Dental Assistant

29 February 2024

I.Position Summary:
The Dental Assistant role is to support the running of the dental clinic, training of DentalStudents, and Dental Service delivery to the public.
II.Duties and Responsibilities:
The overall job description below outlines the main areas of responsibilities of the Employee:

  • Carry out cross infection control procedures, including disinfection and sterilization of surfacesand instruments;
  • Keep the dental clinic safe, clean, and well-organized;
  • Store, pack and dispense dental instruments and materials;
  • Aid dentists and dental students to follow clinic protocols and rules;
  • Assist the dental students and dentists (including residents) at chair-side when required;
  • Help to create a good working environment within the dental clinic;
  • Maintain excellent communication with the dentists, students and patients;
  • Keep an inventory of equipment, instruments and materials, and update 3 monthly;
  • Keep a record of any losses or breakages – and report these to the Polyclinic Manager;
  • Help with the behavior management of young children attending the clinic;
  • Make a regular list of instruments and materials required, and give to Polyclinic manager;
  • Assist the dental students to provide oral health education to the patients;
  • Assist in the taking of dental radiographs (after appropriate training);
  • Perform other duties as assigned by Polyclinic Manager

III.Minimum Qualifications and Requirements:

  • Experience working as a dental assistant preferred (however training will be given as needed)
  • Prior experience in any clinic management is a plus
  • Prior experience in dental radiography is a plus


  • Some high school – able to read and write in Khmer
  • Has undertaken a dental assistant course – preferred


  • Good communication and problem solving skills
  • Basic computer skills (Word and Excel) preferred
  • English proficiency is a plus