Dental Assistant

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Website RiverWest Dental

Full Job Description

Dynamic, full-time dental assistant position available in the best dental office in Idaho Falls. We are seeking a positive, happy, mature, intelligent, motivated, professional, team player with excellent communication skills, attention to detail, ability to multitask, and computer savvy. Yes, we are looking for a star to join our superstar team. Compensation is competitive and dependent on experience, and we have the best bonus system around.


  • Welcome patients in the dental office
  • Prepare patients for treatments or checkups ensuring their comfort
  • Select and set up instruments, equipment and material needed
  • Sterilize instruments according to regulations
  • Assist the dentist through 4-handed dentistry
  • Undertake lab tasks as instructed
  • Provide oral hygiene and post-operative care instructions
  • Keep the dental operatory clean and well-stocked
  • Schedule appointments
  • Maintain accurate patient records and assist with payment procedures


  • Proven experience as dental assistant
  • Knowledge of dental instruments and sterilization methods
  • Understanding of health & safety regulations
  • Ability to perform regulated non-surgical tasks like coronal polishing is a plus
  • Good computer skills
  • Excellent communication and people skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Well-organized and reliable
  • High school diploma; graduating from dental assistant school is preferred
  • Additional certification or training is an asset (e.g. EFDA)

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $16.00 – $20.00 per hour


  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • Dental insurance
  • Employee discount
  • Paid time off


  • 8 hour shift
  • No weekends

Supplemental pay types:

  • Bonus pay

COVID-19 considerations:
To keep our staff and patients as safe as possible, we have initiated new protocols for screening patients each visit, including taking temperatures. We have air filtration units and pre-procedural mouthrinses. Appropriate pep is available.


  • Dental Assisting: 1 year (Required)

Work Location: One location

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