Dental Assistant I (Non-Certified)
UT Health Science Center at Houston - Houston, TX

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Performs routine tasks assisting the professional dental staff and students in the examination and prophylactic, therapeutic and surgical treatment of patients. Works under direct supervision

Additional Summary Specific to Job
- Assists in the teaching of dental students, dental assisting students, and dental hygiene students in the principles of four-handed dentistry and dental assistant utilization (DAU).
- Provides chair side assistance to students and faculty.
- Maintains sterile, and prepares equipment, instruments, and supplies within working area.
- Maintains infection control standards.
- Maintains records of patients seen, procedures performed, materials used, and appointments.
- Must be able to respond to emergency situations.
- Performs other duties as assigned.

Organizational Requirements
- High School Diploma/Equivalent
- Three months dental assisting experience or completion of a recognized dental assisting program of comparable length in lieu of experience.
- Dental Assistant Registration by the Texas State Board of Dental Examiners
- Basic office or computer skills is also required.
- Preferred: completion of a recognized dental assistant educational program.

Departmental Requirements/Preferences
- Preferred: completion of a recognized dental assistant educational program.

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