The Indiana University School of Dentistry has been advancing oral health in the state and beyond since 1879, when it was founded as the Indiana Dental College. Over the past 140 years, we've become a national leader in preparing oral health professionals, conducting innovative research that has an impact on patients and the profession, and providing patient-centered care.
This position is for the Orthodontic Department.
Provide chair side assistance to dentist by passing instruments, holding devices such as suction tubes, and cleaning patients mouth during and after specialty dental and root canal procedures
Assist in administration of local anesthetic agent
Take patients' blood pressure and maintain patients' vital statistics
Provide preoperative care to patients, prepare patients for surgery by positioning them comfortably and applying topical anesthetics, and provide post-operative care and instructions to patients
Instruct graduate students and pre-doctoral dental students on taking digital radiographs, cone beam radiographs and cone beam scans
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
1 year of assisting in applicable specialty dental assisting
LICENSES AND CERTIFICATES
Indiana X-Ray License Upon Hire
Dental Assistant Certification Upon Hire
Demonstrates a high level of accuracy, even under pressure
Ability to work in a safe and efficient manner
Demonstrated customer service skills
Performs work independently with minimal supervision
Possesses strong technical aptitude
Strong communication and listening skills
Articulate and responsive to colleagues
Demonstrates a high commitment to quality
Effective interpersonal skills
Ability to simultaneously handle multiple priorities
Seeks to acquire knowledge in area of specialty
Working Conditions / Demands
This role requires sedentary work as well as extended durations of moving about the workplace. It requires the ability to move objects and equipment weighing up to 25 pounds, and the ability to discern between various objects and devices and to position patients. The person in this role must be able to perform the essential functions with or without an accommodation.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there may be differences in the working conditions as advertised in our standard job postings (e.g., the ability to travel from one campus to another, etc.). If you are invited for an interview, please discuss your questions or concerns regarding the working conditions at that time.
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