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Dental Assistant 3

Idaho State University

Open for Recruitment: April 20, 2017 - April 27, 2017
Announcement # 07342057558
Salary Range: $12.91 per hour -Plus Competitive Benefits!

Location(s): Meridian


In addition to the duties outlined on the job specification for Dental Assistant 1 and Dental Assistant 2, may perform the following additional duties under supervision of a licensed dentist:

1.  Dental procedures.  Preparation of instruments and materials; patient care and document completion; review, evaluate, develop and implement effective service delivery methods, activities, or outputs to identify problems and recommend improvements.  Review case histories to evaluate effectiveness of standards and policies in serving clients.  May assist in all phases of:  surgery chairside assisting and post operative care; hospital dentistry including credentialing and compliance with hospital protocols and procedures; IV sedation including patient preparation and monitoring requirements and devices.

2.  Office procedures.  Provide regulation oversight in the management of and compliance assurance with all local, state, and federal regulations, in particular OSHA and HIPAA; work with staff in determining trends and resolving technical problems; propose or develop policies and procedures for office coordination; verify accuracy and ensure proper paperwork and procedures; communicate and coordinate with vendors on products, arrange for product demonstrations for residents and staff; may act as the dental reception coordinator in the management of the reception and coordination of dental office and staff.

3.  Instruction and/or supervision.  At the direction of the dentist, may provide instruction and/or monitor the work of Dental Assistant 1 and 2 staff; interview and recommend for hire new employees; assign and prioritize workloads and oversee quality of work for completeness, accuracy, and compliance with established policies, procedures, laws and rules. Incumbents evaluate, train, and motivate staff by developing performance expectations and objectives. They may handle employee performance issues and resolve employee conflicts and determine training needs and recommend training programs.  Incumbents may provide instruction to dental residents on procedures, techniques, dental auxiliary utilization, and dental procedures which may include monitoring work, providing feedback to supervisor, and assuring quality of care; may provide instruction on dental care in a public setting.


Certified to practice as an expanded function Dental Assistant as stipulated in Rule 035 of the Laws and Administrative Rules of the Idaho State Board of Dentistry.

Experience:  performing fundamental and expanded duties of a dental assistant as outlined in the Laws and Rules of the Idaho State Board of Dentistry; completing dental radiographs and alginate impressions; regulation oversight and materials management; advanced skills in surgical, hospital dentistry, IV sedation, materials management, and regulation oversight.

Idaho State University's Jeanne Clery report, federally required reporting, provides crime, arrest and fire statistics for the previous three years that occurred on campus, in certain off-campus buildings owned or controlled by Idaho State University; and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from the campus. The report also includes institutional policies concerning campus security, such as policies about alcohol and drug use, crime prevention, the reporting of crimes, sexual assault, personal practices, disciplinary procedures, fire safety and other matters. This report can be accessed on the following website: ISU Clery Report


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At the discretion of the appointing authority, compensatory time off may be provided in lieu of overtime cash compensation.

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