Under general supervision, assists Program Director in the daily
clinical and operational support of a dental education clinic to
include providing chairside dental assistance; supervision and
assignment of dental assistants, specialists and trainees; and
participate on a limited basis, in instructional presentations.
1. Performs all of the duties of a Dental Assistant or Dental
Assistant Specialist, as required.
2. Supervises dental assistants in the performance of duties related
to the operation of a dental clinic or program. Assists the
Program Director in establishing clinical priorities, assigning
work, provides guidance and training, and evaluates performance.
3. Supports the implementation of policies for patient services,
inventory control, and dental equipment maintenance.
4. Ensures compliance with Federal, State, and University rules and
regulations including disease prevention and infection control.
5. Ensures the timely ordering of supplies, materials and equipment
and monitors inventory levels, accounts and budgets.
6. Interfaces with dental manufacturing, supply, equipment and sales
representatives as the School selects and purchases equipment,
instruments and supplies required by clinic operations.
7. Contributes to the clinical coordination of patient, staff,
faculty, student and resident schedules.
8. Assists in the orientation of dental students, residents, or
faculty to clinical policies including the use of aseptic
technique and the proper use and care of clinic operatories,
instruments, and equipment.
9. Participates, on a limited basis, in didactic presentations
related to dental assisting such as and four-handed sit-down
dentistry and aseptic technique.
Note: The intent of this list of primary duties is to provide a
representative summary of the major duties and responsibilities of
this job. Incumbents perform other related duties assigned. Specific
duties and responsibilities may vary based upon departmental needs.
EDUCATION: High School Diploma or GED.
EXPERIENCE: Five years as a dental assistant, two years of which must
have been in the area of specialty or in training of dental students.
QUALIFICATIONS: Qualification by the Maryland State Board of Dental
Examiners in Dental Radiation Technology.
CERTIFICATION: Certification as a General Duty Dental Assistant by
the Dental Assisting National Board.
Comprehensive knowledge of the principles of dental assisting theory,
technique, and practice. Skill in procedures using sit-down
four-handed dentistry techniques. Skill in the use of dental
instruments and equipment. Ability to wear and work in personal
protective equipment. Ability to follow written and oral instructions.
Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing. Ability to
train, supervise, and evaluate personnel.
OTHER: Except for qualifications established by law, additional
related experience and formal education in which one has gained the
knowledge, skills, and abilities required for full performance of the
work of the job class may be substituted for the education or
experience requirement on a year-for-year basis with 30 college
credits being equivalent to one year of experience.
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT
Employees in this job class must be CPR certified within the first
twelve months of employment, and if applicable, must obtain
certification in a speciality (e.g. Orthodontics) by the Dental
Assisting National Board. Candidates selected for employment may be
subjected to medical inquiries and/or medical examinations to
determine ability to perform the job. Employees in this job class must
meet and maintain the requirements for current dental assisting.
Overtime, weekend, on-call, and shift work may be required in some