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EFDA Dental Assistant

Indianapolis, Indiana
USD23.00 to USD32.00 Per Hour
Job Type
19 May 2023

Certification Reimbursement

What you'll do as an Expanded Function Dental Assistant (EFDA) at HealthNet:

In addition to the job responsibilities of a Dental Assistant directed by the dentist or clinical manager, the Dental Assistant Expanded Function position performs placement and finishing of dental restorations such as fillings, sealants, and make temporary crowns and bridges.

Prepare the operatory and/or operating room work area with appropriate set up for treatment as planned by the dentist.
Escort patients to designated clinical area, completes intake assessment, and assists during clinical care as directed; including the use of Expanded Function task.
Perform placement and finishing of dental restorations, coronal polishing and/or application of fluoride.
Observe, document, and communicate patient conditions with providers for initial patient assessment.
Taking x-rays and reviewing the patient's health history.
Preform dental lab functions as assigned.
Preform airway management and observe patient physiological status during anesthesia/sedation procedures as directed by dentist.
Accurately complete and assist dentist in maintaining chart for patient records.

When you'll work as an Expanded Function Dental Assistant (EFDA) a at HealthNet:


Indianapolis Locations:

Mondays: 10am-7pm with lunch scheduled at 2-3pm
Tuesday - Fridays: 8am-5pm with lunch scheduled at 12-1pm

Bloomington Location:

Monday-Thursday: 8am-5pm.
Closed on Fridays

Diversity & Inclusion:

We commit to fostering a diverse, inclusive, and equitable work environment, where all employees, whatever their gender, race, ethnicity, national origin, age, sexual orientation or identity, education, or disability, feels valued and respected.
We take a nondiscriminatory approach and provides equal opportunity for employment and advancement in respective departments, programs, and worksites.
We strive to respect and value diverse life experiences and heritages and ensures that all voices are valued and heard.
We pledge to modeling diversity and inclusion and to maintaining an inclusive environment with equitable treatment for all.

Job responsibilities listed above is a summary and does not include other tasks requested by dentist or clinic manager.

Who is HealthNet?

HealthNet is a nonprofit 501 (c) (3) organization of community-based health centers located in Indianapolis and Bloomington, IN Since 1968, HealthNet has improved the health status of the neighborhoods it serves by making quality health services accessible to everyone. HealthNet annually provides affordable health care to more than 61,000 individuals through its network of 9 primary care health centers 5 dental clinics, 9 school-based clinics, a mobile health unit, and additional support services. HealthNet's mission is to improve lives with compassionate health care and support services, regardless of ability to pay.


(Please, consider applying even if you do not meet all of the listed criteria below. We would love to engage with you for other possible opportunities or explore your areas of skill a little deeper)

What you'll need as an Expanded Function Dental Assistant (EFDA) at HealthNet:

Currently not sponsoring for work visa.
Requires High School Diploma.
Completion of radiology course or accredited dental assisting program.
Maintain a DANB certification.
Requires X-ray certification.
CPR/BLS certification.
Coronal Polishing certification not required but appreciated.
Detailed knowledge of different instruments, and knowledge of material requirements for each procedure.
1-2 years of experience or formal training as a dental assistant.

The skills you'll bring as an Expanded Function Dental Assistant (EFDA) at HealthNet:

Ability to work with medically, physically, and/or mentally compromised patients.
Strong organizational skills.
Effective customer service and communication skills.
Appreciation and understanding of diversity and multicultural environment.
Flexible availability, highly subject to travel and assist other Health Center Locations.
Reliable transportation required.
Bilingual in Spanish highly preferred.
Ability to experience repeated and prolonged standing, walking, sitting, bending and squatting is required.
Ability to life, push, and or pull equipment, light to moderately heavy weight is required.

Why work at HealthNet?

Competitive Compensation
Offer up to 40 hours per week and work assignments at other locations if home location dentist is unavailable for patients.
Paid Time Off is accumulated and provided immediately to employees
Healthcare, Dental, and Vision Plan
Life Insurance
401k Match
Certification Reimbursement
Flexible work schedules encouraging a balance between work and personal life. The Dental Offices are closed on the weekends.


HealthNet is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, or any other category protected by federal, state, or local law.
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  • Job Reference: 1010171303-2
  • Date Posted: 19 May 2023
  • Recruiter: HEALTHNET INC
  • Location: Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Salary: USD23.00 to USD32.00 Per Hour
  • Sector: Healthcare & Medical
  • Job Type: Permanent