Dental Assistant - Expanded Functions Required in Columbia, MO at Compass Health Network

Date Posted: 3/3/2021

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Compensation: $16-$17.60/hr contigent on experience


Perform duties that assist the dentist, hygienists and other assistants in the care and treatment of patients. Supports dental team by preparing treatment room, patient, instruments, and materials while performing procedures in compliance with the dental practice act. Perform duties in the field of reception, chair side assisting, sterilization, inventory and records.


• Educate/Promote oral health through presentations in local schools, civic organizations, community programs and various other entities
• Promote and implement the Preventive Services Program (PSP) in local schools
• Review of health history
• Dental charting
• Take dental radiographs
• Perform infection control and sterilization procedures
• Educate patients about appropriate oral hygiene strategies to maintain oral health; (tooth brushing, flossing and nutritional counseling)
• Counsel patients about nutrition and its impact on oral health
• Assist dentist with the following aspects of dentistry: oral surgery, restorative, prosthodontics, endodontics, and preventive
• Expanded Function Duties when registered with the state: (Restorative I, Restorative II, Fixed Prosthodontics, Removable Prosthodontics)
• Follow CDC and OSHA regulations
• Assist in the management of medical/dental emergencies
• Assist with inventory management
• Prepare treatment room for patient by following prescribed procedures and protocols instructed by dentist
• Perform patient vitals
• Professional communication amongst team, and patients
• Ensures operation of dental equipment by completing preventive maintenance requirements, following manufacturer’s instructions
• Conserves dental resources by using equipment and supplies as needed to accomplish job results
• Help patients feel comfortable before, during and after dental treatment
• Other duties as assigned (which may include cross-training for front desk duties)


• Regularly attends work except for approved absences
• Attends all training as required
• Maintain professional, “champion” behavior
• Provides quality customer service
• Provides services with a commitment to service excellence
• Works in a way that exhibits a commitment to personal excellence
• Team oriented and values diversity


• Analytical Thinking
• Change Readiness
• Collaborative Relationships
• Conflict Resolution
• Creative Thinking
• Communication – Oral
• Communication – Written
• Decision Making
• Empowers Others
• Flexible Thinking
• Forward Thinking
• Leadership
• Multitasking/Planning
• Organizational/Time Management
• Problem Solving
• Project Management
• Risk Management/ Assessment
• Strategic Thinking
• Teamwork
• Technical Expertise



• 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
• Operating vehicles or machinery


Job Requirements


High School/GED required


• Must have at least five (5) years experience and/or obtained at least one (1) Expanded Function that is registered with the state (Restorative I, Restorative II, Fixed Prosthodontics, Removable Prosthodontics)
• Must meet standards of professional ethical conduct
• Computer literate in electronic mail, word processing, and office management system software required


• At least one (1) Expanded Function that is registered with the state (Restorative I, Restorative II, Fixed Prosthodontics, Removable Prosthodontics) is required if at least ten (10) years of dental assisting experience is not obtained
• BLS for healthcare providers or ability to obtain required


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