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Orthodontal Dental Assistant (Dental Assistant)

Company: Indiana University
Location: Indianapolis
Posted on: May 12, 2024

Job Description:

DepartmentDENTISTRY-ORTHO & ORAL FACIAL (IN-DSOF-IUINA)Department InformationThe Indiana University School of Dentistry has been advancing oral health in the state and beyond since 1879, when it was founded as the Indiana Dental College. Over the past 140 years, we've become a national leader in preparing oral health professionals, conducting innovative research that has an impact on patients and the profession, and providing patient-centered care.Job Summary

  • Provides chair side assistance to dentist by passing instruments, holding devices such as suction tubes, and cleaning patients mouth during and after specialty dental and root canal procedures.
  • Assists in administration of local anesthetic agent.
  • Takes patients' blood pressure and maintain patients' vital statistics.
  • Provides preoperative care to patients, prepare patients for surgery by positioning them comfortably and applying topical anesthetics, and provide post-operative care and instructions to patients.
  • Instructs graduate students and pre-doctoral dental students on taking digital radiographs, cone beam radiographs and cone beam scans.
  • Confirms that instruments are sterilized and working properly and organize them for procedures and/or surgery.
  • Ensures that equipment used for dental procedures is sterilized and areas are clean and ready to receive new patients.
  • Assists front office in scheduling follow up visits.QualificationsThis position may be filled at the Foundational Career Level or the Intermediate Career Level depending on the candidate's qualifications. Although they will be similar, the duties and responsibilities may differ if filled at the lower rank. Please see the qualifications for each level listed below.Foundational Requirements:EDUCATIONRequired
    • High school diploma or equivalent (such as HSED or GED). WORK EXPERIENCERequired
      • Completion of an accredited dental assisting training program; OR
      • 6 months of dental assisting experience. LICENSES AND CERTIFICATESRequired
        • Radiology License upon date of hire. SKILLSRequired
          • Possesses strong technical aptitude
          • Demonstrated customer service skills
          • Strong communication and listening skills
          • Ability to simultaneously handle multiple prioritiesIntermediate Requirements: Combinations of related education and experience may be considered. Education beyond the minimum required may be substituted for work experience. Work experience beyond the minimum required may be substituted for education. EDUCATIONRequired
            • High school diploma or equivalent (such as HSED or GED). WORK EXPERIENCERequired
              • 1 year of assisting in applicable specialty dental assisting. LICENSES AND CERTIFICATIONSRequired
                • Indiana X-Ray License upon date of hire. Preferred
                  • Dental Assistant Certification upon date of hire. SKILLSRequired
                    • Demonstrates a high level of accuracy, even under pressure.
                    • Ability to work in a safe and efficient manner.
                    • Demonstrated customer service skills.
                    • Performs work independently with minimal supervision.
                    • Possesses strong technical aptitude.
                    • Strong communication and listening skills.
                    • Articulate and responsive to colleagues.
                    • Demonstrates a high commitment to quality.
                    • Effective interpersonal skills.
                    • Ability to simultaneously handle multiple priorities.
                    • Seeks to acquire knowledge in area of specialty.Working Conditions / DemandsThis role requires sedentary work as well as extended durations of moving about the workplace. It requires the ability to move objects and equipment weighing up to 25 pounds, and the ability to discern between various objects and devices and to position patients. The person in this role must be able to perform the essential functions with or without an accommodation.Work LocationIU IndianapolisIndianapolis, IndianaAdvertised Salary$35,360 - $39,624 per year based on experience. Benefits OverviewFor full-time staff employees, Indiana University offers a wide array of benefits including:
                      • Multiple plan options for medical insurance
                      • Dental insurance
                      • Health Savings Account with generous IU contribution
                      • Life insurance, LTD, and AD&D options
                      • Base retirement plan contribution from IU, subject to vesting
                      • Additional supplemental retirement plan options
                      • Tuition benefit for IU classes
                      • 10 paid holidays per year
                      • Generous Paid Time Off
                      • Paid Parental Leave
                      • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)Learn more about our benefits by reviewing our online Benefits Brochure.Job ClassificationCareer Level: IntermediateFLSA: NonexemptJob Function: Health ServicesJob Family: DentistryClick here to learn more about Indiana University's Job Framework.Posting DisclaimerThis posting is scheduled to close at 11:59 pm EST on the advertised Close Date. This posting may be closed at any time at the discretion of the University, but will remain open for a minimum of 5 business days. To guarantee full consideration, please submit your application within 5 business days of the Posted Date.If you wish to include a cover letter, you may include it with your resume when uploading attachments.Equal Employment OpportunityIndiana University is an equal employment and affirmative action employer and a provider of ADA services. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment based on individual qualifications. Indiana University prohibits discrimination based on age, ethnicity, color, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, national origin, disability status or protected veteran status. Indiana University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in its educational programs and activities, including employment and admission, as required by Title IX. Questions or complaints regarding Title IX may be referred to the U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights or the university Title IX Coordinator. See Indiana University's Notice of Non-Discrimination here which includes contact information.Campus Safety and SecurityThe Annual Security and Fire Safety Report, containing policy statements, crime and fire statistics for all Indiana University campuses, is available online. You may also request a physical copy by emailing IU Public Safety at or by visiting IUPD.Contact UsRequest SupportTelephone: 812-856-1234

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