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The Department of Pediatric Dentistry within the School of Dentistry is the region’s premiere authority on children’s oral health. The Department values diversity in its students, staff, faculty, and patient populations. It seeks to foster an environment of mutual respect where objectivity, imaginative inquiry, and the free exchange of ideas can flourish to facilitate personal development, professionalism, and a strong sense of self-worth. The department is committed to improving the health of children throughout the region, across the country, and internationally. Our providers and dental students deliver clinical care and participate in outreach programs that are particularly attentive to minority and underserved pediatric population. Our staff is the most important asset in our pursuit of achieving academic excellence for our pre-doctoral and resident dental programs and student clinics. The department’s large ambulatory care facility, The Center for Pediatric Dentistry (CPD), is located at Magnuson Park off the UW’s Main Campus in Seattle. This state-of-the art facility is home to the department and a safety net for the region’s children. Our service mission is to improve the health and well-being of children in our community and throughout the region through clinical care, scholarship, and academic research.
The Dental Assistant 2 will be located at the Center for Pediatric Dentistry. This role will be supporting pre-doctoral students and residents in providing patient care, assisting students in learning how to work with patients and dental assistants while they learn four-handed patient care techniques. The DA2 can fill a number of different assisting roles including, but not limited to aiding dental students, residents and/or faculty in four-handed dentistry and in routine chair-side duties and patient care
DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES: The DA2 will provide dental assistant duties throughout the Center for Pediatric Dentistry, including the Dental Surgery Center, recall, restorative and specialty clinic areas. The successful candidate will have experience in pediatric dentistry, working with families, and with special needs patients.
Routine 4 handed dentistry with dental students and residents.
Assist faculty and residents with new patient screenings.
Knowledge of dental materials and usage.
Obtain and mixing dental materials.
Clean and prepare treatment areas.
Inventory and stock supplies.
Perform routine chair-side duties and patient care.
Keep all areas clean, orderly, and neat.
Perform related dental assistant duties as required.
Orient new staff and dental students to clinic procedures and policies.
Completion of an accredited training program for dental assistants; AND current certification as a dental assistant (CDA) OR the ability to obtain same within six months; PLUS two years of experience as a dental assistant. One year of additional dental assistant experience may substitute for required education.
Registration with the State of Washington as a Dental Assistant
A commitment to the principle of diversity, equity, and inclusion.
Experience in pediatric dentistry
Strong customer service skills
The person in this position must be reliable and have a strong work ethic.
Experience working with diverse populations
Previous experience in a dental education environment.
Experience with dental clinic management software programs
Strong interpersonal skills
Ability to resolve conflict in a positive manner and speak of others in a respectful manner.
Application Process: The application process for UW positions may include completion of a variety of online assessments to obtain additional information that will be used in the evaluation process. These assessments may include Work Authorization, Cover Letter and/or others. Any assessments that you need to complete will appear on your screen as soon as you select “Apply to this position”. Once you begin an assessment, it must be completed at that time; if you do not complete the assessment you will be prompted to do so the next time you access your “My Jobs” page. If you select to take it later, it will appear on your "My Jobs" page to take when you are ready. Please note that your application will not be reviewed, and you will not be considered for this position until all required assessments have been completed.
Founded in 1861, the University of Washington is one of the oldest public institutions in the west coast and one of the preeminent research universities in the world. The University of Washington is a multi-campus university comprised of three different campuses: Seattle, Tacoma, and Bothell. The Seattle campus is made up of sixteen schools and colleges that serve students ranging from an undergraduate level to a doctoral level. The university is home to world-class libraries, arts, music, drama, and sports, as well as the highest quality medical care in Washington State and a world-class academic medical center. The teaching and research of the University’s many professional schools provide undergraduate and graduate students the education necessary toward achieving an excellence that will serve the state, the region, and the nation. As part of a large and diverse community, the University of Washington serves more students than any other institution in the Northwest.