Dental Assistant (S)

Rochester, NY


Supervision and Direction Received:

General direction by the Lead Dental Assistant or Department Administrator on matters relating to practice operations.

Job Summary :

Participates in the daily operations of the Orthodontic/TMJD Clinical Program. Works primarily as the sterilization assistant for the division. Sterilizes instruments in accordance with the policies and procedures of the Division and Center. Orders supplies and instruments needed for the sterilization area. Provides chairside assistance where needed. Provides exemplary customer service to patients and care providers. Provides administrative duties to department as needed.

Job Duties :

  1. Maintains responsibility for the daily operation of the sterilization room and Labs. Ensures instruments and equipment are properly cleaned, sterilized, maintained and distributed. Cleans, organizes and maintains sterilization area including maintaining equipment, keeping inventory of supplies, organizing and storing hazardous materials and maintaining assigned log books. (70%)

  2. Participates in daily operation of clinic including: (30%)

  • Ordering & Inventory of Supplies

  • Stocking chairside cabinets

  • Cleaning & maintaining traps, suction, lights, cabinets, dental chairs, etc.

  • Assisting Residents with chairside procedures

  • Attends infection control meetings as representative from Orthodontic/TMJD Division

  • Maintains infection control policies and procedures including required education

NOTE: This document describes typical duties and responsibilities. It is not intended to limit management from assigning other work as required.

Essential Duties of the Job:

  • Ability to work and interact in a culturally diverse environment

  • Ability to work in confined spaces

  • Personally committed to understanding and meeting the unique needs of internal and external customers

  • Ability to work independently with minimal direction

  • Ability to complete duties within the specified timeframe and maintain the established clinic schedule

  • Demonstrates an ability to multi-task to ensure department goals are met as planned

  • Ability to have a flexible schedule

Education and Experience:

  • Graduate of or currently enrolled in an accredited school of dental assisting or comparable experience required.

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How To Apply

All applicants must apply online.

EOE Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled

Pay Range

Pay Range: $19.91 - $26.88 Hourly

The referenced pay range represents the minimum and maximum compensation for this job. Individual annual salaries/hourly rates will be set within the job’s compensation range, and will be determined by considering factors including, but not limited to, market data, education, experience, qualifications, expertise of the individual, and internal equity considerations.

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Location: Eastman Dental Center
Full/Part Time: Full-Time