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Dental Assistant

We Are Hiring

Because of the Smart Smiles program at Columbia St. Mary's, part of Ascension Wisconsin, roughly 10,000 children in the Milwaukee area will receive preventive dental care this year. Columbia St. Mary's wants to increase that number by adding a Dental Assistant to support a Hygienist.

**Standard hours for Smart Smiles is 7:45AM - 2:45PM. However this can vary depending on school availability and school hours

Must have reliable transportation

Why Join Ascension?

Smart Smiles School-based Oral Health: The greatest cause of health related school absenteeism is dental caries. In Milwaukee schools, as many as 30% of children have untreated dental caries. These cavities impact school attendance and performance as well as a child’s overall health. Dental sealants are an evidence-based response to prevent cavities in a child’s molars and fluoride treatments help to prevent cavities in other teeth. The Smart Smiles program treats thousands of children in Milwaukee schools.

What You Will Do

As an Associate with Columbia St. Mary's-WI, you will have the opportunity under the supervision of a dentist/orthodontist performs medical and administrative tasks to provide support to patients and dental services staff.


  • Assists with performing assessments and treatments.
  • Performs diagnostic radiographs. Obtains alginate impressions for diagnostic and/or intra-oral appliances.
  • Performs administrative or clerical duties as assigned, including filing, reception, scheduling, data entry and patient registration; also assembles, decontaminates, sorts, processes and maintains dental instruments utilized throughout the facility.
  • Maintains equipment and medical supplies in clean working order. Maintains examination areas in a clean, adequately stocked and organized condition.
  • Takes on-call. shifts when requested.

What You Will Need

  • Preferred Credential(s):
    • BLS Provider credentialed from the American Heart Association (AHA). 
    • Dental Assistant. 
  • Diploma 
    • High school diploma or GED required
Work Experience:
  • None required.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Ascension Wisconsin is an equal opportunity employer and will not discriminate against employees or prospective employees on basis of age, race, creed, color, religion, marital status, sex, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, sexual orientation, disability, arrest and/or conviction record, military status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic or status protected by law.

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Job ID: 371565
Category: Dental and Optical Services
Facility: WIMIL CSM Milwaukee Hosp
Ministry: Ascension Wisconsin, WI
Location: Milwaukee, WI

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