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Descriptive Title: Dental AssistantREF#: WC-S-7172-13-06-F
Budget Title: same as aboveState Classified Position
Department: Dental School, School of Dental MedicineState Line#: 45617
Grade: SG.07Campus: Stony Brook West Campus/HSC
Status: Permanent
THIS POSTING IS NOT CURRENT !!!

Required Qualifications: High School Diploma. One year full time experience in dental assisting or graduation from an accredited program in dental assisting. Computer skills.
Preferred Qualifications: Dental Assistants having prior experience and training. Clerical experience. Bilingual Spanish.

Brief Description of Duties: Dental Assistant responsibilities to include maintaining patient records of appointments, insurance records, answer telephones, make appointments.
  • Assist during the examination treatment, screening, and emergency care of patients.
  • Prepare the necessary instrument set-ups for the procedure to be done.
  • Mix cement, amalgam, or composite filling material and impression material.
  • Responsible for cleaning up the dental operatory after patient visits.
  • The Dental Assistant, in conjunction with designated faculty, works with dental students in their training in the use of dental auxiliaries in the delivery of dental care (i.e., four-handed dentistry) consists of sitting at chair, twisting bending, leaning across the patient.
  • Work in the supply and dispensing rooms issuing material to students and faculty and keep associated records. Dispensing supplies consists of carrying instrument trays and equipment (such as cavitrons, composite lights, electrosurges, etc.) from storage cabinets to counter.
  • Assist with inventory control of dental supplies. Also includes unloading the supplies delivered off a cart, taken out of boxes and put away in high and low cabinets and shelves. This involves lifting and bending while carrying the stock.
  • Assist with maintaining the Dental Care Center and dental equipment in a clean and orderly fashion.
  • Take and develop X-ray films, as needed.
  • Maintain patient records of appointments, insurance records, answer telephones, make appointments.
  • Sterilize equipment and instruments, which involves lifting large instrument trays to and from ultrasonic and rinser to table. Sort and identify instruments.
  • Maintain various areas of the Dental Care Center such as: the dispensary, pedodontics, oral surgery & periodontics, several post-graduate programs, 4th year General Practice Program, 3rd year General Practice Program, 2nd year Clinic. General Practice Residency has large exchange cart filled with supplies that must be pushed/pulled to and from the Clean Room to Bay F.
  • Responsible for setting up clinic; proficiency exams for dental students which includes instrument set ups, preparation of necessary dental materials and paperwork.
  • Attend training and development courses to include the following sessions: CPR, Infection Control and Right to Know.

Other Duties: As assigned.

Special Notes: This is a full time position, 37.5 hours per week, Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. FLSA Nonexempt position, eligible for the overtime provisions of the FLSA. Internal and external search to occur simultaneously. Mandatory rehire roster candidates have preference.

Prior to start date, the selected candidate must meet the following requirements: Successfully complete pre-employment physical examination and obtain medical clearance from Stony Brook University's Employee Health Services (The hiring department will be responsible for any fee incurred for examination), clear a background investigation, submit (3) written references, and provide a copy of any required New York State license(s)/certificate(s). Please be advised that failure to comply with any of the above requirements could result in a delayed start date and/or revocation of the employment offer.

The selected candidate must successfully clear a background investigation.

Application Procedure: Those who are interested in this position and meet the required qualifications, should submit a State employment application to:

Human Resource Services
State Classified Appointments
390 Administration Building
Stony Brook University
Stony Brook, NY 11794-0751


Applications for this position must be received, as specified in the Application Procedure Section, no later than 5:00 PM Eastern Time on 06/28/2013, unless specifically noted otherwise in the Special Notes Section.

STONY BROOK UNIVERSITY IS AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER. WE ENCOURAGE PROTECTED VETERANS, INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES, WOMEN AND MINORITIES TO APPLY.
IF YOU NEED A DISABILITY-RELATED ACCOMMODATION, PLEASE CALL THE UNIVERSITY HUMAN RESOURCE SERVICES DEPARTMENT AT (631) 632-6161 OR THE UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL HUMAN RESOURCES DEPARTMENT AT (631) 444-4700.
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Job Category: D) Health Service (including Physician Assistant, Patient Care Specialist).
Posting Date: 06/14/2013
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