Orthodontic Licensed Dental Assistant

Location: St Louis Park Excelsior/Shakopee

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Job Description:


  • Monday: 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (every other)
  • Tuesday: 7:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday: 7:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.
  • Thursday: 7:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m. 
  • Friday: 7:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. (every other)

Availability to pick up extra hours as desired.


  • $4/hour differential on top of base pay for all hours worked over 36 in one week
  • Overtime pay for any hours worked over 40 in one week


  • Cost of continuing education credits covered
  • CPR certification provided
  • Licensing costs covered
  • Scrubs provided
  • All PPE provided
  • Comprehensive benefit program (Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, Wellness program, Retirement Savings plan, etc.)

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Understand and demonstrate proper sterilization, biohazard and infection control procedures in compliance with protocol.
  • Demonstrate complete knowledge of dental and orthodontic terminology, instruments, maintenance, and proper tray setups.
  • Perform all orthodontic procedures efficiently.
  • Possess the ability to work independently.
  • Efficiently direct patient flow through teamwork and communication.
  • Responsible for stocking treatment areas/carts and dental related facility inventory.
  • Uphold a positive rapport with staff members and patients at all times.
  • Demonstrate safe and cost-effective practices when utilizing supplies and equipment.
  • Assist office in achieving defined goals.
  • Other duties as assigned

Required Skills:

As a Licensed Dental Assistant with our practice, you’ll be the face of Woodlake Orthodontics and assist our providers in delivering quality, uncompromising care to patients.

The ideal candidate will:

  • Thrive while working on a team
  • Have a high attention to detail
  • Exemplify great work ethic
  • Act professionally towards colleagues and patients alike
  • Demonstrate efficiency and time management skills in their work
  • Put patient care at the highest priority

Required Experience:

  • Successful completion of a dental assisting educational program
  • A current Minnesota Dental Assistant License is required or in process of obtaining to perform expanded functions to qualify for this position
  • Demonstrate a working knowledge of dental records and documentation.
  • Ability to perform basic computer functions.
  • Comply with protocols and standards.
  • Exercise knowledge of dental instruments and terminology.
  • Support shared vision and values.