Cherry Health Dental Assistant – Registered Dental Assistant in Grand Rapids, Michigan

divCherry Street Health Center is a federally qualified health center with a mission to improve the health and wellness of individuals by providing comprehensive primary and behavioral health care while encouraging access by those who are underserved. A desire to work with an underserved patient population will be important. Working in an integrated team model, the Dental Assistant will assist dentists and perform four-handed chair-side dentistry for the care and treatment of patients. This is a full-time, benefit-eligible position typically working Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. however, an occasional evening and Saturday may be required./divdiv /divdivBenefits:/divdivIf you haven’t considered a career at Cherry Health, we have some exceptional benefits:/divulliMedical/dental/vision coverage/liliA generous paid-time off (PTO) policy/lili403(b) retirement savings with an employer match contribution/liliOnsite continuing education opportunities/liliVendor discounts/liliAnd much more!/li/uldiv /divdivRequirements:/divullidivMust possess a high school diploma or GED/div/lilidivPrevious dental chair-side experience is preferred/div/lilidivMust have proof of radiology competency set by the State of Michigan/div/lilidivMust be able to work in a team environment and be able to relate to a diverse patient population/div/lilidivBasic Life Support/CPR training according to requirements of license and/or certification/div/li/uldivResponsibilities:/divullidivEscort patients, prepare them for treatment and provide assistance in the educational and preventive care of proper oral hygiene./div/lilidivAssist dentist in the performance of procedures by setting up trays disinfecting equipment, sterilizing instruments, equipment maintenance and maintaining a clean and efficient work area through practice of universal precautions/div/lilidivMaintain patient records and assist in recording patient information/div/lilidivTake alginate impressions, pour and trim models/div/lilidivMaintain Aseptic environment/div/lilidivUnder the direction of the Dentist and after attending all required hospital orientation, a dental assistant may assist the Dentist in dental procedures performed in a hospital operating room. Specific duties would be similar to those performed in the clinic setting/div/lilidivPerform other duties as assigned/div/li/ul