Extra Help Dental Assistant - MSHC South Shore
Chicago, IL 
Posted 1 day ago
Job Description
Extra Help Dental Assistant - MSHC South Shore (Job ID #142202)
MSHC - SS Dental
Extra Help
UI Health
Flex Days

Two (2) Positions Available

Under the direction of a Dentist, the Dental Assistant provides assistance to staff dentist in rendering service to adult and pediatric dental patients. Prepare dental units for patient treatment. including sterilization, x-ray and reception functions. Receive and prepare patients for dental treatment, assist the dentist at the chair side. Maintain records of patient appointments, examinations and treatment plans.

Arranges equipment, pre-tray setups, dental materials and supplies, and patients' records.

Provides assistance during dental procedures by transferring instruments, manipulating dental materials, retracting and evacuating oral cavity, and assisting with sedations.

Answers patients' inquiries (on phone or in person); receives and seats patients; and prepares patient for exam/procedure.

Assists in administering first aid measures to patients.

Dismisses patients, assisting them from office and procedure room; enters services rendered on patient's record; cleans operatory; and arranges next appointment.

Performs simple laboratory procedures (such as pouring impressions, sterilizing instruments, and fabricating acrylic impression trays).

Assists in the ordering, stocking, inventorying and distribution of supplies.

Recording treatment information in patient records in the EMR system.

Communicates directly with patients as guided; communicates in an appropriate and positive manner to guide and re-assure patients, as well as support the patient care mission of the institution.

Sterilizes and disinfects equipment and materials as based on facility protocol.

Performs other related duties as assigned.

1. High school graduate or equivalent.


2. Any one or any combination totaling One year (12 months) of the following training or experience:

A. Formal training in dental assisting techniques and procedures

B. Work experience in chair-side dental assisting

3. Current AHA BLS/CPR and other required unit-specific certifications

The University of Illinois may conduct background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer. Background checks will be performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.

The University of Illinois at Chicago is an affirmative action, equal opportunity
institution/employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran or disability status, height, weight, or marital status in employment or the provision of services.


Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Hours per Week
Work Hours (i.e. shift)
Flex Days
Required Education
High School or Equivalent
Required Experience
1 to 12 years
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