The Department of Prosthodontics trains students to restore and replace teeth, helping patients to achieve the smile they desire. During three years of additional training after dental school, our students review current literature, attend lectures, treat patients, and get experience fabricating restorations in the lab.
Prosthodontists provide comprehensive advanced care and oral rehabilitation in areas including:
Temporomandibular joint issues
Oral cancer reconstruction
We graduate students who are dedicated to the highest standards of care in the restoration and replacement of teeth.
Duties and Responsibilities:
- Provide chair side assistance to pre-doctoral and graduate dental students, faculty and licensed dental staff in graduate department specialized in prosthodontics (replacement of lost teeth) and the Implant Center.
- Assist chair side to dentist by passing instruments, holding devices such as suction tubes and cleaning patients' mouth during and after procedures. Take intra-oral photographs on patients. Take oral impressions that are used to fit crowns.
- Prepare materials for impressions and restorations. Create implant impressions mixing PVS (polyvinyl siloxane). Create denture and removable partial denture impression as well as crown and bridge impressions mixing rubber base or PVS.
- Instruct graduate students and pre-doctoral dental students on taking x-rays and intra-oral photographs.
- Demonstrate proper infection control procedures in set up. Confirm that instruments are sterilized and working properly and organize them for procedures and/or surgery.
- Ensure that equipment used for dental procedures is sterilized and areas are clean and ready to receive new patients. Assist front office in scheduling follow up visits.
High school diploma or GED and completion of an accredited dental assisting program or two years of dental assisting experience.
X-ray license required.
Ability to effectively communicate and exchange information.
One year assisting in prosthodontics and Dental Assistant Certification.
Working Conditions / Demands
Extensive standing, use of both hands, dexterity in the fingers, and the ability to manipulate instruments, materials, dental hand pieces, and operate dental equipment. Must be able to work from a dental stool in order to perform most dental procedures. Ability to sit and stand for duration of time is also necessary. Other specific requirements include manual dexterity/motor coordination, hand-eye coordination, physical communications, visual acuity and communication/language development. Ability to push 25 pounds and lift up to 50 pounds. Assist patient into moving into and out of dental chair. May need to hold patient in place by restricting head, jaw or body movements, sometimes for extended periods. Ability to work in confined areas around dental units and in dirty and clean instrument rooms. Carrying supplies and instruments to dental units.
Part time, temporary hourly position, up to 20 hours/week. 8am-5pm on Mondays and Thursdays and 8am-12pm on Fridays. Will also consider 8am-12pm on Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays.
Salary Plan: HR
Salary Grade: HR
Job Function: Temporary Hourly
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