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University of Rochester Dental Assistant (S) - 226027 in Rochester, New York

Dental Assistant (S)

Job ID

226027

Location

Eastman Dental Center

Full/Part Time

Full-Time

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Regular/Temporary

Regular

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Full Time 40 hours Grade 026 UDFG Dental Facility

Schedule

8 AM-5 PM; SOME WKNDS

Responsibilities

POSITION SUMMARY:

Assists and anticipates the needs of Dentists and Residents with the provision of patient care; and assists in the coordination and operation of the clinic.

SUPERVISION AND DIRECTION EXERCISED:

None.

MACHINES AND EQUIPMENT USED:

Specialty and general dentistry instruments such as Panoral x-ray units, radiograph automatic processors, impression trays, syringes, burs, aspirators, saliva ejectors, suction pumps, amalgamators, ultrasonic cleaners, autoclaves, dental chair and unit, nitrogen tank, OR cart, pulse oximeter, dinamapp B/P monitor, oral surgery instruments, stethoscope, sphygmomanometer, spore testing equipment and densitometer.

TYPICAL DUTIES:

In the Clinic:

  • Provides assistance for Dentists, Specialty Practitioners and Residents. Utilizes "four-handed technique": working as a team with the provider, passes and receives instruments; retracts the patient's cheek or tongue, operates oral vacuum evacuating equipment and applies water and air to the field of operation.

  • Maintains sterile environment. Anticipates armamentarium, specific equipment, material and supply needs for patient and provider. Initiates operatory preparation.

  • Takes intra-oral, extra-oral, panorex radiographs. Anticipates diagnostic needs. Develops and mounts radiographs.

  • Participates in the training of Dental Assistant students and orientation of Dental Assistants. Assists administrative staff in the orientation and evaluation of the General Practice Residents by providing feedback regarding their performance to the Residency Director.

  • Anticipates day-to-day activities, coordinating provider schedules to maintain a satisfactory level of responsiveness to patient needs. Considers and prepares for the complexity of each visit and/or procedure and the time frame required so that the patient schedule may be maintained or modified as needed.

  • Maintains inventory of clinic equipment, instruments, and supplies and initiates requests for replacement and repairs.

  • Maximizes room utilization through inventory, stocking, cleaning of operatories and daily preparation of dental units, cleans and sterilizes instruments after each case for use in the next procedure.

  • Collects data for Quality Assurance and other departmental studies, i.e. spore testing of autoclaves, densitometer testing of the x-ray developer. Participates in departmental committees.

  • Supports and assists in research: collects samples and assists with biopsies.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Graduate of a Dental Assistant Program accredited by The Commission on Accreditation of Dental and Dental Auxiliary Education Program or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Prefer 1 year experience as Dental Assistant or Operating Room experience.

NOTE: This document describes typical duties and responsibilities and is not intended to limit management from assigning other work as required.

How To Apply

All applicants must apply online.

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