Meridian Health Services
  • Richmond, IN, USA
  • Hourly
  • Full Time
  • Dentistry
  • Complete benefit package offered

Want to make a difference in someone's life?

Join the Meridian Health Services team serving the community for over 35 years. We are a progressive healthcare organization specializing in "whole person" health integrating physical, mental, and social well-being.  

Meridian Health Services is currently seeking a full-time Dental Assistant to provide a variety of patient care activities in clinical support and assistance to dentists and dental hygienists.  This position will work 8a - 5p at our Richmond, Indiana office.

Key Responsibilities: 

  • Take and document patient health history and alert dentist to identified health risks.
  • Take and record patient vital signs prior to exam.
  • Perform oral procedures in accordance with formal training and State licensure scope.
  • Set up operatories appropriately for intended exam and or treatment.
  • Provide chairside assistance for the hygienist or dentist as directed.
  • Skilled in four-handed dentistry technique.
  • Provide patient teaching as needed.
  • Take xrays as directed by the hygienist or dentist.
  • Follow OSHA and Infection Control guidelines specific to:
  • Personal emergency treatment for blood or chemical in eyes
  • Instrument sterilization and storage
  • Bio-hazard waste handling, disposal and storage (including needles)
  • Wearing appropriate person protective gear during oral procedures
  • Assist with maintaining supply inventory.
  • Assist with monitoring equipment functionality for maintenance inter
  • Performs related work as required and other duties as assigned by Dental Director.

Knowledge Expectations:

  • Knowledge of overall dental practice operation
  • Knowledge of examination, diagnostic and treatment room procedures
  • Knowledge of departmental policies and procedures
  • Knowledge of organizational policies and procedures (especially emergency management)
  • Knowledge of OSHA safety and infection control guidelines
  • Knowledge of dental service quality assurance requirements
  • Knowledge of HIPAA guidelines
  • Ability to effectively communicate in both written and verbal form
  • Ability to work in a multidisciplinary team setting

We are seeking candidates with the following qualities: 

  • Education:  Graduation from an accredited Dental Assistant program.
  • Experience:  2 years of work experience, preferably in a clinic setting.  
  • Certificate/License:  Certification as a Dental Assistant preferred with X-ray certification.

 Meridian Health Services provides the following benefits: 

  • Health, dental, vision plans
  • Merit Based Compensation Plan
  • 401k with company contribution
  • Voluntary benefits, including critical illness, short term disability, etc.
  • Generous PTO plan
  • Wellness plan
  • Professional development funds
  • Paid Holidays
  • Life balance oriented organization 

Drug screen, extensive background check, and fingerprinting are required. 

Meridian Health Services is an Equal Opportunity Employer (M/F/D/V) and also participates in E-Verify.




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