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Job Requisition Number 21497

Part-Time, 32 Hours/Week

Day Shift, 8:00am - 4:30pm



The Orthodontic Dental Assistant provides the Craniofacial Orthodontist efficient assistance in all aspects of patient care along with individualized instruction and guidance to orthodontic patients. 


  1. Educates patients on proper oral hygiene practices and care of braces. 
  2. Take intraoral photos and dental scans for orthodontic patients. 
  3. Assist with all orthodontic procedures. 
  4. Take dental scans of teeth for the fabrication of customized orthodontic appliances. 
  5. Assist with lip taping of cleft patients. 
  6. Ensure that all dental instruments are prepped and returned from sterile processing. 
  7. Prepares, sanitizes and stocks all exam rooms to hospital standards.  
  8. Function as a liaison with patients, Craniofacial Orthodontist and Craniofacial team. 
  9. Enter in notes in EPIC, Dolphin and appropriate codes for each patient. 
  10. Upload images to Dolphin and using Romexis. 
  11. Flush vac lines and water bottles. 
  12. Submit and track lab appliances. 
  13. Coordinate referrals and appointments with outside providers. 
  14. Fabricate and trimming of Orthodontia devices (retainers). 
  15. Other duties assigned. 

Other information:

Technical Expertise

  1. Knowledge of and experience in dental/medical terminology preferred. 
  2. Experience working in dental and healthcare environment preferred. 
  3. Experience working in Microsoft Office (Outlook, Excel, Word) or similar software is preferred.  
  4. Experience working in electronic medical record (i.e. EPIC, Dolphin) or similar software is preferred. 

Education and Experience 

  1. Education: High school diploma or equivalent and graduate of accredited dental assistant training program. Orthodontic experience preferred. 
  2. Certification: Current certificate to practice dental radiography in the state of Ohio is required.  
  3. Experience preferred but not mandatory. 

Part Time

FTE: 0.800000

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