Dental Surgical Assistant - Surgical Sciences

University of Oklahoma

Oklahoma, OK

ID: 7117393 (Ref.No. ta223368)
Posted: December 6, 2022
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Job Description


Come join the staff at OU HSC and become a part of Oklahoma's premier research university which leads the state in education and career opportunities. OU HSC is one of only four comprehensive academic health centers in the nation with seven professional colleges. We are currently building world-class institutes for the treatment of diabetes and cancer. We are looking for a Dental Surgical Assistant - Surgical Sciences to join the team.


  • Assists faculty, residents, and dental students with oral surgery procedures
  • Provides surgical assistance to faculty, residents, and dental students
  • Prepares patients for the procedure with proper monitors for sedation
  • Prepares surgical trays with instrumentation for basic extractions, IV extractions, biopsies, and implants
  • Sterilizes instruments
  • Reads and notates monitor readings from the procedure
  • Maintains awareness of emergency situations and responds according to departmental policy
  • Exposes and develops x-rays
  • Recovers patients from sedations
  • Gives prescriptions from the surgeon with dosage instruction and proper home care instructions
  • Cleans and sanitizes rooms after patient treatment
  • Completes paperwork for surgeries and sedations including anesthesia records, drug cards, and consent forms
  • Properly completes all paperwork from the procedure
  • Performs basic administrative office procedures such as chart management, seating and dismissing patients, etc.
  • Continues dental surgical education by attending training sessions to learn concepts of sterile procedures, sterilization, radiology, dental record keeping, fire and safety procedures, OSHA regulations, nitrous oxide administration, and basic CPR
  • Performs various duties as needed to successfully fulfill the function of the position

Job Requirements


Education: High School Diploma or GED

Experience: 12 months experience as a Dental Assistant


  • Dental Assistant Certification or OMSDA with the Oklahoma Board of Dentistry, Basic CPR


  • Able to keep hand and arm steady while moving arm or while holding arm and hand in one position
  • Able to make precisely coordinated movements of the fingers of one or both hands to grasp, manipulate or assemble very small objects
  • Able to quickly and repeatedly adjust the controls of a machine to exact positions
  • Able to bend, stretch, twist and/or reach with your body, arms and/or legs
  • Must possess good multi-limb coordination i.e. the ability to coordinate two or more limbs while sitting or standing
  • Must possess good trunk strength i.e. the ability to use abdominal or lower back muscles to support part of the body continuously or repeatedly over time without giving out or fatiguing
  • Able to shift back and forth between two or more activities or sources of information
  • Good manual dexterity required to enable safe, skillful use of instruments while working in the mouth

Working Conditions:

  • Physical: Standing for long periods of time. Manual dexterity. Speaking, bending, and reaching. 
  • Environmental: Standard Clinic Environment.

Preferred: 6 months experience in Oral Surgery

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