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Oral Surgery Dental Assistant - Located in Salem, OR

Company: Willamette Dental Group
Location: Jefferson
Posted on: March 18, 2023

Job Description:

Starting wage from $19.06 to $29.73 per hour, depending on experience. Offering a generous new hire total compensation package which includes, but is not limited to:

  • Paid time off, holiday pay, 401K, medical, dental, vision, life, disability, license reimbursement and continuing education funds. The Oral Surgery Dental Assistant provides the Oral Surgeon with assistance in the delivery of dental care and service in order to achieve the best possible treatment for the patient. Essential Position Functions:
    • The specialty dental assistant must be proficient with general assisting (oral surgery experience preferred), utilizing multiple sedation options.
    • Prepare and maintain instruments, equipment and materials for all dental procedures, while ensuring patients are as relaxed and comfortable as possible.
    • Work under the supervision of an Oral Surgeon to perform all aspects of fourhanded dentistry and dental assisting within the scope outlined by his/her state's dental practice act including anticipating Oral Surgeon's needs for surgical instruments for procedures performed.
    • Expertise at obtaining thorough medical history, current medications, necessary consents and the ability to connect with the patient's caregiver.
    • Serve as anesthesia assistant during intravenous moderate sedation or general anesthesia as well as experience with nitrous and oral sedation.
    • Assist during medical emergency by managing vitals, take manual blood pressure and crash cart maintenance.
    • Counsel out patients in post-operative care and general oral health, as well as demonstrate an understanding of evidence based dentistry.
      Job Qualifications

      • Oregon Dental Radiologic Proficiency certificate, required or willing to obtain.
      • Oregon EFDA (Expanded Functions Dental Assistant) certificate, required or willing to obtain.
      • DAANCE certification required within 1 year of hire date. Washington
        • Active Dental Assistant Registration at hire.
        • DAANCE certification required within 1 year of hire date. Idaho
          • Idaho Expanded Functions certificate(s), required or willing to obtain COVID Requirements:
            • Current government mandates require full COVID vaccination status, or lawful exemption status, for all persons, including student externs, who will be working or present in an Oregon health care facility.
            • Quarantine may be required for persons working or present in a health care facility, experiencing signs or symptoms of COVID infection or after being exposed to someone who is COVID positive.
            • Willamette Dental follows requirements and precautions for COVID issued by OSHA, CDC and other agencies of the state and federal governments. To learn more about how Willamette Dental Group is keeping our employees safe, please visit
              Company Overview

              We provide:
              • A stable, dentist-owned private company with an eye on the future.
              • Excellent benefits including:
                • Paid time off
                • 401k $1 for $1 match up to 5% of your compensation or the IRS limit for 401(k) contributions, whichever comes first
                • Medical, dental, life and disability insurances
                • Tuition reimbursement
                • A culture of inclusivity and respect in line with our core values of health, compassion, innovation and integrity.
                • Supportive community outreach dollars and encouragement to volunteer.
                • Thorough employee orientation and onboarding. We are:
                  • A provider and employer of choice in the Northwest for 50 years.
                  • Dental insurance + providers in over 50 general and specialty offices in OR, WA and ID.
                  • Dedicated to proactive care to facilitate the best possible outcomes.
                    Willamette Dental Group is an equal opportunity employer.

                    We evaluate qualified candidates without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, veteran status and other protected characteristics. This job description is not meant to be an all-inclusive list of duties and responsibilities, but constitutes a general definition of the position's scope and function in the company. This position may be exposed to PHI in the course of his/her duties, and will handle protected information (PHI) in a manner consistent with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA).

Keywords: Willamette Dental Group, Salem , Oral Surgery Dental Assistant - Located in Salem, OR, Healthcare , Jefferson, Oregon

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