Dental Assistant III

Updated: about 2 months ago
Location: Dallas, TEXAS
Job Type: FullTime

Job Title

Dental Assistant III


Texas A&M University Health Science Center


Oral Surgery

Proposed Minimum Salary

$18.50 hourly

Job Location

Dallas, Texas

Job Type


Job Description

Our Commitment

Texas A&M University is committed to enriching the learning and working environment by promoting a culture that respects all perspectives, talents & identities.  Embracing varying opinions and perspectives strengthens our core values which are: Respect, Excellence, Leadership, Loyalty, Integrity, and Selfless Service.

Who we are

A part of the Texas A&M University Health Science Center, Texas A&M School of Dentistry in Dallas was founded in 1905 and is a nationally recognized center for oral health sciences education, research, specialized patient care and continuing dental education. As one of the fastest-growing academic health centers in the nation, the Texas A&M University Health Science Center encompasses five colleges and numerous centers and institutes working together to improve health through transformative education, innovative research and team-based health care delivery. 


What we want

The School of Dentistry is looking for a Surgical Assistant to serve in the Oral Surgery department.  We desire an individual who subscribes to and supports our commitment as stated above. The successful applicant will bring experience and knowledge of general dental terminology and oral & maxillofacial procedures to the position while adapting to and supporting a fast-paced clinical environment. This person must be professional, enjoy working in a high-volume clinical environment and be able to apply their knowledge and skills while being flexible in their daily routine. If this is you, we invite you to apply to become a member of our team.

What you need to know

Work Schedule/Location: This is an on-site role with a typical schedule of Monday – Friday 8am to 5pm.

Cover Letter/Resume: A cover letter and resume will assist us in our review of your application materials.  These can be uploaded on the application under CV/Resume.

Required Education and Experience:

  • High school diploma or equivalent combination of education and experience

  • 4 years of experience in related field

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of dental terminology and dental procedures

  • Knowledge of instruments, materials, and standardized dental procedures used in dental care

  • Knowledge of infectious control policies, aseptic techniques, supplies, and equipment

  • Ability to multitask and work cooperatively with others

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills

  • Ability to operate dental radiographic equipment

  • Ability to tolerate long periods of bending, standing, and walking

  • Strong organizational and interpersonal skills

  • Experience working with diverse individuals and communities

Required Licenses and Certifications:

  • Registered Dental Assistant

  • CPR certified


  • Direct Patent Care - Performs indirect patient care procedures to include preparing the patient and treatment room for the specific type of appointment. Responds to student and patient inquiries regarding clinical policies and dental procedures not requiring the advice of a dentist. Provides direct chairside assistance to graduate students during the examination and treatment of patients. Four handed dentistry procedures are utilized, and suction and retraction needs are anticipated and performed without interfering with the vision or access of the student.

  • Environmental Health Standards - Performs disinfection/sterilization of the operatory, instruments and equipment according to OSHA and local policy and procedure. Utilizes recommended infection control procedures at all times. Utilizes dental materials and instruments for procedures and ensure the setups are appropriate for the dental procedure performed.

  • Medical Imaging - Provides radiographic services and assist with oral photography. Operate dental radiographs equipment to take intra oral radiographs. Assist in obtaining pre-treatment and post insertion photographic records to include retraction and mirror positioning. Prepare, mix and assist in the use of the various materials, following manufacturer guidelines or the instructions of the dentist.

Instructions to Applicants: Applications received by Texas A&M University must either have all job application data entered or a resume attached. Failure to provide all job application data or a complete resume could result in an invalid submission and a rejected application. We encourage all applicants to upload a resume or use a LinkedIn profile to pre-populate the online application.

All positions are security-sensitive. Applicants are subject to a criminal history investigation, and employment is contingent upon the institution’s verification of credentials and/or other information required by the institution’s procedures, including the completion of the criminal history check.

Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer committed to diversity.

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