Dental Assistant (PRN30835B)
Company: University of Utah
Location: Salt Lake City
Posted on: June 25, 2022
This position assists dentists or orthodontists with routine as
well as restorative and surgical procedures. The incumbent
maintains and operates equipment and instruments under the
direction of the dentist or orthodontist, and provides initial
orientation for dental residents. This position may be required to
access and administer medications within their scope of practice
and according to State Law.
University of Utah Job ID# PRN30835B 00262 - Plastic & Reconstruct
WORK SCHEDULE: Part Time
Prepares patients and treatment rooms for procedures.
2. Cleans, sterilizes and maintains instruments.
3. Obtains, develops, mounts, and files x-rays.
4. Assists dentist or orthodontists with procedures by preparing,
identifying and providing appropriate instruments.
5. Provides suctioning, sponging and retracting procedures.
6. Assists the dentist or orthodontist with preparation and
administration of sedation anesthesia.
7. Instructs patients on appropriate dental hygiene practices.
8. Orders, stocks and maintains equipment and supplies.
9. Schedules patient appointments.
10. Performs laboratory procedures by pouring, trimming and
mounting models and making custom trays.
Work Environment and Level of Frequency that may be required:
Nearly Continuously: Office environment.
Seldom: Vibration (Exposure to oscillating movements of extremities
or whole body), infectious disease, oils (there is air or skin
exposure to oils or other cutting fluids).
Physical Requirements and Level of Frequency that may be
Nearly Continuously: Hearing, listening, talking.
Often: Repetitive hand motion (such as typing), walking, standing,
Seldom: Bending, reaching overhead.
Completion of Dental Assistant Course and one year chair-side
experience or equivalency. Successful completion of Radiology
Safety and Health exam or complete within six months of hire. Basic
Life Support Health Care Provider card or obtained within one month
of hire. Excellent human relations and effective communication
skills also required.
Additional license requirements as determined by the hiring
This position is patient-sensitive and must fulfill all associated
requirements. We protect our patients, coworkers, and community by
requiring all patient-sensitive employees to be immunized according
to CDC standards and hospital policy. Limited exemptions may be
made for documented medical contraindications or religious beliefs
that object to vaccinations.
Applicants must demonstrate the potential ability to perform the
essential functions of the job as outlined in the position
TO APPLY, VISIT: https://utah.peopleadmin.com/postings/134473
EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY
The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity
employer. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the
application process will be provided to individuals with
disabilities. Please contact the Office of Equal Opportunity and
Affirmative Action, 201 S. Presidents Cr., Rm 135, (801) 581-8365
(V/TDD), for further information or to request an accommodation.
The University of Utah is committed to diversity in its workforce.
Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.
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