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Dental Assistant (Part-time)

Chippewa Valley Technical College
615 W. Clairemont Ave.

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Institution Type
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Overview and Responsibilities

As a part of the CVTC Dental Clinic, the dental assistants assist dentists and dental students with dental care delivery by preparing treatment room, patient, instruments, and materials; passing instruments and materials; and performing procedures in compliance with the dental practice act.



  • Demonstrate commitment to customer service standards.
  • Start-up clinic in the morning and shutdown at the end of the day, depending on scheduled hours.
  • Work with CVTC dental assistant program students participating in their clinical experience.
  • Work collaboratively with all staff members to coordinate scheduling for procedures and optimize communication with dentists, staff, faculty, labs, etc.
  • Inform patients of office policies and procedures and efficiently obtain informed consent from patients.
  • Provide front desk coverage and chart filing as needed.
  • Demonstrate flexibility with scheduling and operations.
  • Assist multiple clinic dentists; anticipate needs of dentists during procedures to increase productivity without compromising infection control.
  • Perform blood pressure checks, take and record vital signs, review medical histories, and report findings to dentist.
  • Dispatch lab work appropriately and timely.
  • Provide four and six handed delivery of dentistry.
  • Provide health education to improve and maintain oral health of patients.
  • Monitor clinic to ensure enforcement of safety measures, proper environmental conditions, etc.
  • Sterilize dental instruments and equipment for each patient according to infection control guidelines.
  • Review and complete weekly maintenance list as a team.
  • Update exposure control manual to comply with Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA); Department of Industry, Labor, and Human Relations (DILHR); and Center for Disease Control (CDC) guidelines on Universal Standards as directed by clinic manager.
  • Current knowledge of dental materials, products, and procedures.
  • Proficient in radiographic technique both analog and digital.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of and proven skills in dental equipment operation and maintenance.
  • Knowledge and ability to maintain inventory, order supplies, and submit for approval of clinic manager.
  • Ability to educate patients on post-operative instructions.
  • Knowledge of American Dental Association (ADA) codes and the Medical Assistance system.
  • Knowledge of BadgerCare billing procedures preferred.
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously and efficiently in order to maintain a productive schedule.
  • Ability to adopt new policies and procedures as changes occur within the clinic including use of a new electronic health record associated with "meaningful use".
  • Excellent organizational skills.
  • Ability to adhere to all safety requirements including OSHA, blood borne pathogen and current infection control training.
  • Ability to complete weekly sterilization testing, monitoring and documentation
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively with a team in an educational setting
  • Ability to work effectively with CVTC dental assistant, CVTC dental hygiene, and Marquette dental students.
  • Ability to model integrity through self-awareness, personal accountability, ethical behavior, quality standards, and sustainable practices.
  • Ability to think critically by applying problem solving practices, acquiring relevant information, using technology and other resources appropriately, and evaluating alternatives.
  • Ability to communicate effectively by speaking and writing clearly, concisely, and professionally; practicing active listening; reading critically and adapting communication for audience.
  • Ability to value diversity by recognizing personal biases, adapting to culturally diverse situations, and demonstrating a commitment to equity, inclusion, and respectful interactions with persons of diverse ethnic, cultural, social-economic, or educational backgrounds.
  • Intermediate knowledge of and sk


  • Technical diploma in Dental Assistant or Certified Dental Assistant (CDA).
  • Minimum of one year of experience as a dental assistant.  
  • Experience with Patterson Eaglesoft dental software system preferred.
  • Bilingual in Hmong or Spanish preferred.


In evaluating candidates for this position, the College may consider a combination of education, training, and experience which provides the necessary knowledge, skills and abilities to perform duties of position.As an equal opportunity/access employer and educator, CVTC is committed to creating and sustaining a diverse and inclusive environment.  All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply.

Benefits Summary
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Professional development
  • Free or low-cost services offered by CVTC program students, such as computer repair, automotive repair, auto collision and refinishing repair, Shear Inspiration Salon and Spa, and 620 West restaurant and culinary pop ups 



CVTC does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, or age in its programs and activities. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the college's non-discrimination policies: Executive Director of Talent & Culture, 620 W. Clairemont Avenue, Eau Claire, WI 54701, 715-833-6334, WI Relay: 711


Working at Chippewa Valley Technical College


Chippewa Valley Technical College delivers innovative and applied education that supports the workforce needs of the region, improves the lives of students, and adds value to our communities.


Chippewa Valley Technical College is a dynamic partner for students, employers, and communities to learn, train, and succeed.

Location and Campuses

Chippewa Valley Technical College (CVTC) is part of the Wisconsin Technical College System (WTCS) and serves an eleven-county area in west central Wisconsin. The largest campus is located in Eau Claire and includes a Business Education Center and Health Education Center, plus a Manufacturing Education Center at the Gateway Campus and an Emergency Service Education Center and Energy Education Center at the West Campus. CVTC has regional centers in Chippewa Falls, Menomonie, Neillsville, and River Falls. The College is one of 16 WTCS colleges located throughout the state.

Student Profile

Student enrollment exceeds 8,000 credit students per year, plus over 9,000 non-credit students, with full-time equivalents of over 4,000. The median age of credit students is 24. Approximately 68% of students receive financial aid and 44% are Pell Grant students.

Programs and Placement

CVTC offers 110 programs, 35 certificates, and customized training to an average of 140 businesses annually. CVTC has an outstanding placement rate, 95% of graduates are employed within six months of graduation, with 87% in a related field. CVTC has nationally recognized faculty and state-of-the-art facilities and equipment. Business and industry leaders serve on advisory committees and help CVTC match its curriculum to the needs of today's workplace. Courses are offered at numerous locations in traditional classroom settings, as well as online and in a variety of blended and hybrid formats.

Commitment to Learning

We value all students and their diverse backgrounds and are committed to their learning and success in a global society. We act with honesty, integrity, and fairness and offer a safe and cooperative work environment where individuals care for each other and grow through open communication. We value the resources entrusted to us and work together to develop and continuously improve processes that support the creative pursuit of new ideas.

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