Swedish Medical Center Dental Assistant - Oral And Maxillofacial Surgery in Seattle, Washington


Swedish Medical Group is looking for a Dental Assistant (1.0 FTE, Day Shift) to work in Oral And Maxillofacial Surgery at Swedish First Hill in Seattle, WA.

The Dental Assistant is responsible for acting as First Assistant during oral and maxillofacial surgery cases in the OR. Must have knowledge, training and experience in Orthognathic procedures in order to work in conjunction with the oral surgeon. Must have experience with sterile instruments and sterile fields in the OR. Prepares and sterilizes dental instruments and updates patients’ dental records. Will conduct pre-op teaching (2 hr appointments) for most surgeries. Will take impressions as well as prepare the molds, etc. Will take dental radiographs. Will also assist with dental procedures in the office and have experience with various forms of office sedation.

In this position you will:

  • Take diagnostically appropriate CBCT scans

  • Enter patient information into electronic medical record

  • Take clinical photography

  • Record patient vital signs

  • Take alginate impressions, pour up stone models

  • Return patient phone calls during the day

  • Maintain inventory of supplies

  • Clean and sterilize instruments

  • Attend office training and continuing education as requested

  • Assist in general office upkeep including tidying up and other miscellaneous needs as required

  • Assist medical assistants with their clinical duties

  • Assist in surgical treatment under local, IV sedation and general anesthesia


Required qualifications for this position include:

  • Graduation from an accredited Dental Assisting program

  • Dental Assistant License in the state of Washington

  • Experience assisting in the operating room with maxillofacial and oral surgery

About Swedish Medical Group

Swedish Medical Group (SMG) is a successful, performance-driven division of Swedish Health Services, the largest non-profit health provider in the Greater Seattle area. The SMG network includes more than 900 providers across more than 130 primary care and specialty care clinics.

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


Our Mission

Our Non-Profit Mission: Improve the health and well-being of each person we serve.

About Us

Since 1910, Swedish has been a hallmark of excellence. Swedish has grown to become the largest non-profit health provider in the Greater Seattle area with 11,000 employees, more than 2,800 physicians and 1,700 volunteers. Swedish is committed to being the best place to receive care, and also the best place to work. We reward our employees with generous compensation and benefits, individualized orientation, education and a supportive work environment. Swedish is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Swedish does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, protected veteran, military status, religion, age, creed, national origin, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law.

Schedule: Full-time

Shift: Day

Job Category: Administrative Support (Clinical)

Location: Washington-Seattle

Req ID: 153754