Oral Surgery Dental Assistant - Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, School of Dental Medicine
March 2, 2018
Oral Surgery Dental Assistant - Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, School of Dental Medicine - (18001110)
To assist in a fast paced Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery department, upholding top quality patient care, with staff and faculty working together to maximize the educational experience for the under graduate and post graduate students.
The dental assistant will assist general dentists and specialty dentists chair side. The individual will greet and escort patients. Individual will take radiographs as instructed by the provider. The individual will set up and break down operatories and clean operatory areas after each patient. In addition, the individual will be responsible for sterilization and maintaining equipment and materials in accordance with OSHA, federal and state guidelines. The individual will also be responsible for stocking all materials needed in the clinic on a daily basis. In addition, the dental assistant will support the front desk operations. The individual will be able to schedule appointments, check in patients, collect and verify patient demographics, retrieve charts, document treatments plans and other tasks in support of office administration.
Vocational/Technical diploma or Associates degree.
1-3 years' experience.
Radiology certification required.
Working knowledge of dental software.
Exhibits knowledge and proficiency with sterile technique and assisting various specialties.
Sound knowledge of HIPAA and OSHA compliance in regards to infection control, blood borne pathogens, sterilization and radiology.
Prior experience of one to two years in Oral Surgery preferred.
Experience with laser, General and IV sedation surgeries, and implant surgeries.
Ability to assist in ambulatory general anesthesia clinic and implant surgeries.
Must be proficient taking all types of radiographic images as instructed by the provider.
Knowledge of proper sterilization of surgical operating room suits.
Standing for periods of longer than 1 hour.
Computer skill to include Excel and Word, Axium and Dentrix dental software preferred.
Knowledge of medical environment and medical emergencies.
Competent with sterile technique.
Special Work Schedule Requirements: Overtime may be required based on the need of the department. Need to rotate taking night call based on clinic needs, and available staff. Must be flexible with assigned schedule to accommodate special circumstances.
An employee in this position must complete all appropriate background checks at the time of hire, promotion, or transfer.