Dental Assistant (Regular, full time)

Salary: Negotiable
Opening Date: February 13, 2019
Closing Date: Open Until Filled


Wind River Family & Community Health Care is seeking applicants for the position of Dental Assistant. Wind River Family & Community Health Care provides ambulatory health care for the service population of the Wind River Reservation. The Dental Assistant serves as a member of the dental team in the outpatient clinic/treatment room area at the Wind River Family & Community Health Care Center.

The candidates’ primary responsibility is to perform chairside assistant duties in all phases of restorative, prosthodontic, surgical, endodontic and periodontal treatment as provided in general dentistry. In addition, the candidate has clinic maintenance and record keeping responsibilities.


Other duties include:

Cleans polishes and oils equipment.
Cleans and sharpens instruments, sterilizes instruments using autoclave and dryclave techniques.
Prepares sterile trays, packs, sutures, etc.
Maintains a number of recurring reports, including those concerning patients, materials, and equipment.
Properly store and maintains adequate supplies in dental station.
Schedules and routes patients for services as required.
Requisitions work from dental laboratory.
Receives and prepares patients for treatment such as routine restoration.
Lays out instruments and materials for treatment.
Provides chairside assistance during oral examinations and restorative treatments: passes instruments and materials to and retrieves them from the dentist: operates oral evacuator and suction tip to keep operation area clear; restricts tissue, cheek and tongue.
Relays to patient post-treatment instructions from dentist.
Completes processing of exposed radiographs and marks them with identifying information.
Routine duties may include providing dental assistant services to individuals eligible for services provided by the WRFCHC in homes, schools, clinics, job sites, and other community locations within the service area


Knowledge Required:

Knowledge of the instruments, materials and standardized dental procedures used for oral examinations and routine restorations to make preparations and provide chairside assistance.
Knowledge of the use, care, and storage of dental equipment.
Knowledge of sterilization techniques.
Knowledge of procedures for receiving, routing, scheduling and dismissing patients, for ordering supplies and requesting dental services from dental laboratory.
Knowledge of procedures and materials for developing, fixing and drying radiographs.
Dexterity in handling all dental equipment applicable. Knowledge of basic dental terminology and recordkeeping procedures.
Knowledge and ability to provide care appropriate to the age of the patients served, and the ability to identify and categorize each patients’ age-specific grouping of needs.
The candidate must be currently certified to practice as a dental assistant in a State or Territory of the United States or District of Columbia, certified as a radiographer in their field certification, and must have or obtain and maintain Basic Life Support (BLS) certification by the American Heart Association.


Personal Attributes:

The incumbent must maintain strict confidentiality and high ethical standards in performing the position. The incumbent needs to be respectful, possess cultural awareness and sensitivity, be flexible, and demonstrate sound work ethics.


How to Apply:

Complete a Northern Arapaho Tribal application form and submit it to the Northern Arapaho Human Resources program. Applications can also be hand delivered to Northern Arapaho Human Resources at the Tribal Complex Building, located at 533 Ethete Road, Ethete, WY or to Wind River Family and Community Health Care at 511 North 12th Street, Riverton,WY.

Indian preference applies.

Application forms and the full job description can be obtained on the Tribe’s website at www.northernarapaho.com and www.windrivercares.com.

For more information please call 307-856-9281 Ext 105, or 307-463-4473.