Dental Assistant - Full Time

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Dental Assistant - Full Time

Company/Organization: Utah Navajo Health System

Location: Monument Valley and Montezuma Creek. Roaming.


Salary: DOE

Status: Full Time

Benefits: Full health insurance, 5% of gross to a 403b retirement account, life insurance, Vacation leave, PTO leave, Holiday pay, Short/Long term disability, wellness benefit

Job Description:


We know there is someone out there that will make an excellent addition to our dental team. Someone who gets along well with others, is thorough and efficient, can follow company procedures, is able to multi-task and has amazing customer service. Our clinic is a dynamic place to work, practice, and grow. We have 4 primary care health centers s and deliver integrated services including behavioral health, Pharmacy, Dental, specialty referrals, chronic disease management, health education, and much, much more. UNHS is hiring a Full-Time (FT) position for a Dental Assistant.
  • Locations: Blanding, Monument Valley and Montezuma Creek. Roaming.
  • Full-time Benefits include: PTO leave, Vacation hours, Holiday pay, Medical insurance, Life insurance, Retirement plan, Wellness benefits
  • Wage depends on experience
  1. Prepares patient, sterilizes and disinfects instruments, sets up instrument trays, prepares materials, and assists dentist during dental procedures.
  2. Takes and records medical and dental histories and vital signs of patient.
  3. Exposes dental diagnostic x-rays.
  4. Makes preliminary impressions for study casts and occlusal registrations for mounting study casts.
  5. Pours, trims, and polishes study casts, fabricates custom impression trays from preliminary impressions, cleans and polishes removable appliances, and fabricates temporary restorations.
  6. Assists dentist in management of medical and dental emergencies.
  7. Instructs patients in oral hygiene and plaque control programs.
  8. Provides postoperative instructions prescribed by Dentist.
  9. Cleans teeth.
  10. Applies protective coating of fluoride to teeth.
  11. Perform X-Rays for dental patients.
  12. Any other tasks, projects, or duties that are requested by the Employee’s supervisor or other UNHS management or administration that is at all reasonably related to UNHS and/or the Employee’s employment with UNHS.
  13. Possible exposure to radiation.
  • Must be able to work well with others.
  • Must have an excellent work history and customer service mindset.
  • This person will also be expected to assist other staff when help is needed.
  • Must have had formal Dental Assistant training (school) or sufficient prior on-the-job Dental Assisting experience.

UNHS would not be able to achieve our goal of quality equitable healthcare for people living in southeastern Utah without our committed and competent staff. UNHS continually attracts the most devoted healthcare professionals and administrators this region has to offer. We offer the opportunity to work with a dynamic team providing care to medically underserved communities. UNHS hires in accordance with NPEA and EEOC standards.

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