Dental Assistant

2600 E SOUTHERN AVE STE B2 Tempe, AZ 85282 • Healthcare • Contract/Temporary

We are in need of a short-term dental assistant with great people skills to join our long-established dental office during a staff member’s maternity leave. We anticipate the duration to be 3 months. Our office team prides itself on excellent customer service for patients of all ages. Experience in general or any specialty of dentistry will be helpful.


  • Welcome patients in the dental office
  • Prepare patients for treatments or checkups ensuring their comfort
  • Select and set up instruments, equipment and material needed
  • Take needed intra-oral radiographs (radiology certification required)
  • Sterilize instruments according to regulations
  • Undertake lab tasks as instructed
  • Provide oral hygiene and post-operative care instructions for patients
  • Keep the treatment and sterilization rooms clean and well-stocked
  • Schedule appointments and assist front desk as needed.
  • Maintain accurate patient records and assist with payment procedures
  • Present treatment plans to patients


  • Experience as dental assistant but office willing to train
  • Knowledge of dental instruments and sterilization methods
  • Understanding of health & safety regulations
  • Ability to perform regulated non-surgical tasks like coronal polishing is a plus
  • Good computer skills
  • Excellent communication and people skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Well-organized and reliable
  • High school diploma; graduating from dental assistant school is preferred
  • Radiology (X-ray) certification required
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