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Dental Assistant

Salem, MA

Job Number: MP09124 Pay Rate: Competitive Minimum Salary: Maximum Salary:

Job Description


  • Prepares treatment room for patient by following prescribed procedures and protocols.
  • Prepares patient for dental treatment by welcoming, comforting, seating, and draping patient.
  • Provides information to patients and employees by answering questions and requests.
  • Provides instrumentation by sterilizing and delivering instruments to treatment area; positioning instruments for dentist's access; suctioning; passing instruments.
  • Provides materials by selecting, mixing, and placing materials on instruments.
  • Provides diagnostic information by exposing radiographs; pouring, trimming study casts.
  • Helps dentist manage dental and medical emergencies by maintaining CPR certification, emergency drug and oxygen supply, and emergency telephone directory.
  • Educates patients by giving oral hygiene, plaque control, and postoperative instructions.
  • Documents dental care services by charting in patient records.
  • Complies with all infection control procedures and OSHA regulations to maintain a safe and clean working environment, by decontaminating treatment rooms and sterilizing all instruments after each patient.
  • In collaboration with the Dental team, maintains operation of dental equipment by completing preventive maintenance requirements; following manufacturer's instructions; troubleshooting malfunctions; calling for repairs; maintaining equipment inventories; evaluating new equipment and techniques.
  • In collaboration with the Dental Practice Manager, maintains dental supplies inventory by checking stock to determine inventory level and anticipating needed supplies.
  • In collaboration with the Dental Practice Manager, monitors incoming and outgoing lab cases.
  • Schedule accurate dental appointments.
  • Provides exemplary customer service; treats patients and coworkers with courtesy and discretion. Greets and directs patients and visitors.
  • Registers patients in Dentrix and Centricity, verifying that patient's record is up to date and accurate and makes appropriate insurance & patient personal data (address & phone number) changes.
  • Relays patient’s complaints (billing, clinical or otherwise) to Lead Dental Assistant.
  • Collects payment from patients, applies payments and adjustments to patient accounts in the computer system and provide receipts.
  • Other duties as assigned


  • A minimum of a High School Diploma/GED
  • Dental Assistant and Radiology Certificate required
  • One-year experience as a dental assistant
  • Reliable Transportation needed
  • Good working knowledge of dental equipment and terminology, OSHA and safety compliance
  • Ability to work well under pressure in a fast-paced dental environment
  • Superior customer service skills, excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Detail oriented, organized, professional and ability to multi task
  • Good working knowledge of Dentrix and Centricity
  • Balances team and individual responsibilities; Exhibits objectivity and openness to others' views; Gives and welcomes feedback; Contributes to building a positive team spirit; Puts success of team above own interests


Interested in learning more? Apply Below OR contact or call/text 617-746-2768!

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Meet Your Recruiter

Megan Pivarnik
Healthcare Recruiter

Megan is a Talent Acquisition Healthcare Recruiter based out of Boston, Massachusetts. She has a proven track record using strong organizational, personal, and communication skills to lead and recruit high-quality personnel, secure new business, and build lifelong relationships with Healthcare professionals throughout the nation! Originally from Connecticut, Megan graduated with her Bachelor's degree in Marketing and a minor in Global Communications. Outside of recruiting, she enjoys hanging out with friends, staying active, and spending time with her pets. 
Testimonials: “Megan from K.A. Recruiting was instrumental in me finding a position that really suited my skills and my preferences. She was quick to respond whenever I had questions and was always on top of things throughout the process. She turned what could’ve been a difficult process into a seamless experience.”
"I spent months looking for a new job on my own with no luck. Then I responded to an email from Megan at KA Recruiting and I had a completely different experience. She was helpful, responded very quickly, and found several job options for me. I wound up applying for a job that was much better suited for me. Megan made the entire process easy and stress-free. She even negotiated a higher salary on my behalf. I’m now a few months into my new job and I’m very happy! I would recommend KA Recruiting to anyone looking to find a better job."

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