Dental Assistant (Part-Time)


Website Thundermist Health Center

Thundermist’s Mission – To improve the health of our patients and communities by delivering exceptional health care, removing barriers to that care, and advancing healthy lifestyles.

Please note, effective September 1,2021, all Thundermist employees are required to have an initial dose of vaccine to prevent Covid-19. Effective October 1, 2021, all employees of RI licensed health care facilities must be fully vaccinated against Covid-19. Employees may be deemed exempt from this requirement based on documentation from their health care provider.

Job Description

Job Title: Dental Assistant

Reports to: Dental Practice Manager

Department: Dental

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

Job Grade: 5

Version Date: August 2022

$500 Sign-On Bonus

General Responsibilities:
The Dental Assistant is responsible for providing hands-on support to the Dentist, completing preparation work to efficiently care for patients and assist during dental procedures.


Required Qualifications:

High school diploma or equivalent
X-Ray Certification (or completion within 6 months of hire)
BLS Certification (or completion within 6 months of hire)
Experience using computers for a variety of tasks.
Good written and verbal communication skills.
Consistently professional appearance and attitude.
Able to provide great patient care.

Preferred Qualifications:

1 year experience as a dental assistant.
Candidates who do not meet all of the preferred qualifications are encouraged to apply.

Significant Job Functions:

Sterilization of dental instruments
Setting up dental procedures
Taking alginate impressions
Ability to take clear x-ray films
Document vitals and chief complaints in chart
Document notes in chart
Document treatment plan in chart

Physical Effort/ Environment:

The duties of this position are performed onsite at a Thundermist location.
This position requires the use of fingers and hand manipulation using instruments and dental equipment. On feet most of the day.

Work Schedule Demands:

As determined with department hiring needs.
Must be available for overtime, including nights and weekends, when necessary.

Communication Skills:

This position requires the ability to verbally communicate with patients.

Confidentiality of Information:
Thundermist is dedicated in securing the privacy and confidentiality of protected health information under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act. It is the responsibility of all employees to comply to state and federal guidelines in accessing sensitive information. Additionally, this role will have access to sensitive agency information. The incumbent must apply strict confidentiality.

Thundermist is dedicated to the goal of building and maintaining a diverse and inclusive workforce committed to caring for patients in a manner that is respectful of cultural difference. We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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