Job Summary
Employment Type
Full Time
Years Experience
1 - 3 years
Job Description

JOB TITLE: Dental Assistant

REPORTS TO: Clinical Lead/Office Manager


Highlighted benefits for being a Team member

Kids Smiles is an equal opportunity employer with a generous compensation plan.

• Excellent earning potential with annual increases and potential bonuses

• Health, Dental and Vision Plan

• Life insurance, short and long-term disability

• 403B retirement savings plan

• On the job training opportunities

• Paid holidays and vacation

• Community volunteering opportunities

• Conveniently located to public transportation, bus lines and regional rail lines

Purpose and Scope
The Dental Assistant will routinely assist Kids Smiles Dentists in the care of patients and in related clerical work. The Dental Assistant is responsible for exposing, developing and mounting dental x-rays and performs various duties pertaining to keeping the view of oral cavity clear and dry. This individual will perform clinical supportive functions including preparing and dismissing patients as well as performing various dental treatments and laboratory tasks.
Job Responsibilities

  • Receive patients and prepare them for necessary dental procedures;
  • Breakdown and sterilize treatment rooms between patients;
  • Record findings from oral examination;
  • During oral examination or treatment, provide instruments and dispense materials as directed by operator;
  • Provide pre/post-operative care for patients undergoing general or local anesthesia;
  • Clear the patient’s mouth of saliva or dental materials used in the treatment by operating handheld suction or air and water-spraying equipment;
  • Mix amalgam and synthetic fillings material according to instructions;
  • Clean and sterilize the instruments used after treatment, implement standard decontamination procedures for infection control;
  • Exposes and processes x-ray film as directed by the Dentist;
  • Maintain and re-stock dental supplies including carts, gloves and film.
  • Make hygiene packs and cut x-ray holders according to instructions;
  • Perform routine care and maintenance of dental equipment and instruments;
  • Perform other related work as assigned
  • Thoroughly review medical history and make notations in patients’ chart;

Required Experiences and Skills

  • High School Diploma or GED Certificate.
  • Active X-ray license from the Commonwealth of PA
  • Ability to concentrate and to follow instructions.
  • Ability to work individually or as part of a team, often in a high-pressure environment.
  • Good communication skills and interpersonal skills.
  • Good organizational ability and time management skills.


As Kids Smiles has a strong team atmosphere, it is expected that at times when one office is short staffed, team members will make themselves available to cover shifts in the other clinics. We have positions available in multiple offices in Philadelphia.

All resumes are confidential. Due to the volume of responses only qualified candidates will be contacted. Under NO circumstances will resumes for this position be accepted from or on behalf of executive search firms, head hunters or recruiters.

Kids Smiles is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Job Type: Full-time

COVID-19 considerations:
To keep our employees safe, we have provided all of the proper PPE as well as follow all of the CDC, ADA, and PA guidelines as it relates to COVID-19.

Job ID: 289604182

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