DENTISTRY-FACULTY PRACTICE (IA-DSFP-IUINA)
The Dental Faculty Practice is a general dentistry and multispecialty office staffed by licensed dentists who are full-time faculty members at the IU School of Dentistry. We're located in downtown Indianapolis at the school's Fritts Clinical Care Center.
The expanded functions dental assistant provides independent and expert dental procedures as well as clinical assistance to dentists in more complex procedural cases.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
- Take impressions and bite registrations
- Fit preliminary crowns for adjustments, create custom temporary restorations and place temporary restorative material in teeth
- Make and fabricate temporary crown, adjust and cement
- Place resin and amalgam restorations
- Finish and polish restorations and adjust patient bite
- Sit chairside to pass instruments and support direct patient care
- Confirm that instruments are sterilized and working properly
- Organize instruments for procedures and/or surgery
- Take, develop and mount x-rays
This position is posted at a TE07 level but may be filled at a TE06 level depending on the candidate's qualifications. Although they will be similar, the duties and responsibilities may differ if filled at the lower rank. Please see the Required Qualifications section below for the qualifications listed for each level.
(TE07) Expanded Duties Dental Assistant Requirements:
High school diploma or GED and completion of a dental assisting training program with one year of expanded dental assisting experience or two years of dental assisting experience with one year of expanded dental assisting experience.
Indiana x-ray license and certificate in Expanded Functions Dental Assisting.
Knowledge of dentistry and placement of restorative materials and techniques. Dental assisting skills in general and specialty dental areas to include taking and developing x-rays, expanded functions in restorative dentistry, and infection control procedures. Experience with usage of dental materials in general and specialty dental areas. Excellent communication skills and active listening and critical thinking skills. Strong service orientation and ability to effectively interact with a diverse population of patients.
(TE06) Dental Assistant Specialist Requirements:
High school diploma or GED and completion of an accredited dental assisting program; OR two years of dental assisting experience and 0ne year assisting in a dental specialty (endodontics, periodontics, oral surgery, orthodontics or prosthodontics).
Indiana x-ray license.
Dental assisting skills in general and specialty dental areas to include taking diagnostic dental radiographs. Familiarity with infection control procedures. Experience with usage of dental materials in general and specialty dental areas. Attention to detail to properly set-up all necessary instruments, materials, and supplies for procedure. Ability to work in a busy clinic with many interruptions. Strong communication skills. Active listening and critical thinking skills. Ability to interact professionally daily with patients, peers, and dental providers. Understanding of customer service and ability to follow service standards. Interpersonal skills to communicate with diverse groups of people. Computer ability for electronic records.
Working Conditions / Demands
Ability to remain in a stationary position at dental unit that will include movement to pass instruments and supplies. Frequently move supplies and instruments to dental units up to 50 pounds. Must be able to identify, coordinate, and utilize all dental instruments needed for procedures. Ability to communicate with patients and faculty about treatment. Regular attendance is required.
Salary Plan: TE
Salary Grade: 07
Job Function: Health Services
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