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Dental Assistant - HEALTH

Date: Mar 9, 2023

Location: Wichita, KS, US

Company: Sedgwick County

Department:  Health Dept. 

Pay:  $15.69 per hour  

Work Schedule: Monday - Friday 8:00a-5:00p  


Sedgwick County offers a comprehensive benefits package for full-time employees that includes health coverages, paid leave, regular compensation reviews, retirement plans, and professional development opportunities.  For more detailed information, please visit our benefits page at SCBenefits.


This is routine, paraprofessional, technical work assisting the Volunteer Dentists for the Children’s Dental Health Program.  This employee performs clinical duties and technical work performing receptionist and clerical duties.



  • Schedule and confirm all volunteer Dentist and Patients.
  • Coordinate schedule with volunteer dentist.
  • Schedule patients for WSU Hygiene students


Dental Assistant

  • Answer patient questions before an appointment.
  • Prepare patients for dental procedures by making them comfortable and providing any instructions.
  • Sterilize dental instruments and equipment, and placing for easy access.
  • Prepare the dental exam room for use by the dentist by making sure it is stocked and organized.
  • Assist the dentist during procedures, including passing instruments, getting supplies, and using the suction tube to keep the patient’s mouth dry.
  • Assist with dental x-rays
  • Prevent the spread of infection and disease by maintaining a surgically clean work environment.
  • Will travel to various locations to assist with offsite dental clinics.


Data Entry

  • Verify patient notes are correct prior to entry into computer.
  • Provider, Patient and appointment information entered into KIPHS and DAISEY.


Minimum Qualifications: Dental Assistant Technical Certificate, two years of experience as a chair-side assistant, or any equivalent combination of experience and training. CPR certification.  Per Sedgwick County policy, this is a driving level position that requires a valid Kansas driver’s license without restrictions and current proof of automobile insurance. Bilingual in English and Spanish. Must pass pre-employment testing for Proficiency in English and Spanish. In order to comply with the requirements of the federal health care staff COVID-19 vaccination mandate, all employees of COMCARE and the Health Department must be fully vaccinated. All offers of employment are contingent upon submission of vaccination documentation prior to start date. 


Preferred Qualifications: Graduation from an accredited school of Dental Assisting with an Associate of Applied Science, Dental Assistant. One year of experience as a Dental Assistant.  One year of experience as a certified Interpreter. Certified Dental Assistant, Bilingual Spanish Speaking.


It is the policy of Sedgwick County not to discriminate in its programs or services provided to the general public, including employment and all other activities, on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, citizenship, sex, age, disability, veteran status or any other similarly protected status. Sedgwick County is committed to making the application, interview, and pre-employment testing process accessible to persons with disabilities. If you wish to volunteer information regarding any special assistance you may need, please notify Human Resources by phone at (316) 660-7050, TDD (Kansas Relay at 711 or 800-766-3777). Do not use this phone number for employment questions. This number is provided only for those requiring ADA assistance. You will be contacted should the department feel that you are a qualified candidate.

Nearest Major Market: Wichita

Job Segment: Clerical, Data Entry, Bilingual, Administrative