Dental Assistant D University City
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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. http://www.dental.upenn.edu/
Assist dentist chairside utilizing 4-handed technique in patient treatment. Perform, under direct supervision of a dentist, the following: placing and removing rubber dams, placing and removing matrices, placing and contouring amalgam restorations and placing and finishing composite resin restorations. Fabrication of Crown and bridge provisionals, sealants, coronal polishing, fluoride treatments, including fluoride varnish. Taking impressions of teeth for study models, diagnostic casts and athletic appliances. Working knowledge of Specialty Dental procedures including, Orthodontics, Periodontics and Implant and Oral Surgery. Take, develop and mount x-rays, maintain supplies, set-up and breakdown of operatories. Assist at multi locations as necessary.
Assist the general & specialty dentist chairside as assigned. Perform instrument management, sterilization processing & inventory control in an accurate manner & ensure compliance with all policies & procedures. End-to-end patient service, set up & breakdown of operatories per policies. Allocate time, resources efficiently & effectively; Take responsibility for all work activities; Implement decisions that have been agreed upon; Maintain confidentiality with sensitive info at all times.
Perform dental procedures on patients utilizing Expanded Function skills. Possess & maintain current PA permit for application of these duties including meeting all continuing education reqs. Treat all fairly & respectfully; Work effectively with others, regardless of their background, position, or status; Respect different values & viewpoints. Work collegially with others, cooperating in both interpersonal & team relationships; Foster enthusiasm & maintain mutual trust, candor & respect.
Expose and mount digital radiographs. Proactively identify issues with supervisor/mgr. Possess and maintain working knowledge of dental procedures, apply advanced assisting techniques as appropriate for each specialty area assigned. Model professional behavior/conduct. Act professionally & calmly at all times; Treat all people respectfully; Take personal responsibility for correcting problems; Follow up to ensure satisfaction with the level of service they have received.
Set-up and breakdown of operatory using current infection control standards. Effectively manage conflict with all stakeholders in the dept. Support the front desk when needed & other duties as assigned. Work effectively and consistently with Penn community (e.g., students, faculty, staff), Remain calm in stressful situations; Consistently demonstrate pleasant & respectful disposition that puts people at ease.
Organize and maintain accurate records, greet and set-up for patient procedures. Proficiency and knowledge of Specialty Dental procedures including, Orthodontics, Periodontics and Implant and Oral Surgery.
An Associate’s Degree or two year college equivalant and 5 years to 7 years of experience or equivalent combination of education and experience is required.
Current CPR certification and BLS preferred. Experience carrying out duties when faced with interruptions, distractions and a fluctuating workload. Ability to use tact, diplomacy and maintain a high level of confidentiality. Technical skills to learn and use enterprise systems and departmental tools. Experience using standard office equipment such as copier, fax and calculator. Clear and understandable speech to disseminate information and forward messages in a thorough and appropriate manner. Excellent interpersonal skills with diverse groups and individuals at all organizational levels, both inside and outside of the University. Excellent problem solving skills. Strong commitment to teamwork. Service-oriented, with ability to maintain a pleasant and helpful attitude. Ability to troubleshoot and problem solve.
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