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Job ID: 235787

Dental Assistant - Research Administration
Tufts University

Date Posted May 8, 2024
Title Dental Assistant - Research Administration
University Tufts University
Medford, MA, United States
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Classified Staff
  • Health Services


This is a grant funded position and is not eligible for severance pay.


Dental Research Administration (DRA) at TUSDM is the main research structure for all basic science and clinical
projects at the Dental School. DRA is the liaison to the Office of the Vice Provost, Sponsored Accounting, IRB,
IACUC, CMS, Biosafety and all other offices responsible for administering research on the Tufts Health Sciences
Campus. Housing several research labs including the Gavel Center for Restorative Dental Research, which is
endowed from Dr. J. Murray Gavel, DRA at TUSDM defines and executes the research goals and mission of Tufts
University School of Dental Medicine.

What You'll Do

  • Under direct supervision, by a supervising Dental Assistant or Dentist, the Dental Assistant learns and provides basic dental assistant duties assisting general dentists and specialty dentist’s chair side.
  • The Dental Assistant provides clinical services assisting faculty/residents in four-handed dentistry learning and performing basic Dental Assistant duties.
  • Takes digital radiographs (panoramic, PAs, bitewings). Pours models, polishes crowns and dentures, makes impressions and temporary crowns.
  • Maintains proper cleanliness of operatories and instruments in compliance with infection control policies.
  • Responsible for sterilization and maintaining equipment and materials in accordance with OSHA, federal and state guidelines.
  • Answers all patient, provider, and insurance phone calls and verifies proper responses as necessary.
  • Scheduling.
  • Accesses and accurately maintains patient health records.
  • Enters treatment charges into the patient care system.

What We're Looking For

Basic Requirements:

  • Knowledge and skills as typically acquired through completion of a High School diploma/GED.
  • 0-2 years of related experience.
  • Massachusetts Dental Assistant License.
  • Exhibits knowledge and proficiency with sterile technique and assisting various specialties.
  • Sound knowledge of HIPAA and OSHA compliance regarding infection control, blood borne pathogens, sterilization, and radiology.

Pay Range

Minimum $19.80, Midpoint $23.55, Maximum $27.30

Salary is based on related experience, expertise, and internal equity; generally, new hires can expect pay between the minimum and midpoint of the range.

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