Dental Assistant

CA - South Lake Tahoe

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Job Description:
As a Dental Assistant, you will play a crucial role in supporting our dental team and ensuring the efficient operation of the clinic. You will assist dentists and hygienists during dental procedures and perform various administrative tasks to enhance the patient experience. The ideal candidate will possess excellent interpersonal skills, attention to detail, and a passion for oral healthcare.


  • Assist dentists and hygienists during dental procedures, including preparing the treatment room, sterilizing instruments, and handing instruments to the dentist.
  • Take and process dental x-rays, impressions, and other diagnostic images.
  • Prepare and maintain dental instruments, equipment, and materials.
  • Provide chairside assistance to dentists during examinations and treatments, including suctioning, retracting tissues, and providing oral hygiene instructions to patients.
  • Record patient information and treatment plans in electronic health records (EHR) systems.
  • Schedule appointments, answer phone calls, and greet patients upon arrival.
  • Educate patients on oral hygiene practices and post-operative care instructions.
  • Maintain a clean and organized work environment, including disinfecting surfaces and equipment.
  • Perform administrative tasks such as processing payments, verifying insurance coverage, and filing patient records.


  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • Completion of a dental assistant training program or relevant experience preferred.
  • X-ray certification or willingness to obtain certification.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Ability to work effectively in a fast-paced environment.
  • Proficiency in using dental software and electronic health records systems.
  • Current CPR certification is a plus.

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