Mobile Dental Assistant
Job Details
Mobile Clinics OR - Based Out Of Portland, OR
Up to 100%

This is a limited duration grant funded position. Application here is an expression of interest in the role.  Final hire for this position will be directed through a staffing agency agreement.                                

The Mobile Dental Assistant for US Programs contributes to the calling of Medical Teams International through assisting with and providing direct dental care to patients experiencing high health disparities.  This position will support a specific and limited duration program to serve rural communities with urgent dental needs and provide them with COVID-19 vaccinations.


Medical Teams International Calling: 

Daring to love like Jesus, we boldly break barriers to health and restore wholeness in a hurting world.



Clinical Practice:

  • Assist with dental procedures in a manner that sets the standard of care for US Programs. Procedures include, but are not limited to limited/comprehensive exams, fillings, and extractions.
  • Aid in the collection of patient health history and vitals.
  • Educate and encourage preventive procedures to prevent future oral health complications. Educate patients on post-operative instructions.
  • Demonstrate active listening to patient complaints and prepare patients for procedures by aiding in understanding and answering questions as appropriate.
  • Obtain patient consent for all procedures, including ensuring that consent forms are understood and signed for procedures requiring consent forms.
  • Expose dental radiographs as prescribed by the dentist.
  • Assist dentist chairside: prepare tables and trays with necessary equipment for procedure, assist dentist during procedure, clean and sterilize instruments post-procedure, sterilize dental operatory and prepare room for next patient encounter.
  • Maintain patient records in compliance with HIPAA laws and standards.
  • Ensure compliance with all regulatory requirements for clinical dentistry.
  • Utilize asepsis controls to prevent transmission of communicable diseases.
  • Support the Safeguarding of program participants and employees through promoting an environment of awareness and upholding the code of conduct provisions of Medical Teams Protection from Sexual Exploitation & Abuse, Child & Vulnerable Adult protection, and harassment-free workplace policies.

Other Duties:

  • Adhere to Medical Teams and US Programs standards, policies, and procedures.
  • Serve as an ambassador for Medical Teams and US Programs at all times.
  • Demonstrate cooperation and teamwork and maintain collaborative relationships with all levels of staff and community partners.
  • Attend staff and mandatory in-services meetings.
  • Participate in continuing education and assume responsibility for updating professional skills.
  • Utilize volunteers when appropriate.
  • Performs additional duties as assigned.

EDUCATION, LICENSES, & CERTIFICATIONS                                                                                                                                                         


  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • Completion of accredited Dental Assistant program.
  • Active BLS/CPR Certification.



  • Minimum of 1 year of experience working with underserved populations.
  • Experience with phosphor plates.

 KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES                                                                                                                                                                              

  • Commitment to Medical Teams International Calling Statement and Core Values.
  • Ability to work cooperatively in a team environment.
  • Ability to prioritize tasks.
  • Ability to uphold and exemplify the organization’s core values.
  • Ability to represent the organization in a professional manner to donors, volunteers and the public.
  • Ability to connect with and inspire volunteers.
  • Moderately skilled with Microsoft Outlook, Word, Teams, and Excel software. Experience with CRM preferred.
  • Proficient in multiple Electronic Health Record software systems. Experience with Open Dental and Epic preferred.
  • Ability to travel to various locations where clinics are being held.
  • Fluency in an additional language preferred.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS & WORKING CONDITIONS                                                                                                                         

Physical Requirements:

The physical requirements described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job the employee must be able to:  

  • Frequent use of a personal computer, database and digital platforms, and other office productivity machinery, such as a copy machine and computer printer.
  • Frequently uses hands, fingers, and arms to reach, handle, touch or feel equipment, medical instruments, materials, computer.
  • Frequent communication and exchange of information among colleagues and persons of concern which requires the ability to speak, hear, convey and express oneself.
  • Frequent close vision and the ability to adjust focus.
  • Occasionally ascends/descends stairs, steps, or ladder.
  • Occasionally move about inside an office to access file cabinets, office machinery, meet with colleagues, etc.
  • The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. 
  • Seldom to occasionally positions self to stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.
  • If in travel status, occasional to frequent traversing over rough or steep terrain in either a motor vehicle or on foot.

Work Environment:

  • The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderately quiet. Add more options and include field requirements.
  • The employee may be required to travel to remote areas of the world where there are potential health hazards and risks, limited hygiene facilities, extreme hot or cold weather, and very basic living conditions. 
Our Calling
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