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At Bethesda Health Clinic, we seek to help our community by providing affordable medical and dental care to uninsured, low-income East Texans.

TITLE:                                  Dental Assistant

REPORTS TO:                     Dental Director


  1. Perform the duties of a dental assistant in a general dental clinic setting
  2. Assist dentist with patient management and all procedures
  3. Assist the dentists in any way needed to help make the clinic run smoothly.


The clinic dental assistant job is to help make the dental operations run smoothly.  This involves working daily with the dentists, preparing the operatory and patients for needed procedures and assisting in all procedures and cleaning the rooms and instruments after use.  Also included is proficiency with the electronic records system.


  • Assist dentist with patient management and all procedures
  • Comfort patient on arrival and explain why patient is having appointment and planned procedure for the visit
  • Keep the dental rooms clean and all equipment and instruments setup for the planned procedure
  • Clean the room after the procedure
  • Clean and sterilize instruments and trays, and have them properly stored in the rooms
  • Manage infection and hazard control protocol consistent with published professional guidelines
  • Prepare tray set-ups for a variety of procedures
  • Record patient information regarding dental emergency
  • Be certified and able to take digital oral x-rays
  • Explain after-care plans and answer any questions
  • Stock supplies in the room
  • Take dental impressions


  • Assist doctors with entering patient data and orders in the computer
  • Answering patient phone calls
  • Refill prescriptions as directed by the dentists
  • Other duties as directed by the dental director


  • Certified Dental Assistant Training
  • Computer knowledge to include Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook).
  • Bilingual preferred
  • Office skills to operate all office machines as needed (copier, fax, etc.), typing.
  • CPR Certified

AAP/EEO Statement

Bethesda Health Clinic provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics.  In addition to federal law requirements, Bethesda Health Clinic complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities.  This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, and transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

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