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Job Title: Dental Assistant

Location: Shamokin Dam, Pennsylvania

Job Description:
Dental Assistant

In cities, towns and rural areas, Merit Dental is proud to serve our hometown communities. Merit Dental clinical team members serve the dental care needs of patients in Pennsylvania, Ohio, Michigan and Indiana. Our Support Center and office support team members provide the dental offices with administrative support for a variety of non-clinical functions so clinical team members can focus on what they do best – providing quality of care!

We’re YOUnique. It’s how we treat each team member.

We are looking for a talented professional to join our team as a Full-time Dental Assistant in our Shamokin Dam office. Dental Assistants work collaboratively with the dental team to make quality patient care a priority. As a Dental Assistant for Merit Dental, you will greet and prepare patients for care; you will assist the Dentist in a positive manner; you may perform basic and moderately complex dental procedures; you will interact with patients to provide information about products and services; you will help maintain instruments and supply inventories in the office; and you will handle and resolve patient concerns with enthusiasm and empathy.

Desired Characteristics
All team members are expected to contribute to the success of Merit Dental by demonstrating our core values of Excellence, Integrity, Accountability, Perseverance, and Joy.

More specifically, we believe that successful Dental Assistants must have:
• Exceptional customer service skills
• Excellent oral and written communication skills
• Reliability and dependability
• Ability to maintain confidentiality
• Ability to anticipate and work at a steady pace
• Good hand and eye coordination, manual dexterity and precision
• Ability to be detail oriented
• Basic computer skills
• Excellent organizational skills
• Confidence
• Ability to receive constructive criticism
• Ability to be motivated to enhance their skills through continuing education opportunities


The primary functions of a Dental Assistant include:
• Greet and prepare patients for treatment in a timely, enthusiastic and professional way
• Assist the Dentist chair side in four-handed dentistry practice
• Sterilize and prepare instruments
• Prepare proper tray setups prior to dental procedures
• Disinfect and prepare treatment room
• Expose, develop and mount quality x-rays
• Take high quality dental impressions, pour and trim models

To be successful in the Dental Assistant role, you must have:
• Active CPR Certification

In addition, priority will be given to candidates who also have:
• At least 1 year of hands on dental assisting experience
• Dental Assisting National Board Certification

To Apply For This Position:
No cookie-cutter career approaches at Merit Dental. Every team member is an individual with personal career goals. We demonstrate our YOUniqueness through:

• Joyful work environment where respect, professionalism, and fun are promoted
• Professional development opportunities for all team members based on your skill set, your aspirations, and our anticipated needs
• Hometown atmosphere – not the typical “suit and tie” employer
• Community minded – we support the communities we serve through sponsorship and pro bono dentistry programs
• Competitive salaries and benefits
• Work life balance

Does this sound like The Experience you want to belong to? If so, we want to hear from you! Please apply online: http://www.mymeritdental.com/us/careers/

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