Job Opportunities - Dental Assistant

Dental Assistant - Fargo, ND

Are you looking for a career that can make a difference with children?  If so, then we’re the right place for you! We are seeking a full time dental assistant to join our growing practice and team. Starting pay is dependent on experience and skill level. 32-38 hour estimated work week. Excellent benefit package includes: health insurance, AFLAC supplemental insurance, personal wellness benefits, two retirement plans (401k and defined benefit plan), dental, uniform allowance, paid time off, continuing education, and performance bonuses. Come join us if you enjoy helping children and making their dental experiences great! Requirements-North Dakota dental assisting license, great attitude, and fast paced. 

Please drop off resume in person at: Dakota Pediatric Dentistry, 4423 45th Street South, Fargo, ND 58104, or email to:

Posted 11/15/2022

Dental Assistant - Bottineau, ND

Dr. Sara Kleven is seeking a Dental Assistant to join her growing team at the brand new, state-of-the-art Oak Creek Dental in Bottineau. She is looking for someone with the same DNA as her team – someone who is upbeat, team-oriented, can multi-task, is a hard worker, and has a passion for dentistry. Competitive benefits offered including health insurance, retirement plan, paid time off, paid holidays, and more. Excellent starting wage based on experience. Willing to offer relocation assistance.

If interested, please send your resume to

Posted 11/8/2022

Dental Assistant - Minot, ND

Kemmet Dental Design in Minot is searching for a lead dental assistant to Dr. Kemmet.  After 10 years, his lead dental assistant is retiring and he is looking for someone who wants to have a fun-filled career of positive growth, excitement, travel, and friendship.  

We are looking for a CDA with at least 2 years of chairside dental assisting experience with proficiency in all forms of dentistry.  We are a high-tech office utilizing 100% digital scanning, 3D printing, in-office milling, hard/soft tissue laser, and orthodontics.

To apply, email your resume or call our office at 701-852-4789 and start having fun in your daily work life with our close-knit work family.  

Posted 10/17/2022

Dental Assistant - Wahpeton, ND

The Clinic for Oral Health in Wahpeton is looking to add an assistant to our team oriented clinic. Skills and desired qualities include excellent patient care, strong communication skills, positive personality, and self-motivated. We offer health, dental, vision, 401K, HSA, education, vacation, holiday, and uniforms. Potential for tuition reimbursement! Starting at $21/hr, depending on experience.

Registered Dental Assistant (RDA)

Reports To: Dr. Schmidt

Job Summary:

  • To assist in the performance of quality, caring clinical dentistry; to become adept at assigned clinical procedures; to aid the doctor smoothly and unobtrusively
  • Perform clinical and technical procedures under the supervision of a licensed dentist
  • The RDA gets the patient ready, introduces patient to doctor, prepares the operatory and equipment and assists the doctor during examinations and treatment
  • Maintain awareness of comfort and safety needs of patients
  • Maintain equipment and inventory. Adhere to all required OSHA and health regulations
  • Completely respect and protect patient confidentiality, be up to date on HIPPA regulations
  • Other duties as requested by Dr. Schmidt


To perform this job successfully, the individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

Education and Experience:

Diploma from an accredited dental assisting program. Must have challenged and passed the DANB. Registered dental assistant in the state of ND and MN. Knows how to administer CPR, use an AED and administer first aid.

Certificates, Licenses and Registrations:

Diploma from an accredited dental assisting program. Must have challenged and passed the DANB. RDA in ND and MN, CPR certificate.


Can competently perform the clinical and technical dental procedures required of a Registered Dental Assistant. Can take quality radiographs. Knows how to administer CPR, use an AED and administer first aid. Knows how to take blood pressure and attach EKG leads to patients. Thorough understanding of cross contamination and how to prevent it. Keeps informed and updated on OSHA regulations. Knows CDC guidelines. Keep current with continuing education and expands knowledge and abilities as necessary to perform procedures offered to patients of this practice.


Knows how to work with: Autoclave, model trimmer, radiographic equipment, ultrasonic, O2 and N2O, laser, Intra Oral camera, Vacu-press, Assistina, Steri-center, Whip-Mix and hand pieces. Ability to practice surgical sterilization procedures and assist dentist in hospital setting. Assure proper laser protective eyewear is worn by staff, patient, and family in the treatment room.

