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UT Health Lead Dental Assistant-(SOD-Oral Maxillofacial Surgery) in Texas Medical Center-Houston, Texas

Lead Dental Assistant-(SOD-Oral Maxillofacial Surgery)

Texas Medical Center-Houston, Texas

Allied Health

UTHealth School of Dentistry

Requisition #: 200000Y2

Position Summary:

Performs expanded administrative tasks. Independently performs a variety of tasks to assist in prophylactic, therapeutic, and surgical treatment of oral and maxillofacial patients.

Position Key Accountabilities:

  1. Provides chair side assistance to students and faculty.

  2. Sterilizes instruments and set up instrument trays.

  3. Maintains inventory control.

  4. Prepares and submits clinical activity log as well as other reports.

  5. Trains new employees, answers telephones, and other clerical duties such as scheduling.

  6. Provides input for interview, hiring, and performance evaluation for Dental Assistants.

  7. Maintains recall database to call patients back before discharging back to private sector.

  8. May maintain resident or student database by inputting data for all faculty, residents, and patients and collects student exit evaluation information.

  9. May provide guidance, training, and evaluations to dental assistant students.

  10. Must be able to respond to emergency situations.

  11. Lead the activities of support staff within a small unit/division/department. Provide Human Resources input for the interview, hiring, and performance evaluation process of Dental Assistants. May perform expanded administrative tasks.

  12. Performs other duties as assigned.


Dental Assistant Registration by the Texas State Board of Dental Examiners and

Dental Assistant Certification (CDA) by the Dental Assisting National Board (DANB).

Certified Dental Practice Management Administrator (CDPMA) preferred.

Minimum Education:

High school diploma or equivalent.

Completion of a recognized dental assistant educational program or appropriate experience preferred.

Minimum Experience:

Seven (7) years of dental assistant experience.

Physical Requirements:

Exerts up to 50 pounds of force occasionally and/or up to 20 pounds frequently and/or up to 10 pounds constantly to move objects.

Security Sensitive:

This job class may contain positions that are security sensitive and thereby subject to the provisions of Texas Education Code § 51.215

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