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Dental Assistant

Galveston County Health District Houston, TX
  • Expired: over a month ago. Applications are no longer accepted.

Do you want to be the reason someone smiles today? Would you LOVE to assist our dentists in making someone’s smile perfect? Are you ready for the challenge?

Coastal Health & Wellness is seeking a new Dental Assistant!

The right candidate will be responsible for working with dentists using specialized equipment and materials to properly treat patients and provide a variety of comprehensive services in the Coastal Health & Wellness ambulatory dental clinics.

We can offer you:

• Excellent benefits; including an amazing retirement package, affordable medical insurance, rich paid time off plans, FREE life insurance, FREE long term disability, FREE parking and much, much more!

• Team Oriented Environment

• Hourly Rate: $14.56

We want you to join our team of professionals and begin a long term career with us! If you meet the criteria listed below, please apply.


  • Graduation from an accredited high school or equivalent
  • Completion of a dental assisting program
  • Clinical patient treatment experience (i.e. externship) preferred, but not required
  • 1+ years of employment experience as a dental assistant, preferred, but not required
  • Experienced in digital radiography techniques
  • Current RDA licensure from the Texas State Board of Dental Examiners
  • CPR (Must successfully complete CPR certification within 6 months of employment)
  • Must have a working knowledge of dental terminology, tooth numbering systems, proper infection control techniques, sterilization techniques, radiology techniques, instrumentation, chairside assisting, oral evacuation systems and dental materials
  • Computer skills to include, Next Gen QSI software/Electronic dental records/ Microsoft Office, preferred
  • Ability for spur of the moment transportation without relying on organization vehicles
  • Must possess or ability to readily obtain a valid driver’s license issued by the State of Texas for the type of vehicle or equipment operated
  • Department of Motor Vehicle check may be required, if applicable
  • Customer Service Oriented
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent Computer Skills MS Office
  • Must be willing and able to work evening and weekend hours if necessary
  • Must be in compliance with GCHD Immunizations policy
  • Must be in compliance with ICS training requirements
  • Must pass criminal background check and drug/alcohol screening

    An equivalent combination of education and work experience which appropriately demonstrates the knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the above described essential functions will be considered when hiring for this role.

    Traditional Duties:

  • Exposes and adjusts contrast on periapical and panoramic x-rays as requested by the provider
  • Assists provider for all dental procedures
  • Prepares and disinfects treatment rooms
  • Prepares patients for dental procedures
  • Sterilizes and maintains dental instruments and equipment per manufacturers recommended schedule and Dental Department and Infection Control guidelines
  • Pour and trim dental casts
  • Monitors and restock supplies
  • Takes and records vital signs
  • Documents charting, medical history and pre denture assessments into EDR under the supervision of the dentist
  • Properly disposes of biohazard waste
  • Unpacks and monitors supplies
  • Sends and receives lab cases
  • Prepares and sterilizes dental instruments per manufacturers recommended schedule and Dental Department and Infection Control guidelines
  • Properly lubricates and sterilizes dental hand pieces
  • Carries out daily, weekly, and monthly maintenance duties on dental equipment
  • Fills out malfunction reports for equipment repair and supplies form to supervisor
  • Conducts weekly spore tests
  • Completes daily, weekly, and monthly logs
  • Prints providers schedule
  • Prints patient labels
  • Documents patient transfers and LWOBS (Left without being seen)
  • Prepares and sends daily dental clinic reports
  • Answers phones and directs patient calls
  • Communicates with supervisor and unit receptionist regarding referrals, appointments, and special scheduling circumstances
  • Notifies supervisor of patient concerns or complaints
  • Completes annual training for all Dental Department sterilization equipment to include maintenance, workflow, and observation/assessment)
  • Understands and follows GCHD/CHW Infection Control policies, plans, procedures and guidelines related to program area requirements.
  • Adhere to job specific competencies within established departmental deadlines.
  • Performs other duties as assigned by supervisor

To apply please visit our website and fill out our online application. Applications can be submitted by fax to (409) 938-2284, emailed to or in person at 9850-A, Suite A-111, Emmett F. Lowry Expressway, Texas City, TX 77591.

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Our Mission: Protecting and Promoting the Optimal Health and Well-Being of Galveston County

Galveston County Health District

Why Work Here?

Awesome CEO, great benefits, and lots of room for growth!

The Galveston County Health District (GCHD), formed under Chapter 121 of the Texas Health and Safety Code, is the local health district of Galveston County, Texas, and provides various public health services to the county and its thirteen member cities. The primary mission of GCHD services entails assuring the conditions in which people can be healthy. Examples of such public health services rendered by GCHD and funded through the state, county and incorporated cities include maintenance of the countys vital statistic records, issuing food and environmental permits, oversight of the countys largest animal services facility, and the administration of community health nursing services. Additionally public health services funded by state and federal grants include the provision of immunizations and WIC, as well as monitoring local TB, STD and HIV patterns, and facilitating public health preparedness activities. Furthermore, GCHD oversees operations of the countys largest EMS entity the Galveston Area Ambulance Authority.


9850 Emmett F Lowry Expressway, Texas City, Texas 77591
Houston, TX