Dental Assistant - The Center Southwest

Position: Dental Assistant - The Center Southwest

Job ID: 400178

Location: US-TX-Houston

Department: Southwest Dentistry

Talent Area: Clinical Support

Full/Part Time: Full time

Regular/Temporary: Regular

Shift: 8a-5p

About Texas Children's Hospital

Founded in 1996, Texas Children’s Health Plan is the nation's first health maintenance organization (HMO) created just for children. We provide STAR/Medicaid and Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) to pregnant women, teens, children and adults in Houston and surrounding areas. Currently, the Health Plan has more than 375,000 members who receive care from our network of more than 1,100 primary care physicians, 3,200 specialists, and 70 hospitals. Texas Children's Health Plan is also the largest combined STAR/CHIP Managed Care Organization in the Harris County service area.

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Texas Children’s is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All applicants and employees are considered and evaluated for positions at Texas Children's without regard to mental or physical disability, race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, genetic information, military or veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status or any other protected Federal, State/Province or Local status unrelated to the performance of the work involved.


We are searching for a Dental Assistant — someone who works well in a fast-paced setting. In this position, you will provide dental assistance in the patient care area. You will also ensure that all care provided is developmentally appropriate for the ages of patients served (0-18 years) and adults.

Think you’ve got what it takes?


Being fully vaccinated against COVID-19, including any booster dose(s) of the COVID-19 vaccine recommended by the Centers for Disease Control when eligible, is required for all employees at Texas Children’s unless approved for a medical or religious exemption

  • High school diploma or GED
  • RDA certification from the Texas Board of Dental Examiners, BLS certification from the American Heart Association, and NOM certification from the Texas Board of Dental Examiners required
  • 2 years’ experience in a healthcare setting required
  • 4 years’ experience in a healthcare setting preferred


  • Apply sealants, monitor nitrous, coronal polishing, and application of fluoride
  • Sterilize and disinfect instruments, clean dental carts, and set up instrument trays daily according to the guidelines established
  • Participate in hospital quality improvement activities (committees, teams, task forces), offer written or verbal recommendations, and participate in the development of team goals yearly
  • Take and expose dental X-rays as ordered by the dentist and provide post -operative instructions to parents/patients
  • Attend staff meetings and/or reads minutes 90% of the time to keep abreast of current information
  • Review charts and schedule for the next day’s clinics to ensure the necessary information is available for the dentist
  • Order and stock dental clinic supply as needed and organize the dental treatment room daily
  • Attend continuing education workshops, seminars, and in-services

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