Job Description

Arizona School of Dentistry & Oral Health at A.T. Still University is seeking applications for a full-time Lead Dental Assistant to work in the Orthodontics department at the Mesa Clinic. Position is responsible for Managing orthodontic dental assistants and clinic inventory on a daily basis to endure clinic runs smoothly. Incumbent must be proficient and comfortable with infection control procedures. Chairside four-handed dental assistant to assigned residents (2-3/month).  Can independently perform tasks including: supply chain management, chairside assisting, training, mentorship, supervision of dental assistants. Enforce HIPAA and OSHA rules and regulations for all staff, faculty and residents in Ortho clinic. Responsible for ensuring all daily, open/close duties of Ortho clinic are completed.  Also responsible for taking radiographs and I-Cat images as needed.

Skills / Requirements

High school diploma or equivalent plus one year technical training or schooling with CDA.  Two to three years’ experience with orthodontic chair-side dental assisting and supply chain management experience. Dolphin software, imaging software, proficient computer experience, MS Office Suite.

Supervisory experience including effectively managing a team, mentoring, and gaining trust in a team environment.

Infection control and PPE procedures Sterilization and handling of instruments, break-down and set-up of units OSHA Standards, HIPAA regulations, suction lines, traps, DUWL, basic chairside assisting skills, ICT preferred. Knowledgeable in OSHA standards, aseptic procedures, HIPAA regulations, sterilization, infection control, and all dental procedures and supplies. Professional appearance and strong communication, facilitation, and organizational skills a must. Must also have basic computer skills and experience with DEXIS is preferred.

Important Notes

Must be CPR and DANB Radiology certified, CDA or CPFDA experience preferred.