Dental Assistant II: Ortho

Job description

The Dental Assistant II will provide chair side assistance to the students, residents and faculty in the treatment of orthodontic dental patients in the School of Dentistry, Department of Orthodontics. Primary responsibilities will be to coordinate scheduling of patient appointments; sterilize and maintain equipment and instruments and run appropriate tests to monitor their function; maintain logs for equipment maintenance and safety required by the University, School, and Department for Infection Control; maintain and disinfect operatories between and after patient visits; place patient records in their appropriate locations; expose and upload x-rays; monitor and order supplies; and pour and trim dental impressions. In addition, the Dental Assistant will coordinate efforts with the Business Office management and staff, Clinical Affairs Office, Central Records and other departments and divisions within the school. Performs other related duties as assigned.


Required Education & Experience:

At least 6 months experience as an Orthodontic Assistant including experience with dental-orthodontic terminology, procedures and diagnosis, and all phases of dental assisting. Dental Assisting training and certificate from an accredited school, Dental Radiology Certification from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and CPR Certification. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered. 


Required Skills & Abilities:

*Ability to obtain ACT 33 Child Abuse Clearances.

*Demonstrated ability to provide chair-side assistance that requires manual dexterity.

*Demonstrated ability to provide the clinical functions of an orthodontic assistant.

*Ability to utilize dental instruments, sterilizer, operatory equipment, infection control equipment and dental x-ray equipment.

*Demonstrated good communication and interpersonal skills with faculty, students, community members and the ability to communicate to a diverse population.

*Demonstrated knowledge of orthodontic and dental terminology, procedures and diagnosis.

*Demonstrated ability to operate all standard dental instruments.

*Demonstrated ability to prioritize projects and tasks and to respond to multiple requests.

*Demonstrated ability to work with potential pathogens during dental assisting and sterilization procedures.



* Previous Experience in Orthodontics.


This position requires a background check.

This position requires Child Abuse Certifications prior to the commencement of service.


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Compliance Statement: In the performance of their functions as detailed in the position description employees have an obligation to avoid ethical, legal, financial and other conflicts of interest to ensure that their actions and outside activities do not conflict with their primary employment responsibilities at the institution. Employees are also expected to understand and be in compliance with applicable laws, University and employment policies and regulations, including NCAA regulations for areas and departments which their essential functions cause them to interact.


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Primary Location: Pennsylvania-Philadelphia-Health Sciences Campus (HSC)-Kornberg School Of Dentistry
Job: Staff
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day Job
Employee Status: Regular




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Posted: 6/4/2021
Application Due: 9/2/2021
Work Type: Full Time