Dental Assistant EFDA

  • Multnomah County Health Department
  • Portland, OR 97204, United States
  • Apr 20, 2016
Permanent-Full Time Dental Assistant-Expanded Function (EFDA/EDDA)

Job Description

This Work Matters...Multnomah County Health Department has a vision that includes you...Healthy People in Healthy Communities. Join a team that includes Portland's most outstanding healthcare professionals.

The current vacancy is a 1.0 Full Time Equivalent position at Southeast Dental Clinic.  This list may be used to fill future vacancies at other locations.

Integrated Clinical Services provides quality health services for people who experience barriers to accessing care.  The vision of Integrated Clinical Services is to provide services that are integrated and connected to support optional health, reducing wait times and optimizing access.

The Dental Program works with many community partners, targeting underserved populations in Multnomah County to ensure access to dental services including providing education, prevention and dental treatment.

The EFDA Dental Assistant is responsible for a variety of duties to assist Dentists and Dental Hygienists in the delivery of dental care to patients.

As an EFDA Dental Assistant you will:
  1. Provide direct clinical assistance to dentists and dental hygienists; perform 4-handed dentistry, including passing instruments for operative and oral surgery procedures and mixing filling materials; use child restraints when required; assist in administering oral sedation.
  2. Perform expanded duty functions, including child and adult rubber cup oral prophylaxis, mixing and applying pit and fissure sealant and polishing amalgam restorations; placing and removing matrix retainers for alloy and composite restorations, removing temporary crowns and cleaning teeth in preparation for final cementation, performing preliminary fitting of crowns and any other functions permitted under OAR 818-042-0070.
  3. Take digital radiographs
  4. Take alginate impressions and pour models; telephone other laboratories for pick-ups; perform limited laboratory procedures.
  5. Instruct patients and their families on oral hygiene and oral disease prevention.  

Diversity and Inclusion: At Multnomah County, we don't just accept difference; we value it and support it to create a culture of dignity and respect for our employees. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Job Requirements: Required Minimum Qualifications/Transferable Skills*:
  • Equivalent to the completion of the twelfth grade.
  • Successful completion of a program accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation of the American Dental Association is a prerequisite for performing the application of pit and fissure sealants. Successful completion of courses of instruction required prior to certification.
  • Requires one year of responsible dental assistant experience or graduate from an accredited dental assistant program.
  • Possession of an appropriate and valid certificate of Expanded Function Dental Assistant, including a certification of radiologic proficiency issued by the Oregon State Board of Dental Examiners.
  • Current Healthcare Provider CPR certification or ability to obtain certification.


$18.39 per hour