Dental Assistant
Marram Health Center of Gary
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Marram Health Center is is seeking a Dental Assistant who will work under the supervision of dentist(s) and is responsible for a wide range of tasks in the dental office, ranging from patient care, administrative duties, and laboratory functions. This position is full-time and will work in the Gary, Indiana office.

Marram Health Center is a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) with two offices in Gary and Hebron. Marram Health Center is affiliated with Porter-Starke Services, Inc., a Community Mental Health Center (CMHC) based in Valparaiso that serves northwest Indiana with additional offices in Portage, Knox, and LaPorte. 

COVID-19 considerations: Per Federal CMS COVID-19 vaccine requirements, all Porter-Starke Services employees must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or request and be approved for a valid religious or medical exemption before they can begin employment. 


  • 401K w/ 20% company matching
  • 11 paid holidays
  • Competitive wages
  • Generous PTO
  • Employee discounts (cell phone service & YMCA)
  • Employee referral program
  • HSA/FSA accounts
  • Medical, dental, and vision insurance
  • Tuition assistance and loan repayments
  • Casual Fridays 
  • Company paid life insurance policy
  • Company paid long term disability
  • Optional insurances (short term disability)
  • Employee recognition events
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Free health screenings


  • Sterilizing dental instruments and equipment for each patient
  • Organizing and laying out instruments for dentist’s use
  • Handing instruments and other materials to dentist during procedures
  • Taking x-rays of patients’ teeth
  • Taking impressions of patients’ teeth for casts
  • Using suction and swabs to keep patients’ mouths clear and dry during procedures
  • Applying topical anesthetic to patients’ mouths
  • Make temporary crowns
  • Obtaining patients’ dental records
  • Questioning patients about their medical history and recording the information for dentist’s reference
  • Advising patients on dental care
  • Making patients feel comfortable before, during and after dental treatment
  • Scheduling appointments, maintaining records, sending bills, answering phones, ordering supplies and other office tasks
  • Demonstrate excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Possess strong organizational skills
  • Proficient in correct English usage, spelling and grammar.
  • Proficient in oral and written communication procedures.
  • Other duties as assigned. 


  • High school diploma or equivalent, some office technology courses desired.
  • Dentrix software experience preferred, or ability to learn and use software program.
  • Related dental assistant experience and/or training preferred.
  • Bi-lingual in Spanish/English a plus.
  • X-ray certification and Expanded Functions Dental Auxiliary (EFDA) certified required.
  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.
  • Possesses basic familiarity with computers and internet programs.
  • Demonstrates the ability to effectively communicate with Dentist, staff, and patients.


Learn more about Porter-Starke Services, Inc. & Marram Health Center by visiting our website-





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3229 Broadway, Gary, IN 46409, USA
industry: Healthcare



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