Dental Assistant II - Dental Faculty Practice

College of Southern Nevada

CSN - Charleston Campus, NV

ID: 7253341 (Ref.No. R0142726)
Posted: June 8, 2024

Job Description

The College of Southern Nevada appreciates your interest in employment at our growing institution. We want your application process to go smoothly and quickly. We ask that you keep in mind the following when completing your application:

  • Once you start the application process you cannot save your work. Please ensure you have all required attachment(s) available to complete your application before you begin the process.
  • Required attachments are listed below on the posting. Your application will not be considered without the required attachments.
  • Please note that applications must be submitted prior to the close of the recruitment. Once a recruitment has closed, applications will no longer be accepted.

If you are unable to attach the required documents to your online application or need assistance regarding the application process, please contact the Talent Acquisition team within Human Resources via email at [email protected] or call (702) 651-5800 to be directed to the appropriate Recruiter.

Job Description

Based on the volume of applications received this recruitment may close at any time. Applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible.

Under the general supervision of a Dentist in a clinical setting responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Assists the dentist in providing dental treatment.

  • Assists in the provision of high-quality care within the scope of service consistent with accepted standards of care for dental assistants.

  • Prepares each operatory and patient for treatment.

  • Takes and prepares radiographs using conventional or digital technology.

  • Provides active chairside assistance to the Dentist and anticipates the provider’s needs.

  • At the conclusion of patient care, assists the patient, clears the work site and prepares for the next patient. Monitors the flow of laboratory cases.

  • Monitors and records sterilization cycles.

  • Maintains and inventories supplies.

  • Helps to manage patient flow in clinic.

  • Follows proper infection control protocols for the practice.

  • Participates in the ongoing evaluation of Dental Program operations to assure the delivery of high-quality services that support the financial sustainability of the program.

  • Prepares and maintains dental instruments, supplies and equipment; prepares the operatory for the patient visit.

  • Seats patient in chair and explains procedures to be performed; Collects and records patient health histories.

  • Drapes patient with protective linens and sets up instrument tray containing instruments, suction, gauze and other required supplies.

  • Prepares dental materials—cements, amalgams, composites, impression materials, etc.

  • Takes and prepares radiographs using conventional or digital technology and following proper radiation safety.

  • Assists with dental charting as appropriate.

  • Assists in the prevention and management of dental emergencies.

  • Manages the patient during dental procedures; Provides active chairside assistance; transfers instruments as appropriate for four-handed dentistry; anticipates the dentist’s needs.

  • Takes impressions for study casts, athletic mouth guards and custom tray. Performs laboratory procedures neatly and efficiently. Pours models with no bubbles, properly trim models, polish dental prostheses, make vac-u-press forms.

  • At the conclusion of the procedure, assists patient, clears work site of instruments and other materials.

  • Follows proper infection control protocols and prepares the operatory for the next patient.

Required Qualifications

  • Graduation from high school or equivalent education and two years of dental assistant experience OR an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Work Schedule

A successful candidate for this position will work 4 10-hour shifts, Monday through Thursday. The candidate must be flexible as the times may vary between 8am-6pm, 9am-7pm and 10am-9pm.

Starting Salary

Classified CBA - Grade 25, Step 1 - $39,546.72

Per Nevada Administrative Code (NAC 284.170), salaries for initial appointments for classified positions typically begin at Step 1. The College of Southern Nevada offers a competitive benefits package, including an excellent PERS retirement plan (a defined benefit plan), generous vacation & sick benefits, 11 paid holidays, educational benefits, and a choice between three health insurance plans that can be supplemented with flexible spending accounts or health savings accounts.



Full-Time Equivalent 


Required Attachment(s)

To be considered for this position, please upload the following documents to your application: 

  • Resume - List a detailed description of the major duties that you performed as part of each job. You must demonstrate that you qualify for the position and your education and experience must be clearly documented.

  • Cover letter

  • Unofficial College Transcripts (optional) - If you have not graduated, please attach your transcripts to receive education credit for classes you have taken. Credit is given for classes relevant to the job posting.




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Posting Close Date


Note to Applicant

Applicants should fully describe their qualifications and experience with specific reference to each of the minimum and preferred qualifications. The search committee will use this information during the initial review of application materials.  

All document(s) must be received by 11:59 p.m. the day prior to the closing date posted on the job announcement.

This position may require that a criminal background check be conducted on the candidate(s) selected for hire.  

As part of the hiring process, applicants for positions in the Nevada System of Higher Education may be required to demonstrate the ability to perform job-related tasks.  

Schedules are subject to change based on organizational needs.  

CSN is responsive to serving the educational needs of a diverse and ever-changing community. CSN employs only U.S. citizens and aliens authorized to work in the U.S. CSN does not sponsor aliens applying for faculty, professional staff, or management positions (H-1B Visas) in the absence of exceptional circumstances as defined by the USCIS.