Dental Assistant Job in Kenya


Avenue Healthcare is one of the leading private healthcare groups in East Africa running 3 Hospitals, and 13 clinics across Kenya, and a Homecare business. With over 25 years in the healthcare industry, Avenue Healthcare runs 300 hospital beds with over 1,000 staff members, and more than 400 specialists and serves over 400,000 patients annually, offering primary, secondary, and tertiary.

Position  :  Dental Assistant
Department  :  Medical Services
Reports to  :  Dental Surgeon
Location  :  Kisumu Hospital
No. of Posts  :  1
Application Deadline  :  2023-05-01

Job Objective/Purpose

Assist the Dental Surgeon in the provision of comprehensive dental services within the Avenue group in line with the company policies and procedures.

Key Responsibilities

  • 1. Support dental care delivery by preparing treatment room, instruments, and materials by following prescribed procedures and protocols. 
  • 2. Prepare patient for dental treatment by welcoming, comforting, seating, review the health form and draping patient. 
  • 3. Assemble instrumentation by sterilizing and delivering instruments to treatment area, positioning instruments for dentists’ access, suctioning, and passing instruments. 
  • 4. Apply the four-handed/ Four-eyes dentistry concept. 
  • 5. Assist the dentist by mixing materials.
  • 6. Provide diagnostic information by capturing intra oral photo studies, pulp vitality testing and pouring, trimming and polishing study casts. 
  • 7. Assist with specialty procedures which include periodontal therapy, endodontic, prosthodontics, oral surgery and implant placement as well as restoration. 
  • 8. Fabricating temporary restoration, shade selection and cleaning and polishing removable appliances. 
  • 9. Educate patients by giving oral hygiene, plaque control and postoperative instructions including medication prescribed by the dentist. 
  • 10. Document dental care services by charting in patient records on dental software. 
  • 11. Maintain safe and clean working environment by complying with procedures, rules and regulations as per hospital policy. 
  • 12. Ensure operation of dental equipment by completing preventive maintenance requirements, following manufacturer’s instructions, troubleshooting malfunctions, calling for repairs, maintaining equipment inventories and evaluating new equipment and techniques. 
  • 13. Maintain dental supplies inventory by checking stock to determine inventory level, anticipating needed supplies, placing and expediting orders for supplies and verifying receipt of supplies. 
  • 14. Conserve dental resources by using equipment and supplies as needed to accomplish job results. 
  • 15. Contribute to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed. 
  • 16. Responsible for laboratory maintenance, dental clinical and record keeping. 
  • 17. Follow up on external dental Lab work. 
  • 18. Ensure adequate knowledge of all Avenue policies, procedures and systems. 
  • 19. Any other duty as may be assigned from time to time by your immediate supervisor in line with the job description.


·         Diploma in Community Oral Health or equivalent 

• 2 years post internship experience 

• Up to date BLS, ACLS/ATLS certificate 

• Excellent interpersonal and communication skills 

• Attention to detail 

• Result Oriented 

• Reliable


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