Summary of Job Responsibilities:
The Southcentral Foundation (SCF) Dental Assistant I-II is
responsible for assisting providers, and dental teams in chairside
assistance and related duties in all aspects of preventive,
restorative, prosthodontic, surgical, endodontic, interceptive
orthodontic, and periodontal treatment as provided in general
dentistry. In association with the itinerant dental program, the
incumbent may also travel to rural field clinics to perform these
Additional job responsibilities for a Dental Assistant II:
Dental Assistant II is highly skilled in assisting the
integrated dental care teams and specialty dentists and performs
various high-level clinical support duties.
This position has two (2) levels designed to provide
progressively more responsible and independent work experiences.
Progression between job levels is based on the demonstrated ability
to successfully handle more progressively responsible
SCF programs are established to serve a primary population
comprised of Alaska Native people who are affiliated with Cook
Inlet Region, Inc. (CIRI) and Alaska Native and American Indian
people within SCF's geographical service area. Employees should
have a thorough understanding of the cultures and the needs of this
population. Such knowledge is critical to ensure the achievement of
SCF's Vision of, "A Native Community that enjoys physical, mental,
emotional and spiritual wellness" and SCF's Mission of, "Working
together with the Native Community to achieve wellness through
health and related services":
- High School diploma OR GED.
- Completion of SCF's Dental Assistant Training Program; OR
completion of a Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA) approved
dental assisting program; OR Dental Assisting National Board (DANB)
certification; OR six months of outside experience.
- Basic Life Support (BLS), certification required within 30 days
Additional Qualifications for Dental Assistant II:
Meets all requirements of Dental Assistant I in addition to the
- Two (2) years of experience performing Dental Assistant duties;
OR demonstrated proficiency as a Dental Assistant I at SCF.
- Additional certification(s) if required for specialty and
advanced dentistry procedures related to the scope of
Employee Health Requirements:
Compliance with our Employee Health procedure is a condition of
SCF employment. You are required to agree that you will comply with
all job-related employee health screening and immunizations prior
to your first day of employment. Jobs designated as a Health Care
Personnel (HCP) position, requires that you have documentation that
you have completed the following immunizations prior to your first
day of employment: MMR (Measles, Mumps and Rubella, Varicella
(Chicken Pox), Hepatitis B, Influenza, and T-dap (Tetanus -
Diphtheria - Pertussis).