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Providence Health & Services Dental Assistant - Providence Medical Group in Spokane, Washington


Providence is calling a Dental Assistant ( Dental Residency , Days, 1.0 FTE) to Providence Medical Group in Spokane, Washington. We are a community of caregivers delivering every day on our Mission to provide compassionate care that is accessible for all - especially those who are poor and vulnerable.

In this position you will:

  • Prepare treatment room for patient by following prescribed procedures and protocols.

  • Prepare patient for dental treatment by welcoming, comforting, seating, and draping patient.

  • Provide information to patients and employees by answering questions and requests.

  • Provide instrumentation by sterilizing and delivering instruments to treatment area; positioning instruments for dentist's access; suctioning; passing instruments.

  • Provide materials by selecting, mixing, and placing materials on instruments and in the patient's mouth.

  • Provide diagnostic information by exposing and developing radiographic studies; pouring, trimming, and polishing study casts.

  • Maintain patient appearance and ability to masticate by fabricating temporary restorations; cleaning and polishing removable appliances.

  • Help dentist manage dental and medical emergencies by maintaining CPR certification, emergency drug, oxygen supply, and emergency telephone directory.

  • Educate patients by giving oral hygiene, plaque control, and postoperative instructions.

  • Document dental care services by charting in patient records.


Required qualifications for this position include:

  • Graduate of an accredited Dental Assisting program

  • Dental Assistant License in the state of Washington

  • Experience with alginate impression taking, and clinical photography

  • Experience in handling medical emergencies

  • Experience in assisting and monitoring dental treatment under IV sedation and/or general anesthesia

  • Experience in treating medically complex patients

  • Strong oral surgery assisting background

Preferred qualifications for this position include:

  • 1 year of previous experience in Dental office

About the clinic you will serve.

Providence Medical Group is a group of primary care, specialty care and hospital-based medical providers who serve eastern Washington in clinic locations. Our providers and staff strive to create a distinctive health care experience for each patient – one focused on trust, respect, communication and teamwork.

We offer comprehensive, best-in-class benefits to our caregivers. For more information, visit

Our Mission

As expressions of God’s healing love, witnessed through the ministry of Jesus, we are steadfast in serving all, especially those who are poor and vulnerable.

About Us

Providence is a comprehensive not-for-profit network of hospitals, care centers, health plans, physicians, clinics, home health care and services continuing a more than 100-year tradition of serving the poor and vulnerable. Providence is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Providence does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, veteran, military status, religion, age, creed, national origin, sexual identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law.

Schedule: Full-time

Shift: Day

Job Category: Health Care

Location: Washington-Spokane

Req ID: 281591