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Dental Assistant Monday - Friday 9am-5:30pm

Company: Stony Brook Medicine
Location: Stony Brook
Posted on: May 25, 2023

Job Description:

About the Stony Brook School of Dental Medicine, Dental Care Center:

The Stony Brook School of Dental Medicine is the largest provider of oral health care services on Long Island. The Dental Care Center is the teaching clinic of Stony Brook School of Dental Medicine. Within our state-of-the-art facility, quality, affordable care is provided by well-trained students and post-graduate residents under the guidance of experienced faculty members. The Dental Care Center proudly offers every dental specialty in one location, incorporating the latest technologies and materials in treatment. We have several Dental Assistant openings.

Brief Description of Duties of the Dental Assistant:

  • Assist during the examination treatment, screening, and emergency care of patients.
  • Prepare the necessary instrument set-ups for the procedures to be done.
  • Mix cement, amalgam, or composite filling materials & impression material.
  • Clean up the dental operatory after patient visits.
  • In conjunction with designated faculty, work with dental students in their training in the use of dental auxiliaries in the delivery of dental care (i.e. four-handed dentistry), consisting of sitting at a chair, twisting, leaning across the patient.
  • Work in the supply and dispensing rooms issuing material to students and faculty, and keep associated records. Dispense supplies consists of carrying instrument trays and equipment (such as cavitrons, composite lights, electro surges etc...) from storage cabinets to counter.
  • Assist with inventory control of dental supplies. Also include unloading the supplies delivered off a cart, taken out of boxes and put away in high and low cabinets and shelves. This involves lifting and bending while carrying the stock.
  • Assist with maintaining the Dental Clinic and dental equipment in a clean and orderly fashion.
  • Take and develop X-ray films.
  • Maintain patient records of appointments and insurance records, answer telephones, make appointments.
  • Sterilize equipment and instruments. Sort and identify instruments.
  • Attend training and development courses to include CPR, Infection Control, Right to know.
  • May assist on Dental Van when it goes out in the community.
  • Other duties as assigned as appropriate to departmental rank and mission. Required Qualifications: As per Civil Service Standards and Specifications. High School Diploma/GED. One year of experience in dental assisting OR graduation from an accredited program in dental assisting.

    Preferred Qualifications: Preference is given to Dental Assistants having prior experience and training. Bi-lingual in Spanish. Has worked in other specialty offices. Certified in BLS.

    Special Notes: These ares full-time positions 37.5 hours per week, Monday through Friday, 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. FLSA Nonexempt position, eligible for the overtime provisions of the FLSA.

    Special Notes: Resume/CV and cover letter should be included with the online application.

    In accordance with the New York State Department of Health (DOH) regulation that all hospitals and nursing homes "continuously require all personnel to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19," Candidates who are not already partially vaccinated must obtain the first dose of the vaccine within three (3) calendar days of acceptance of conditional job offer and must obtain any subsequent doses in accordance with the vaccine protocol, including booster vaccines. Candidates who are partially vaccinated, but not yet fully vaccinated, must complete their vaccination series within three (3) calendar days of job offer or in accordance with vaccine manufacture protocol, whichever comes later.

    The regulation also includes those who may be affiliated with or interact with employees of a hospital or nursing home. The regulation allows for limited exemptions with reasonable accommodations, consistent with applicable law.
    • Stony Brook Medicine is a smoke free environment. Smoking is strictly prohibited anywhere on campus, including parking lots and outdoor areas on the premises.
    • All Hospital positions maybe subject to changes in pass days and shifts as necessary.
    • This position may require the wearing of respiratory protection, which may prohibit the wearing of facial hair.
    • This function/position maybe designated as "essential." This means that when the Hospital is faced with an institutional emergency, employees in such positions may be required to remain at their work location or to report to work to protect, recover, and continue operations at Stony Brook Medicine, Stony Brook University Hospital and related facilities. Prior to start date, the selected candidate must meet the following requirements:
      • Successfully complete pre-employment physical examination and obtain medical clearance from Stony Brook Medicine's Employee Health Services*
      • Complete electronic reference check with a minimum of three (3) professional references.
      • Successfully complete a 5 panel drug screen*
      • Successfully complete a Background Check investigation.
      • Provide a copy of any required New York State license(s)/certificate(s).
        Failure to comply with any of the above requirements could result in a delayed start date and/or revocation of the employment offer.

        *The hiring department will be responsible for any fee incurred for examination.

        Stony Brook University is committed to excellence in diversity and the creation of an inclusive learning, and working environment. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, familial status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status and all other protected classes under federal or state laws.

        If you need a disability-related accommodation, please call the University Office of Equity and Access at (631)632-6280.

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