Dental Assistant / 40 Hours / Day Shift / MGH North End Waterfront Health
Massachusetts General Hospital(MGH)

Boston, Massachusetts

Posted in Health and Safety

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Job Info

Performs the necessary duties for the proper functioning of the dental health unit under supervision


    • Greets and escorts dental patients to the dental treatment area
    • Prepares the dental exam room for dental treatment by cleaning and disinfecting treatment areas according to the Health Center's policies and procedures.
    • Prepares patients for dental treatment
    • Assists the dentist in the delivery of dental treatment: Performs four handed dentistry. Takes x-rays. Process alginate impressions and pours dental models. Removes temporary cement from crowns and re- cements crowns. Delivers bleaching kit to patients
    • Performs all infection control duties such as: Cleaning and sterilization of dental instruments according to health center policies and procedures
    • Stocks dental operatories and maintains dental supplies in treatment areas.
    • Performs lab procedures such as: Fabrication of bleaching trays and dental models
    • Provides individualized patient dental education in oral health promotion, disease prevention, and treatment procedures.
    • Applies anti-cariogenic agents including fluoride varnish
    • Places and removes dental dams
    • Cares for dental equipment according to manufacturer's instructions and performs its required daily maintenance.
    • Provides interpreting services if applicable between dental provider and patients as needed


Must have at least one year full time or equivalent part-time paid experience as a dental assistant in a recognized dental office, or the successful completion of a training program for dental assistants at a recognized dental school


  • Fourhanded dentistry
  • Working knowledge of operative dentistry
  • Working knowledge of other general dental procedures
  • Ability to work with small children and elderly
  • Willingness to learn new procedures and work with others with the department
  • Knowledge of Italian/Spanish a plus

EEO Statement
Massachusetts General Hospital is an Equal Opportunity Employer. By embracing diverse skills, perspectives and ideas, we choose to lead. Applications from protected veterans and individuals with disabilities are strongly encouraged.

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