Dental Assistant


SPECIALTY UNIT: Dental Assistant – Level II


JOB TYPE: Full-Time Permanent, 4 days a week

Hours: Monday – Thursday: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.; Friday: 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Job Description:

Dental Career Services is helping a stunning private practice hire a Level II Dental Assistant. We are looking for a dedicated, positive, team player to add to their team. If you are someone who is passionate about your work and loves working with children and adults, this position is perfect for you!


  • Applies pit and fissure sealants
  • Applies interim therapeutic restorations
  • Take and document patient dental history and updates, as well as overall health and medication history
  • Assist dentist by handling supplies and instruments as requested
  • Prepare tables and trays for dentist with necessary instruments and supplies
  • Clean and sterilize instruments, and prepare treatment rooms as needed
  • Take high-quality digital radiographs
  • Perform patient charting as instructed by the dentist
  • Welcome patients and get them situated in the appropriate treatment room
  • Assist the doctor with all dental procedures and patient charting
  • Take high-quality radiographs
  • Maintain patient confidentiality through HIPAA compliance
  • Follow all OSHA and BBP (Blood borne Pathogen) federal guidelines
  • Assist hygienist(s) when requested

Job Benefits:

  • Competitive salary
  • Comprehensive Health and Dental benefits
  • PTO
  • Uniform allowance
  • Bereavement
  • Cover license renewal fee if applicable
  • 401k


To perform expanded functions under the direct supervision of a licensed dentist in North Carolina, one must be classified as a DA II. To qualify as a DA II, one must:

1. Hold a current Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) certification, AND

2a. Successfully complete a CODA-accredited dental assisting program or one academic year or longer in a CODA-accredited dental hygiene program, or

2b. Pass the national DANB Certified Dental Assistant (CDA) exam, or

2c. Complete a 3-hour course in sterilization and infection control and complete a 3-hour course in dental office emergencies and, after completing these courses and Item (1) above, receive training in any dental delivery setting and perform the functions of a Dental Assistant II under the direct control and supervision of a licensed dentist.

To qualify to perform coronal polishing, a DA II must:

1. Complete a course in coronal polishing identical to that taught in a CODA-accredited dental assisting program, or by a licensed North Carolina hygienist or dentist lasting at least seven clock hours and meeting content requirements established by the North Carolina Board, before using a slow speed handpiece with rubber cup or bristle brush attachment.

To qualify to monitor patients under nitrous oxide, a DA II must:

1. Successfully complete a North Carolina Board-approved seven-hour course in nitrous oxide-oxygen conscious sedation.

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