Sr. Dental Assistant

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Job location: Miami, FL

Employment Type: Full-time
Posted data: 2020-12-30
Req: R100042969
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The University of Miami is among the top research universities and academic medical centers in the nation, and one of the largest private employers in South Florida.

With more than 16,000 faculty and staff, the University strives for excellence, and is driven by a powerful mission to transform and impact the lives of its students, patients, members of the community, and people across the globe.

The University is committed to fostering a culture of belonging, where everyone feels valued and has the opportunity to add value. Through values of Diversity, Integrity, Responsibility, Excellence, Compassion, Creativity, and Teamwork (DIRECCT) the U community works together to create an environment driven by purpose, excellence, community, and service.

The Department of Surgery is currently seeking a Sr. Dental Assistant. The incumbent in this position performs a variety of technical duties to assist dentist in the examination and treatment of patients. Screens patients for dental ailments. Assists in the dental treatment of patients to include seating patients, providing dentist with instruments and equipment, and mixing filling an impression materials; chart examination and treatment results on patient’s dental records. Explains procedure to patient being rendered and subsequent treatments needed. Records patient’s medical history and chief complaints.

Sets up for dental procedures according to patients’ treatment. Assists dentist at chair side during procedures by performing a variety of technical duties.

Records treatment results on patient’s dental record; instruct patients in the care of teeth and appliances; provide instructional material as required. Cleans sterilizes and assemble instruments, supplies and equipment required for specific dental procedures. Schedule and confirm appoints, process dental records as required; Performs routine maintenance on instruments and equipment. Requisition supplies and equipment as needed. Assist the dentist directly at chair side with operative, oral surgery, orthodontic and a wide range or other procedures. Perform laboratory functions such as pouring and trimming models, constructing custom trays and fabricating temporary crowns and bridges. Maintain inventory of medications and controlled substances for use in oral surgery. Knowledge of use of retractions to increase visibility during surgical procedures. Keep a log of all prosthetic cases. Exposing digital, panorex and cone beam x-rays

Exposing and developing dental x-rays. Maintains confidentiality of all patient information according to federal and state guidelines and regulations. Performs other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Knowledge and the principles, practices and procedures of general dentistry and/or oral surgery as applied to assisting a dentist in the treatment and care of patients. Knowledge of the types of instruments and materials used in the practice of general dentistry and oral surgery. Ability to follow oral and written direction of a professional person in exact detail. Ability to deal with patient with empathy and respect. Effective verbal and written communication skills along with proper telephone etiquette. Performs in tactful and professional manner.. Knowledge of various software used in the dental practice: Dental I-Cat, SCHICK, Dimaxis, Patterson

Education Requirements (Essential Requirements):

High school or equivalent

Certificate in Dental Assisting

Certified in Expanded Duties

Dental Radiographer License

Work Experience Requirements (Essential Requirements):

Minimum five (5) years’ experience in dental assisting

The University of Miami offers competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, tuition remission and more.

UHealth-University of Miami Health System, South Florida's only university-based health system, provides leading-edge patient care powered by the ground breaking research and medical education at the Miller School of Medicine. As an academic medical center, we are proud to serve South Florida, Latin America and the Caribbean. Our physicians represent more than 100 specialties and sub-specialties, and have more than one million patient encounters each year. Our tradition of excellence has earned worldwide recognition for outstanding teaching, research and patient care. We're the challenge you've been looking for.

Patient safety is a top priority. As a result, during the Influenza ("the flu") season (September through April), the University Of Miami Miller School Of Medicine requires all employees who provide ongoing services to patients, work in a location (all Hospitals and clinics) where patient care is provided, or work in patient care or clinical care areas, to have an annual influenza vaccination. Failure to meet this requirement will result in rescinding or termination of employment.

The University of Miami is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Females/Minorities/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities are encouraged to apply. Applicants and employees are protected from discrimination based on certain categories protected by Federal law. Click here for additional information.

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Posted: 11/17/2020
Application Due: 1/14/2021
Work Type: Full Time