Date: Jan 14, 2022

Location: Indianapolis, IN, US, 46205

Organization: HHC

Marion County Public Health Department is an organization that celebrates diversity, and seeks to employ a diverse workforce. We actively encourage all individuals to apply for employment and to seek advancement opportunities. Marion County Public Health Department also provides reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities as required by law. For additional questions please contact us at: hrmail@hhcorp.org.

Job Role Summary

The employee provides certified dental assisting skills for the Dental Health Department of the Marion County Public Health Department (MCPHD).  The employee devotes full attention to job duties for the entire work period and successfully completes the tasks assigned for the proper and safe care of patients and operations of the dental clinic. The employee successfully demonstrates compliance with quality assurance, improvement and safety requirements.  The employee consistently shows initiative, efficiency, problem solving skills, high attention to detail, and friendly customer service skills.


  • Specialized education/training in dental assisting, normally acquired through and up to 18 months
  • Documentation of Dental Assistant Training  
  • 1 year of previous experience
  • Current Dental Radiograph certification with the State of Indiana
  • Documentation of Expanded Functions for Dental Auxiliaries if functioning as an expanded functions dental assistant
  • Current CPR certification
  • Valid Indiana drivers’ license and reliable transportation

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Knowledge of dental terminology and procedures 
  • Ability to communicate effectively with members of various socio-economic groups
  • Ability to interact effectively and tactfully in complex, uncertain, and stressful situations with patients, personnel, and the public 
  • Ability to respond accurately and rapidly to crisis situations, maintaining a controlled atmosphere under pressure

Working Enviornment

  • Unconfined sitting: 20%
  • Confined sitting: 40%
  • Standing or walking: 40%
  • Steady use of hands or fingers: 70%
  • Bend, lift, carry, etc. with arms and legs: 40%

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.

Nearest Major Market: Indianapolis