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Dental Assistant

  • Location: Newark, Essex, New Jersey
  • Job Type:Contract

Posted 22 days ago

  • Sector: Healthcare
  • Contact: Jeanne Bacatan
  • Contact Email:
  • Contact Phone: (732) 353-4247
  • Start Date: 2021-06-06
  • Job Ref: 21-07145
MSSI (Medical Staffing Services) specializes in staffing clinical, non-clinical, and allied personnel. We excel in all levels, disciplines, and specialties within the healthcare spectrum. Our projects range from short to long term.
Title: Dental Assistant
Assignment is for 3 months or longer

Mon: 9:00am-5pm

*Candidates need to be experienced, professional and hit the ground running.


Licensure: CDA mandatory
Must have x-ray license.
Experience: One year full time experience as a Dental Assistant
Current CPR.
Proficient in four handed dentistry

Job Summary:
The Dental Assistant performs a variety of patient care, office and laboratory duties for client dental offices. The Dental Assistant works chair side as dentists examines and treats patients; making patient comfortable, prepare them for treatment and obtain dental records.

Duties and Responsibilities:
The Dental Assistant is expected to practice safe and ethical care within the scope of his/her profession. The Dental Assistant should understand his/her own limitations, seeking advice and assistance when necessary. Specific duties may include, but are not limited to the following:
  • Seat patients, adjust chairs, drape patients
  • Hands instruments and materials to dentist
  • Keeps patients mouth dry and clear by using suction and other devices
  • Sterilizes and disinfects instruments and equipment
  • Prepares tray setups for dental procedures
  • Instructs patients on postoperative and general dental care
  • Prepares material for making impressions and restorations
  • Expose radiographs
  • Process dental x-ray film as directed
  • Maintains dental supply inventory
  • Participate with conversation of dental resources
  • Assist with education patients with oral hygiene, plaque control, post-operative instructions
  • Adheres to all department/facility policies
MSSI has been recognized as a certified small business enterprise. In addition, we are proud that we have earned the prestigious Joint Commission accreditation for staffing firms and have been awarded Best-In-Staffing 4 years running by our employees and client partners. We are:
“Providing the building blocks today, to overcome the challenges of tomorrow”