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Pediatric Dental Assistant

Independence, Missouri
USD15.00 to USD24.00 Per Hour
Job Type
19 May 2023
The Smile Spot is seeking a pediatric dental assistant to join our team! We are looking for an individual with excellent customer service skills and the desire to work hard to exceed the expectations of our patients.

Current Openings: Experienced Dental Assistant for busy pediatric dental office. A Minimum of 1-2 years of experience is preferred. Must be available to work shifts between the hours of 8am-7pm Monday-Thursday, 8am-5pm Friday and 2 to 3 Saturdays per month 8am-1pm (You will not work these times, this is just our hours for pediatrics). Schedule is sent out 2 to 3 weeks in advance.

Benefits to joining our team:

Becoming part of a patient focused team that is dedicated to creating a welcoming patient experience. We put "Best Practices" at the front of our operation!
Flexible Hours: our flexible schedule & size of group contributes to accommodating full time employment no worrying how you are going to get your hours in from week to week.
Growth in Your Profession: We provide additional resources to gain continuing education to acquire additional certifications in your line of work, we also partner with you financially to pay for additional necessary certifications for forward movement in your career path, with scheduled bonuses to repay your financial obligation.
Great Benefits: Medical Insurance is provided for full-time staff members after a 90-day probationary period. You are only responsible for a small portion of your premium, as the company picks up the majority of your monthly cost.
Paid Time Off (begins accruing at 90-days employment) & Holiday Pay
Enjoying what you do and having fun with our team and patients in a positive culture.


Welcome patients in the dental office
Prepare patients for treatments or checkups ensuring their comfort
Select and set up instruments, equipment and material needed
Sterilize instruments according to regulations
Assist the dentist through 4-handed dentistry
Undertake lab tasks as instructed
Provide oral hygiene and post-operative care instructions
Keep the dental room clean and well-stocked
Schedule appointments
Maintain accurate patient records and assist with payment procedures


Proven experience as dental assistant
Knowledge of dental instruments and sterilization methods
Understanding of health & safety regulations
Ability to perform regulated non-surgical tasks like coronal polishing is a plus
Good computer skills
Excellent communication and people skills
Attention to detail
Well-organized and reliable
High school diploma; graduating from dental assistant school is preferred but not required
Additional certification or training is an asset (e.g. EFDA)
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  • Job Reference: 1010175313-2
  • Date Posted: 19 May 2023
  • Recruiter: CDS Workforce
  • Location: Independence, Missouri
  • Salary: USD15.00 to USD24.00 Per Hour
  • Sector: Healthcare & Medical
  • Job Type: Permanent