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Dental Care Assistant

by | Feb 2, 2023

Nature of Work

The University of Colorado, School of Dental Medicine (SDM) has immediate openings for dynamic Dental Care Assistants in different departments within the school. Our Dental Care Assistants have unique opportunities to assist in four-handed chairside dental assistance to residents and faculty.

The University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus seeks individuals with demonstrated commitment to creating an inclusive learning and working environment. We value the ability to engage effectively with students, faculty and staff of diverse backgrounds.

Examples of Work Responsibilities:

Chairside Assistance – 95% (Essential Function)

  • Patient preparation and positioning
  • Clinical area preparation for the treatment of patients
  • Use of sterile techniques and infection control procedures
  • Performs appropriate aseptic and sterilization techniques
  • Prepares specialized instruments setups for undergraduate students, residents and faculty to be used during dental patient treatment
  • Inspects appropriate instruments and tools for good condition/working order
  • Performs dental intraoral and extraoral radiographs using appropriate technique, x-ray equipment and safety equipment
  • Develops, mounts and identifies radiographic films
  • Troubleshoots the scanner to make sure films are being developed with high quality

Clinical Education Support5% (Essential Function)

  • Support the educational mission of the SDM, including role modeling and coaching students how to function as a dental assistant in both four-handed chairside activities and in clinical operations support

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