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POST DATE 8/12/2016
END DATE 10/26/2016

University of California - Los Angeles Medical Centers Los Angeles, CA

Los Angeles, CA
AJE Ref #
Job Classification
Full Time
Job Type
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Entry Level (0 - 2 years)


Job Title:
Dental Assistant

UCLA Title:
Dental Ast

Job No.:

Work Hours:
M-F; 8-5p.m.

Work Location:
604 Rose Avenue, Venice, CA

Job Type:


Minimum Salary:
$18.92 / $3292

Maximum Salary:
$24.95 / $4341

Layoff Referral Deadline:

Bargaining Unit:


Under the general supervision of the Senior Dentist, perform dental assisting for Venice Family Clinic's Dental Program. Duties include the coordination of patient flow and providing dental assistance to dentists and dental hygienists, in both clinical and community settings. Assist dentist and dental hygienist with chair side supportive procedures. Comply with infection control policies. Disinfect operatories including evacuation systems. Opens needed supplies in a sterile fashion, creating and maintaining a sterile field. Properly prepare and load equipment for instrument sterilization. Test equipment regularly to determine if it s functioning properly. Create and maintain records of all testing done on equipment. Prepares all instruments and sterile supplies for daily schedule. Seats and readies patients for doctors. Sets up instrumentation and equipment as dictated by procedure. Operate evacuator and air syringe during dental procedures. Take and develop radiographs as prescribed by the dentist and monitor radiation hygiene standards established by UCLA Radiology and Radiation Safety. Cleans up following procedures and at the end of day and properly disposes of all waste and sharps. Stocks and maintains necessary supplies and medication necessary for clinic activity. Maintain records of inventory, items ordered, and equipment repairs. Assist in patient care coordination, including referrals (warm hand-offs) between community stakeholders and dental, providing oral health education, scheduling patients for treatment and follow up care at the Dental Clinic. Maintain current knowledge of different types of dental benefits and insurances.

Using the dental software and Microsoft Office to record patient information for charting and reporting purposes.


Working knowledge of current dental terminology, materials, equipment, and procedures related to dentistry. Working knowledge of principles of asepsis, sterilization procedures, and infection control. Ability to organize and maintain an inventory of dental instruments, equipment, and supplies in the dental operatory. Organizational skills to set priorities to reflect relative importance of job responsibility. Ability to handle multiple demands and frequent interruptions and maintain a professional demeanor. Ability to work with infectious disease patients. Skill in understanding both written and oral instructions. Ability to take inventory of dental and patient care supplies. Working knowledge of four-handed dentistry. Ability to stand for long periods of time. Bilingual verbal skills in English and Spanish. Ability to work with people of various socio-economic status. Ability to work with volunteers. Comply with HIPAA and Confidentiality Policies and Procedures as they apply to the job. Must have working knowledge of dental software and Microsoft Office to be able to record patient information for charting and reporting purposes.

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