Dental Assistant

    • Job Tracking ID: 512609-762441
    • Job Location: Greenville, SC
    • Job Level: Any
    • Level of Education: Any
    • Job Type: Full-Time/Regular
    • Date Updated: May 05, 2021
    • Years of Experience: Any
    • Starting Date: June 14, 2021
    • Position Type: Intermittent/PRN
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Job Description:

Performs basic dental assistant duties including the following:

  • Seats patients in accordance with New Horizon Family Dental Care, Inc. (NHFDC) established office protocols.
  • Prepares dental operatories in accordance with NHFDC established protocols.
  • Cleans and maintains dental operatories and support/processing areas according to NHFDC infection control protocols.
  • Sterilizes instruments and equipment according to NHFDC protocols.
  • Assists in basic supportive chair-side procedures.
  • Charts existing restorations, clinically missing teeth, and appliances within the oral cavity.
  • Applies topical drugs as prescribed by the dentist.
  • Places and removes rubber dam.
  • Places and removes matrix.
  • Checks and records vital signs (blood pressure, pulse, respiration, etc.).
  • Exposes radiographs upon completion of a Board approved radiation safety course.
  • Places and removes periodontal packs.
  • Remove sutures.

Performs expanded dental assistant duties including the following:

  • Takes impressions for study models.
  • Places and removes socket dressing.
  • Places gingival retraction cord.
  • Places temporary restorations.
  • Cements temporary crowns or bridges.
  • Removes excess cement from restoration and/or appliances.
  • Polishes restorations and supra-gingival tooth structure.
  • Applies pit and fissure sealant.
  • Monitors nitrous oxide anesthesia upon completion of a Board approved course and certification by the Board.

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Experience and Skills:


  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • Graduate of an American Dental Association accredited dental assisting program
  • Certification in Nitrous Oxide
  • Certification in Radiology
  • Certification in General Chair-side Assisting
  • Certification in Infection Control


  • A minimum of two (2) years
  • Dental Assisting National Board (DANB) Certification preferred

Other Requirements

  • Must be flexible: capable of performing a variety of duties.
  • Must be able to meet and communicate effectively with the general public.



New Horizon Family Health Services offers a robust and comprehensive benefit package to full time employees. These choices/options include:

Medical, Dental and Vision benefits

Suite of Voluntary Life Insurance, Short Term Disability and Long Term Disability

Flexible Spending and Health Savings Accounts

403 (b) Retirement Plan

Vacation and Sick Leave

Paid Holidays