Dental Assistant/Expanded Functions Dental Assistant

Yakima Valley Farm Workers Clinic Salem , OR 97301

Posted 10 months ago

This position is open to bilingual candidates who meet either the Dental Assistant or EFDA requirements listed below. If you are a bilingual EFDA, you qualify for a $5,000 hiring bonus and relocation assistance, if needed.

Do you have a passion for using your communication and dental skills to improve the lives of others? Do you enjoy working with people of all ages? Do you want to be rewarded with competitive pay, generous benefits, and the satisfaction of working in a family-centered environment? If you answered "yes", then apply today to join our dental team at Lancaster Family Health Center.


  • Completion of an accredited expanded functions dental assistant program and a high school diploma or GED

  • Your 1-2 years' experience as an EFDA is a plus

  • Dental Assisting National Board of Radiology Proficiency required at hire

  • Oregon EFDA (Expanded Functions Dental Assistant) certification within 90 days of hire

  • CPR certification within 30 days of hire

  • You are fluent in Spanish and English and can communicate at level 10 on the ALTA language proficiency scale

What you'll do:

  • Greet patients and prepare them for treatment

  • Use your dental knowledge and skills to perform four-handed dental assisting - instrument transfer, oral evacuation, cement mixing, and spatulation, expose and mount X-rays, and assist with sealants and fluoride treatments

  • Take and accurately record vital signs


  • High School Diploma or GED

  • Your 1-2 years' experience as a dental assistant is a plus

  • CPR certification within 30 days of hire

  • You are fluent in Spanish and English and can communicate at level 10 on the ALTA language proficiency scale

What you'll do:

  • Greet patients and prepare them for treatment

  • Assist dentists with charting and patient care - except sealants, fluoride treatments and radiology that are limited to EFDA staff

  • Send referrals and make phone calls to follow up on referrals

  • Sterilize equipment and make sure operatories are stocked with equipment and supplies

What we offer:

  • $0 premium for medical/dental/vision coverage, 8 paid holidays + 19 days off in 1st year, profit sharing and retirement plans, and much more

  • FOR EFDA CANDIDATES: $5.000 hiring bonus and relocation assistance, if needed

  • Work schedule is Monday

  • Friday, 8:00am

  • 5:00pm; no weekends, nights, or holidays


We serve more than 149,000 across 24 medical clinics, 12 dental clinics, 8 pharmacies, and 59 program sites in two states. We are Level 3 Certified as a Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH). With integrated services including medical, dental, pharmacy, orthodontia, primary care nutritional counseling, autism screening, and primary care behavioral health, YVFWC's patient-centered model of care offers patients the full spectrum of care and shelter assistance, energy assistance, weatherization, HIV and AIDS counseling and testing, home visits, and four mobile medical/dental clinics.

Working at YVFWC

Working in our organization means being the passionate champion for those who have no voice. It means having the opportunity to work with underserved populations and with peers committed to the same work.

At Farm Workers Clinic:

  • We will consistently trust one another to work for the common good.

  • We will foster integrity by demonstrating ethical behavior and insisting on doing what we say we will do.

  • We will demonstrate transparency by being candid and truthful no matter the risk.

  • We will create partnerships to strengthen ourselves and our community.

  • We will fight for just treatment for all individuals.

  • We will let joy in.

  • We have the courage to be an agent of change and refuse anything short of excellence.

Our mission celebrates diversity. We are committed to equal opportunity employment.

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Dental Assistant/Expanded Functions Dental Assistant

Yakima Valley Farm Workers Clinic