Dental Assistant

Rutgers University New Brunswick , NJ 08903

Posted Yesterday

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey is seeking a Dental Assistant in the Orthodontics Department for the Rutgers School of Dental Medicine (RSDM). The primary role of the Dental Assistant position is to support the Orthodontics Department by providing chair-side assistance and all clinic related duties for quality patient care.

Among the key duties of this position are the following:

  • Assists orthodontic faculty and students (post-graduate and pre-doctoral) as needed by seating patients, adjusting chairs, draping patients with protective covers and other related functions.

  • Prepares instruments in treatment area and positions instruments for provider's access (suctioning, passing instruments, etc.).

  • Assists the department with the delivery of information to the patient, including but not limited to, patient treatment contracts.

  • Exposes and develops radiograph; prints/copies radiographs as requested by, faculty, students or management.

  • Prepares instruments for sterilization, delivers instruments to be sterilized, retrieves and stocks sterilized instruments.

  • Maintains dental supply inventory in the clinic area by checking stock to determine inventory level; anticipates needed supplies and places requests/orders by following departmental protocol.

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