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Dental Assistant - Cheboygan - Full-Time 

Category Dental Assistant  

Nature of Work

Performs a variety of dental assisting duties, within compliance of state regulations, to promote quality dental care for patients in a reduced stress, comfortable environment.  Assists the doctor, teaches patients how to care for their teeth, communicates effectively with patients, maintains equipment and inventory, and follows universal precautions and all OSHA and MIOSHA requirements to ensure a safe environment for patients and staff.  As part of the overall clinic team the Dental Assistant will assist all other staff members as required and available with their duties.  Dental Assistants should review the job description of the Front Desk Personnel in this regard.  Understand that the description below is not intended to be all inclusive.


Typical Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Take and develop X-rays as needed
  2. Prepare patients for treatment
  3. Assist the doctor during treatment
  4. Perform instrument sterilization and infection control in the office
  5. Clean and stock operatories
  6. Control inventory of clinical supplies
  7. Fabricate provisional restorations
  8. Take diagnostic impressions
  9. Inventory control of Laboratory cases
  10. Make clinical notes regarding patient treatment
  11. Dental Polishing and restoration placement (when licensed)
  12. Become knowledgeable in front desk personnel duties to assist and fill in as required for front desk personnel.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities

  1. Willingness and ability to foster a team environment by displaying a willing attitude to assist all others in getting the job done and accomplishing the mission of the organization.
  2. Exceptional human relation skills
  3. Ability to work with people of all ages
  4. Ability to handle conflicts and get along with people
  5. Ability to maintain outgoing, friendly attitude with patients and staff even under pressure
  6. Ability to work with interruptions and to manage multiple priorities
  7. Ability to speak, understand, and write grammatically correct English
  8. Knowledge of Dentistry
  9. Ability to complete tasks within time frame
  10. Ability to accept and follow instructions from supervisor


  • Computer
  • CPR Certification
  • Radiology licensure
  • Autoclave
  • Suction
  • Hand pieces
  • Panroex
  • Cephalometric
  • TMJ Flim
  • Processor
  • Plasma arc light
  • Amalgamator
  • Ultrasonic
  • Vacuum form machine
  • O2 and N2O
  • Air Compressor


A high school education. Post-high school courses in dental preferred. Certification in dental assistant with Registered Dental Assistant (RDA) certification preferred.


No experience required. Dental experience a plus.


The qualified candidate will be trusted with confidential information in a professional office environment. The job involves handling multiple priorities. Strong interpersonal and communication skills are required. Respect for others is essential.

Additional Essential Functions

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl; talk and hear; taste and smell. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

Work Environment

Work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is normally not exposed to weather conditions except when travelling for business purpose to off-site clinics or other locations. The incumbent usually will work in a climate controlled office environment.

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Advisement and Approval

"The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all job duties performed by personnel so classified."

"For purposes of Employment Standards, this classification is "Non-Exempt" from the overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act"

The employee is expected to adhere to all company policies and to act as a role model in the adherence to company policies.

I have read and understand this explanation of the job description and what is expected of me in this position.

Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Number of Openings 1  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Non-Exempt  
Location My Community Dental Centers - Cheboygan  
About the Organization At MCDC, we are dedicated to providing top-quality dental care services to patients throughout Michigan. We have earned an outstanding reputation for the quality of our service and our people, and we work hard every day to maintain that reputation.  

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