Dental Assistant

Boston University
Boston, Massachusetts, United States
29 Mar 2017
End of advertisement period
26 Apr 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Tracking Code 8746/O2817

Job Description

The Dental Assistant will be responsible for providing clinical support by assisting SDM students in various dental procedures including but not limited to: taking radiographs, set up and break down of dental material for needed procedures, taking impressions and bite registrations, fabricating and cementing temporary crowns, retracting and suctioning during tooth preparations and operative procedures for fixed prosthodontic and periodontic procedures, ensuring optimal patient comfort, sterilizing, this includes ensuring that all operatories are cleaned and disinfected between each patient being seen by the dentist and set up for the next procedure, sterilize instruments for re-circulation including suction heads and treatment bay cuspidor. Additionally, the Dental Assistant assists with reviewing and inputting treatment plans, ensuring consent forms are completed, organizing lab cases by monitoring completion dates, collecting patient data by reviewing medical history, taking blood pressure and pulse and charting clinical findings as directed. Additional responsibilities include:

Practice and adhere to infection control guidelines and OSHA and HIPAA regulations during and after such said procedures and maintain an inventory of supplies to avoid shortages and restock cabinets when indicated.

Demonstrates practice management skills by working as a back-up resource for Patient Coordinator during an absence; including but not limited to: contacting patients as needed, reviewing schedules for optimal utilization, confirmations, answering incoming calls, checking in and out patients, collecting co-payments, registering patients and verifying insurance.

Required Skills

1-3 years of experience and Vocational or Technical degree required.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We are a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.

Job Location Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Position Type Full-Time/Regular