Dental Assistants in the Faculty Dental Clinic provide chairside assistance to multiple dental specialists. Requires a professional disposition towards co-workers, faculty and patients.
Set up for procedures
Assist the dentist chairside
Dismiss the patient when treatment is complete
Take digital radiographs as prescribed by the dentist
Chart in Electronic Health Record
Demonstrate knowledge of Emergency protocols
Maintain multiple dental treatment rooms, keeping them stocked and up to cleanliness standards
Sterilize instruments, bag and put away for all clinicians and co-workers as part of a team effort
Order, track and put away materials for your assigned dentists
Special assignments of tasks, maintenance of dental equipment (some assigned and some shared) in the clinic
Assist receptionist and dental hygienists when available
Hours may vary. In a normal work week, the workdays Monday-Thursday will be 7:45 a.m. - 5:15 p.m. and on Friday 7:45 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
The University offers a comprehensive benefit package including medical, dental, life insurance, short and long term disability insurance, vacation and sick leave and retirement plans.
The University also offers reduced tuition opportunities covering 75-100% of eligible tuition.
Hourly pay rate ranges from $22.56 - $28.22/hour.
All required qualifications must be documented on application materials.
Minimum requirements of candidates for this position:
Graduation from an accredited dental assistant course
DANB Certified Dental Assistant
Current CPR Certification
Ability to work with a variety of faculty and staff
Work independently and as part of a team
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
Ability to maintain a professional disposition towards co-workers, faculty and patients
Demonstrate working knowledge of current dental procedures and materials for multiple specialists
Broad experience with knowledge of procedures in all areas of dentistry
Ability to take digital radiographs
Ability to take blood pressure
Proper sterilization techniques as mandated by the School of Dentistry, OSHA and the CDC
Meet all Infection Control standards
A minimum of 1 year experience in a fast paced dental office
Other essential functions of this position:
Ability to sit or stand for long periods of time.
Reaching, bending, lifting, twisting and similar movements involved in dental assisting.
Ability to memorize and retain surgery set-ups, protocols, materials and instruments.
Ability to handle and resolve emergency situations in a calm and professional manner.
Teamwork is an essential skill to promote synergy within the organization.
Internal Number: 337351
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