Dental Assistant (S)

Rochester, NY


Job Title:

Dental Assistant in Pediatric Dental Clinic and Operating Room

Title of Immediate Supervisor:

Department Administrator


Pediatric Dentistry

Job Summary:

Participates in the daily operations of the Pediatric Dental Clinical Program. Provides chair side assistance to care providers in the pediatric dental clinic and in the operating room. Provides exemplary customer service to patients and care providers.

Job Duties:


  2. Assist dentist

  3. Anticipate instrument, supply or equipment needs during procedure

  4. Utilize four handed dental technique:

  5. Working as a team with the dentist

  6. Pass and receive instruments

  7. With the left hand, pick up and pass the next instrument in a "ready" position using

  8. several grasps

  9. Pen grasp

  10. Palm grasp

  11. Palm-thumb grasp

  12. Other techniques

  13. The right hand is used for grasping the patient's cheek or tongue

  14. Operating the oral evacuating equipment

  15. Applying water and air to the field of operation as needed


  1. Participates in routine operations of the clinic including:

  2. Develops and labels x-rays; documents exposures

  3. Review inventory of all clinic supplies on a weekly basis

  4. Provide support to the Lead Assistant for order processing d. Stocking chair side cabinets

  5. Cleaning and maintaining traps, suction, lights, cabinets, dental chairs, etc.

  6. Prepare and label model boxes for all new patients

  7. Maintain patient forms inventory and restock as necessary

  8. Comply with infection control policies and procedures as mandated by NYSDOH


  1. Assists with dental procedures in the operating room

  2. Assists faculty and residents

  3. Provides support to the operating room staff as it pertains to dentistry

  4. Maintains inventory for all dental supplies

  5. Identify and replace worn instruments (through approved ordering process) as required.

  6. Cleans and maintains:

  7. Suction

  8. Curing lights c. Cabinets

  9. Carts

  10. Tables

  11. Stock OR carts

  12. Utilizes four handed dental technique (as described in section A, item #3)

  13. Work as a team with:

  14. Faculty

  15. Resident

  16. Support OR staff

  17. Pass, receive and decontaminate instruments

  18. Able to effectively utilize the oral evacuating equipment

  19. Apply water and air to the field of operation

  20. Maintain patient forms and restock as necessary

  21. Comply with policies and procedures as mandated by NYSDOH

How To Apply

All applicants must apply online.

EOE Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled

Pay Range

Pay Range: $19.91 - $26.88 Hourly

The referenced pay range represents the minimum and maximum compensation for this job. Individual annual salaries/hourly rates will be set within the job’s compensation range, and will be determined by considering factors including, but not limited to, market data, education, experience, qualifications, expertise of the individual, and internal equity considerations.

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Location: Eastman Dental Center
Full/Part Time: Full-Time