The School of Dentistry shares the mission of the Oregon Health & Science University to provide educational programs, basic and clinical research, and high quality care and community programs. We strive to foster an environment of mutual respect where the free exchange of ideas can flourish. The dental school prepares graduates in general dentistry and the dental specialties to deliver compassionate and ethical oro-facial health care.
Read more about the School of Dentistry: http://www.ohsu.edu/xd/education/schools/school-of-dentistry
The Dental Assistant 2, under the supervision of a licensed dentist, provides chair side assistance to dentists, residents, dental students, and dental hygienists. Employees in this class may perform clerical duties such as scheduling appointments and checking in patients.
This position may also float to the dental school to provide support to clinics there.
- Two years of chair side dental assisting; OR
- Completion of a Dental Assistant training program; OR
- Equivalent combination of experience and training
- Passed the DANB exam for dental assisting/x-ray certification (does not require CDA)
- Certification by the Oregon State Board of Dentistry for Radiological Proficiency required
- Current valid Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) card issued by the American Heart Association (AHA) required
- General knowledge of: equipment, procedures, and terminology used in dentistry; sterile and aseptic technique, scrubbing, and disinfecting
- Standards, principles, and practices related to radiological functions
- Basic knowledge of: Professional and legal standards required to work as a dental assistant; routine clerical functions (e.g., scheduling treatment)
- Skill in:operation of xray equipment and processing film; mixing amalgams, cements, and impression materials; chair side assistance including four-handed dentistry; performing cardiopulmonary resuscitation; safely manipulating equipment, instruments, and materials; answering questions for patients, students, and health care professionals; reading patient charts and extracting significant information
- Ability to stand for four continuous hours a day
- Ability to walk, sit, and stand for up to four continuous hours twice per day
- Ability to bend, lift and carry up to 20 lbs
- Must be able to perform the essential functions of the position with or without accommodation
- Completion of a Dental Assistant training program
- Knowledge and experience in the use of computer scheduling programs and electronic health record
Work schedule: Monday – Friday 8am – 5pm; 214 N. Russell Street; Exposure to human fluids and radiation.
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