Dental Assistant

Columbus, Ohio
28 May 2019
End of advertisement period
26 Jul 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

The Ohio State University College of Dentistry is seeking a full-time dental assistant for its affiliated Dental Faculty Practice (DFP). When our faculty is not teaching the next generation of dentists, our faculty dentists provide expert care for children and adults through DFP and provide virtually every area of dental care available.

The Ohio State University College of Dentistry is the fourth largest public dental school in the United States, and it is the only public dental school in Ohio. The college is divided into ten divisions with all major ADA-recognized dental specialties represented. The College has approximately 600 students in its undergraduate and graduate programs.

The Ohio State University is proud to be a premier employer that provides an exceptional total rewards package including medical, dental, vision and many other ‘hidden’ benefits. Our competitive benefits package is offered to all eligible faculty and staff in order to attract, develop and retain top performers eager to share their talent, time and success. Our benefits support your health and financial goals and include not only health insurance, but also generous state retirement, tuition assistance for our employees and their dependents, wellness initiatives, and much more. Please visit for detailed information. Be your best at The Ohio State University!

The ortho/restorative dental assistant will be responsible for chairside assisting with each half day supporting a different dentist; covering orthodontics and laboratory support to the orthodontist and restorative dentist; maintaining equipment and instruments; dispensing dental materials; preparing trays; maintaining and ordering supplies; cleaning and sterilizing instruments and taking radiographs including CBCT; providing patient instructions; provides direct assistance in patient treatment including but not limited to : taking records, scanning, taking impressions, removing wires and auxiliaries and remove elastics and planning next patient care appointments.

Monday-Friday, 7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

This position requires successful completion of a criminal background check and drug and alcohol screening.

A dental assistant needs to be able to: use of both hands, dexterity in the fingers and the ability to manipulate instruments, materials, dental hand pieces, and operate dental equipment. The use of feet is necessary to manipulate dental equipment. The body must be able to work from a dental stool in order to perform most dental procedures. The ability to sit and stand for duration of time is also necessary. Other specific requirements include color spectrum differentiation; manual dexterity/motor coordination, hand-eye coordination, physical communications; visual acuity and communication/language development. Individuals in this position may be exposed to the following: blood borne pathogens; chemical hazards (skin irritants); vibrating equipment; and latex.