Dental Assistant


Date Posted:
Pamunkey Regional Jail
7240 Courtland Farm Road
United States of America



Skills, Knowledge and Abilities Required:

  • Ability to maintain records.
  • Interview skills.
  • Current knowledge of and ability to follow a full range of dental clinical procedures and protocols.
  • Knowledge of planning and scheduling techniques.
  • Knowledge of supplies, equipment, and/or services ordering and inventory control.
  • Ability to set up and prepare dental equipment and instrumentation in accordance with established regulations and guidelines.
  • Knowledge of Federal, State, correctional accrediting body standards and institutional regulations and guidelines for the provision of dental outpatient services.
  • Knowledge of correctional accrediting standards.
  • Ability to operate, maintain, and troubleshoot a wide range of dental equipment in accordance with prescribed procedures and standards.
  • Knowledge of radiation safety procedures, standards, and protocols.
  • Ability to develop and process dental radiographs.
  • Knowledge of sterile procedures.


Education and Experience Requirements:


  • Graduation from accredited dental assistant program with a current license to practice in the state.
  • Registered or certified by a professional association.
  • One year of experience as a dental assistant.
  • Current CPR certification.
  • Other relevant professional experiences or educational backgrounds will be considered as deemed appropriate. However, when licensure is required by local, state, federal or contractual guidelines, we will not alter our position on those requirements.

Working Conditions and Physical Effort:


  • Work is performed in an interior clinical environment
  • Moderate physical activity.  Requires handling of average-weight objects up to 25 pounds.
  • Standing and/or walking for more than 4 hours per day.



Job Summary:

Under general supervision, provides a range of clinical, administrative and staff services in assisting the professional dental staff.  Assists the dentist in providing dental and radiography procedures; prepares and maintains dental equipment and supplies in accordance with established protocol, procedures, policies, and standards and assists in the coordination of day-to-day patient administration, records management and office support services.


Essential Functions:

  • Provides chair side assistance to dentists in the performance of dental procedures to include preventive and prosthetic procedures.
  • Prepares, sterilizes, organizes, and sets up dental equipment, ensures that all dental instruments are cleaned, dated, and processed according to established clinic guidelines and OSHA standards; and maintains the overall cleanliness of the dental area.
  • Monitors, and maintains dental equipment such as radiographic developing equipment, and sterilizers in accordance with manufacturer’s guidelines.
  • Develops and processes dental radiographs in accordance with provider orders; assists in monitoring and maintenance of radiation safety procedures and protocols.
  • Orders and maintains inventories of dental clinic supplies.
  • Interacts with and processes dental clinic patients; schedules appointments, maintains dental charts, record dental findings using the POMR charting format.
  • Maintains dental laboratory slips and creates and maintains dental records in accordance with established protocol and procedures.
  • Maintains overall cleanliness of the dental area.
  • Will adhere to Armor’s Standards of Professional Conduct, and will incorporate and/or be supportive of Armor’s four core FISH! Philosophies – i.e. Play, Be There, Make Their Day and Choose Your Attitude.
  • Respond to requests from Security Staff as well as Armor Staff in accordance with Armor and Facility Guidelines.  This includes following the rules and regulations for employee conduct/behavior and chain of command set forth by the command staff at all times while working within the detention/correctional facility.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.