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Hunter Health Clinic Dental Assistant in Wichita, Kansas

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Hunter Health HumanKind Ministries is now hiring Dental Assistants for our brand new Dental Department!

Are you looking for something new and exciting?We have immediate positions open for Full Time Dental Assistants in our NEW Clinic!!! We are a medium-sized, fast-paced, multi-doctor practice located on the East of Wichita. The right candidate for us would be someone passionate about public health, energetic, motivated, professional, and teachable. We offer great hours, competitive pay, outstanding PTO and a competitive benefits package. We provide patient-centered services, meaning we care about each of our patients individually, and offer a tailored treatment plan that best fits their lifestyle and goals.


The Dental Assistant is responsible for assisting the dentist(s) and dental hygienist(s) in the direct provision of primary care dental services to patient of Hunter Health Clinic (HHC). The Dental Assistant is also responsible for sterilization, preparation, and inventory control of dental supplies and instruments. The Dental Assistant supports the Dental Director, Dental Hygienists and other members of the department and provides quality dental care to all Hunter Health Clinic patients while maintaining compliance with all federal grants, OSHA, Dental Board, and Hunter Health Clinic policies and procedures.

+ Assist the Dentists and Dental Hygienists in patient care.

+ Assist patients in resolving minor difficulties, answering their questions and giving directions to patients as authorized by the dentist or dental hygienist.

+ Prepares operatories for patient treatment as per Dental Department protocols and the dentist’s or dental hygienist directions.

+ Exposes and develops dental radiographs in accordance with state regulations and law as well as Dental Department directive and protocol.

+ Maintains Dental Department equipment in accordance with manufacturer’s directions and Dental Department policy and protocol.

+ Maintains all Dental Department areas in compliance with Dental Department directives and protocols as well as HHC policies and procedures relative to infection control, exposure control and safety issues.

+ Maintains adequate operatory supplies and compiles a list of individual item shortages for inventory control and ordering purposes.

+ Maintains a list of all Dental Department patients, monitors patient flow, and assists the Dental Director, dentist(s) and dental hygienist(s) in assuring that all patient records and documents are properly and accurately completed and filed.

+ Pulls and files patient charts and documentation as required.

+ Receives and places necessary telephone calls consistent with professional matters, clinic business and patient care of the Dental Department.

+ Assists with various clinical and administrative functions of HHC as appropriate and time permits.

+ Insure the sterility of all reusable dental instruments and equipment in accordance with Dental Department directive and protocol.

+ Insure the proper disposal of all contaminated or potentially contaminated materials in accordance with Dental Department directive, HHC policy as well as state and federal regulation(s).

+ Performs all functions in full compliance with HHC’s and the Dental Department Exposure Control Plan including but not limited to the use of Personal Protective Equipment and Universal Precautions.

+ Participates in appropriate health promotion/disease prevention activities both on-site and off-site as required.

+ Travels when necessary to meet operational needs.

+ As directed by a supervisor, performs other related and/or necessary tasks to achieve organizational and programmatic goals and objectives.

+ Responsible for personal compliance in full with all applicable federal, state, local and HHC rules, regulations, protocols, and procedures including but not limited to the participation of a Dental Assistant in provision of clinical dental care, as well as those relating to, but not limited to personnel issues, work place safety, public health and confidentiality.

+ Responsible for distributing clinic literature and providing complete and thorough explanation of all HHC policies pertaining to patient rights, Indian verification, income verification, minimal fees, sliding scale fees, prescription fees, fees for services, and other information to the patient.

+ Responsible for thorough registering of patients into clinic by completion of required patient registration forms and the proper filling out of intake forms, medical history forms, income verification forms, and any other required forms for complete patient information.