Dental Assistant Jobs at OHSU

Dental assistant stands near a dentist and provides dental care to a patient who is lying in a dental chair

Dental assistant jobs in Portland

Earn $24.28 to $31.37 an hour supporting patient care at Oregon’s only academic health center. As a dental assistant under the supervision of a licensed dentist, you will:

  • Provide chair side assistance to dentists, dental or graduate students, interns, residents, dental hygienists, and dental technicians.
  • Perform clinical and administrative functions, including electronic health record (EHR) entries, patient appointment duties, and supply order coordination.
  • Help educate dental students in four-handed dentistry and chair side dental assisting.

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Why join OHSU as a dental assistant?

OHSU is Oregon’s only public academic health center. In addition to caring for patients, we lead groundbreaking research. We also train the next generation of health care professionals.

You’ll find:

  • A rich learning environment and complex cases not found elsewhere in Oregon.
  • The full-time or part-time schedule that works for you.
  • A chance to be on the front lines of health care, supporting providers, patients and families.
  • Opportunities for career development.
  • A welcoming environment with leaders striving to build an anti-racist, multicultural institution.
  • Support and resources for people of all ages, ethnicities, genders, national origins, religions and sexual orientations.
  • Wellness programs to support your physical, emotional and financial health.

    Employee benefits

    Many roles come with a complete benefits package that includes:

    • Medical, dental and vision coverage at low or no cost to employees 
    • Access to retirement plans
    • Up to 200 hours (equal to 25 full days) a year of paid time off 
    • 96 hours of sick leave a year (prorated for part-time employees) 
    • Eight paid holidays a year 
    • Commuter subsidies
    • Tuition reimbursement 
    • Access to group life insurance, disability insurance and other supplemental benefits
    • Discounts just for OHSU members

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