Dental Assistant – Part time (Clarkfield, MN)
Open Door Health Center in Mankato, MN is seeking a qualified, experienced candidate for a part-time (Fridays only) position at our location in Clarkfield, MN. The Dental Assistant is responsible for providing chair-side dental assistance for the provider to ODHC patients in a professional and patient-focused manner, using established dental procedures and techniques. He/She provides dental education to a diverse patient population. The Dental Assistant is a member of the dental team and works cooperatively with co-workers, the Lead Dental Assistant, Dentists, Dental Hygienists, and the ODHC Administration in imparting an overall positive philosophy and work environment within the dental clinic.
Open Door Health Center, a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC), exists to increase access to quality, affordable, culturally appropriate, patient centered health care and to maximize the overall well-being or our patients. Our clinic provides expert care that is culturally sensitive to our diverse community. Our workplace is characterized by our passion for excellence, compassion for our patients, and commitment to our work. We currently serve over 3,000 patients at our vairous locations, and our patient volume continues to grow. In addition to our Clarkfield location, we have a main site in clinic in Mankato and Mobile Health programs (Medical and Dental) that serve communities across southern MN.
The Dental Assistant must have a diploma/degree in Dental Assisting and holds a current registration/license in Minnesota as a dental assistant. He/she must have excellent communication skills, understand the needs of the underserved populations, and have the ability to build positive relationships. Bilingual language skills are a plus.