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Dental Assistant

Position Information

Position Information

Date Posted 04/06/2018
Open Until Filled No
Anticipated Application Deadline (Close date) 06/11/2018
Working Title Dental Assistant
Job Classification Dental II
Department Name 31208-Dent Med-Pediatric Dentistry
Job Type Staff
Position Number 0005576
Hiring Range $18,564.00 - $28,860.00
Position Description

Since 1896 the School of Dental Medicine has been educating dentists and oral health researchers to serve communities in our region and beyond. The School’s Department of Pediatric Dentistry is seeking a Dental Assistant to provide chairside dental assisting and related clinical support in the predoctoral and graduate areas within the Department. The incumbent will maintain clinical and related areas in a healthy environment and manage instrumentation during and after patient use, following all infection control, OSHA and quality assurance requirements.

Education Required High School Diploma or GED
Minimum Related Experience Level Required 2-3 years experience
Additional Education and/or Experience Essential to the Position

The applicant should have completed a formal dental assisting program with license to expose and process dental radiographs as well as CPR certification.

Required Licenses/Certifications
Child Protection Clearances

The following PA Act 153 clearances and background checks may be required prior to commencement of employment and as a condition of continued employment: PA State Police Criminal Record Check, FBI Criminal Record Check, PA Child Abuse History Clearance.

Background Check For position finalists, employment with the University will require successful completion of a background check.
Assignment Category Regular, Full-Time
Percent Effort 100
Scheduled Work Hours 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
If Varied Work Schedule, Please Specify
If Part Time, Actual Standard Weekly Hours
Campus Pittsburgh
University Benefits

The University offers an excellent comprehensive benefits package for all full-time and part-time regular employees including:

• Education benefits and a retirement plan with employer match

• Group medical insurance, life insurance, and optional vision and dental insurance

• Free transit service within Allegheny County for employees of the Oakland campus (Port Authority Transit)

• Time off benefits including vacation, sick and personal time

For more information regarding the University’s benefits package, please visit

Supplemental Questions

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Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
Optional Documents
  1. Cover Letter