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Dental Assistant

APN Staffing

Estimated Salary: $41,600

Dental Assistant
Scottsdale, AZ

Under clinical supervision of a Dentist and under administrative supervision of the Director of Health Services helps provides a variety of preventative and restorative dental care services to patients. Works to provide high quality dental care and hygiene education to patients. This job class is treated as FLSA Non-exempt.


Clinical: Provides chair-side assistance duties for the Dentist in all phases or restoration, prosthodontic, surgical, endodontic and periodontal treatment.

  • Must be fully functional in all aspects of the job within 6 months of obtaining Dental Assistant (DA) Certification.
  • Assists with all routine, advanced and specialty procedures, including dental examinations, oral surgery and general dentistry.
  • Works with varnishes, sealants, dental films and impression models
  • Provides compassionate care for all patient age groups, especially children, youth, and elders.
  • Performs routine prophylaxis and topical fluoride treatment assigned by the Dentist.
  • Operates dental x-ray equipment to take intra-oral and extra-oral radiographs.
  • Processes and mounts radiographic films.
  • Provides patient education and instruction in prevention of oral diseases and post-service and operative care.
  • Maintains professional knowledge regarding new procedures and emerging issues in oral health.
  • Cleans, packages and sterilizes all dental instruments, utilizing autoclave, and ultrasonic cleaner.
  • Takes primary dental impressions for study model, pours stone and trims model.

Administrative: Acts as Receptionist. Answers phone calls and schedules patients.

  • Pulls and files medical records.
  • Maintains supply levels and requisitions supplies for the dental clinic.

Miscellaneous: Performs other job-related tasks as assigned by the Dentist or Director of Health Services.


  • Education and Experience: Graduation from an accredited Dental Assistant program AND at least 1 year of full-time experience as a Dental Assistant preferred.
  • Certified in CPR and First Aid or receive certification within six months of hire date.

For more information, contact Christine Hawn at 602 788-5890 ext 123 or email at christine@apnusa.com

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