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Dental Assistant (PRN30835B)

Company: University of Utah
Location: Salt Lake City
Posted on: June 25, 2022

Job Description:

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 Surgery




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 required

Nearly Continuously: Hearing, listening, talking.

Often: Repetitive hand motion (such as typing), walking, standing, sitting.

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 department.

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 description.



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.

Keywords: University of Utah, Salt Lake City , Dental Assistant (PRN30835B), Healthcare , Salt Lake City, Utah

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