Physical Requirements:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to do detailed work, using arms, hands, and fingers to handle and feel object worked with. The employee intermittently is required to either sit, stand, walk, stoop, bend or reach throughout the day. Good eye-hand coordination and manual dexterity is needed. Specific vision abilities include close vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus. Must be physically able to administer CPR.

The employee may have to physically assist drowsy patients after anesthesia. May have to lift up to 25 pounds, assist in transferring patients to and from a wheelchair.

Work Environment:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to toxic or caustic chemicals and risk of radiation. The noise level is usually moderate. Since everyone within the practice works on a time schedule governed by patient’s appointments, the work and general environment can become somewhat hectic at times. Therefore, it is essential that the employee is able to, both physically and emotionally, effectively handle the normal anxieties associated with the job.

No smoking will be allowed on any clinic property including within the building, in the parking lot, and on any property owned by Dr. Schmidt and/or The Clinic for Oral Health.


  • Is emotionally and mentally mature, able to engender trust, and always ready to listen
  • Is able to “get along” well with fellow employees. Treats all with respect and courtesy
  • Can work well in teams of co-workers
  • Can accept constructive criticism
  • Has a desire and ability to work well with the public
  • Is organized, motivated, committed and self-directed
  • Has a positive attitude about the practice, the services provided and the products sold
  • Ability to communicate - expresses thoughts and ideas competently
  • Increases knowledge and skills through self-study and by attending courses and seminars
  • Able to understand relevant concepts regarding duties and responsibilities
  • Has dependable job attendance and can be relied on to follow through with assigned task


Record treatment information in the patient's chart. Enter type of treatment planned for next appointment and the amount of chair time, doctor time and assistant time needed. Dismiss patients.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Direct Supervision Duties (doctor present):

  • Apply topical agents
  • Take impressions for diagnostic and opposing models
  • Place and remove post‑extraction and periodontal dressings
  • Place and remove elastic orthodontic separators
  • Monitor the administration of nitrous oxide
  • Remove sutures
  • Seat adjusted retainers
  • Apply topical fluoride
  • Place and remove rubber dams
  • Perform mouth‑mirror inspection of the oral cavity, including charting of existing restorations and missing teeth
  • Place wedge, and remove matrices
  • Dry canals with absorbent points
  • Test pulp vitality
  • Remove cement excess from supragingival surfaces of teeth
  • Size stainless steel crowns, temporary crowns, and bands
  • Temporary cementation and removal of temporary crowns and orthodontic bands
  • Perform coronal polishing
  • Placement of pit and fissure sealants
  • Other duties as assigned

Other Duties:

  • Seat patients in designated treatment rooms in a timely fashion
  • Obtain radiographs per Rx by Dr. Schmidt
  • Pour and trim study models
  • Review medical history, obtain blood pressure, progress from the previous visit, if applicable, and review the scheduled treatment plan with each patient
  • Inform the doctor when the patient is ready
  • Assist the doctor by passing instruments, aspirating intra‑oral fluids, mixing materials and medicaments
  • Record treatment rendered in the patient's chart and charge out all procedures
  • Escort patients to the business area for financial follow‑up and re‑scheduling
  • Monitor incoming and outgoing lab cases
  • Verify lab cases have returned to clinic for next days’ patients
  • Assist with hygiene room turnover and sterilization when available

Daily Maintenance:

  • Turn on all lights, units, nitrous equipment, sterilization equipment, and solea laser each morning
  • Prepare all treatment rooms in advance for each patient
  • Decontaminate all treatment rooms and sterilize all instruments
  • Change all chemical solutions, i.e., disinfectant soaks and sprays, sterilents, ultrasonic, presoak
  • Maintain cleanliness of treatment rooms, lab and sterilizing area
  • Clean and flush vacuum traps
  • Clean and lubricate handpieces
  • Restock all treatment rooms and other clinical support areas
  • Clean sharp instruments and handle hazardous chemicals in a safe manner

Routine Maintenance:

  • General house cleaning (drawers, cabinets, carpet)
  • Order supplies
  • Maintain plaster trap and lab counter areas
  • Check batteries in glucose monitor, AED, flashlights, etc. weekly
  • Maintain spore test records on sterilization equipment weekly
  • Other duties as assigned
  • Other duties and skills may be added from time to time

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: From $21.00 per hour


  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • Dental insurance
  • Health insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Professional development assistance
  • Vision insurance


  • 8 hour shift
  • Monday to Friday
  • On call


  • Associate (Preferred)


  • Dental Assisting: 1 year (Preferred)

Work Location: One location

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Posted 10/17/2022