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Lead Dental Assistant - Tufts Dental Special Needs
Tufts University

Date Posted Aug. 24, 2023
Title Lead Dental Assistant - Tufts Dental Special Needs
University Tufts University
Medford, MA, United States
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Classified Staff
  • Health Services


Tufts University School of Dental Medicine (TUSDM) offers one of the most forward-looking educational environments in dental medicine in the country. Tufts Dental Facilities for Persons with Special Needs (TDF) is a network of seven outpatient clinics that provides dental care to approximately 7,000 developmentally disabled patients in the state of Massachusetts under the umbrella of TUSDM and in partnership with the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) and the Massachusetts Department of Developmental Services (DDS). Additional patient treatment is provided in the operating room setting at four affiliated hospitals within the state. The TDF program also provides a venue for teaching General Practice Residents through the Tufts GPR Program and 4th year dental students from TUSDM.

What You'll Do

  • Assist chair side with highly advanced specialized technical clinic procedures providing expert care to all dental practice patients.
  • Participate in the recruitment and interviewing of new dental assistants.
  • Train new staff and ensure Dental Assistants understand the processes and protocols of the clinic operation.
  • Organize and prepare operatories daily.
  • Maintain and organize dental supplies and equipment
  • Manage and organize the inventory of dental supplies and equipment and place orders as necessary.
  • Will be responsible for sterilization and maintaining equipment and materials in accordance with OSHA, federal and state guidelines.
  • The individual will also be responsible for stocking all materials needed in the clinic on a
    daily basis.
  • Supports the front desk operations, schedule appointments, check-in patients, collect and verify patient demographics, retrieve charts, document treatments plans and other tasks in support of office administration.

What We're Looking For

Basic Requirements:

  • Knowledge and skills as typically acquired through High School/GED.
  • 5-7 years related experience.
  • Massachusetts Dental Assistant License.
  • Radiology Certification.
  • DANB (Dental Assisting National Board) Dental Assistant Certification required.
  • Strong ability to balance both dental assisting role and lead role.
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills.
  • Warm and caring personality needed in dealing with patients.
  • A team player and willing to participate in a fast-paced and changing environment.
  • Familiarity with clinical care, institution, or university experience.
  • Ability to resolve issues.
  • Should demonstrate willingness to articulate creative and innovative ideas for
    improving daily clinical activities, and laboratory procedures.
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Word and excel.

Pay Range

Minimum $26.40, Midpoint $31.40, Maximum $36.40

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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