Overview Dental Assistant - DA/General Dental Assistant Become Part of our Successful Dentistry Team as a Dental Assistant This position is more than just a job, it's an opportunity to learn and grow with a terrific dental team. We're dedicated to offering proficient, trustworthy dental services and care, and the Dental Assistant position will play a large role in that. If this sounds a like a good fit, we would love to hear from you. Benefits: We understand that you work hard, which is why each supported location provides an excellent compensation and benefits package. Additionally, Heartland Dental's extensive training and continuing education opportunities are unparalleled and exceed industry norms. Each supported location invests heavily in your professional and personal growth and wants to see you succeed. If your career ambitions include leadership and further advancement, our network of supported locations offer many opportunities to help you meet your goals. Heartland Dental's network of supported locations is expected to double in size within the next five to seven years and new opportunities will be created to support that growth. Additional benefits: Medical and prescription drug insurance Free dental services for yourself and your dependents minus lab fees Vision care support Life insurance 401(K) retirement plan 6 paid holidays off Team-focused, uplifting and educational work culture Potential for 2 weeks vacation available Responsibilities The Dental Assistant supports the clinical treatment care of patients. Other functions include sustaining patient comfort, managing supplies, listening to patients' needs and educating them on dental procedures, working efficiently to maintain doctor's schedule and adhering to all OSHA and safety policies and procedures. The Dental Assistant will also organize and maintain lab equipment, take and develop x-rays and provide comprehensive post-op dental procedures to patients. The ideal Dental Assistant candidate should possess exceptional written and verbal communication skills, a superior knowledge of dentistry and dental terminology, a friendly, outgoing demeanor and excellent organizational skills. Qualifications Requirements: As a Dental Assistant at a Heartland Dental supported office, you must have a positive and outgoing personality, exceptional interpersonal verbal and written communication skills, excellent patient care skills and strong organizational skills. Additional requirements for the Dental Assistant include: Superior working knowledge of dental procedures and terminology Ability to build rapport with patients Good manual dexterity Computer proficiency and the ability to learn new programs Ability to travel at minimum one time per quarter for training; potentially out of state X-ray certification required in the state for which you apply Previous work experience in a dental practice is a plus Education: Dental assisting school certificate is a plus We put our people first at Heartland Dental, and that shows in our generous benefits package. Company retains the sole discretion to change the duties of the position at any time. We provide all employees and applicants for employment the protections of federal, state, and local laws affording equal opportunity in employment.