Dental Assistant

Dental Assistant

Los Angeles, CA - University Park Campus, CA

Dental Assistant

Los Angeles, CA - University Park Campus, California Jobs

90011 Jobs

Dental Assistants Jobs

$35,519 - $43,412

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This is a one year Fixed-Term position with the possibility of becoming a permanent role. The intent of this position is the Dental Assistant will eventually become a licensed Registered Dental Assistant. We will need this individual to obtain their RDA license at their one year mark in the position. 

Dentists and dental hygienists are consistently viewed as some of the most trusted and respected professionals that serve the public, and our graduates are part of the reason. Since 1897, Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry not only educates excellent clinicians but also produces professionals who earn their patients’ trust with unyielding commitment to exemplary ethical standards. Our graduates also earn the respect of their colleagues, taking active leadership roles in the organized dentistry community from local to international levels.

Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC is seeking a Dental Assistant to join the Advanced Specialties team. We are looking for a highly energetic Bilingual English / Spanish candidate who likes working in a fast-paced environment, as our clinic can see up to 40-50 patients a day! 

The highly motivated individual will perform a combination of duties including both administrative and comprehensive chair-side assisting services for patients during dental treatment procedures for clinical faculty, doctoral dental students, and post-doctoral students in clinical units.

Responsibilities include: 

  • Sets up treatment/clinical area for patients
  • Obtains dental history and records from patients
  • Prepares materials for making impressions and restorations. 
  • Maintains inventory of dental instruments, equipment, and supplies in the dental operatory. 
  • Assists with patient registration and provides patient education and treatment planning.

The successful candidate should have previous experience working in one or more recognized dental disciplines, possess excellent interpersonal patient service skills, and have the ability to multitask.

USC has excellent benefits, including health benefits for staff & their family with access to the renowned university medical network; eligibility for retirement plans; tuition benefits for staff & their family; free professional development online courses; central Los Angeles location with easy access to commuter trains, buses & free tram pick up services; discounts to football, basketball & other campus events.

Minimum Education: Specialized/technical training Minimum Experience: 6 - 12 months Minimum Field of Expertise: Graduation from an accredited Dental Assistant program. Six to twelve months of chair-side experience in a dental environment or private practice in one or more recognized dental disciplines (general/prosthodontics, endodontics, periodontics, oral surgery, pedodontics, orthodontics, special patients). Working knowledge of HIPAA compliance, PPO, and dental terminology. Demonstrated excellent interpersonal patient service skills, and ability to multi-task. Working knowledge of proper sterilization and instrument management techniques. Demonstrated experience in a high volume, fast-pace environment. Demonstrated team-oriented and collaborative work style. Ability to travel to and from work at various local locations.

Job ID: 630808759719705866

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Los Angeles, CA - University Park Campus, California, 90011

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