Dental Assistant Job Opening

Dental Assistant

Sarrell Dental

Montgomery, Alabama
Category: Dental Assistant


The Dental Assistant is responsible for providing chair-side assistance to Dentist and Dental Director. Dental Assistant is responsible for maintaining the cleanliness of the clinical areas, including sterilization of instruments, general tidiness, and appropriate disposal of waste. Dental Assistant reports to Dental Director.


  • Maintain and run center according to OSHA & HIPAA standards.
  • Fosters strong relationships with the teams to ensure a commitment to “patient first” philosophy.
  • Helps the dentist complete proper documentation for the patient’s record. This documentation must be an accurate and complete record of each patient’s visit that can be interpreted by a knowledgeable third party.
  • Ensures the staff knowledge of proper documentation. Be aware of chart audit findings for your dental center and build your teams knowledge in any area need identified on the chart audit.
  • Sets up patient care area properly for procedures prior to seating the patient.
  • Greets patients and escorts them to and from the appropriate treatment room.
  • Explains the treatment options with patients and parents/legal guardians.
  • Obtains and review health histories according to office procedures.
  • Provides patient instruction and ensure all patients’ questions are answered thoroughly before they leave, providing demonstrations when necessary.
  • Assists the dentist in composing an accurate and complete record, for the patients’ record, that a knowledgeable third party can interpret.
  • Sees that records are stored securely and handled in compliance with legal requirements, including the HIPAA privacy and security regulations if applicable.
  • Keeps Safety Data Sheet (SDS) Log current (formerly MSDS).
  • Provides referral to and from other doctors as instructed by Dentist.
  • Supports affirmative action and respects diversity.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


  • 2+ years of chairside assisting experience required
  • Dental Assistant certification preferred
  • Demonstrates excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Greater than 2 years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Knowledge of relevant computer systems, and office related software (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint)


Working conditions are predominately a normal office environment with little to no exposure to environmental hazards.

The specific statements shown in each section of this description are not intended to be all-inclusive. They represent typical elements and criteria necessary to successfully perform this position.

** In accordance with DentaQuest’s Compliance Plan, employee must conduct DQ business in accordance with applicable laws, regulations, professional standards and ethical standards and report potential compliance or ethical issues to manager or DQ’s Compliance Officer. **

DentaQuest’s Affirmative Action Program affirms our commitment to make reasonable accommodation to the known physical or mental limitation of otherwise-qualified individuals with disabilities or special disabled veterans, unless the accommodation would impose an undue hardship on the operation of our business. Please see Human Resources for additional information regarding this Program.

“At DentaQuest and its entities, Sarrell Regional Dental Center, Community Care of Kentucky, Community Dental Center, and Dental Health Services, we believe that everyone should live life free of dental disease. As a purpose-driven, double bottom line company that is improving oral health for everyone, we are transforming the oral health system - from the way we provide care and pay for it, to how we talk about it and prioritize it in our policies and communities. Meaningful change requires a revolution in oral health. We are redefining what it means to prevent disease and provide better access to care for everyone. We are going beyond the dental chair to reshape the oral health system, addressing total health and the social and cultural factors that impact it. To make this revolution a reality, we harness our unique reach and insights to advance policy, financing, care, and the community. That means solving problems in a flexible and efficient way, testing and trialing to create new solutions and delivering measurable outcomes for the people we serve. The people of DentaQuest have a common purpose, and we work together with passion, perseverance and focus to achieve a nation where no child suffers from the pain of tooth decay. Where adults keep all their teeth for their entire lives. Where every person has access to quality dental care.”