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Job Details

Registered Dental Assistant Posted on Feb 23, 2018 by Sunshine Dental

  • Location Edmonton, AB
  • Earnings $22.00 to $28.00 hourly
  • Work Hours 30 to 40 hours per week
  • Position Permanent Full Time
  • Vacancies 1 Vacancy
  • Closing Date Mar 25, 2018
Job Requirements


Sunshine Dental




Registered Apprenticeship certificate

Credentials (certificates, licences, memberships, courses, etc.)

  • Registration with provincial or territorial authorities
  • Certification by the National Dental Assisting Examining Board


1 year to less than 2 years

Business Equipment and Computer Applications

  • MS Excel
  • MS Windows

Additional Skills

  • Schedule and confirm appointments
  • Order dental and office supplies
  • Perform reception and clerical duties
  • Perform intra-oral duties

Work Setting

Dental practice

Specific Skills

  • Prepare patients for dental examinations
  • Invoice patients for dental services
  • Sterilize and maintain instruments and equipment
  • Prepare dental instruments and filling materials
  • Take and develop X-rays
  • Polish teeth and clinical crowns and apply fluoride and sealant
  • Educate patients concerning oral hygiene
  • Record dental procedures performed on patients
  • Take preliminary impressions for diagnostic casts
  • Fabricate and place temporary crowns and restorations

Security and Safety

  • Driver's validity licence check
  • Immunization records
  • Criminal record check

Work Conditions and Physical Capabilities

  • Fast-paced environment
  • Work under pressure
  • Repetitive tasks
  • Physically demanding
  • Manual dexterity
  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to distinguish between colours
  • Combination of sitting, standing, walking
  • Standing for extended periods
  • Large workload
  • Tight deadlines

Personal Suitability

  • Initiative
  • Effective interpersonal skills
  • Accurate
  • Team player
  • Excellent oral communication
  • Excellent written communication
  • Client focus
  • Interpersonal awareness
  • Dependability
  • Judgement
  • Reliability

How to Apply

Anyone who can legally work in Canada can apply for this job. If you are not currently authorized to work in Canada, the employer will not consider your job application.

Advertised Until

Mar 25, 2018

Important notice: This job posting has been provided by an external employer.The Government of Alberta and the Government of Canada are not responsible for the accuracy, authenticity or reliability of the content.

Interest Codes
The Registered Dental Assistant is part of the following larger National Occupational Classification (NOC).
Dental Assistants

Interest in copying information to record dental procedures performed, order dental and office supplies, prepare dental instruments and filling materials, and to invoice patients; and in taking preliminary impressions for diagnostic casts


Interest in assisting dentists in patient care and treatment; and in educating patients concerning oral hygiene


Interest in operating equipment to sterilize and maintain instruments and equipment; in taking and developing X-rays, polishing teeth and clinical crowns and applying fluoride and sealant, and to fabricating temporary crowns and restorations

Reading Interest Codes
A Quick Guide

The interest code helps you figure out if you’d like to work in a particular occupation. 
It’s based on the Canadian Work Preference Inventory (CWPI), which measures 5 occupational interests: Directive, Innovative, Methodical, Objective and Social.

Each set of 3 interest codes is listed in order of importance.

A code in capital letters means it’s a strong fit for the occupation.

A code in all lowercase letters means the fit is weaker.

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