Dental Assistant

Canon City
Job Type
Emp Type
Full Time
Functional Expertise
Salary Type
USD $23.00
Job ID

Job Description

Action Staffing Solutions is seeking an experienced and compassionate dental assistant for work in corrections. You will help with preparing patients, sterilizing instruments, setting up rooms, and some dental hygiene tasks. To do well in this role you should have a dental x-ray certification and provide a great level of patient care.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities may include but are not limited to the following. Additional duties may be assigned as needed.

  • Preparing patients for dental work.
  • Helping with infection control by sterilizing and disinfecting instruments, setting up instrument trays, preparing materials, and assisting with dental procedures.
  • Assisting dentists in managing medical and dental emergencies when necessary.
  • Assisting dental hygienists with procedures when necessary.
  • Providing great patient care.
  • Recording treatment information in patient records.
  • Exposing dental x-rays from dental diagnostics and caring for dental x-ray equipment.
  • Giving patients information on dental hygiene, oral health care, and plaque control programs.
  • Collecting and recording medical and dental histories and patient vital signs.
  • Providing postoperative instructions as directed by the dentist.
  • Caring for dental equipment.
  • Forming preliminary impressions for study casts and occlusal registrations for mounting study casts.
  • Ordering dental supplies and maintaining dental equipment inventory.
  • Fabricating temporary restorations and custom impressions from preliminary impressions.


Minimum Qualifications:

License, Certification, Education:

  • BLS/CPR certification is required
  • High school diploma or general education degree (GED) required.
  • Certification or associate degree in an accredited dental assisting program.
  • Dental x-ray certification.
  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • Completion of Dental Hygiene Program.
  • Experience using computers for a variety of tasks.
  • Good written and verbal communication skills.
  • Consistently professional appearance and attitude.
  • Able to provide great patient care.


Experience: Twelve months’ experience in a patient care setting, training or education in a clinical setting can supplement up to six months of this experience.


  • Must be 21 years of age
  • Must complete the onboarding and hiring process including application(s), documents, competency testing, training, background investigation(s) and drug screening
    • Backgrounds must be clear of any felony convictions
  • Certifications and Licenses including a current valid driver’s license
  • Immunization Records Hep B, TB test/chest x-ray, influenza for the current season. COVID-19 vaccination is not required but is encouraged.
  • Must maintain all required licenses, certifications, and health records.
  • Resume with 10 full years of employment (explanation of gaps such as education is accepted)
  • Language: Ability to read, write and communicate in the English language required
  • Must have excellent critical thinking skills and the ability to assess situations to make independent, policy compliant decisions
  • Must have strong interpersonal skills and the ability to serve the incarcerated population with empathy, while staying objective and assertive. Must be able to work with people of diverse backgrounds



Physical Requirements:

Due to the nature of facilities physical demands may vary between facilities and day to day, this is not an all-inclusive list.

  • Must be able to see, hear and communicate
  • Must be able to use proper body positioning and body mechanics including to
    • Regularly stand, sit, walk, run, climb, kneel, crouch, bend, twist
    • Dexterity and fine motor function including strength, control, lifting, reaching and tool usage.
    • Must be able to lift 20 pounds frequently, up to 50 pounds infrequently, and lift or assist in lifting more than 50 pounds at times.
  • Must possess the physical ability to successfully complete Defensive Tactics training, a required multiple day in-person training. Contact your recruiter with any questions, or for a current list of requirements to complete this training.

Why Action Staffing?

  • Dedicated recruiters ready to help you every step of the way
  • Competitive pay ensuring that you’re fairly compensated for your valuable skills and dedication
  • Local and travel opportunities
  • Flexible schedules available
  • Benefits including health, dental and vision insurance

About Action Staffing Solutions: Action Staffing Solutions is a local staffing agency that has a goal to make a difference in someone’s life every day! The company continues to grow year after year achieving the Inc. 5000 list. We strive for excellence and constant care for our clients, associates, and internal employees. Human Capital is the most crucial investment of any organization. We partner with our clients to provide the right personnel with a great way to enhance your career.

Action Staffing Solutions is proud to offer fair and equal employment opportunities for everyone.  We welcome applicants from diverse backgrounds and hire without regard to any non-merit factor.

The duties, responsibilities and other details in this job description may be subject to change at any time.  The information contained herein is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of the duties and responsibilities of the job, nor of the skills and abilities required.