Dental Assistant

Concord, New Hampshire   |     Regular Full Time    |     Job ID:20110


Wexford Health

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POSITION:           Dental Assistant  

SCHEDULE:         Full-Time 32 hours per week (4 8-hour days per week)

FACILITY:             New Hampshire Correctional Facilities

LOCATION:          Concord, NH


Wexford Health Sources, Inc. is one of the nation’s largest correctional health care providers.  Over the past 30 years, our team of dedicated clinical professionals has helped millions of justice-involved patients receive life-changing medical and mental health services.



Wexford Health offers a competitive benefits package including:

  • Performance check-ins with annual merit increase
  • Generous paid-time off program that combines vacation and sick leave
  • Paid holidays
  • Comprehensive health insurance through BlueCross BlueShield
  • Dental and Vision insurance
  • 401(k) retirement saving plan
  • Company-paid short-term disability
  • Healthcare and dependent care spending account
  • Continuing education options


Under direct clinical supervision of the Dentist, a Dental Assistant performs non-professional work assisting the Dentist during examination and treatment of patients and in the routine handling of instruments and supplies.

  • Maintains supplies, materials and records of treatment.
  • Sets up instruments, equipment and supplies as directed by the Dentist.
  • Prepares the patient for treatment.
  • Helps patients feel comfortable before, during and after dental treatment.
  • Ensures proper clean up, packaging and sterilizing of instruments.
  • Assist in instruction of patients in proper dental hygiene
  • Assists in screenings for dental emergencies and sick call.
  • Provides chair-side assistance by keeping operating field clear, passing instruments and suctioning.
  • Scrubs and sterilizes instruments.
  • Mixes restorative materials.
  • Maintains x-ray unit, processor, autoclave and dental unit according to specifications.
  • Inventories supplies and equipment to maintain adequate levels.
  • Orders supplies and equipment as needed.
    Ensures there is sufficient number of trays set up for the day’s patients, pulpotomy, caries control, amalgam and Perio/scaling.

  • Maintains cleanliness and sanitation of dental clinic.
  • Performs administrative responsibilities including maintaining dental charts; recording dental findings; scheduling patients’ dental appointments; preparing patient’s schedule for escort officer; maintaining all dental logs; and inputting information into the appropriate computer record.
  • Cleans developer and autoclave on a weekly basis
  • Scrubs all drains; cleans examination lights, dental unit, x-ray unit film processor; changes wet tank chemicals on a monthly basis. Submits a sanitation report to the HSA.
  • Responsible for dental office security to include instrument, drug and needle counts. Maintains constant alertness to conditions that might endanger the security of the institution, personnel and inmates.
  • Maintain confidentiality of patient records.
  • If the incumbent is properly certified, (e.g., Certified Dental Assistant (CDA); Expanded Function Certification; or Dental Radiology Certification), he/she may perform the following duties/ responsibilities:
  • Performs coronal polishing, topical fluoride application, or application of pit and fissure sealants under general supervision.
  • Takes intra-oral x-rays in accordance with proper radiological hygiene.
  • Develops and mounts x-ray films.
  • Performs other intra-oral tasks in accordance with credentials.
  • Upon receiving the necessary training and/or instruction, performs other related duties as required or assigned.


The following requirements list the minimum to qualify. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be accepted.

LICENSURE: None required


  • Expanded Functions OR Certified Dental Assistant (CDA) Certification
  • Dental Radiology Certification (if not included in above certification)
  • Current CPR Certification

EDUCATION: High School graduate or GED certificate






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