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๐ŸŒž JOIN THE SUNSHINE TEAM - We Are Hiring a Dental Assistant

JOB SUMMARY: Sunshine Childrenโ€™s Dentistry is actively seeking to add a Dental Assistant to our incredible team! Competitive pay and benefits, plus a FUN work environment. We are looking to hire immediately. Resumes and applications can be sent to


Pay: $15.00 - $23.00 per hour

Job Types: Full-time, Part-time

Benefits: Health insurance, Paid time off, Employee benefits, Professional development assistance

Hours: 8:00am - 3:00pm, Monday - Thursday


We are looking for a Dental Assistant for our pediatric office. Sunshine Childrenโ€™s Dentistry has gained a reputation as being one of the top pediatric dentistries in New Hanover County. We love caring for children, and our incredible Sunshine Team is dedicated to creating consistently positive experiences for our patients. We offer a great atmosphere with team oriented approach to patient care. The right applicant will be a competent dental assistant who will make the dentistโ€™s office more efficient and pleasant for patients. We are a pediatric dental office, so efficient use of time is key; children have short attention spans. As the Dental Assistant, you will ensure excellent customer service and lift administrative and basic dental tasks off the dentistโ€™s shoulders. Dental assistants should be well-organized with great attention to detail. The right applicant should be able to follow instructions and respect dental office regulations. We want you to be skilled in providing direct or indirect patient care and able to make office procedures as smooth as possible.


- Welcome patients in the dental office

- Prepare patients for treatments or checkups, ensuring their comfort

- Select and set up instruments, equipment, and material needed

- Sterilize instruments according to regulations

- Assist the dentist through 4-handed dentistry

- Undertake lab tasks as instructed

- Provide oral hygiene and post-operative care instructions

- Keep the dental room clean and well-stocked

- Schedule appointments

- Maintain accurate patient records and assist with payment procedures

- We try to cross-train all employees, so coronal polishing and x-rays are also performed by certified dental assistants


- High school diploma

- Graduating from dental assistant school is preferred

- Additional certification or training is an asset (e.g. EFDA)

- Dental assisting: 2 years (Preferred)

- X-Ray Certification (Preferred)

- Coronal Polish Certificate (Preferred)

- Must have NC Radiation and Coronal Polishing Certifications. Nitrous Oxide is a bonus.


- Proven experience as dental assistant

- Knowledge of dental instruments and sterilization methods

- Understanding of health and safety regulations

- Ability to perform regulated non-surgical tasks like coronal polishing is a plus

- Good computer skills

- Excellent communication and people skills

- Attention to detail

- Well-organized and reliable

- Able to work well with children

- Language: English and Spanish (preferred)

***We are looking to hire immediately. Resumes and applications can be sent to

Phone: 910-762-7736

Address: 1911 S. 17th Street #140, Wilmington, NC 28401


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