Dental Assistant I/II
Tacoma, WA Dental
Job Type

PUYALLUP TRIBAL HEALTH AUTHORITY, located in Tacoma, Washington is seeking a full-time Dental Assistant to join its dental team.

“It is the mission of the Puyallup Tribal Health Authority to provide quality healthcare and promote wellness in a culturally appropriate manner.”

We offer an outstanding workplace, competitive market based salary, and benefits packages including:

  • Monday – Friday schedule
  • Medical/Dental/Vision benefits – monthly premiums paid 100% for employees
  • 18+ annual paid holidays
  • Generous paid sick and vacation accruals
  • 401(k) with annual profit sharing
  • Life & AD&D insurance coverage
  • PTHA is an approved loan repayment site for various programs
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Excellent work/home life balance

GENERAL FUNCTION: Provide chair side assistance to dental practitioners using four-handed practices. Provide direct patient care and administrative support to the dental department as necessary.


  • Provide accurate and efficient chair side assistance to dental providers and hygienists using established four-handed practices.
  • Effectively demonstrates knowledge of dental restorative, endodontic and oral surgery practices and procedures and application techniques for crowns and bridges.
  • Accurately performs child and adult prophys, direct patient preventative procedures, OHI, fluorides, sealant application, and rubber dam placement.
  • Able to identify, use and arrange, all dental instruments and prepares procedure tray setups in a timely manner, as needed by dental provider.
  • Assist in the completion of patient dental records by accurately processing digital radiographs/x-rays and following established protocols for patient exposure.
  • Graduate from a Dental Assistant Program
  • Experience with electronic health record systems
  • Must obtain Dental Assisting National Board (DANB) certification within three (3) years of hire
Salary Description
$41,600 - $51,400 DOE