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Dental Assistant - Full Time

Company: Long Island Select Healthcare Inc
Location: Central Islip
Posted on: May 26, 2023

Job Description:

Long Island Select Healthcare Inc. (LISH) is a comprehensive network of community health centers under a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) model. We provide Article 16 and 28 clinic services at 3 locations across Suffolk County, New York.
LISH is currently searching for a Full Time Dental Assistant to work between our Central Islip and Riverhead location. We are seeking a positive, energetic, compassionate person to perform a variety of responsibilities for this busy health clinic. Experience with the developmentally disabled population is desired.
General Duties:

  • Sets up dental instruments needed for treatment

  • Assists the dentist with direct patient care. Duties include handing instruments to the dentist, suctioning the patient's mouth, offering the patient encouragement and positive reinforcement.

  • Takes x-rays prescribed by dentist, (i.e. Panoramic, Periapical, and bitewings).

  • Monitors supplies and re-orders when indicated.

  • Alerts the Purchasing Agent when there is malfunctioning equipment.

  • Checks charts to be sure documentation is rendered before re-filing.

  • Answers telephone in dental suite and takes messages while dentist is treating.

  • Completes Medicaid override forms and obtains dentist's signatures.


    • Graduation from formal Dental Assistant training program required.

    • 2 To 5 years of experience serving people with medical illness and/or developmental disabilities preferred

    • EMR experience preferred (i.e eClinicalWorks)

    • Bilingual in English and Spanish is a plus

    • Customer-friendly attitude

    • Ability and means to travel between sites

    • Valid NYS Driver's License

    • $19.40/hr to $23.05/hr, dependent upon experience

    • 2 Weeks Paid Vacation, 10 Sick Days, 3 Personal Days, & 10 Holidays Per Year

    • Medical, Dental & Vision available

    • Short & Long-Term Disability

    • Group Term Life

    • Eligibility for Student Loan Repayment Programs

      Why LISH?
      Our Core Values help us make a difference in our community

      LISH is a 2020 Newsday & LIBN Top Workplace!
      Employee Testimonials:

      • " We see a diverse patient population with different backgrounds and varied ethnicities. The medical and dental professional staff treat patients with great dignity and respect. "

      • "The most valuable thing I took from my (interning) experience was the focus of keeping patients first. LISH is true to their mission statement and it really instilled in me those same values."

      • " The work we do at LISH makes me proud because for many of our patients we are like family. We take the time to really get to know our patients and they truly receive the care and respect that they deserve."

      • "My manager is interested in me as a person not just someone in a workplace, [They Have] an open-door policy for questions and help me find solutions when problems arise. [They] treat all staff fairly and always acknowledges a job well done."

      • "LISH is p robably one of the most family-friendly companies I've known. I would recommend the company to anyone."

        LISH is committed to equal opportunity in the terms and conditions of employment for all employees and job applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, gender identity or gender expression, national origin, disability or veteran status. LISH complies with all applicable national, state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment as well as employment eligibility verification requirements of the Immigration and Nationality Act. All applicants must have authorization to work for LISH in the U.S. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential job duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform essential job functions.

        • Technical/other training or better in Dentistry

        • High School or Equivalent or better


          • 2 years: Experience with developmentally disabled population

          • 2 years: Dental Assistance

Keywords: Long Island Select Healthcare Inc, Stamford , Dental Assistant - Full Time, Healthcare , Central Islip, Connecticut

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