Wind River Cares is hiring Dental Assistants

    JOB TITLE: Dental Assistant

    DEPARTMENT: Dental Department

    REPORTS TO: ​​ Dental Hygienist/Auxiliary Supervisor

    SALARY: ​​ As Budgeted

    JOB TYPE: ​ Full-Time/Non-Exempt

    OPEN DATE: 8-17-2021 CLOSE DATE: Until filled


    Provides chair-side assistance duties for Dental Providers in all phases or restoration, prosthodontic, surgical, endodontic, and periodontal treatment.


    • Assist with all routine, advanced and specialty procedures, including dental examinations, oral surgery, orthodontics, pediatric, and general dentistry.
    • Assist with services provided WRFCHC in schools, clinics, and other community locations within the service area.
    • Works with varnishes, sealants, dental films, and impression models.
    • Provides compassionate care for all patient age groups, especially children, youth, and elders.
    • Performs rubber cup polish and topical fluoride treatment assigned by the Dentist.
    • Operates dental x-ray equipment to take intra-oral and extra-oral radiographs.
    • Use dental software (currently Dentrix) for x-rays, charting, scheduling, and entering chairside notes.
    • Provides patient education and instruction in prevention of oral diseases, post-service, and operative care.
    • Maintains professional knowledge regarding new procedures and emerging issues in oral health.
    • Cleans, packages, and sterilizes all dental instruments, utilizing autoclave, and ultrasonic cleaner.
    • Takes primary dental impressions for study model, pours stone and trims model.

    Administrative duties: 

    • Answers phone calls, schedules patients and routes patients for services as required. 
    • Maintains recurring reports, including those concerning patients, materials, and equipment.
    • Properly store and maintain adequate supplies in dental stations.
    • Performs other duties as assigned to maintain and enhance the operation of the program.


    Dental Assistant Certification, along with any supporting certifications such as BLS and other necessary competencies (e.g., ACLS, TNCC, PALS, etc.).


    High School Diploma/GED with an interest in pursuing a career in dentistry and willing to obtain a radiograph certificate within 60 days of hire date. 


    • Ability to lift to 25 lbs.
    • Must be able to stand for extended periods.
    • May be exposed to blood-borne pathogens.


    Submit a complete application with supporting documents to WRFCHC Human Resource Department located at 120 North 6th East St (Old DFS Bldg.), Riverton WY.

    Fillable online applications and download applications are also available at and can be emailed to [email protected]. For any questions please contact Susan Apodaca at 307-851-5100.

    Supporting documents:  Proof of Covid vaccine, Driver’s License, Tribal ID, High School Diploma/GED, Degree or professional credentials, and other supporting documents that verify required qualifications.  

    Applicants who have a current application on file, please submit a letter of interest for each position in which you want to be considered. The letter should address how you meet each qualification. Telephone calls are not accepted in place of an employment application or letter of interest.

    Background investigation, drug, and alcohol screening are required as a condition of employment.  Refusal will render the applicant ineligible for employment.

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