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Dental Assistant

Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC Los Angeles, California

This position will start as a fixed-term for 6 months with the possibility of getting converted to permanent.

We are accepting Dental Assistant or Registered Dental Assistant (RDA) applicants.

Since 1897, the Ostrow School of Dentistry has shaped talented students into outstanding dentists and dental hygienists. Our challenging clinical education and our expert faculty members provide future oral health professionals with the skills they need to become the best.

Dentists and dental hygienists are consistently viewed as some of the most trusted and respected professionals who serve the public, and our graduates are part of the reason. The Ostrow School of Dentistry not only educates excellent clinicians but also produces professionals who earn their patients' trust with an unyielding commitment to exemplary ethical standards. Our graduates also earn the respect of their colleagues, taking active leadership roles in the organized dentistry community from local to international levels.

USC's Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry is seeking a Registered Dental Assistant to join the Department of Dental Public Health and Community Outreach Programs. The candidate must be willing to work in different locations off campus. This department is seeking an individual who can handle a fast-paced workload and can work with a variety of different personalities.

Please upload your DA diploma/RDA license, resume CPR

Job Summary:

  • Provides both administrative and comprehensive skilled chair-side assisting services for patients during dental treatment procedures for clinical faculty, doctoral dental students, and post-doctoral students in clinical unit(s) and/or affiliated practices.
  • Works independently with moderate technical guidance

Preferred Qualifications:

Education: Associate's Degree

Experience: 6-12 months

Field of Expertise: Working knowledge of dental management systems, preferably AxiUm. Bilingual skills in (Spanish and English) verbal and written communication skills. Demonstrated experience and skills in a variety of dental disciplines.

USC provides benefits-eligible employees with a broad range of benefits and perks to help protect your (and your family health, wealth, and future, including health insurance, a retirement account, life insurance, tuition benefits, university facility discounts, and more. To know more about the benefits and perks that USC offers, please visit: https://employees.usc.edu/benefits-perks/

The hourly rate range for this position is $24.00 - $27.00. When extending an offer of employment, the University of Southern California considers factors such as (but not limited to) the scope and responsibilities of the position, the candidate's work experience, education/training, key skills, internal peer equity, federal, state, and local laws, contractual stipulations, grant funding, as well as external market and organizational considerations.


Minimum Education: Specialized/technical training Minimum Experience: 3 years Minimum Field of Expertise: Three years chairside experience directly in a dental environment or private practice in one or more recognized dental disciplines (general/prosthodontics, endodontics, periodontics, oral surgery, pedodontics, orthodontics, special patients). Working knowledge of HIPAA compliance, PPO and dental terminology. Demonstrated excellent interpersonal patient service skills, and ability to multi-task. Working knowledge of proper sterilization and instrument management techniques. Demonstrated experience in a high volume, fast paced environment. Demonstrated team-oriented and collaborative work style. Ability to travel to and from various local locations. Possesses a current California Registered Dental Assistant License, current California X-Ray Certificate, current CPR Certification, and current Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Providers Certification.


REQ20146829 Posted Date: 07/16/2024

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