Dental Assistants (RDA & DA)

Tuolumne Me-Wuk Indian Health Center - Sonora, CA4.0

Full-timeEstimated: $29,000 - $41,000 a year

Job Description

The Tuolumne Me-Wuk Indian Health Center a non-profit organization owned and operated by the Tuolumne Band of Me-Wuk Indians. We provide high-quality, comprehensive, primary health care, dental and Behavioral Health services to the general public. We are seeking a team-oriented Registered Dental Assistant to join our growing Dental Clinic to provide high-quality care to our patients.

Dental Assistant Responsibilities:

  • Maintains clinic infection control procedures
  • Set up and break down treatment rooms
  • Mouth mirror inspections
  • Patient charting using Dentrix
  • Oral impressions
  • Light cure restorative materials
  • Coronal polishing

Dental Assistant Requirements:

  • CPR certification
  • Able to work in an independent and self-directed manner and assume individual initiative
  • Thrives in a fast-paced environment
  • Strong communication skills
  • Basic computer skills
  • Able to use electronic health records system
  • Maintains confidentiality and HIPAA requirements

Dental Assistant Benefits:

  • Generous Medical, dental, vision, life insurance, and long-term disability benefits
  • 401(k) with generous company match
  • Free enrollment in PHI Air Ambulance Service and Employee Assistance Programs
  • Generous sick and vacation accruals
  • Generous paid vacation and personal time off


Our Mission:

Is to provide high quality, comprehensive, primary health care for the Tuolumne Me‐Wuk tribal members, other Native Americans, and residents of surrounding communities.

Our Vision

To be the leader of Sovereign Nations in caring for their communities by achieving and promoting excellence in healthcare and wellness.

Our Values

Integrity: We adhere to the highest standards of professionalism, ethics and personal responsibility, worthy of the trust our patients place in us.

Quality: We demonstrate to our patients through communication, professionalism, compassion, and clinical knowledge our commitment to deliver the highest quality of care through the dedicated effort of every team member.

Service: We commit to our patients and to our co-workers excellence in customer service respecting cultural, physical, emotional and spiritual needs.

Teamwork: We value the contributions of all, blending the skills of individual staff members in unsurpassed collaboration.

All positions require sensitivity to Indian traditions, customs, and socioeconomic needs, and ability at times to meet and deal effectively with numerous tribes and varied cultures, which requires tact, courtesy, discretion, resourcefulness, and good judgment in handling functions of a sensitive nature.

Preference in filling vacancies will be given to qualified Native American or Alaskan Native Applicants, in accordance with the Indian Preference Act (Title 25, U.S. Code Section 472 and 473) and Public Law 93-638, provided the applicant has submitted appropriate verification of Indian preference for employment. In House postings include Tribal Voting Members.

This position requires walking, standing, and sitting for prolonged periods of time; stooping, kneeling, crouching, and reaching; pushing, pulling and lifting up to 30 pounds; raising objects overhead; manual dexterity for operation of computer, phones and small office machines; hearing, talking, and good verbal and written communication skills; repetitive motions of the wrists, hands, and fingers. This position requires the ability to safely operate a motor vehicle.

Employment is contingent on passing pre-employment physical (including TB test), background check and drug testing.

Tuolumne Me-Wuk Indian Health Center, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Job Type: Full-time

Job Type: Full-time


  • dental assistant: 1 year (Preferred)

Work authorization:

  • United States (Required)

Work Location:

  • One location


  • Health insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • Vision insurance
  • Retirement plan
  • Paid time off

Dental Specialty:

  • Periodontics
  • Endodontics
  • Oral and Maxillofacial
  • Pediatric Dentistry


  • Assisting chair-side
  • Taking records, impressions, or x-rays
  • Using computers to update electronic patient records
  • Assisting with lab tasks as needed
  • Assisting with front office tasks as needed


  • Monday to Friday
  • 10 Hour Shift
  • 8 Hour Shift

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