Certified Dental Assistant

Position Summary

We are seeking a Relief Part Time Dental Assistant at Penticton Health Centre in Penticton, BC.

Days of work: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Days

Shift times: 08:30 to 15:10

This is a relief position until the return of incumbent August 29, 2024 or return of incumbent.

What we offer:

• Employee & Family Assistance Program
• Employer paid training/education opportunities
• Employer paid vacation-Medical Services Plan
• Employer paid insurance premiums
• Extended health & dental coverage
• Municipal Pension Plan
• Work-life balance

What will you work on?

This position will provide Interior Health’s Dental staff offer prevention education to children 0 to 6 years of age and their caregivers in various community settings (e.g. Health Centres, Child Development Centres, Community Agencies, Friendship Centres, and schools). Dental Health Services offer presentations targeting Pregnancy Outreach groups, Early Years programs, preschools/daycares, and schools. The Lift the Lip dental program is offered at Health Centres for children ages 0 to 4 by appointment only. The program includes cavity risk assessments, dental screening, oral health education, and fluoride varnish application.

The Certified Dental Assistant assists with dental screening programs, the development and delivery of dental education programs and health promotion activities, preparing dental supplies and equipment, and completing data entry for screening programs and services. The Certified Dental Assistant functions with a great degree of independence with an understanding of policies and procedures involved with preventive dental programs.

We are looking for a Certified Dental Assistant who likes to work with children birth to pre-school, with great planning and organizational skills, and ability to communicate effectively with others.

Where are we located?

With all the amenities of a larger urban centre, Penticton is known for preserving its small-town charm and warmth. Its lush surroundings and ideal climate, with over 2,000 hours of sunshine per year, combine to create the perfect landscape for residents and visitors alike.

We love it here…

“I have recently relocated to Penticton and I could not be more pleased. Living in the South Okanagan is truly amazing. Beauty surrounds this exquisite valley. Since my arrival in August, I have had the pleasure of swimming and playing at the beach, hiking alpine meadows, watching the Challenge Triathlon, hiking scenic trails, visiting local wineries, shopping the summer farmers’ market, and now snowshoeing snowy trails, and skiing the powder of Apex mountain. I have felt welcome since my arrival and I am continually amazed at the beauty I see each and every day.” – Sharon Nelson, RN, Dialysis Patient Care Coordinator, PRH

Apply today!


• Grade 12
• Certified Dental Assistant Certificate
• Registration and licensure as a Certified Dental Assistant in B.C.
• One year recent related experience or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.
• Current valid BC Driver’s License.


Effective April 1, 2023, hourly rates of pay: $25.96 to $28.30.

This posting is covered by the Provincial Health Officer’s mandatory COVID-19 vaccination orders and selected applicant(s) must comply.

Interior Health now offers assistance from an Aboriginal Employment Advisor. If you self-identify as Aboriginal (First Nations, Métis or Inuit) and if you would like assistance with internal career exploration, send your question via email to AboriginalEmployment@interiorhealth.ca to be redirected to the Employment Advisor. We invite applicants to self-identify as First nations, Métis, or Inuit within cover letters and/or resumes.

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