DENTAL ASSISTANT B ORTHODONTICS
Duties: Assist Dentist chair-side utilizing 4-handed technique in patient treatment. Greet and Set-up patients chair-side. Assist with Patient Evaluations. Working knowledge in Orthodontics dental assisting. Take X-rays. Set-up and breakdown of operatories. Order and Maintain Dental supplies.
Assist students, residents and faculty while treating patients; Ensure operatories/cabinets are fully stocked; Maintain supply levels in Orthodontic Unit; Maintain organization and cleanliness of Orthodontic Unit; Sterilize and management of instruments as required. Prepare patients for oral examination and assist other dental professionals in providing treatment to the teeth, mouth, and gums. Work effectively with diverse customers and stakeholders by sharing ideas in a constructive and positive manner; listening to and objectively considering ideas and suggestions from others; keeping commitments; keeping others informed of work progress, timetables and issues; addressing problems and issues constructively to find mutually acceptable and practical business solutions.
Support and be an example of Penn Dental Medicine's Mission Statement; reflect and consistently demonstrate Penn Dental Medicine's Core Values. The mission of Penn Dental Medicine (PDM) is to educate pre-doctoral and graduate dental students in the highest quality clinical and research environment. Core Values - PDM's core values are consistent with the Penn Compact 2020: Inclusion: We value diversity and respect for all. Innovation: We expand knowledge through cutting edge research; We use the latest technology and evidence based practices in teaching and clinical care Impact: We provide high quality comprehensive dental care in all clinics; We make a difference in educational, research and clinical outreach initiatives locally and globally.
Qualifications: Technical School, Certification, training or apprenticeship required beyond High School and 3 years to 5 years of experience or equivalent combination of education and experience is required. Must be CPR and X-Ray certified, as well as trained and certified to provide chairside assistance for Orthodontics residents and faculty. Must have 2-3 years previous dental assisting experience, CDA preferred. Knowledgeable in OSHA standards, aseptic procedures, HIPAA regulations, sterilization,
infection control, and all dental procedures and supplies. Professional appearance and strong communication, facilitation, and organizational skills a must. Must also have basic computer skills and experience with AxiUm software is preferred.
Reference Number: 51-28230
Salary Grade: 023
Employment Type: Non-Exempt
Special Requirements: Background check required after a conditional job offer is made. Consideration of the background check will be tailored to the requirements of the job.
Job Family: 4-Technical Health Services