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Dental Assistant

  • Job ID: 584292795
  • Status: Full-Time
  • Regular/Temporary: Regular
  • Hours: 7:30am to 4:00pm
  • Shift: Day Job
  • Facility: UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh
  • Department: Dental Service
  • Location: 4401 Penn Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15224
  • Union Position: No
  • Salary Range: $15.88 to $24.98 / hour



Under general supervision, according to the established policies and procedures, in accordance with the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Dental Law, this person performs duties associated with the delivery of clinical dental care in the Oakland Dental Clinic, Oakland OR and the North Hills Surgi-Center OR. Interacts favorably with patients, parents, co-workers, supervisors, dentists and other Hospital staff in a dignified manner so that the Department's operations are orderly, efficient and consistent with Hospital decorum and high standards of professionalism.



  • Fit Orthodontic bands for final approval by the Dentist
  • Keep OR procedure room carts and shelves clean and properly stocked.
  • Keep treatment rooms clean and properly stocked.
  • Prepare electronic discharge documents and school/work excuses.
  • Take and pour study model impressions, trimming and finishing cases.
  • Assist in the clinic and hospital OR including proper room se up, chair assistance and clean up according to hospital and clinic standards.
  • All other duties assigned by manager, clinic coordinator and senior dental assistant.
  • Take and pour study model impressions, trim and finish cases, mail and receive appliances and models from laboratories
  • Take and develop radiographs of a consistent, good diagnostic quality for review by dentist.
  • Provide input to the annual performance review for the dental assistants in a timely manner.
  • Give and receive accurate and complete information to parents and doctors while displaying professionalism.
  • Train dental assistants and dental assistant students in the proper methodologies of assisting in the OR both Main and Satellite locations, stocking supplies, preparing for each patient cleaning up after each patient and proper documentation.
  • Maintain equipment and supplies with oversight from the Clinic Coordinator.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Perform all necessary housekeeping procedures including keeping all work areas properly stocked. Manage spills and patient accidents
  • Fit orthodontic bands for final approval by the dentist.
  • Page, greet and seat patient. Weigh patient if applicable. Prepare electronic documents including discharge summary and school/work excuse.



  • High school diploma required.
  • Graduate of a dental assisting school preferred.
  • Experience and skill with standard four-handed dentistry techniques.

Applicants will be placed in the appropriate job title and salary from the Dental Assistant Career Ladder, based on their individual experience and education.

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:

  • Dental Radiology Certificate
  • Act 31 Child Abuse Reporting with renewal
  • Act 33 with renewal
  • Act 34 with renewal
  • Act 73 FBI Clearance with renewal

  • UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran

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