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    Civilian employees serve a vital role in supporting the Army mission. They provide the skills that are not readily available in the military, but crucial to support military operations. The Army integrates the talents and skills of its military and civilian members to form a Total Army.

    This position is being filled under the Expedited Hiring Authority for Shortage Category and/or Critical Need Health Care Occupations.

    About the Position:
    These positions are located at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington.

    Joint Base Lewis-McChord is a military installation (Army and Airforce) located approximately 9 miles from the city of Tacoma, Washington. Tacoma is a progressive city of 200,000 nestled between Seattle and the state capital of Olympia, offering the attractions of larger metropolitan areas with a hometown feel. Tacoma is located 32 miles south of Seattle, 31 miles north of the state capital, Olympia, and 18 miles south of Sea-Tac International Airport. Tacoma is on the shores of Commencement Bay, within pristine eyesight of Mount Rainier. World-class museums, hotels, and theaters draw thousands to downtown Tacoma while the shores of the Puget Sound and Mount Rainier inspire outdoor enthusiasts. Enjoy the mild climate and its excellent schools, universities, parks, festivals and regional shopping centers.

    Who May Apply: US Citizens

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    Responsibilities

    As a Dental Assistant, you will:

    • Perform inter-oral procedures such as take preliminary impressions for study models, remove sutures, and place and remove rubber dams, perio-packs and matrix bands and wedges.
    • Instruct patient in proper dental techniques, care of appliances, and causes of dental decay.
    • Operate dental X-ray equipment to take intra and extra-oral radiographs.
    • Obtain and record related medical history of patient and route patient for medical tests and services.
    • Maintain dental equipment in a clean and operative condition as well as store and maintain adequate levels of supplies.

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status

    No

    Who May Apply

    This job is open to…

    US Citizens

    Questions? This job is open to 1 group.

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    0681 Dental Assistant

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