University of Rochester Dental Aide in Rochester, New York


Time as Reported Grade 024 EIOH Periodontology


Position Summary:

Under the general direction of the Licensed Lead Dental Assistant, performs a variety of clinical and clerical tasks in support of clinical care activities in a dental outpatient environment.

Typical Duties:

Implements standard infection prevention measures, such as hand hygiene and surface decontamination, in accordance with EIOH infection prevention policy.

Anticipates and prepares equipment, material, and supply needs in consideration of patient/procedure complexity in support of timely and efficient clinic operations and provider schedules.

Contacts patients to schedule/reschedule patient appointments. Maintains accurate demographic information in the scheduling system.

Maintains inventory of equipment, instruments and supplies. Assists with replacements/repairs. Maximizes room utilization through inventory, stocking, cleaning of operatories, and daily preparation of dental units. Maintains cleanliness of waiting room.

Notifies of patient arrival and escorts patients through the clinic. Provides special assistance for non-ambulatory patients. Follows standard clinical safety protocol for Patient Identification Verification.

Collects data for quality improvement/departmental studies. Supports and assists in research as directed.

Enters patient data into the electronic medical record. Reviews discharge instructions with patient as prepared by provider.

Performs basic dental laboratory procedures such as model pouring for dentures and partials.

Performs any other clerical duties as assigned by the Supervisor.


High School diploma or High School student in good academic standing with a valid work permit. Knowledge of dental terminology, procedures, and computer experience preferred; or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.

EOE Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled

Job Title: Dental Aide

Location: Eastman Dental Center

Job ID: 211257

Regular/Temporary: Regular

Full/Part Time: TAR