Dental Assistant

Sacramento Native American Health Center Sacramento , CA 95811

Posted 2 months ago

Community Health Center in Downtown Sacramento offering a 1200.00 sign-on bonus to Dental Assistants that want to join our growing team. This position is essential in maintaining our four handed dentistry procedures while participating in chairside activities involving patient contact and explanation of treatment. In addition, the assistant will enable the dentist to be more efficient by carrying out specific tasks. We are looking for someone who is passionate about healthcare and wants to give back to the community by providing high quality dental services to underserved patients. If you want to be part of a growing health center committed to enhancing quality of life by providing a culturally competent, holistic, and patient-centered continuum of care, we invite you to apply and become part of our team.


Essential Functions:

  • Welcome patients to the dental office
  • Assist the dentist during a variety of treatment procedures
  • Remove glasses and any prosthetic appliance the patient may have.
  • Take blood pressure and record it on the chart.
  • Helping patients feel comfortable before, during, and after dental treatment.
  • Prepare operatory for patients following PPE guidelines.
  • Prepare materials and other necessary diagnostic treatment items necessary for the planned procedure.
  • Follow protocol for instrument sterilization.
  • Follow the chairside instructions of the provider.
  • Chart visits comprehensively and completes E&M coding in compliance with dental coding standards.
  • Fill in the day sheet with the appropriate procedure.
  • Transcribe documentation in EHR as directed by Provider
  • Maintains a safe environment in the operatory
  • Identify items needed to keep inventory fully stocked
  • Lab case organization for assigned providers
  • Assist the front desk staff and treatment coordinator with responding to referrals patient follow-up calls, answering phones, scheduling patients upon check-in and check-out, and other duties as needed.
  • Work with multiple providers as needed
  • Practice four-handed dentistry
  • Diagnostic Quality x-rays
  • Preliminary Impressions
  • Compliance with all state and federal laws and regulations, as they pertain to the position including HIPAA, sexual harassment, scope of practice, OSHA, etc.
  • Other duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications:

  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Dental x-ray Certification and experience
  • 8 hr. Infection Control Certification
  • Dental Practice Act Certification
  • Current CPR

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Graduating from dental assistant school is preferred
  • Experience with NextGen or other electronic dental record systems required.
  • Experience with Dental billing
  • Experience with Denti-Cal guidelines
  • Experience in an FQHC setting
  • Knowledge of traditional, cultural and spiritual practices of the diverse AI/AN community, as well as ability to work with other racially, culturally, ethnically, and financially diverse populations.


  • Supportive and creative work environment.
  • Medical coverage offered with two of the region's highest quality providers.
  • 403B plan with a 3% match after 90 days.
  • 12 paid days off.
  • Paid Time Off
  • Flexible Spending Account

Preference in hiring is given to qualified Native Americans in accordance with SNAHC policy. Applicants claiming Indian Preference are encouraged to submit verification of Indian certified by tribe of affiliation or other acceptable documentation of Indian heritage.

EQUALOPPORTUNITYEMPLOYER:Within the scope of Indian Preference, all candidates will receive equal consideration without regard to race, color, age, gender, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, medical condition or physical or mental disability, genetic characteristic, pregnancy, marital status, veteran status, or other non-merit factors.

AgeDiscriminationin Employment Act (ADEA): Sacramento Native American Health Center, Inc. abides by the mandates of the ADEA (protecting individuals 40 years and older) and considers age a non- merit factor in all employment decisions and considerations.

AmericanswithDisabilitiesAct(ADA):SacramentoNative American Health Center, Inc. abides by the mandates of the ADA and considers disability a non-merit factor in all employment decisions and considerations. Furthermore, SNAHC will make any practical, feasible, and reasonable arrangements to accommodate qualified applicants and employees with disabilities.

Applicants and employees may request an accommodation of a physical or mental disability at any time in the application process or during employment

Note to Applicants: Please be advised that you may be asked to get a Department of Justice Fingerprinting clearance as a contingency for an offer of employment. Criminal clearances are obtained to protect the welfare and safety of clients receiving services at SNAHC.

As a condition of employment, all Sacramento Native American Health Center employees agree to a Covid-19 vaccination except where otherwise prohibited or where other legal exemption by law is allowed.

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