Dental Assistant | Mobile Program

As a dental assistant, your primary responsibility is to provide chairside assistance to the dentist. You are also responsible for taking x-rays, patient charting, equipment sterilization, greeting patients, preparing for treatment, and backup support for other staff.

We’re looking for a dental assistant who is passionate about caring for kids and enjoys travel.

Yes, travel. Our dental assistants work in our Mobile Program that provides care to kids across South Dakota from mobile dental clinics. You’ll travel to a new location each week for 40 weeks of the year.


The basic requirement is that you’ve graduated from an accredited dental assisting program or have equivalent experience and training.

Compensation & benefits

In return for working in a unique setting, Delta Dental of South Dakota provides an excellent salary and benefit package that includes:

  • 40 hours of guaranteed pay each week, plus OT
  • Extra days off for nights spent on the road
  • Incentive bonus pay based on production
  • 11 paid holidays
  • Lots of flexibility during national holiday weeks (non-clinic weeks)
  • Medical insurance, an awesome dental plan, vision benefits, and 401(k) with company match
  • Paid time to get CE at annual state dental conference
  • Wellness program with financial rewards

See the impact you can have

Delta Dental of South Dakota believes everyone deserves a healthy smile. Our passion to help kids, especially those least able to access or afford care is why our Mobile Program has served more than 50,000 kids so far.

What's it really like?

It's Monday morning and the sun is rising over the state Capitol as you board the company van in Pierre to follow the 40-foot mobile dental clinic to its destination.

Although you spend many hours on the road, each trip is a rewarding adventure to help as many kids as possible.

When you get to your destination, you're greeted by a smiling local site partner who describes the situation to the team. There are 50 kids who need dental care. Some have struggled to eat, and many have trouble focusing on school because of their pain.

By Friday, you and your team are ready to head home, and you reflect on how many kids you've helped in just four days.

There were too many smiles to count and a few tears. But nothing tops the thanks you got from an 8 year-old named Charlie who was delighted to get his own toothbrush so he won't have to use his older brother's.

You know you aren't changing the world, but you changed Charlie's world. That's why we do what we do. Not because it's a job, but because it's our mission. We're dedicated to improving oral health across our state.

Join us.

How to apply

Applying for a job with Delta Dental of South Dakota is easy! Send us an email with your:

  • Cover letter;
  • Resume; and
  • Professional references.

Email your application

Mobile Program

The mission of our Mobile Program is to help children who don't have access to a dentist.