Dental Assistant

Urban Health Plan

Position Summary:

As a member of the Dental Department, the Certified Dental Assistant plays a pivotal role in the day-to-day operations of the team. You will provide chairside support to Pediatric and General Dentistry at Peninsula Community Health Center in the Bronx. Dental Assistants allow for our Dentists to provide efficient, high quality care to patients.  They are responsible for providing hands-on support and completing prep work so they can complete the required tasks at maximum speed and efficiency This is a regular full time role (40 hours) with a required schedule of Monday – Friday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm.  

Applicants applying should be aware that candidates being considered for this role will be invited to attend a hiring event on Wednesday, December 14th, yielding a start date on January 9th.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma or GED Required.
  • Dental Assistant Certificate Required.
  • 1+ years of related experience in a dental setting with four-handed dentistry. 
  • Must have flexible schedule.
  • Bilingual Spanish/English required.
  • Knowledge of Dental Software and EHR, highly desired. 

Key Duties:

  • Assists the Dentist with routine procedures.
  • Prepares treatment room and tray setups for dental provider. 
  • Takes digital X-rays and impressions.
  • Orders dental supplies and maintains inventory.
  • Completes infection control sterilization of all equipment and instruments. 
  • Schedules appointments and maintains reception area as required.
  • Distributes patient educational materials as needed.
  • Adheres to National Patient Safety Goals.

About Urban Health Plan:

At Urban Health Plan (UHP) our mission is to continuously improve the health of communities and the quality of life of the people we serve by providing affordable, comprehensive, quality, primary and specialty health care and by assuring the performance and advancement of innovative best practices. At UHP, our commitment to provide patient-centered, holistic, quality health care, is part of a tradition started by our founder, Dr. Richard Izquierdo, more than 40 years ago. That tradition continues today by promoting excellence in everything that we do. 
Starting Compensation: Minimum $18.75 per hour; Maximum $18.75 per hour

Benefits Include:

  • Fully funded Health Insurance for yourself
  • 73.5% funded Health Insurance for your family
  • Dental Insurance
  • $50,000 term life Insurance
  • 401(k) Retirement Savings (including annual UHP Contribution)
  • Competitive salary
  • Comprehensive time off including paid vacation, personal time, sick time, and paid holidays (including your birthday!).

UHP is an equal opportunity employer. M/F/D/V. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin/ancestry, citizenship status, disability, age, marital or family status, and military or veteran status.