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Dental Assist Partnership

  • Job ID: 125146135
  • Status: Full-Time
  • Regular/Temporary: Flex
  • Hours: 7:45 a.m. to 4:15 p.m.
  • Shift: Day Job
  • Facility: UPMC Altoona
  • Department: Dental Clinic
  • Location: 501 Howard Avenue, Altoona PA 16601
  • Union Position: No
  • Salary Range: $14.46 to $22.05 / hour


Monday-Friday 7:45 a.m. to 4:15 p.m.   Flex Fulltime 


The Dental Assistant provides assistance to a licensed oral surgeon/dentist under his/her direction, and provides general clerical and receptionist functions for the dental clinic under the supervision of the Clinic Manager.



  • Demonstrates understanding of age specific needs of the dental client population. Demonstrates appropriate precautions for blood/body fluid exposure.Performs care/services with respect for the patient's dignity, privacy, individuality and rights.
  • Performs sterilization of dental equipment. Organizes operatories, stocks supplies, checks for integrity of package, sterility and expiration dates with the exception of medications.Maintains operatory disinfection according to regulatory requirements.Provides a safe and secure environment for the patient.
  • Is accountable and adaptable to all Clinic safety procedures, continuing education requirements, operational procedures, corporate compliance requirements, disaster plan, and regulatory requirements.
  • Demonstrates basic knowledge and understanding in the use of dental equipment.
  • Works cooperatively with ancillary services and outside agencies.
  • Bills Medical Assistance and all third party payors in a timely fashion and keeps up to date with provider requirements for the same.
  • Communicates and documents concise, appropriate and accurate information to the healthcare team.
  • Responds appropriately to emergency situations (i.e. cardiac arrest, fire drills, etc.)
  • Pulls patient charts and assures that all paperwork and reports are included for the dentists. Responsible for filing Clinic documents efficiently and accurately.
  • Properly registers new patients and obtains consent forms and insurance information; prepares new patient charts and enters patient information into the computer system. Schedules patient appointments. Types referral letters.
  • Assists dentists and oral surgeons under his/her direct supervision. Performs radiographs, as ordered, including exposure and development under the direct supervision of an oral surgeon/dentist.



Must be a graduate of an approved Dental Assistant Program.

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)
  • 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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   Current UPMC employees must apply in HR Direct