Dental Assistant

Dental Associates of the Southwest   Durango , CO   Full-time     Dentistry
Posted on May 23, 2024

Job description

Well-established dental office in beautiful Durango, Colorado; seeking an experienced dental assistant who is a well-organized, self starter, with great attention to detail. You should be able to follow instructions and respect dental office regulations. Willing to train.


  • Select and set up instruments, equipment and material needed
  • Sterilize instruments according to regulations
  • Assisting the dentist
  • Provide oral hygiene and post-care instructions
  • Keep the dental room clean and well-stocked
  • Schedule appointments
  • Maintain accurate patient records for lab cases
  • Maintain accurate records for supply orders


  • Proven experience as dental assistant (working interview)
  • Must have x-ray certification
  • Ability to confidently assist chairside
  • Knowledge of dental instruments and sterilization methods
  • Understanding of health & safety regulations
  • Ability to confidently pour/trim models
  • Ability to confidently fabricate Essix retainers and bleaching trays
  • Experience with Dentrix and Kodak
  • Excellent communication and people skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Well-organized and reliable
  • High school diploma; graduating from dental assistant school is preferred [willing to train the right candidate]
  • Additional certification or training is an asset (e.g. EFDA)

Job Type: Full-time