Since 1896, the School of Dental Medicine has been educating students to take their places among the best dental practitioners in our region and across the country. Every day our faculty and staff contribute to our mission to advance the future of dental medicine through teaching, research, and service. The Department of Prosthodontics is currently seeking a dental assistant to work alongside graduate prosthodontics residents and faculty to deliver quality oral health care to patients. The Dental Assistant plays a comprehensive role in the Graduate Prosthodontics Clinic.
The Assistant provides chairside assistance during patient procedures and dispenses all materials, equipment, and instruments to Residents. The Assistant also may perform radiographic procedures. The Assistant ensures compliance with infection control and OSHA guidelines via instrument sterilization, post-treatment decontamination, waterline safety, and operatory disinfection. The Assistant manages inventory and orders supplies. The Assistant may also perform miscellaneous clerical duties and assist faculty in preclinical Prosthodontics courses.
A successful candidate will have prior relevant experience in prosthodontic/restorative dentistry or have completed an accredited dental assisting program. The candidate should have strong interpersonal and organizational skills. The candidate must exhibit basic computer skills to operate the University's Electronic Health Record (EHR) software and must be certified to take radiographs and perform CPR.
Prior experience is desired. EFDA or CDA certifications are preferred. Authorization from the PA State Board of Dentistry upon successful completion of the DANB Radiation Health and Safety exam is required to perform radiographic procedures.
The University of Pittsburgh is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and values equality of opportunity, human dignity and diversity. EOE, including disability/vets
Assignment Category: Fulltime-Regular
Job Classification: Staff.Dental.II
Minimum Education Level Required: High School Diploma or GED
Minimum Experience Level Required: 1-2 years experience
Work Schedule: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Hiring Range: TBD Based on qualifications
Relocation Offered: No
Visa Sponsorship Provided: No
Background Check: For position finalists, employment with the University will require successful completion of a background check
Child Protection Clearances: The following PA Act 153 clearances and background checks are required prior to commencement of employment and as a condition of continued employment: PA State Police Criminal Record Check, FBI Criminal Record Check, PA Child Abuse History Clearance.
Required Documents: Resume, Cover Letter
Internal Number: 20004425
About University of Pittsburgh
Founded in 1787, the same year the U.S. Constitution was signed, the University of Pittsburgh is one of the oldest institutions of higher education in the United States. One of three state-related research universities in Pennsylvania, Pitt is a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU), which comprises 62 preeminent doctorate-granting research institutions in North America.Pitt faculty members have expanded knowledge in the humanities and sciences, earning such prestigious honors as the National Medal of Science, the MacArthur Foundation’s “genius” grant, the Lasker-DeBakey Clinical Medical Research Award, and election to the National Academy of Sciences and the Institute of Medicine. Pitt scientists have defeated polio, unlocked the secrets of DNA, lead the world in organ transplantation, and pioneered TV and heavier-than-air flight, among numerous other accomplishments.Pitt students have earned Rhodes, Goldwater, Marshall, and Truman Scholarships, among other highly competitive national and international scholarships.Alumni have pioneered MRI and TV, won Nobel and Pulitzer Prizes, led corporations and universities, served in government and the military, conquered Hollywood and The New York Times bestsellers list, and won Super Bowls and NBA championships.