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Dental/Orthodontic Assistant

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JOB ID: 23000164

Hershey, PA
Job Category: Health Services (Medical, Dental and Psych Svcs)

Milton Hershey School (MHS) is a tuition free, home, and private school for over 2,000 Pre-K through 12th grade students.  Founded in 1909 by Milton and Catherine Hershey, the lives of more than 11,000 students have been positively transformed through MHS’s high-quality career-focused education, nurturing home life, and extensive wellness and health care. MHS provides cost-free medical, dental, and psychological services to students. We do this through top-notch staff and state-of-the-art facilities, including a 40-bed health center, three school nurse clinics, and three dental clinics.  

MHS is currently seeking a Full-Time 10-Month* Dental/Orthodontic Assistant. This position will assist the dentist/orthodontist and maximize the delivery of related dental/orthodontic services including, chair-side assisting during orthodontic, and operative, preventive, and emergency procedures.  Ability to expose and process digital x-rays.  Attend annual training in OSHA, CPR and First Aid.  Maintain and track records for general and orthodontist dentistry. Maintain and sterilize instruments and equipment according to OSHA/CDC regulations.  Scheduling clinic and referral appointments for students in campus clinics.  Maintain accurate dental records, schedule specialist appointments and transportation needs.  Daily access to computer for information (E-mail communications, Off Campus Reports, Absentee reports, Personnel bulletins, schedule changes and updates).  Familiarity with Dentrix and/or Dolphin computer software systems a plus. Update charts, maintain equipment and inventory; collect and compile date - record keeping for weekly, monthly, and annual reports. Provide secretarial duties, (telephone, typing and filing). 

*A 10-month work schedule typically includes a summer break (early June to Aug 1). Work Schedule:  Monday - Friday from 7:30 am to 4:00 pm. We offer our full-time employees generous health and insurance benefits (medical, dental, vision, life insurance, etc.). Hourly pay rate: $21.00 to $26.00, pay is determined by experience. 


•    Vocational or other technical school, certification, training, or apprenticeship beyond High School, required.•    Minimum 2 years' experience in family, pediatric or orthodontic practice performing hands-on chair-side assistance.•    PA X-ray certification required (demonstrate either two contact hours or four continuing education units every four years to satisfy DEP requirements).•    Ability to take accurate dental records: digital photos, Cephalometric, panoramic, and intra-oral films, and mount films properly for evaluation.•    Take dental impressions; pour and trim diagnostic casts.•    Strong clinical chair-side assisting skills.•    Working knowledge of dental terminology and armamentarium.•    Exceptional customer service and interpersonal skills to communicate post-operative and oral hygiene instruction required.•    Computer skills and ability to learn new systems quickly. Familiarity with Dolphin and Dentrix a plus•    CPR/AED & First Aid Certification.•    OSHA training.•    Spanish Fluency a plus.•    Candidate must demonstrate a high degree of integrity, as all MHS staff are role models for MHS students.

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