A cover letter is required for consideration for this position and should be attached as the first page of your resume. The cover letter should address your specific interest in the position and outline skills and experience that directly relate to this position.
Assist in a wide variety of chair-side procedures using the principles of four-handed dentistry in the Department of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery / Hospital Dentistry; working with dental students, residents, and faculty. Assist with preliminary health and physicals prior to treatment, take vitals, obtain consents, and prepare patient for treatment. Assist with the treatment and care of sedated patients. Render immediate medical assistance in emergency medical situations. Provide the patient with postoperative instructions.
Coordinate and maintain the inventory, ordering and distribution of dental supplies, instruments and equipment. Expose and develop radiographs according to standard procedures or specific instructions. Clean, disinfect, and arrange work surfaces, storage cabinets, sinks and dispensing areas. Coordinate the proper maintenance and set-up of dental equipment and operatories.
Associate degree in dental assisting accredited by the American Dental Assistant Association Accreditation Board or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Knowledge of OSEH standards and aseptic techniques. Certified Dental Assistant (CDA) by the National Certification Board or registration as a dental assistant (RDA). Considerable experience as a dental assistant. Reasonable knowledge of dental clinic practices and procedures. BLS certification. Radiation certification. Excellent interpersonal skills. Excellent attention to detail. Excellent organizational skills. Excellent ability to multitask. Excellent attendance record.
Some knowledge of School of Dentistry and University policies, practices, and regulations.
Monday thru Friday
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