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Edward M. Kennedy Community Health Center, Inc. Dental Program Coordinator in Worcester, Massachusetts

Are you looking for a meaningful career?  Are you passionate about health equity?  Do you enjoy helping people?

Edward M. Kennedy Community Health Center is one of the largest community health centers in Massachusetts serving Worcester, Framingham, Milford, and the surrounding communities.  We are a thriving and growing organization, and our team is expanding across sites to support this growth.

We are currently hiring a Dental Program Coordinator I based in Worcester. To assist and collaborate with dentists in the delivery of dental care and to perform a variety of clinical and clerical tasks under the supervision of the dentist while applying the principles of aseptic techniques and infection control.  The Dental Program coordinator 1 is described as experienced in the field, usually accompanied by two or more years of experience in chair side assisting. 

As an employer of choice, our inclusive workplace environment fosters teamwork, accountability and respect and supports the growth and development of each employee.  We are an equal opportunity employer and embrace the richness of the diversity of our staff and community.  You are a good fit for our team if you are passionate about helping people live healthier lives and enjoy working in a supportive, team-based environment.

Essential Functions:

  • Verifies patient markers to determine that the correct patient is present for the dental appointment/procedure.

  • Adequately exposes and processes radiographs, ensuring diagnostic quality.

  • Adequately prepares the dental treatment room prior to each procedure, with full compliance in infection control protocols and guidelines.

  • Processes instruments, including disinfection, sterilization, and monitoring of sterilization dates.

  • Maintains proper care of dental equipment according to manufacturer’s guidelines and performs maintenance according to schedules set up by the Dental Department.

  • Conducts spore testing and documents to insure proper autoclave function and sterilization of instruments.

  • Maintains the log/schedule for dental office equipment maintenance according to the protocols set up in the Dental Department and participates in the timely maintenance of this equipment on a daily, weekly, or biweekly schedule depending on the parameters set up by the department.

  • Demonstrates competency in four handed dentistry.

  • Demonstrates competency in dental instrument and dental material selection and usage.

  • Maintains inventory supply control, tracking supply usage and recording low levels of supplies, and communicating this inventory with the Purchasing Coordinator.

    Education and Experience:

  • Has updated documentation and certification for:

  • CPR

  • Radiology certificate

  • OSHA/Infection control training

  • MA state dental assistant license

  • Has met all continuing education requirements for dental licensure.

  • Two or more years of experience as a dental assistant

  • Our health center requires all employees to have the most recent COVID-19 booster and the yearly flu vaccine.


  • Competitive salary based on related experience

  • Medical insurance starts on first day of employment. 

  • Health center pays 80% of medical insurance premiums.

  • Includes coverage for same-sex domestic partners and gender affirming care.

  • Generous time off packages

  • Dental and Vision insurance

  • 403b Retirement Plan with employer match

  • Flexible Spending Accounts

  • Employee Assistance Program

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