NYU Langone Hospital-Brooklyn is a full-service teaching hospital and Level I trauma center located in Sunset Park, Brooklyn. The hospital is central to a comprehensive network of affiliated ambulatory and outpatient practices, and serves as NYU Langone Health’s anchor for healthcare access, growth, and delivery in the entire borough. Learn more about NYU Langone Hospital – Brooklyn.
Position Summary: We have an exciting opportunity to join our team as a Dental Assistant.
In this role, the successful candidate will assist the Dentist on all modalities of dentistry (operatory, oral surgeon, endodontics, periodontics, orthodontics, pediatric dentistry). The Dental Assistant will practice four-handed dentistry. The Dental Assistant also assumes the standards of care related to infection control – ensures that all OSHA guidelines & safety are upheld at the station they are assigned. The Dental Assistant exposes, develops and mounts radiographs properly, sets trays & prepares the room before accepting or discharging a patient. The Dental Assistant is expected to assure a patient’s comfort while waiting for the Dentist. The Dental Assistant is responsible to for sterilizing hand pieces, transporting instruments for sterilization, identifying any inoperable equipment, light lab work, documenting patient records as Dentist dictates information, and complying with all standards, policies, and procedures of the department.
Provide chair-side assistance to the Dentist, utilizing proper four-handed dentistry procedures and observing universal precautions/protocols and sterile techniques.
Assumes the standards of care related to infection control; ensures all OSHA guidelines & safety are upheld at the station they are assigned.
Takes, exposes, develops and mounts radiographs properly (when applicable).
Maintains dental operatory in an organized and clean fashion. Ensures that appropriate instruments and supplies are available.
Assures patient’s comfort while waiting for the dentist.
Cleans instruments and prepares them for sterilization.
Sterilizes and/or disinfects instruments and hand pieces following guidelines of the Dental Department Infection Control Manual.
Documents patient records as dictated by dentist. Assists the dentist in filling out charts accurately and processing the patients forms and records.
Pours and trims patient study models in the dental laboratory. Complete laboratory forms accurately.
Demonstrates knowledge and skills necessary to provide care based on physical, psychosocial, educational, safety, and age related criteria pertinent to the patients served in assigned area.
Complies with hospital, health center, and departmental policies and procedures.
High School Diploma/GED required.
1 year experience of chairside dental assisting required.
Qualified candidates must be able to effectively communicate with all levels of the organization.
NYU Langone Hospital-Brooklyn provides its staff with far more than just a place to work. Rather, we are an institution you can be proud of, an institution where you’ll feel good about devoting your time and your talents.
NYU Langone Hospital-Brooklyn is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to diversity and inclusion in all aspects of recruiting and employment. All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration without regard to race, color, gender, gender identity or expression, sex, sexual orientation, transgender status, gender dysphoria, national origin, age, religion, disability, military and veteran status, marital or parental status, citizenship status, genetic information or any other factor which cannot lawfully be used as a basis for an employment decision. We require applications to be completed online. If you wish to view NYU Langone Hospital-Brooklyn’s EEO policies, please click here. Please click here to view the Federal “EEO is the law” poster or visit https://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/ofccpost.htm for more information. To view the Pay Transparency Notice, please click here.
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About NYU Langone Medical Center
NYU Langone Health is a world-class, patient-centered, integrated academic medical center, known for its excellence in clinical care, research, and education. Included in the 200+ locations throughout the New York area are five inpatient locations: Tisch Hospital, its flagship acute-care facility; Rusk Rehabilitation, ranked as one of the top 10 rehabilitation programs in the country; NYU Langone Orthopedic Hospital, a dedicated inpatient orthopedic hospital with all musculoskeletal specialties ranked top 10 in the country; Hassenfeld Children's Hospital at NYU Langone, a comprehensive pediatric hospital supporting a full array of children's health services; and NYU Langone Hospital—Brooklyn, a full-service teaching hospital and level 1 trauma center located in Sunset Park, Brooklyn. Also part of NYU Langone Health is the Laura and Isaac Perlmutter Cancer Center, a National Cancer Institute–designated cancer center, and NYU School of Medicine, which since 1841 has trained thousands of physicians and scientists who have helped to shape the course of medical history.