Providence Health & Services Dental Assistant (EFDA) in Portland, Oregon


Providence is calling a Dental Assistant - Expanded Function Dental Assistant (EFDA) to Providence Child Center in Portland, OR.

This position is part-time (16 hours per week).

Providence Specialty Pediatric Dental Clinic provides comprehensive children's dentistry to kids with special healthcare needs. We provide a place where our children and their families feel safe and supported. We are seeking a Dental Assistant to join our team and ensure that our children's big smiles stay healthy!

In this position, you will:

  • Work directly with and under the supervision of the Providence Child Center (PCC) Dental Clinic Pediatric Dentist, General Dentist and the Dental Clinic Manager.

  • Be responsible for working chair side with the dentists, in the clinical lab, and the front office (administrative).

  • Be responsible for maintaining dental equipment, set up of instrument trays and operatories for dental treatment.

  • Schedule treatment appointments, aide in transporting patients into the dental operatory, manage dental records and supplies, exposing x-rays, instruct patients and families on proper oral hygiene and post-treatment care and perform procedures that ensure instrument and operatory infection control.


Required qualifications for this position include:

  • Certificate in Dental Assisting from an accredited program with Expanded Function Dental Assistant (EFDA) certification including Radiologic Proficiency Certification issued by Dental Assistant National Board (DANB) -or-

  • State certificate of Radiological Proficiency by the Oregon Board of Dentistry (OBD)

  • 3 years of experience in pediatric dental practice or general dental practice with a pediatric patient population

  • In Compliance with the Department of Human Services (DHS), criminal background check is required for this position, based on assigned duties. Fingerprinting may also be required.

Preferred qualifications for this position include:

  • 2 years of experience in different aspects of insurance billing, patient billing and working with insurance companies to resolve complex insurance issues

  • Experience working with special needs and medically complex children and young adults

  • Experience with Dentrix dental practice management program and digital imaging software

  • Comprehensive understanding of dental procedures to assist with appointments and pre-authorization of operating room (OR) cases

  • Ability to speak Spanish fluently

About Providence in Oregon

As the largest healthcare system and largest private employer in Oregon, Providence offers exceptional work environments and unparalleled career opportunities.

The Providence Experience begins each time our patients or their families have an encounter with a Providence team member and continues throughout their visit or stay. Whether you provide direct or indirect patient care, we want our patients to feel that they are in a welcoming place where they can be comfortable and free from anxiety. Our employees create the Providence Experience through simple, caring behaviors such as acknowledging and welcoming each visitor, introducing ourselves and Providence, addressing people by name, providing the duration of estimated wait times and updating frequently if timelines change, explaining situations in a way that puts patients at ease, carefully listening to their concerns, and always thanking people for trusting Providence for their healthcare needs. At Providence, our quality vision is simple,

"Providence will provide the best care and service to every person, every time."

Providence is consistently ranked among the top 100 companies to work for in Oregon. It is also home to two of our award-winning Magnet medical centers. Providence hospitals and clinics are located in numerous areas, ranging from the Columbia Gorge to the wine country to sunny southern Oregon to charming coastal communities to the urban setting of Portland. If you want a vibrant lifestyle while working with a team highly committed to the art of healing, choose from our many options in Oregon.

We offer a full comprehensive range of benefits - see our website for details

Our Mission

As people of Providence, we reveal God's love for all, especially the poor and vulnerable, through our compassionate service.

About Us

Providence Health & Services is the third largest not-for-profit health system in the United States. Providence employs more than 82,000 caregivers (employees) across a five-state area; AK, WA, MT, OR, and CA. Our facilities include 34 hospitals, 600 physician clinics, senior services, supportive housing and other health and educational services. Providence is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Providence does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, veteran, military status, religion, age, creed, national origin, sexual identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law.

Schedule: Part-time

Shift: Variable

Job Category: Patient Services

Location: Oregon-Portland

Req ID: 168266