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Across UPMC, our guiding principle is to always prioritize the safety of our employees, patients, and members. UPMC believes that vaccination is important, helps protect all, and advocates that everyone who can be vaccinated should be vaccinated.

UPMC complies with all governmental requirements related to local, state, and federal COVID-19 vaccination for employment. The Jan. 13 Supreme Court of the United States decision that the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services federal COVID-19 vaccine mandate will move forward requires UPMC to ensure employees either get vaccinated or receive a requested medical or religious exemption.

If you are not yet vaccinated, we urge you to get a vaccine now. You can schedule your COVID-19 vaccination through UPMC or visit a non-UPMC provider or UPMC Urgent Care location.

Proof of vaccination is not required upon hire; however, employees will be responsible for ensuring post-hire compliance by getting vaccinated or requesting a medical or religious exemption.

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Dental Associate


This entry level position is designed to train individuals to perform a variety of patient care. Associates will be trained on interpersonal and technical skills. This position will learn to work chair-side as the dentist examines and treat patients. This position will be trained to assist patients in being as comfortable as possible in the dental chair, preparing patients for treatment, obtaining, and updating their medical records, taking vital signs, and giving post-operative instructions.

This role will work the daylight shift that is 7:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m.


  • Call patients and confirm appointments
  • Pull and file charts for daily operations
  • Cover front desk
  • Seat patients in operatories
  • Set up trays for restorative and surgical procedures
  • Learn how to hand instruments and materials to dentist for a variety of procedures.
  • Perform blood pressures, making referrals when necessary
  • Dailey maintenance of dental equipment such as x-ray machine, hand pieces, developers, central suction, eyewash stations etc. As specified in the OSHA and Infection Control Manuals, documenting work records as required? Manage expirations on all supplies
  • Order supplies
  • Stock all operatories
  • Clean operatories between patient use and according to hospital protocol for infectious diseases
  • Prepare instruments /handpieces for sterilization
  • Meets all standards of performance and adhere to all applicable policies, procedures, and regulations



  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • Dental Radiology Certificate preferred. Department will assist in obtaining when eligible.

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:

  • Dental Radiology Certificate preferred. Department will assist in obtaining when eligible.
  • CPR required based on AHA standards that include both a didactic and skills demonstration component within 30 days of hire.

UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran

COVID-19 Vaccination Information

Individuals hired into this role must comply with UPMC’s COVID vaccination requirements upon beginning employment with UPMC. Refer to the COVID-19 Vaccination Information section at the top of this page to learn more.

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