Dental Assistant

A Dentist’s chair is a seat so many of us take for granted, but a visit to our Mercy Ships Dental Team can make a world of difference for the health of our patients. This team cares for thousands of patients each field service through clinical care and education.




Min. 2 Weeks

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About this Role

Our Dental Assistants works chair-side with the Dentists to provide dental care either at the land-based Dental Clinic, or on the ship, depending on the vessel.

What You Will Contribute

• Prepare dental materials for procedures

• Take radiographs of patients as needed

• Assist with instrument decontamination and sterilization

• Use your logistical expertise tracking dental instruments, supplies, equipment, and charts

• Be point of contact in orientating new assistants to the clinics

For This Role, You Will Need

• Successful completion of Mercy Ships On Boarding program will be required for commitments longer than 12 months

• Current and active experience for at least 1 year as a Dental Assistant

• Thorough knowledge of dental instruments and dental procedures

• Have relevant healthcare experience and knowledge

• English fluency and cultural awareness

 Full job description available upon request.