Denver Health Dental Assistant in Denver, Colorado

Job Summary Under general supervision, provides sub-professional dental work assisting dentist in the care and treatment of dental patients. Functions both as dental chair and office assistant. Assists the Dental Chair by passing instruments, preparing compounds, and assisting with taking x-rays and impressions. Assists with office functions by scheduling appointments and preparing patient records.

Minimum Qualifications Education: Completion of a Dental Assistant vocational curriculum from an approved school or equivalent training.

Experience: Typically, one year of experience providing chair side assistance to a dentist in the examination and treatment of patients.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities: Knowledge of filling compounds such as composites and amalgam. Knowledge of patient record maintenance procedures. Knowledge of safety guidelines. Skill in placing and positioning suction tubes in patients. Excellent customer service skills. Ability to follow Dentist’s instructions. Ability to schedule patients using in-house scheduling software. Ability to calm patient when necessary.

Certificate/License/Registration: A certificate of compliance with the required radiation safety examination issued by the State Board of Dental Examiners preferred. Current Basic Life Support for Health Care Provider Certification/CPR. All Certifications and Licenses required for this job must be kept current as a condition of continued employment.

All job applicants for safety-sensitive positions must pass a pre-employment drug test, once a conditional offer of employment has been made.

Denver Health is an integrated, efficient, high-quality academic health care system that is considered a model for the nation. The Denver Health system includes the Rocky Mountain Regional Level I Trauma Center, a 525-bed acute care medical center, Denver’s 911 emergency medical response system, 8 family health centers, 15 school-based health centers, the Rocky Mountain Poison and Drug Center, the Denver Public Health Department, an HMO, and The Denver Health Foundation.

As Colorado’s primary safety net institution, Denver Health is a mission-driven organization that has provided more than $3.3 billion in care for the uninsured in the last ten years. Denver Health is a leader in performance and quality improvements and remains financially secure, in part, due to its nationally recognized implementation of lean principles in healthcare. Denver Health is a major resource to the community, serving approximately 185,000 individuals and 67,000 children a year.

Located just south of downtown Denver, Denver Health is just minutes away from many of the cultural and recreational activities Denver has to offer.

We strongly support diversity in the workforce and Denver Health is an equal opportunity employer (EOE).

“Denver Health is committed to provide equal treatment and equal employment opportunities to all applicants and employees. Denver Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class. Facility: 777 Bannock, Specialty Clinics

Area of Interest: Dentistry

Shift Type: Day

Requisition ID: 51330

Employment Type: Full-Time

Minimum: $14.8

Experience Required: 1 - 3 Years

Mid-point: $17.77

Education Required: Technical Degree

Maximum: $20.73

Certification/Licensure/Registrations Required: BLS from AHA