Due to rapid expansion in our service areas, we are offering immediate SIGN-ON BONUSES for nurses, licensed therapists/certified counselors, qualified mental health professionals, community support specialists, dental hygienists and direct care technicians. If you are interested in joining a progressive company whose mission focuses on the wellbeing of our customers and team members, apply today!

Dental Assistant in Arnold, MO at Compass Health Network

Date Posted: 11/17/2023

Job Snapshot

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    Arnold, MO
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    Not Specified
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Job Description

Compensation: $19-$23+/hr, dep Ed/Exp/Expanded Function

The Dental Assistant provides quality care and services to patients by assisting dentists and other staff in a variety of patient care, office, and laboratory duties. Assists in the efficiency and productivity of patient flow through timely, accurate and professional preparation of patients and patient information, including taking x-rays, patient charting, sterilization duties, etc. Supports dentist and dental hygienist in community outreach, education, and portable delivery of dental treatment.  Full-time position.

This is a full-time, benefit eligible position working four 10 hour shifts, Monday-Thursday.

Responsibilities Include: 

• Prepare and maintain dental instruments, materials, and equipment
• Review and update patient health histories and related administrative documentation
• Assist dentist chair-side by organizing and preparing instruments for dentist's use and assisting as needed during procedures while helping patients feel comfortable before, during, and after dental treatment
• Deliver care as delegated by the supervising dentist such as polishing of teeth, taking dental impressions and pouring models, placement of topical anesthetic, and placement of pit and fissure sealants
• Coordinate with written and verbal communication with dental laboratories for prosthetic appliances
• Demonstrate knowledge of dentistry procedures, taking clear and concise radiographs, clinic infection control procedures, cleaning and sterilization of instruments, tray setup, and materials
• Interact positively with a diverse patient population and provide services in a manner that is appropriate for the patient’s age
• Coordinate with front desk as needed for continuity of patient care
• Participate in staff and educational meetings
• Assist in monitoring the safety, cleanliness, and professionalisms of the clinical area at all times


• Regular exposure to blood and/or body fluids
• Regular exposure to radiation sources
• Regular exposure to fumes and/or gases
• Regular exposure to biohazard waste materials
• Regular exposure to electrical hazards


Job Requirements

High School/GED preferred

• At least two (2) years dental assisting experience preferred
• Computer literate in electronic mail, word processing, and office management system software required
• A valid driver's license and agency established minimum automobile coverage upon hire (or ability to obtain within 30 days of hire) required

LICENSURE/CERTIFICATION: BLS certification or ability to obtain required

Compass Health Network is a nonprofit health care organization offering accessible, comprehensive, & compassionate behavioral health, substance use treatment, family medicine and dental services throughout Missouri. Our network of care includes Royal Oaks Hospital and Adapt of Missouri. We are both a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) and a Community Mental Health Center (CMHC). Operating only from the highest ethical and professional standards, we provide access to innovative care designed to meet the health needs of the communities we serve. Our mission is “Inspire Hope. Promote Wellness.”

Why join us?

We believe some of the most passionate people in the world work here. Our dedicated and talented staff are our most valuable asset. We strive to provide a work environment and services that are inclusive for our patients and our employees.

At Compass Health Network, these are just a few of the benefits that we offer as an organization:

  • Competitive benefits
  • Advancement opportunities
  • Professional development
  • Licensure supervision
  • Mentor opportunities
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Scholarship program
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Headspace Access
  • Paid time off & Paid Holidays
  • NHSC Loan Repayment Participant

We welcome inquiries from qualified individuals who want to be part of a team of hardworking, dedicated and compassionate employees whose work helps us aspire to our vision of full, healthy, productive lives for everyone. We look forward to meeting you!

Compass Health is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and an E-Verify participant.