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Dental Assistant

  • Job ID: 435065570
  • Status: Full-Time
  • Regular/Temporary: Regular
  • Hours:
  • 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: $15.65 to $24.56 / hour

Description

The Dental Assistant is responsible for the 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).
  • Dental Radiology Certificate required or obtained within 6 months of employment.


Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:
Dental Radiology Certificate required or obtained within 6 months of employment.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 31 Child Abuse Reporting with renewal
  • Act 33 with renewal
  • Act 34 with renewal
  • Act 73 FBI Clearance with renewal

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