Dental Assistant

Job ID: 11568

Posted: 9 Days Ago

Base: Naval Hospital - Camp Lejeune

FLSA: Hourly Non-Exempt

Job Type: Permanent

Location: North Carolina (NC)

Gross Pay: $18.94


“We encourage Military Veterans and Military Spouses to apply"


·        Naval Medical Center Camp Lejeune, NC



·        Degree: Certificate or Associate Degree.

·        Education: Successful completion of a one of the following:

  Certificate or Associate Degree as a dental assistant/technician from a program accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA) of the American Dental Association (ADA) and 12 months experience within the preceding 36 months.

  Certification from a military dental technician or dental assistant school and 12 months experience within the preceding 36 months.

  Certification from a Red Cross Dental Assistant course and 12 months experience within the preceding 36 months.

  36 months experience within the preceding 60 months as a dental assistant in a private practice or a military clinic.

  Membership in good standing with the American Association of Dental Assistants with required continuing education and 12 months experience within the preceding 36 months.

  Graduation from a state accredited program for dental assistants or dental technology within the preceding 12 months.

  All training must have included a course in radiation physics; radiation biology; radiation health, safety, and protection; X-ray films and radiographic film quality; radiographic techniques; darkroom and processing techniques; film mounting; and, digital radiographic processing techniques.

·        Certification: Certified in radiography as required by 42 CFR Part 75.

·        Experience: Shall be required to demonstrate one year of clinical competency within the past two years in the required clinical discipline.

·        Other Certification: BLS through AHA

·        U.S. Citizenship: HCWs performing under this contract shall be U.S. citizens.

·        Able to read, write, and speak English well enough to effectively communicate.

Shall be physically capable of standing and/or sitting for extended periods of time and physically capable of performing all services required under the contract and TO.


·        Performs duties in providing assistance in one or more phases of complex/difficult restorative,

prosthodontic, oral surgical, endodontic, or periodontal treatment. Receives and schedules patients for treatment.

·        Obtains and records related medical history of patient. Charts examination and treatment information.

·        Records information on prescriptions.

·        Sterilizes instruments, materials, and equipment; prepares surgical trays. Maintains dental equipment in a clean and operative condition.

·        Assists dentist at chair side. Performs intra-oral procedures as directed by dentist. Takes preliminary impressions for study models, removes sutures, places and removes rubber dams, perio-packs, matrix bands, and wedges.

·        Relays dentist’s instructions to patient for post-treatment care. Instructs patient in proper dental techniques, care of appliances, and causes of dental decay.

·        Operates dental X-ray equipment to take intra and extra oral radiographs. Maintains, cleans, and performs minor repairs on X-ray equipment and materials.

·        Pours and trims models from impressions, and constructs custom impression trays. Maintains a variety of recurring reports related to dental activities.


·        Services shall be provided Monday through Friday between the hours of 0630 to 1630. 

·        The HCWs shall be scheduled for an 8.5 hour shift including an uncompensated 30 minute meal break. 

·        Each HCW shall be on duty for 80 hours every two weeks, except during periods of approved leave and holidays. 

·        In no instance will the HCW exceed 160 hours (on-site service plus approved leave and holidays) per 4-week period.

·        Specific days, hours, and shift length will be scheduled by the designated government representative. The specific schedule for each two-week period will be provided 1 month in advance by the government supervisor or designee.


  • Medical/Dental/Vision
  • PTO
  • 401K
  • Life Insurance/Disability Insurance
  • Continuing Medical Education Reimbursement
  • 10 Paid Holidays


Must be comfortable in a fast-paced, dynamic environment. Must be able and willing to reprioritize on short notice and work on multiple simultaneous projects. Flexible and able to work with various personalities. Teamwork skills required. Time management skills required. The ability to meet deadlines in a deadline intensive environment is essential. High level of adaptability and willingness to embrace change in a fast-paced, demanding environment.


LUKE does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, color, religion, national origin, age, disability or veteran status in provision of services or employment opportunities and benefits. 

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, or national origin.


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Why choose LUKE?

At LUKE, we’re honored the U.S. Government has entrusted us with their staffing needs for over 20 years. We’ve built a strong reputation as a reliable partner, delivering vital healthcare solutions.

When you join our team, you become part of a nationwide network of top-tier professionals who share your passion for excellence. Whether you’re a nurse, physician, therapist, caregiver, or any other healthcare specialist, we have a diverse range of positions available to match your unique skills and interests.