Dental Assistant

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Required Qualifications: As per Civil Service Standards and Specifications. High School Diploma/GED. One year of experience in dental assisting OR graduation from an accredited program in dental assisting.

Preferred Qualifications:  Bi-Lingual in Spanish. Two or more years of experience in dental assisting in a dental office.
Brief Description of Duties:  This position will be working at the Dental Care Center. 

  • Assist during the examination treatment, screening, and emergency care of patients.
  • Prepare the necessary instrument set-ups for the procedures to be done.
  • Mix cement, amalgam, or composite filling materials & impression material.
  • Clean up the dental operatory after patient visits.
  • In conjunction with designated faculty, work with dental students in their training in the use of dental auxiliaries in the delivery of dental care (i.e. four-handed dentistry), consisting of sitting at a chair, twisting, leaning across the patient.
  • Work in the supply and dispensing rooms issuing material to students and faculty, and keep associated records. Dispense supplies consists of carrying instrument trays and equipment (such as cavitrons, composite lights, electrosurges etc...) from storage cabinets to counter.
  • Assist with inventory control of dental supplies. Also include unloading the supplies delivered off a cart, taken out of boxes and put away in high and low cabinets and shelves. This involves lifting and bending while carrying the stock.
  • Assist with maintaining the Dental Care Center and dental equipment in a clean and orderly fashion.
  • Take and develop X-ray films.
  • Maintain patient records of appointments and insurance records, answer telephones, make appointments.
  • Sterilize equipment and instruments. Sort and identify instruments
  • Attend training and development courses to include CPR, Infection Control, Right to know.
  • Other duties as assigned.
  • Special Notes:  This is a full-time position, 37.5 hours per week, Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  FLSA Nonexempt position, eligible for the overtime provisions of the FLSA.  Internal and external search to occur simultaneously.  Mandatory rehire roster candidates have preference.

    Patient Contact:  Prior to start date, the selected candidate must meet the following requirements:  Successfully complete pre-employment physical examination and obtain medical clearance from Stony Brook University's Employee Health Services (The hiring department will be responsible for any fee incurred for examination), clear a background investigation, submit (3) written reference, and provide a copy of any required New York State license(s)/certificate(s).  Please be advised that failure to comply with any of the above requirements could result in a delayed start date and/or revocation of the employment offer.

    Essential Position:  This has been designated as an essential position based on the duties of the job and the functions performed.  Positions that are designated as such are required to report to work/remain at work even if classes are cancelled, and the campus is working on limited operations in an emergency. 

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    Stony Brook University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer.  We encourage protected veterans, individuals with disabilities, women and minorities to apply. 

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    Job Field: Allied Health
    Primary Location: US-NY-Stony Brook
    Schedule: Full-time
    Posting Start Date: Feb 12, 2019
    Posting End Date: Feb 26, 2019, 11:59:00 PM




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    Posted: 2/13/2019
    Application Due: 2/27/2019
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