rays
4.3 Pours, trims and polishes casts
4.4 Maintain dental equipment in accordance with manufacturer’s directions and department policy
4.5 Dentrix Compliant

5.0 Other duties
5.1 Sterilizes reusable dental instruments and equipment
5.2 Oils and cleans equipment
5.3 Chair/operatory sterilization and set up
5.4 Insures proper disposal of all contaminated or potentially contaminated materials
5.5 Maintains compliance with department directives and protocols relative to infection control, exposure control and safety
5.6 Maintains adequate operatory supplies and compiles list of items needed for inventory control and ordering purposes

LSCHC offers excellent wages and a comprehensive benefit plan. LSCHC is an equal opportunity employer.
Fill out an LSCHC application and submit, along with resume to:; or mail to: LSCHC, 4325 Grand Ave, Duluth, MN 55807.

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