Dental Assistant (Paterson, NJ)

Dental Assistant (Paterson, NJ)

07 Aug 2020

Dental Assistant (Paterson, NJ)

Dental Assistant Job Description

We are looking for a competent dental assistant who will make the dentist’s office more efficient and pleasant for patients. You’ll ensure excellent customer service and lift administrative and basic dental tasks off the dentist’s shoulders. Dental assistants should be well-organized with great attention to detail. You should be able to follow instructions and respect dental office regulations. We want you to be skilled in providing direct or indirect patient care and able to make office procedures as smooth as possible.


Welcome customers in the dental office

Prepare customers for treatments or checkups ensuring their comfort

Select and set up instruments, equipment and material needed

Sterilize instruments according to regulations

Assist the dentist through 4-handed dentistry

Undertake lab tasks as instructed

Provide oral hygiene and post-operative care instructions

Keep the dental room clean and well-stocked

Schedule appointments

Maintain accurate patient records and assist with payment procedures


Proven experience as dental assistant

Knowledge of dental instruments and sterilization methods

Understanding of health & safety regulations

Ability to perform regulated non-surgical tasks like coronal polishing is a plus

Good computer skills

Excellent communication and people skills

Attention to detail

Well-organized and reliable

High school diploma; graduating from dental assistant school is preferred

Additional certification or training is an asset (e.g. EFDA)

Job Type: Part-time

COVID-19 considerations:

To keep our staff safe, we have taken measures to protect our staff by having PPE's, daily temp checks, maintaining distance when possible. We have purchased equipment for dental procedures.

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