We are seeking an energetic, self-motivated, organized and efficient Full Time Dental Assistant for our Sandpoint Clinic. Kaniksu Community Health is a federally-qualified community health center serving the citizens of Bonner and Boundary Counties with clinics in Sandpoint, Priest River, and Bonners Ferry.

As a Dental Assistant, you will possess outstanding time-management, communication and technical skills. You’ll gather information about each patient’s history, prepare them for and assist with treatment, comply with all regulatory and clinic-mandated policies and advocate for the best outcomes among patients and your fellow care providers. To excel, you’ll bring a can-do attitude, proactive nature, a strong sense of ownership and integrity, and the constant desire to learn and grow. If you do not already possess these skills, that is ok! We are willing to train the right candidate and encourage anyone to apply who is interested in this position and willing and ready to grow their career in a new direction! We are also offering a competitive salary for experienced Dental Assistants to join our team!

Duties and Responsibilities

Chair Side Assisting: Assists the dentists in providing dental treatment including but not limited to:

• Preparing and maintaining dental instruments, supplies, and equipment

• Collecting and recording accurate patient health histories that are within the past year

• Patient management during dental procedures

• Instrument transfer

• Dental procedure isolation techniques

• Preparation of dental materials, cements, amalgam, composite, impression materials, etc.

• Dental charting

• Prevention and management of dental medical emergencies

• Inventory control and management – ordering supplies, maintaining and stocking appropriate quantities in all rooms

• Reviewing charts day before patient appointments to check for any paperwork which requires updates and review next day’s treatment


• High school diploma or general education degree (GED); or equivalent combination of education and experience

• State Dental Certification Course if RDA a plus, not required (willing to train)

• Personal commitment to the organization’s mission and values

• Excellent oral and written communication skills

• Ability to place dental sealants and to fabricate temporary crowns a plus, not required (willing to train)

• Ability to maintain corporate confidentiality and HIPPA compliance

• Excellent time management & critical thinking skills

• Tact and graciousness in dealing with the public, continuous professionalism with patients and co-workers


  • Affordable Daycare for Staff
  • Medical
  • Dental
  • Vision
  • 4% 401k Match
  • $2,000 In-House Benefit
  • Vacation, Sick, and Holiday Pay
  • No Nights or Weekends!