Dental Assistant
Milwaukee, WI 
Posted 6 days ago
Job Description
Milwaukee Health Services, Inc. (MHSI) is a Federally Qualified Community Health Center (FQHC) that operates from two (2) sites: The Isaac Coggs Heritage Health Connection at 8200 W. Silver Spring Drive and the MLK Heritage Health Center at 2555 N. Martin Luther King Drive. MHSI offers a range of primary health care services including Medical, Dental, Behavioral, Women’s Health, Benefit Determination, and Pharmacy. FQHCs service everyone regardless of income, or third party coverage, and seek to provide high quality care in accessible locations and at convenient times. Our particular sites primarily target the residents of Milwaukee’s north side, but service patients countywide. FQHCs are unique in their delivery of care, patient population and provision of services. FQHCs seek to provide quality care in an underserved area to the uninsured or underinsured populations that would otherwise not have access to care.

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  • Establish reason for visit and instruct patient on preparation for dentist's examination.
  • Stock and prepare operatory according to dentist's specifications.
  • Assist with various prosthetic and restorative procedures to include impressions, evacuation, retraction, cementation and homeostasis.
  • Assist with mixing various types of materials; dispense, set-up and assist with nitrous oxide and electro surgery.
  • Assist patients in need of help, i.e. handicap, pediatric, etc.
  • Monitor clinical equipment and materials; maintain cleanliness in clinic area.
  • Monitor proper infection control techniques.
  • Maintain supply and inventory for operatory.
  • Review patient charts for completeness, as well as order processing for referrals, x-ray, etc.
  • Collect clinic encounter forms at the end of each session and forward to billing.
  • Provide back up for co-workers, when needed.
  • Work collaboratively with the dentist for the coordination of quality dental care to the clinic's patients.
  • Inform scheduled patients of any delays due to dentist's lateness, emergencies, schedule backup, etc.
  • Must have dental assistant training from an accredited school.
  • EEO/AA: Milwaukee Health Services provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. Milwaukee Health Services complies with applicable state and local laws governing non-discrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including, but not limited to, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.

Milwaukee Health Services, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer.

Milwaukee Health Services, Inc. does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, or veteran status.


Special Notes/Instructions
* Experience with Dentrix Software
Job Summary
Start Date
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Hours per Week
Work Hours (i.e. shift)
Required Education
Certification or Vocational
Required Experience
3 to 5 years
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