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Dental Assistant - Journey

The purpose of this position is to provide clinical support to the dentist, dental residents and dental students in the School of Dental Medicine clinics and Community Service Learning Centers.

This is a unique opportunity to help train the next generation of dental professionals and make an impact on oral health in our state while caring for the people of North Carolina. Collaborating across dental specialties, this is a position that will offer something different each day, and will allow you to not only provide patient care, but to work alongside faculty, residents, and students.

Assist 4-handed dentistry. The dental assistant is responsible for patient preparation and patient flow. This position accesses patient information, charts as directed by dental students, dental residents and faculty dentist, monitors patients blood pressure and sedation as required. The assistant participates in dental exams and procedures. The assistant follows OSHA standards for hand washing, masking, gloving and disposal of contaminants. The assistant monitors patients as they are receiving treatment. The assistant performs dental x-rays as ordered by the dentist. The assistant transports patients as needed.

High school diploma or equivalency and completion of an accredited dental assisting program; or equivalent combination of training and experience.

CPR certificate, Radiology certified.