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We have an opening for an additional Dentist in our office!

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Practice top-notch dentistry and enjoy the financial rewards without the business hassles of private practice at Dental Centers. At Dental Centers, be a part of our team that has served our patients in Southwest Missouri for over 44 years. We are a well-established practice serving over 6,000 patients with over 17,000 appointments annually.

Dental Centers, located in the heart of the Ozarks in Mt. Vernon MO, offers a salary that is in the top 10% nationwide! Our Dentists enjoy a full team of professional Administrative Services and a Patient Administration team that handle all the business details. Your team of experienced Hygienists and Expanded Function Dental Assistants assist you in patient care to simplify your day and allows you to see more patients every day.

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• Salary in the Top 10% Nationwide

• Health Insurance, CEU & Malpractice Insurance reimbursement

• No overhead costs are deducted from your compensation

• State of the Art Equipment

• Newly remodeled operatories

• New dental chairs

• In-House Denture Lab

• In-House Crown & Bridge Lab

• Established Practice (44 years)

• Over 6,000 patients with 17,000 appointments annually

• Full Team of Hygienists and Expanded Function Dental Assistants

• Paid vacations

• No personal investment is required; yet, ownership opportunities are available

• Short term recurring contracts providing you with flexibility for life’s changes

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Dental Assistant

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Ready to enhance your skills? If you have no prior experience, we are willing to train!

POSITION SUMMARY: Performs a variety of tasks assigned to them by the Doctor, and or supervisor/lead. They greet and seat patients while developing and maintaining a rapport that puts them at ease. They perform many functions chairside to enable the doctor to evaluate, diagnose, and treat the patient. An EFDA is certified/licensed to perform certain procedures under the direct supervision of a licensed doctor. A good assistant must perform these duties while adhering to OSHA and HIPAA guidelines.

JOB SPECIFICATIONS: There are no specific guidelines in Missouri for becoming a dental assistant. Some skills are needed in order to become proficient in the dental field.

  • High School Diploma or GED Equivalent
  • CPR and first aid

In order to be eligible for expanded function duties, an assistant must take and pass a test of basic skills. Expanded Function Dental Assistants are required to take and pass a series of written and clinical tests in order to become licensed to perform specific tasks as outlined in the Missouri Dental Practice Act.

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The following skills are needed to become proficient in the dental field:

  • A good attitude
  • Good work ethic
  • The ability to work closely with others as a team
  • The ability to write precisely and legibly
  • Knowledge of dental procedures and terminology
  • The skill to work under pressure
  • To be able to work with many different age groups
  • Able to adapt easily to daily routine, yet flexible to work in other places as needed.


Taking x-rays, autoclave - statim, varied dental materials, ultrasonic model trimmer, Intra Oral Camera, O2 and N2O, x-ray machine, dental lathes, medical kit, panoramic x-ray, computers, hand pieces, x-ray trans-cranial

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: An assistant must be in good physical condition to maintain the high level of quality demanded of them from patients and doctors. They must be able to perform all tasks asked of them with a good attitude and physical ability. They must be able to deal with a certain amount of stress as well as physical exertion.


  • Employee assistance program
  • Employee discount
  • Flexible spending account
  • Health insurance
  • Paid holidays
  • Accrue paid time off
  • Professional development assistance


  • Full-time
  • Up To 8 hour shift
  • Monday through Friday

Patient Administration

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Here's a great opportunity at our office, it's just a hop, skip, and jump away...

We're looking to add to our amazing staff someone who is an excellent communicator both by telephone and in person when directly assisting our patients and their families in our office. The ideal candidate would be detail oriented and have a welcoming personality.

POSITION SUMMARY: Perform the administrative tasks associated with patient information and appointments such as answering telephone calls, verifying insurance, maintaining patient records, and handling payments.


  • High School Diploma or GED Equivalent
  • Knowledge of repairing general equipment
  • Must be detail oriented
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  • Answering multi-line phone
  • Transfering phone calls
  • Paging
  • Greet patients
  • Check in all patients / dismiss patients after procedures and payments
  • Scan documentation needed
  • Cashier
  • Make coffee
  • Write letters to patients
  • Data Entry
  • Verify insurance information for patients
  • Emailing 3rd party to verify insurance information benefits
  • Refigure treatment plans when incorrect
  • Work along assistants when creating appointments for patients
  • Monthly aging reports / monthly reports
  • Balance out finances at end of day
  • Call insurance companies when new information is needed to process a claim
  • Putting a smile on your face
  • Follow providers' templates, if you have any questions speak to lead assistant for that provider to add any patients
  • Stocking Patient Administration with supplies
  • Keeping track of all patients records
  • Keep all Patient Administration neat and tidy (No clutter)
  • All other duties as assigned


  • Health insurance
  • Paid holidays
  • Accrue paid time off
  • Employee discount
  • Flexible spending account
  • Life insurance
  • Uniform allowance
  • Employee assistance program


  • Full-time
  • 8 hour shift
  • Monday through Friday
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*Note: Dr. Collins & Associates are Missouri licensed General Dentists. They are not licensed in Missouri as specialists in the advertised dental specialties of Prosthetics or Orthodontics.  Implants are a specialty area not recognized by the ADA that require no specific educational training to advertise this service.