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Job: Dental Assistant II- School of Dentistry
Company: Howard University
Location: Washington, DC
Howard University Mission
Howard University is a comprehensive, research-oriented, historically Black private university providing an educational experience of exceptional quality to students of high academic potential with particular emphasis upon the provision of educational opportunities to promising Black students. Further, the University is dedicated to attracting and sustaining a cadre of faculty who are, through their teaching and research, committed to the development of distinguished and compassionate graduates and to the quest for solutions to human and social problems in the United States and throughout the world.
Salary commensurate with qualifications, education & University guidelines.
Under general supervision provides chair side assistant to a dentist in clinics with an emphasis on a dental specialty in a postgraduate program in the College of Dentistry.
Involves no responsibility or authority for the direction of others.
NATURE AND SCOPE:
Internal contacts include administrators, faculty, students and staff of the College of Dentistry. External contacts include visitors to the College of Dentistry.
Provides assistance to students and faculty during clinical procedures.
Takes and develops intra and extra-oral radiographs.
Cleans and sterilizes instruments, materials, devices and equipment.
Receives and schedules patients for treatment in the area of responsibility.
Obtains and records information related to medical history of patient(s) and routes patients for treatment in the area of responsibility.
Prepares sterile trays for all surgical procedures.
Dispenses instruments, materials and supplies.
Maintains dental equipment in a clean and operative condition.
Maintains adequate levels of supplies and materials in the designated supply areas and working area.
Maintains adequate levels of supplies and materials in the designed supply areas and working areas.
Provides information and direction to patients.
Performs other related duties as assigned.
Competence in dental assistant skills, techniques and duties.
Ability to take and develop radiographs and knowledgeable of dental anatomy and bony structure in the upper and lower jay to take diagnostic dental radiographs.
Knowledge of sterilization and infection control techniques.
Knowledge of dental equipment, instruments, materials and supplies.
Ability to use a personal computer.
Competence in both oral and written English to communicate in a clear and concise manner.
Ability to establish and maintain effective and harmonious work relations with faculty, staff, students and customers.
High school diploma or General Equivalency Diploma (G.E.D.) Four years of responsible work experience as a Dental Assistant in a dental office, clinic and/or hospital. Formal post-secondary accredited dental assisting training Certification from the Dental Assisting National Board (DANB). Must possess a current Dental Assistant registration license issued from the District of Columbia Board of Dentistry. Certified Dental Assistant (CDA) specifically in postgraduate discipline. Must possess a valid CPR card at the time of appointment or must successfully pass a CPR course within 30 days of hire. Must have a very good working knowledge in using dental software.
Note: This position description should not be construed to imply that these requirements are the exclusive standards of the position. Incumbents will follow any other instructions, and perform any other related duties, as may be required. The university has the right to revise this position description at any time. This position description is not to be construed as a contract.
Equal Employment Opportunity
The University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin, sex, marital status, religion, or disability. Veteran status and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
Inquiries regarding provisions for persons with disabilities, equal employment opportunity and Title IX should be directed to the Office of Employee Relations and Equal Employment Opportunity at (202) -806-1316.