Dental Assistant

  • Grand Haven, MI, USA
  • Full-time

Company Description

What started as a passion for a fresh and proactive approach to dental care has evolved to become Michigan’s first and only multi-specialty practice. It’s unique energy and community involvement infused the West Michigan area with a new expected standard of quality dental care. Smile Dental Partners is America’s first multi-specialty dental practice integrating adult dentistry, pediatric dentistry, and orthodontics together under one roof. Smile’s unique, integrated approach to delivering dental care provides patients with a convenient, one-stop shop for the entire family, in-house surgical resources with minimal wait time, and a high-touch patient experience. At Smile, our passion is to reimagine dentistry and how people experience it.

Job Description

Dental Assistants are an integral member of our team and help foster our clinically led culture. From being the doctor’s right hand, to having the ability to connect with patients, and striving to provide the best patient experience, Dental Assistants are a key contributor to the success of our practice.  By joining our team, you will have: 

  • Work Life Balance (M-Th 7:40am-5pm, Friday 7:40am-1pm) 

  • 1 Week PTO, 8 Paid Holidays, and 1 Week Sick Time 

  • COVID Pay 

  • Medical/Vision/Dental Benefits 

  • 401k Match 

  • Professional Growth and Career Advancement Opportunities 

Key Responsibilities

  1. Assist the dentist during a variety of treatment procedures while helping patients feel comfortable 

  2. Set up and breakdown operatory post treatment 

  3. Take dental radiographs (x-rays) 

  4. Manage infection control by preparing and sterilizing instruments and equipment 

  5. Provide patients with follow-up instructions following all dental treatment procedures 

  6. Educate patients on appropriate oral hygiene strategies to maintain oral health 

Qualifications

 

  • Dental Assistant Certificate where state regulations specify 

  • X-ray certification where state regulations specify 

Additional Information

We provide equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.  

Working Environment & Physical Requirements  

This is a clinical working environment where potential exposure to hazardous waste and blood-borne pathogens is possible. Requires prolonged periods of standing, leaning, and bending. Must be able to lift 15 pounds at times.