University of Pennsylvania DENTAL ASSISTANT B ORTHODONTICS in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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Posting Details

Posting Details

Reference Number 51-28230


School Name School of Dental Medicine

Org Orthodontics

Posted to the Web 03/13/2018

Posted Job/Salary Grade 023

Employment Type Non-Exempt

Hours 40.00

Position Type Full Time

Position Schedule 8 - 5 PM

Months 12

Position Length Ongoing

Position End Date

University Overview

The University of Pennsylvania, the largest private employer in Philadelphia, is a world-renowned leader in education, research, and innovation. This historic, Ivy League school consistently ranks among the top 10 universities in the annual U.S. News & World Report survey. Penn has 12 highly-regarded schools that provide opportunities for undergraduate, graduate and continuing education, all influenced by Penn’s distinctive interdisciplinary approach to scholarship and learning.

Penn offers a unique working environment within the city of Philadelphia. The University is situated on a beautiful urban campus, with easy access to a range of educational, cultural, and recreational activities. With its historical significance and landmarks, lively cultural offerings, and wide variety of atmospheres, Philadelphia is the perfect place to call home for work and play.

The University offers a competitive benefits package that includes excellent healthcare and tuition benefits for employees and their families, generous retirement benefits, a wide variety of professional development opportunities, supportive work and family benefits, a wealth of health and wellness programs and resources, and much more.

School/Center Overview

Established in 1878, Penn Dental Medicine is among the oldest university-affiliated dental schools in the nation. Penn Dental Medicine (PDM) is on a mission to provide the highest quality clinical and research environment for students while shaping the future of care. Join Penn Dental Medicine to live that mission every day by supporting the research and clinical needs of our patients, students, faculty, staff, and community. With PDM, not only can you maximize your career potential at an Ivy League Institution, but you can make a real difference in the lives of our patients and students.


Assist Dentist chair-side utilizing 4-handed technique in patient treatment. Greet and Set-up patients chair-side. Assist with Patient Evaluations. Working knowledge in Orthodontics dental assisting. Take X-rays. Set-up and breakdown of operatories. Order and Maintain Dental supplies.Assist students, residents and faculty while treating patients; Ensure operatories/cabinets are fully stocked; Maintain supply levels in Orthodontic Unit; Maintain organization and cleanliness of Orthodontic Unit; Sterilize and management of instruments as required. Prepare patients for oral examination and assist other dental professionals in providing treatment to the teeth, mouth, and gums. Work effectively with diverse customers and stakeholders by sharing ideas in a constructive and positive manner; listening to and objectively considering ideas and suggestions from others; keeping commitments; keeping others informed of work progress, timetables and issues; addressing problems and issues constructively to find mutually acceptable and practical business solutions.Support and be an example of Penn Dental Medicine’s Mission Statement; reflect and consistently demonstrate Penn Dental Medicine’s Core Values. The mission of Penn Dental Medicine (PDM) is to educate pre-doctoral and graduate dental students in the highest quality clinical and research environment. Core Values – PDM’s core values are consistent with the Penn Compact 2020: Inclusion: We value diversity and respect for all. Innovation: We expand knowledge through cutting edge research; We use the latest technology and evidence based practices in teaching and clinical care Impact: We provide high quality comprehensive dental care in all clinics; We make a difference in educational, research and clinical outreach initiatives locally and globally.


Technical School, Certification, training or apprenticeship required beyond High School and 3 years to 5 years of experience or equivalent combination of education and experience is required. Must be CPR and X-Ray certified, as well as trained and certified to provide chairside assistance for Orthodontics residents and faculty. Must have 2-3 years previous dental assisting experience, CDA 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 AxiUm software is preferred.

Affirmative Action Statement

Penn adheres to a policy that prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected class.

Special Requirements Background check required after a conditional job offer is made. Consideration of the background check will be tailored to the requirements of the job.

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  • How did you hear about this employment opportunity?

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  • What is your highest level of education completed?

  • Less than high school education

  • High School Diploma or GED

  • Vocational or Technical School

  • Associate's Degree or Two Year College

  • Bachelor's Degree

  • Master's Degree

  • PHD/MD/JD or equivalent doctoral degree

  • How many years of experience do you have related to this position?

  • 0 to 1 Year

  • 1 to 2 Years

  • 2 to 3 Years

  • 3 to 5 Years

  • 5 to 7 Years

  • 7 to 10 Years

  • Over 10 Years

  • Do you have experience using AxiUm software?

  • Yes

  • No

  • Are you CPR and X-ray certified?

  • Yes

  • No

  • Do you have 2-3 years of dental assisting experience?

  • Yes

  • No

Applicant Documents

Required Documents

  • Resume

Optional Documents

  • Cover Letter