Dental Assistant, Carilion Clinic Dental Care - Pediatrics

Roanoke, VA, US, 24013

Job Summary

Make the most of your clinical skills at an organization that has earned numerous awards for clinical excellence. Based in Roanoke, VA, our community-based health care organization encompasses a comprehensive network of hospitals, primary and specialty physician practices, and other complementary services.


  • Assists dentist in delivery of patient care.
  • Organizes dental clinic equipment and materials.
  • Coordinates operating room cases and assists staff dentists.
  • Enhances professional development through participating in inservices and continuing education programs


Communicates with physicians, dentists, nursing staff, and ancillary hospital personnel, patients and patients’ families. Hospital dentistry practice environment. Frequent exposure to infectious disease, occasional exposure to demanding or combative patients. Requires moderate physical demands including lifting and prolonged standing. Physical requirements for essential job functions includes: occasional balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, talking (person-to-person, telephone, clinic intercom); frequent reaching, handling, fingering, feeling, grasping, repetitive movement (four handed dentistry), hearing, seeing (near and far), depth perception, color vision, and field of vision. Environmental factors in performing essential job functions include: noise (hand-piece noise and fiber optics fan), mechanical and electrical hazards, burns (gas torch, bunsen burner, autoclave), radiant energy (x-ray units), chemicals, exposure to blood and body fluids, fumes and odors, dust (dental stone), mist (dental hand-piece aerosols), gases (nitrous oxide), face mask fibers, working alone(lab duties), and working closely with others (chairside assisting).


Play an important role with a regional leader that inspires better health through compassionate care, medical education and research, and neighborhood outreach. Realize the advantages of advancing your career with an organization where you can expect supportive leadership, state-of-the-art technological resources, inter-professional teamwork, and innovative learning.

Minimum Qualifications

Education: High school or equivalent.

Experience: Certified dental assistant preferred

Licensure, certification, and/or registration: Virginia Dental Radiation Safety certificate; AHA BLS-HCP required.

Other Minimum Qualifications: Good communication and interpersonal skills.


Our Values

Below are our core values that we strive to embody and expect of all our team members:

CommUNITY:  Working in unison to serve our community, our Carilion family and our loved ones.

Courage:  Doing what’s right for our patients without question.

Commitment:  Unwavering in our quest for exceptional quality and service.

Compassion:  Putting heart into everything we do.

Curiosity:  Fostering creativity and innovation in our pursuit of excellence.



Requisition Number: 48936 
Employment Status: Full time 
Location: Carilion Clinic Dental Care - Pediatrics 
Shift: Day 
Shift Details: Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Recruiter: EVA L LIPSCOMB 
Recruiter Phone: 540-983-4082 
Recruiter Email: ELLipscomb@carilionclinic.org

This is Carilion Clinic ...

An organization where innovation happens, collaboration is expected and ideas are valued. A not-for-profit, mission-driven health system built on progress and partnerships. A courageous team that is always learning, never discouraged and forever curious.

Headquartered in Roanoke, Va., you will find a robust system of award winning
hospitals, Level 1 and 3 trauma centers, Level 3 NICU, Institute of Orthopedics and Neurosciences, multi-specialty physician practices, and The Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine and Research Institute.

Carilion is where you can make your own path, make new discoveries and, most importantly, make a difference. Here, in a place where the air is clean, people are kind and life is good. Make your tomorrow with us.

Equal Opportunity Employer

Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity

Carilion Clinic is a drug-free workplace.