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17 Nov 2021

Full-Time Dental Assistant 2

Oregon Health Authority (State Hospital) – Posted by Oregon Health Authority Salem, Oregon, United States

Job Description

Are you feeling overwhelmed by the number of patients you are expected to see?  Does focusing on patient’s needs without selling dentistry appeal to you?  Does working in a hospital setting that is multidisciplinary sound interesting?  Do you have an interest in mental health?   If you answered yes to any of these questions, then please consider a career as a Dental Assistant 2 with us!   

The Dental Assistant 2 position has recently bargained for a higher salary range. By the time a final selection for the position has been made, the salary offered will increase to approximately $3400 – $5200; additionally, there will be a state-wide Cost of Living Increase in December of 2021.


What you will do!

You will be working in the dental clinic at Oregon State hospital (OSH).

On the clinical side, you will provide chairside assistance to the Dentists and Dental Hygienist. Our dentists provide all phases of general dentistry, including restorative fillings, oral surgery, endodontics, crowns, and dentures.

On the office support side, you will schedule appointments, maintains patient records, order supplies, and help out with various office tasks as needed.

What’s in it for you?

We offer a workplace that balances productivity with enjoyment; promote an atmosphere of mutual respect, dedication, and enthusiasm. You will collaborate in an open office with a team of bright individuals to work with and learn from. We offer full medical, vision and dental with paid sick leave, vacation, personal leave and ten paid holidays per year plus pension and retirement plans. If you’re driven by the passion to do something meaningful that changes lives, the Oregon Health Authority is the place for you.




  • One year of support experience in the United States (six months of which must be chairside dental assisting experience);


  • A graduate of a dental assisting program
  • AND Certification by the Oregon State Board of Dentistry for expanded functions (EFDA).
  • AND a valid Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation card
  • AND Certification for Radiological Proficiency


  • Experience in creating and maintaining a work environment that is respectful and accepting of diversity among team members and the people we serve.
  • Hard working
  • Dependable
  • Works well with team members
  • Takes initiative on projects



The patient population frequently have poor oral hygiene and severely compromised dentition. Frequently, patients present with pain and oral infection. Frequently, patients are medically compromised and are on multiple medications. Some patients carry infectious, blood borne pathogens. Occasionally, patients have limited communication skills, and limited physical mobility. Occasionally, patients may be verbally confrontational. All patients are accompanied by transport staff that help monitor and manage the patients. Some patients are in restraints.

The clinic schedule is subject to frequent changes and requires adaptability and organizational skill. Work hours are subject to change, and it may be required to work hours that exceed the regular schedule.

This position may require physically standing for extended periods, moderate lifting, reaching for items, and hand-eye coordination to deliver four handed dentistry with the dentist.

How to Apply

How to apply: Complete the online application online at using job number REQ-72993

Job Categories: Equal Opportunities. Job Types: Full-Time. Salaries: 40,000 - 60,000.

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