Dental Assistant (EFDA)

Neighborhood Health Center - Hillsboro, OR

Are you interested in being part of a growing & changing organization committed to quality patient care? If you are a qualified individual who is professional, adaptable to change, and comfortable working in a fast-paced team environment, we want you to join our team!

This is a full time position at our Tanasbourne Clinic

Generous pay + $1000 Sign-on bonus

  • Oregon X-Ray and EFDA required
  • Must be sealant and CPR/BLS certified
What we offer:
We offer a competitive compensation and benefits package which includes generous PTO accrual, 8 paid holidays, health insurance, quarterly wellness reimbursements, 401k retirement plan with employer match, employer paid disability insurance, and life insurance.

We look forward to hearing from you!


This position provides direct chairside support to Dentists and/or Hygienists in the delivery of dental care and service at Neighborhood Health Center.

Essential Job Duties

Provides patients and their families with instruction on oral hygiene, oral disease prevention and post-operative instructions.
Sets up operatories and portable unit equipment and ensures that instruments, supplies, and equipment are immediately available for patient care.
Provides direct clinical assistance to dentists and dental hygienists by performing 4-handed dentistry, including passing instruments for operative and oral surgery procedures and mixing filling materials.
Performs expanded duty functions, including child and adult rubber cup oral prophylaxis, applying pit and fissure sealant.
Places temporary restorative material in teeth under the direction and review of a dentist, placing and removing matrix retainers for alloy and composite restorations, removing temporary crowns and cleaning teeth in preparation for final cementation, and performing preliminary fitting of crowns.
Communicates expected wait times to patients, Dentists, and Dental Receptionist.
Notifies Dentist of their daily schedules and informs providers of schedule changes.
Seats and positions patient in the operatory.
Assists in new employee training on specific tasks, as needed.
Cleans and sterilizes instruments consistently and accurately.
Charts findings and treatment plans under the Dentist’s direction.
Performs receptionist functions on an as needed basis.
Maintains punctual, regular and predictable attendance.
Education and/or Experience

Requires completion of Dental Assistant program from a two-year college or technical school; one year related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Certificates, Licenses & Registrations

Valid Oregon EFDA (Expanded Function Dental Assistant certificate and certification of radiologic proficiency issued by the Oregon State Board of Dental Examiners. Must be sealant and CPR/BLS certified.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities & Behaviors

Ability to communicate professionally both orally and in writing with a service oriented approach, sometimes in stressful circumstances
Ability to maintain confidentiality and comply with HIPAA policies.
Ability to work in a fast paced environment.
Ability to answer and utilize multiple line telephone.
Ability to learn and adapt to changing information and/or policies and procedures.
Must be able to display sensitivity to the population and patients served.
Must be able to demonstrate a record of reliable attendance and punctuality.
Intermediate or higher proficiency of Microsoft Office applications.

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. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Neighborhood Health Center is a drug-free workplace and an EEO Employer. Offers are contingent on successful completion of drug and background check screenings. Please note that we follow Federal Guidelines regarding prohibited substances, even for those legal at the state level.