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Dental Assistant

Job ID: 9217
Location: Chapel Hill, NC
Facility/Division: UNC Medical Center
Status: Full Time
Shift: Rotating

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Job Description

Description

Become part of an inclusive organization with over 40,000 diverse employees, whose mission is to improve the health and well-being of the unique communities we serve.

Summary:
Assists dentists in all aspects of dental care delivery, including advanced or specialized dental assistant duties.


Responsibilities:
1. Take impressions for study models and opposing casts which will not be used for construction of dental appliances, but which may be used for the fabrication of adjustable orthodontic appliances.
2. Apply sealants to teeth that do not require mechanical alteration prior to the application of such sealants, provided a dentist has examined the patient and prescribed the procedure.
3. Insert matrix bands and wedges, Place cavity bases and liners, Place and/or remove rubber dams.
4. Cement temporary restorations using temporary cement; Apply acid etch materials/rinses; Apply bonding agents; Remove periodontal dressings; Remove sutures; Place gingival retraction cord; Remove excess cement; Flush, dry and temporarily close root canals; Place and remove temporary restorations.
5. Place and tie or untie and remove orthodontic arch wires; Insert interdental spacers; Fit (size) orthodontic bands or brackets.
6. Apply dentin desensitizing solutions; Perform extra-oral adjustments which affect function, fit or occlusion of any temporary restoration or appliance; Initially form and size orthodontic arch wires and place arch wires after final adjustment and approval by the dentist.
7. Polish the clinical crown using only: (A) a hand-held brush and appropriate polishing agents; or (B) a combination of a slow speed hand piece (not to exceed 10,000 rpm) with attached rubber cup or bristle brush, and appropriate polishing agents.


Other Information

Other information:
Education Requirements:
● Successful completion of a CODA-accredited dental assisting program
● OR meet the North Carolina State Board of Dental Examiners requirements for a Dental Assistant II (http://ncdentalboard.org/PDF/North%20Carolina%202015%20SFB%20Updated.pdf)
● OR Dental Assisting National Board (DANB) certification
Licensure/Certification Requirements:
● North Carolina Dental Assistance X-Ray certification
● Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Provider certification
● Meet the North Carolina State Board of Dental Examiners requirements for a Dental Assistant II (http://ncdentalboard.org/PDF/North%20Carolina%202015%20SFB%20Updated.pdf)
Professional Experience Requirements:
● Three (3) years of clinical experience as a dental assistant.
Knowledge/Skills/and Abilities Requirements:


Job Details

Legal Employer: STATE

Entity: UNC Medical Center

Organization Unit: UNCH-Oral Medicine 

Work Type: Full Time

Standard Hours Per Week: 40.00

Work Schedule: Rotating

Location of Job: US:NC:Chapel Hill

Exempt From Overtime: Exempt: No



This is a State position employed by UNC Health Care System.
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