Dental Assistant - Jackson County

State Of Wisconsin Jackson , MS 39201

Posted 1 week ago

This position provides chairside dental assistance and office supportive services in the institution dental clinic. This position involves a wide range of responsibilities and the ability to coordinate multiple activities simultaneously in order to ensure an efficient dental office operation. The incumbent in this position should be able to use practical experience, adjust to the dentist's preferred methods of operation and keep current on dental assisting, dental materials and office procedures.

Special Notes:

Well Qualified Applicants will meet one of the following criteria: a one-year technical degree as a dental assistant, a short-term technical diploma as a dental assistant, or a minimum of one year work experience as a dental assistant or related position.

Applicants must be legally entitled to work in the United States (i.e., a citizen or national of the U.S., a lawful permanent resident, an alien authorized to work in the U.S. without DOC sponsorship) at the time of application.

The Department of Corrections will conduct criminal background checks on applicants prior to selection. Upon hire, all new DOC employees are subject to fingerprinting.

The Department of Corrections may conduct pre-employment drug screens. Any applicant who is offered employment in a position which requires a pre-employment drug screen must pass the screen as a contingency to employment. Applicants who fail or refuse the drug screen will not be given further consideration for employment.


  • Knowledge in the concepts of asepsis, infection control and Blood Borne Pathogens.

  • Knowledge in all aspects of assisting for restorative, endodontic, prosthetic and oral surgical procedures

  • Utilizes general housekeeping and organizational skills.

  • Knowledge of and ability to perform all dental assistant procedures including chairside assistance and expanded functions as allowed by the Wisconsin Dental Practice Act.

  • Knowledge of dental nomenclature and names of dental instruments and equipment.

  • Knowledge of dental materials, their use and storage procedures.

  • Knowledge of infection control practices, sterilization techniques and aseptic procedures.

  • Experience in administrative procedures and practices such as filing, basic computer use, report preparation, inventory control, and in communication and correspondence skills.

  • Knowledge of ethical standards of dental practice.

  • Knowledge of dental laboratory procedures.

  • Knowledge of dental radiology procedures including safety precautions.

  • CPR/Automatic External Difibulator (AED) certified and knowledge of First Aid procedures.

  • Skills in establishing and maintaining harmonious relationships with co-workers, other health disciplines, correctional personnel and patients in a correctional setting.

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