Boston University’s School of Dental Medicine is seeking a new Dental Assistant for the Clinical Affairs Department.
The person in this role will be expected to provide quality dental care to patients, practice four handed dentistry, prepare operatories, provide clinical support to students and group leaders, and provide customer service through strong interpersonal skills.
Other duties include;
Taking radiographs, setting up and breaking down dental material for needed procedures, taking impressions and bite registrations, fabricating and cementing temporary crowns, retracting and suctioning during tooth preparations and operative procedures for fixed prosthodontic and periodontic procedures, all while ensuring optimal patient comfort.
Sterilizing: This includes ensuring that all operatories are cleaned and disinfected between each patient being seen by the dentist and set up for the next procedure
Sterilize instruments for re-circulation including suction heads and treatment bay cuspidor
Prepare patients for procedures which include delivering patient personal oral hygiene instruction. Take intra and extra oral photographs and take cephalometric and panoramic radiographs of diagnostic quality.
Assist with reviewing and inputting treatment plans, ensure that consent forms are completed, organize lab cases by monitoring completion dates.
Collect patient data by reviewing medical history, taking blood pressure and pulse, charting clinical findings as directed.
Practice and adhere to infection control guidelines and OSHA and HIPAA regulations during and after such said procedures and maintain an inventory of supplies to avoid shortages and restock cabinets when indicated.
Demonstrate practice management skills by working as a back-up resource for patient coordinator during an absence; including but not limited to: contacting patients as needed, reviewing schedules for optimal utilization, confirmations, answering incoming calls, checking in and out patients, collecting co-payments, registering patients, verifying insurance
Must have Vocational or Tech training and 3-5 years of direct experience as a Dental Assistant.
Must have Radiology Certification
A CDA is highly preferred.