Dental Assistant

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Come join the staff at OU HSC and become a part of Oklahoma’s premier research university which leads the state in education and career opportunities. This position perform chairside dental assisting in a dental pediatric resident clinic. Duties: Provides chair side dental assistance, prepares and sterilizes equipment. Document patient care. Takes and develops dental radiographs (x rays). May provide administrative assistance. Assists the dentist during a variety of treatment procedures to include but not limited to placement of bases and liners and placement and removal of rubber dams, insertion, finishing, and removal of temporary restorations. Prepares set up trays for anesthetic, operative, prosthetic, periodontal, prophylactic, endodontic, and orthodontic dentistry. Prepares dental equipment and materials for treatment. Performs patient charting as instructed by the dentist. Follows infection control protocol and prepares and sterilizes instruments and equipment. Greets patient and gets them situated in the treatment room. Provides patients with instructions for oral care following surgery or other dental treatment procedures. Takes impressions of patient’s teeth for study casts (models of teeth). May perform office management tasks that often require the use of a personal computer. Schedules appointments, answers phones, data entry, and orders supplies. Performs various duties as needed to successfully fulfill the functions of the position. Job Requirements Required Education: High School Diploma or GED AND: 6 months as a Dental Assistant Equivalency/Substitution: Will accept completion of a dental assisting program, possession of a valid Oklahoma Dental Assistant Permit, AND possession of the Radiation Safety and Protection certification from the OK Board of Dentistry in lieu of required experience Skills: Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Ability to follow outlined policies and guidelines. Ability to provide patient care and customer service. Ability to multitask Must have a professional and positive attitude. Certifications: Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Certification (CPR) Advertised Physical Requirements: Physical: Standing for long periods of time. Manual dexterity. Speaking, walking, stooping, and bending. Environmental: Clinic Environment. Why You Belong at the University of Oklahoma: The University of Oklahoma fosters an inclusive culture of respect and civility, belonging, and access, which are essential to our collective pursuit of excellence and our determination to change lives. The unique talents, perspectives, and experiences of our community enrich the learning, and working environment at OU, inspiring us to harness our innovation, creativity, and collaboration for the advancement of people everywhere. Equal Employment Opportunity Statement: The University of Oklahoma, in compliance with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations, does not discriminate based on race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression, age, religion, disability, political beliefs, or status as a veteran in any of its policies, practices, or procedures. This includes, but is not limited to, admissions, employment, financial aid, housing, services in educational programs or activities, and health care services that the University operates or provides. Hiring contingent upon a Background Check?: Yes Special Indications: None Job Posting: May 7, 2024 JOB DESCRIPTION HELP Required Attachments Documents required for this position are listed under the “Required Attachments” section of this job listing. You will be required to upload and attach these documents in the application process. Important: ALL required documents must be attached to your job application or your documents will not be visible to the hiring department!

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