Licensed Dental Assistant (LDA)

Gentle Dentistry - New Hope, MN (30+ days ago)3.6

If you enjoy a positive, supportive and professional yet fun atmosphere where your dental clinic team members are like family Gentle Dentistry is the place for you.

Currently we are seeking a professional, team oriented Licensed Dental Assistant to add to our team.

Who We Are

Gentle Dentistry continues to be one of the best dental group practices in the Twin Cities metro area. What started as a small private practice over 40 years ago grew substantially over the years, acquiring REM Dental Group along the way, and expanding to 14 Gentle Dentistry locations in the greater Minneapolis/St. Paul area. With over 20 experienced and trustworthy dentists today, and still growing, we place a strong emphasis on creating a culture of integrity and valued appreciation for both our patients and employees. To learn more about who we are visit or find us on Facebook at

Our Commitment to Our Patients

Gentle Dentistry’s mission has been and always will be the same: to provide optimal oral health care for each of our patients. We listen to them, then strive to find the best possible option that suits their needs. We create a positive, caring and supportive environment for each patient that arrives and our goal to have each patient leave with a smile.

Our Commitment to Our Employees and the Community

Gentle Dentistry participates in various community events including Minnesota Parent Kidsfest, Give Kids a Smile and donations to Solid Rock International. Without our community and our employees Gentle Dentistry recognizes we wouldn’t be where we are today, which is why we place an emphasis on caring for and giving back to those who continue to make us successful.

Your Role at Gentle Dentistry

This position is responsible for assisting the dentist in the clinical treatment of patients, maintenance of dental equipment and work areas, sterilization, supply ordering, housekeeping and other tasks necessary to ensure a positive, professional work environment. Job duties could include, but are not limited to the following:

Obtain then review and have health histories immediately available for the dentists review at the beginning of every appointment before treatment is started
Take BP/Pulse prior to starting any treatment – Use BP guidelines
Provide and mount diagnostic radiographs for patients as prescribed by dentists
Anticipate and assist dentist’s needs at all times
Preparation of dental materials including cements, amalgam, composite, impression materials, etc.
Participate with fabricating mouth guards, temporary crowns, custom impression trays, bleach trays, casting models/dyes
Provide patient with personal oral healthcare and post-op instructions
Ensure proper treatment notes are recorded in patient’s chart
Accurately date, record and sign all interaction with patients
Track lab cases to verify case is sent and returned prior to delivery appointment
Assist in the administration of the recall/purge system
Oversee cleanliness of the treatment room according to sterilization procedures

Compensation depends on experience but can range from $22+ per hour for this opportunity.

Providing you and your family with utmost care is important to us which is why we provide a generous comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, life, short and long term disability, 401k with a company match, flexible spending plans, paid vacation and holidays and continuing education assistance.

Work Schedule

This is a full time temporary opportunity with opportunity to come on as a full time LDA at one of our other locations after the maternity leave.

How to Apply

We are excited to share with you the great opportunities that await at Gentle Dentistry. If you are a positive, team player with a true passion for dentistry submit your resume to be considered for this opportunity. Job Requirements

The following describes Gentle Dentistry’s ideal candidate:
Must have a high school diploma or equivalent
Must be a graduate of ADA-accredited dental assisting program
Licensed assistants in the state of MN must meet all state requirements in relation to procedures performed
Exceptional written communication skills
Compliance with state dental practice requirements (OSHA, radiation, anesthesia, nitrous)
Computer skills applicable with using dental software; for patient recordkeeping and charting