Dental Assistant E Advanced Specialty Assistant

Pennsylvania, United States
23 Oct 2018
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23 Dec 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

The University of Pennsylvania, the largest private employer in Philadelphia, is a world-renowned leader in education, research, and innovation. This historic, Ivy League school consistently ranks among the top 10 universities in the annual U.S. News & World Report survey. Penn has 12 highly-regarded schools that provide opportunities for undergraduate, graduate and continuing education, all influenced by Penn’s distinctive interdisciplinary approach to scholarship and learning.

Penn offers a unique working environment within the city of Philadelphia. The University is situated on a beautiful urban campus, with easy access to a range of educational, cultural, and recreational activities. With its historical significance and landmarks, lively cultural offerings, and wide variety of atmospheres, Philadelphia is the perfect place to call home for work and play.

The University offers a competitive benefits package that includes excellent healthcare and tuition benefits for employees and their families, generous retirement benefits, a wide variety of professional development opportunities, supportive work and family benefits, a wealth of health and wellness programs and resources, and much more.

Established in 1878, Penn Dental Medicine is among the oldest university-affiliated dental schools in the nation. Penn Dental Medicine (PDM) is on a mission to provide the highest quality clinical and research environment for students while shaping the future of care. Join Penn Dental Medicine to live that mission every day by supporting the research and clinical needs of our patients, students, faculty, staff, and community. With PDM, not only can you maximize your career potential at an Ivy League Institution, but you can make a real difference in the lives of our patients and students.

Assist and perform auxiliary procedures for specialty related dental services. Candidate must possess advanced knowledge of systems and procedures associated with one or more specialties in orthodontics or periodontics and oral surgery. Experience with 3D imaging including image capture techniques and proficient with patient management software and EHR. A minimum of 5 years working knowledge of systems, products and techniques associated with specialty dental care procedures is required.

Orthodontic dental assistant must be knowledgeable of bracket systems, possess bonding technique experience, and be proficient in Invisalign treatment. Intra-oral digital scanning experience is required. Preparation, placement and positioning of fixed braces. Fitting orthodontic appliances (Ex. Expanders) and fitting bands. Bonding invisalign attachments, and taking digitized impressions. Taking Orthodontic records (pan, ceph, photos). Ability to do wire adjustments. Ability to do Bracket removal and adhesive removal. Ability to Fabricate essix retainers. Ability to place, repair, and remove bonded mandibular lingual retainers. These are among the core skill-set being sought for advanced Orthodontic Assistant.

Periodontal and Oral Surgery assistant must be knowledgeable of implant systems and possess advanced assisting skills in surgical procedures associated with periodontal and oral surgery. Candidate must possess a knowledge of nomenclature and treatments associated with periodontal and oral surgery and a minimum of 5 years experience directly in specialty care dentistry.

Technical School, Certification, training or apprenticeship required beyond High School and 5 years of related experience in specialty dental office setting or equivalent combination of education and experience is required.

Working Knowledge of approved hygiene functions
Strong communications and customer service skills
Working knowledge of approved Dental Assistant functions
EFDA Certificate, and X-Ray license and a CPR license-a plus
Possess a strong commitment to patient care, patient health and quality work

Penn adheres to a policy that prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected class.