Employment

Surgical Dental Assistant - Graduate Periodontal Department

Chief Purpose of the Position

 

The Surgical Assistant supports dental care delivery by preparing exams, post-op, maintenance, scaling and root planning, and surgical setups for two resident doctors in the Graduate Periodontal Department. The clinic has 9 residents that you will be rotating through, two at a time every two weeks. The assistant will help the doctors with instruments and materials; pass instruments and materials; perform all procedures in compliance with the dental clinic and/or tasks delegated by the attending faculty dentist and dental resident. The job also entails pushing through dental codes, creating treatment plans, cleaning the operatory after each patient. As well as but not limited to taking X-Rays, CT scans Panoramic X-Rays and helping in sterilization.

 

Knowledge, skills, and abilities required:

  • Knowledge of dental procedures, dental self-care, utilization of materials, instruments, and equipment.
  • Knowledge of Moderate IV Sedation
  • Knowledge of standard infection control protocols (OSHA).
  • Knowledge of daily preventive maintenance of dental instruments, equipment, and accessories.
  • Knowledge of techniques used in dental radiography in compliance with federal and state regulations.
  • Knowledge of dental office administrative procedures and principles of dental office record keeping.
  • Basic computer knowledge.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to work as part of a team in a fast paced environment.
  • Ability to consistently deliver a high level of customer service with a great attitude.

 

Education level and experience required:

  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • 3+ years of experience preferred
  • CPR Certification preferred
  • X-Ray Certification required
  • CDA Certification preferred
  • Sedation training in Moderate IV sedation and nitrous oxide preferred

 

Hiring Range: Commensurate with experience

Brief Summary of Benefits: Health and Group Life Insurance, Vision, Dental Insurance and Dental Discounts, Flexible Spending Participation, and Paid Holidays. After completion of 90 days, you are eligible for Paid Time Off (PTO) Leave. After completion of 6 months, you are eligible for a 401k contribution and match. Professional Development/Tuition Assistance, Short Term Disability, Long Term Disability, and Life Insurance as well as Profit Sharing Plan.

EEO Statement: VCU Dental Care is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. We do not discriminate against employees or applicants for employment on any legally recognized basis including, but not limited to: veteran status, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, physical or mental disability, and/or age.

 ***Please submit your resumes and cover letters to dentistryhr@vcu.edu. In the subject line please reference the job title. Additionally, referrals are always welcome, email their resumes and cover letters to the above email as well.*** 

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Please submit your resumes and cover letters to dentistryhr@vcu.edu. In the subject line please reference the position title. Additionally, referrals are always welcome, email their resumes and cover letters to the above email as well.

 

Updated on Tue, 06 Dec 2022 08:20:01 EST


VCU Dental Care is an equal employment opportunity/affirmative action employer. We do not discriminate against employees or applicants for employment on any legally-recognized basis including, but not limited to: veteran status, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, physical or mental disability and/or age.