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Dental Dispensary Aide

Dispensary Los Angeles, California

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 in order to become the best.

Dentists and dental hygienists are consistently viewed as some of the most trusted and respected professionals that 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 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 looking for a talented Dental Dispensary Aide to join the Dispensary team. The Dispensary department is a very fast paced environment that supports the students and their patient treatment. Various shifts for this position are needed, shifts are determined by needs of the clinic at the time of hire. Shifts include: 7:30 am - 4:00 pm, 8:00 am - 4:30 pm, 8:30 am - 5:00 pm, 9:30 am - 6:00 pm, 12:00 pm - 8:30 pm & 1:00 pm - 9:30 pm.

Dental Assistants or Dental background preferred.

Job Summary:

Assists in the operation and maintenance of one or more dispensaries. Prepackages and distributes dental materials and equipment to dental students, hygiene students, and faculty. Orders supplies and stocks shelves to ensure continuity of items for dispensary operation. Maintains accurate account on the computer of items scanned out and in from the dispensaries. Reviews and arranges supplies for pre-clinical classes, as needed. Maintains dispensaries as a clean and organized unit.

Job Accountabilities:

  • Controls distribution of clinical equipment. Signs and/or scans equipment in and out of the computer. Notifies the appropriate students and/or doctors regarding items that have not been returned.

  • Maintains, prepares and dispenses materials and supplies. Prepackages dental materials according to various dental procedures. Prepares solutions. Follows appropriate protocols for materials and equipment handling.

  • Transfers data from handheld scanning devices into a computer

  • Maintains dispensary in clean and orderly fashion. Cleans shelves. Maintains, disinfects, and sterilizes equipment

  • Learns and applies proper techniques for handling used instruments, disposable materials, chemicals and dental materials.

  • Opens clinic or preclinic dispensary and prepares for operation.

  • Orders supplies. Unpacks and stocks shelves to predetermined levels.

  • Controls supply of lab coats. Sorts and distributes lab coats.

  • Performs other related duties as assigned or requested. The University reserves the right to add or change duties at any time.

 The University of Southern California values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity in employment.


Minimum Education: Specialized/technical training

Minimum Experience: 6 - 12 months

Minimum Field of Expertise: Service oriented and ability to interact effectively with faculty, staff and students. Requires knowledge of computer operations.



REQ20041765 Posted Date: 11/07/2017

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