Dental Assistant Trainee

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Harbor Health
October 5, 2021
Mattapan, Massachusetts
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Dental Assistant Trainee


Dorchester, MA, US

7 days agoRequisition ID: 1612

Are you looking for a great opportunity for on the job training in the healthcare field? Train with Harbor Health to become a licensed Dental Assistant! This is a paid position and Harbor Health will cover the initial training costs and licensure fee. 


The Dental Assistant Trainee (DAT) agrees to be trained as a Dental Assistant through an on-the-job training program at the Geiger Gibson Community Health Center. For a one-time period of up to six consecutive months to commence from the beginning of the initial period of on-the-job training the Dental Assistant Trainee will:

  • Work with dental leadership to give official notice to the Board of Registration in Dentistry (BORID) of intent to train.
  • Will primarily be trained by the Senior Dental Assistant and Training Instructor.
  • Will receive additional indirect training by the clinical staff at the assigned dental site.

Within 6 months, the DAT will:

  • Complete initial training with Harbor Health.
  • Obtain a current BLS (Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers) certification.
  • Complete a course on the CDC guidelines (Infection Control)
  • Complete a course in radiological techniques and safeguards and successfully pass the DANB Radiation Health and Safety Examination (RHS) or other examination as approved by BORID within one year or course completion.
  • Obtain an on-the job (OJT) Massachusetts Dental Assisting License.


Essential Functions: (Under Assigned Supervision)

  • Performs all delegable duties for On the Job Trained Dental Assistant allowed by the Board of Dentistry.
  • Reviews medical chart with provider, performs intake on the patient and documents in EDR following protocols.
  • Prepares all clinical areas for treatment planned each session.
  • Provides chairside assistance to dentists in all procedures in accordance with training.
  • Enters relevant patient information into EDR in accordance with training and protocol.
  • Implements daily infection control procedures and processes instruments in compliance with CDC and HHSI protocols.
  • As directed, or in accordance with state law and HHSI protocol, place sensors and aligns x-ray tubes for radiographs but will not expose radiographs until required licensure is obtained.
  • Performs routine maintenance on equipment and maintains checklists and logs as required.
  • Maintains checklists and logs on equipment, oxygen tanks, eyewash stations, code bags.
  • Enters data and maintains the electronic lab log tracking all dental prosthetic cases in accordance with protocol and training.
  • Prepares all clinical areas for clinic closing in accordance with protocol.
  • Monitors inventory and ensures that inventory is maintained by following established protocols.
  • Reviews post-operative instructions to patients regarding their procedures.  

Required/Preferred Education, Experience and Skills: 

  • High School Diploma or equivalent required.
  • Computer literate; must have basic skills in windows environment.
  • Must be 18 years of age or older.
  • Candidates must have never been previously licensed or registered as a dentist, dental hygienist, or dental assistant and not in violation of any rule or regulation adopted by BORID (Dental Board).


Harbor Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/V/D. 


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