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Advanced Orthodontic Dental Assistant Locust Walk

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University of Pennsylvania, School of Dental Medicine

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Valid Through

Jun 27,2019

Posted on

Mar 14,2019

Years of Experience

5-7 yrs required


Philadelphia, PA, United States

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Practice Area
Health Care >> Health Care
Litigation >> Litigation - Medical Malpractice
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Advanced Orthodontic Dental Assistant Locust Walk
The candidate will provide duties such as: Taking impressions of teeth for study models, pouring and trimming of diagnostic casts, fabrication of Crown and bridge provisional and working knowledge of specialty dental procedures including, Orthodontics, Periodontics, Periodontics and Implant and Oral Surgery. Digital x-ray exposure and mounting of radiography, maintain supplies, set-up, and breakdown of operators. Assist at multi locations as necessary. Assist Specialty and General Dentist Chair side as needed. End-to-end patient service, issue instruments, set up and breakdown of operators per compliance standards. Take x-rays, inventory and monitor the crash cart and sedation meds. Timely maintenance of instruments and all equipment; Allocate time, resources efficiently and effectively; Take responsibility for all work activities; Implement decisions that have been agreed upon; Maintain confidentiality with sensitive info at all times. Organize and maintain accurate records, greet and set-up for patient procedures. Treat all fairly and respectfully; Work effectively with others, regardless of their background, position, or status; Respect different values and viewpoints. Work collegiality with others, cooperating in both interpersonal and team relationships; Foster enthusiasm and maintain mutual trust, candor and respect. Effectively manage conflict with all stakeholders in the dept. Set-up and breakdown of operator using current infection control standards. Responsible for upkeep of the surgical equipment to department/infection control standards/law. Support the front desk when needed and other duties as assigned. Work effectively and consistently with Penn community (e.g., students, faculty, and staff), Remain calm in stressful situations; consistently demonstrate pleasant and respectful disposition that puts people at ease. Proactively identify issues with supervisor/mgr. Possess and maintain working knowledge of dental procedures, apply advanced assisting techniques as appropriate for each specialty area assigned; Model professional behavior/conduct. Act professionally and calmly at all times; Treat all people respectfully; Take personal responsibility for correcting problems; Follow up to ensure satisfaction with the level of service they have received.

Qualification and Experience

The candidate must have a High School Diploma or GED is required and must have 5-7+ years of experience; Must have specialty certification or equivalent combination of education and experience; Current CPR certification and BLS is preferred; Must have experience carrying out duties when faced with interruptions, distractions and a fluctuating workload; Must have ability to use tact, diplomacy and maintain a high level of confidentiality; Must have technical skills to learn and use enterprise systems and departmental tools; Must have experience using standard office equipment such as copier, fax and calculator; Must have clear and understandable speech to disseminate information and forward messages in a thorough and appropriate manner; Must have excellent interpersonal skills with diverse groups and individuals at all organizational levels, both inside and outside of the University; Must have excellent problem solving skills; Must have strong commitment to teamwork; Must have ability to troubleshoot and problem solve.

Additional info

Reference Number: 51-30730

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
University of Pennsylvania, School of Dental Medicine
240 South 40th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104-6030
Philadelphia, PA 19104-6030

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