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Dental Assistant

Poirtland, Oregon 97227

Category: Health Job Number: 16572


Voca Health has immediate openings available for Dental Assistant professionals in Portland, OR! If you are interested, please send your resume to Elizabeth "Izzy" Merrill at and call directly at 952-303-8123.


Voca connects healthcare professionals with fantastic health systems nationwide. Our goal is full partnership with our employees, providing the tools, guidance, and opportunities to help reach their individual goals. Voca provides benefits including insurance, 401k, and dedicated support!

Assignment details are provided below, we’re very excited to hear from you!


Assignment Details 


Job Description

  • Assist licensed oral & maxillofacial surgeons during procedures when the patient is not under sedation
  • set up trays, prepare equipment and maintain sterile operating field
  • review patient’s medical history and treatment plan
  • anticipate patient’s and provider’s needs
  • clean rooms
  • clean and sterilize instruments and equipment after procedures are completed
  • assist providers with patient consultation and non-surgical procedures when the patient is not under sedation.
  • Anticipate daily workload based on scheduled patients and organize time effectively
  • organize clinic patient flow and work closely with support staff to ensure efficiency and quality customer service
  • anticipate clinical needs, participate and instruct as appropriate while assisting undergraduate and residents
  • take cephalometric, PanoGraph, and intra-oral radiographs
  • room and dismiss patients
  • assist surgeons with charts and paperwork
  • provide patients with post-operative instructions, prescriptions, and supplies
  • perform job in compliance with state and national regulations
  • provide for/seek out the maintenance of equipment and instruments
  • assist with inventory of all supplies
  • clean and organize the clinical area and restock supplies as necessary
  • check for expired inventory on a monthly basis
  • prepare foil for tray set-ups and wraps for clinical usage
  • maintain, supply, and organize the lab work areas.
  • Actively seek to support front desk staff with other duties when available

Job Specific Details

  • Monday – Friday
  • 8:00AM-5:00PM
  • $17.50 – 20/ Hour



  • Must Have:
    • Two years of assisting -OR-
    • completion of a dental assisting training program -OR-
    • equivalent combination of experience and training.
  • Passed the Dental Assisting National Board (DANB exam for dental assisting/x-ray certification (does not require CDA)
  • Certification by the Oregon State Board of Dentistry for Radiological Proficiency.
  • Current valid CPR card.
  • Experience working in an Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery (OMFS) clinic and knowledge of oral & maxillofacial surgery procedures, highly preferred.


  • Must Have:
    • Two years of assisting -OR-
    • completion of a dental assisting training program -OR-
    • equivalent combination of experience and training.
  • High School Diploma or Equivalent


Partnering with Voca comes with a number of benefits including:

  • Dedicated Recruiter
  • Insurance
  • 401k
  • Competitive, Flexible Pay Packages
Elizabeth “Izzy” Merrill
Voca | Senior Recruiter
t 507-288-5260  d 952-303-8123
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