Dental Assistant - Public Heath and Community Service, School of Dental Medicine - (19001535)
This position will be a DA I, II, or III depending on the experience of the candidate. This position is based in Canton.
Tufts University School of Dental Medicine (TUSDM) offers one of the most forward-looking educational environments in dental medicine in the country. Tufts Dental Facilities for Persons with Special Needs (TDF) is a network of seven outpatient clinics that provides dental care to approximately 7,000 developmentally disabled patients in the state of Massachusetts under the umbrella of TUSDM and in partnership with the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) and the Massachusetts Department of Developmental Services (DDS). Additional patient treatment is provided in the operating room setting at four affiliated hospitals within the state. The TDF program also provides a venue for teaching General Practice Residents through the Tufts GPR Program and 4th year dental students from TUSDM.
The dental assistant will assist general dentists and specialty dentists chair side, greet and escort patients, take radiographs as instructed by the provider, set up and break down operatories, clean operatory areas after each patient, and will stock all materials needed in the clinic on a daily basis. In addition, the individual will be responsible for sterilization and maintaining equipment and materials in accordance with OSHA, federal and state guidelines.
The dental assistant will support the front desk operations, schedule appointments, check in patients, collect and verify patient demographics, retrieve charts, document treatments plans and other tasks in support of office administration. Travel may be required to the Wrentham and Taunton clinics.
0-1 years of experience.
Vocational/Technical training or Associates Degree.
Primary Location: United States-Massachusetts-Canton
Organization: Public Health & Comm Service
Employee Status: Regular Schedule: Full-time
Job Posting: Jul 1, 2019, 7:22:17 PM
Internal Number: 19001535
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