Dental Assistant (S)

Rochester, NY


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 several grasps

  8. Pen grasp

  9. Palm grasp

  10. Palm-thumb grasp

  11. Other techniques

  12. The right hand is used for grasping the patient’s cheek or tongue

  13. Operating the oral evacuating equipment

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


  16. Participates in routine operations of the clinic including:

  17. Develops and labels x-rays; documents exposures

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

  19. Provide support to the Lead Assistant for order processing

  20. Stocking chair side cabinets

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

  22. Prepare and label model boxes for all new patients

  23. Maintain patient forms inventory and restock as necessary

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


  26. Assists with dental procedures in the operating room

  27. Assists faculty and residents

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

  29. Maintains inventory for all dental supplies

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

  31. Cleans and maintains:

  32. Suction

  33. Curing lights

  34. Cabinets

  35. Carts

  36. Tables

  37. Stock OR carts

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

  39. Work as a team with:

  40. Faculty

  41. Resident

  42. Support OR staff

  43. Pass, receive and decontaminate instruments

  44. Able to effectively utilize the oral evacuating equipment

  45. Apply water and air to the field of operation

  46. Maintain patient forms and restock as necessary

  47. Comply with policies and procedures as mandated by NYSDOH

Education and Experience :

Graduate of an accredited school of dental assisting. Prefer 1 year of experience as a dental assistant, but not required.

The University of Rochester is committed to fostering, cultivating, and preserving a culture of equity, diversity, and inclusion to advance the University’s mission to Learn, Discover, Heal, Create – and Make the World Ever Better. In support of our values and those of our society, the University is committed to not discriminating on the basis of age, color, disability, ethnicity, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, military/veteran status, national origin, race, religion/creed, sex, sexual orientation, citizenship status, or any other status protected by law. This commitment extends to the administration of our policies, admissions, employment, access, and recruitment of candidates from underrepresented populations, veterans, and persons with disabilities consistent with these values and government contractor Affirmative Action obligations.

How To Apply

All applicants must apply online.

EOE Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled

Pay Range

Pay Range: $ 19.00 - $ 24.70 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: Part-Time