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Dental Assistant

Description

Delivery of clinical Dental/Orthodontic care and assist in ensuring the Department's operations are performed in an orderly, efficient manner.

Responsibilities:

  • Page, greet and seat patient. Weigh patient if applicable. Prepare electronic documents including discharge summary and school/work excuse.
  • Assist in the clinic and hospital OR and Satellite locations including proper room set up, chair side assisting and clean up in accordance with hospital and clinic standards.
  • Take and pour study model impressions, trim and finish cases, mail and receive appliances and models from laboratories
  • Give and receive accurate and complete information to parents and doctors while displaying professionalism.
  • Perform all necessary housekeeping procedures including keeping all work areas properly stocked. Manage spills and patient accidents
  • Take and develop radiographs of a consistent, good diagnostic quality for review by dentist.
  • Mix various cements and materials and place topical anesthetics and rubber dams on patients.
  • Pass instruments to the Dentist/Orthodontist during Dental/Orthodontic examinations and procedures using four handed dental assisting techniques.
  • Maintain equipment and supplies with oversight from the Clinic Coordinator.

Qualifications

High school diploma or equivalent.

Completed a structure dental assisting program in four-handed dentistry (or have 3 years of equivalent work experience).

Certification in field preferred.

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:
CPR required based on AHA standards that include both a didactic and skills demonstration component within 30 days of hire.

  • Basic Life Support (BLS) OR Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
  • Dental Radiology Certificate
  • Act 34

  • UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran

     

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