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Boston University SENIOR DENTAL ASSISTANT, School of Dental Medicine, Periodontology in BOSTON, Massachusetts

The Goldman School of Dental Medicine is looking for a Senior Dental Assistant to join their growing team! The primary role of the Senior Dental Assistant will be to function as the primary dental assistant, supporting the implantology suite within the Periodontology department. The successful candidate will oversee all procedures in the implant suites and provide chairside dental assisting within the implantology suites.

Main responsibilities will be to:

  • Prepare operatories for surgery using sterile technique and maintain supplies

  • Maintain and sterilize department owned equipment and instruments

  • Maintain the organization of all surgical kits and track kit usage

  • Assemble all implant, sinus lift, tunneling, bone splitting, implant rescue, tack and screw kits

  • Change burs in implant kits at established intervals

  • Distribute bone and log bone/implants placed in surgery

  • Communicate with Implant Coordinator if implant components are needed during surgery.

  • Set up and be able to operate machinery necessary for procedures (i.e. various implant motors, piezotome and YOMI machines)

  • Take radiographs during and after surgery including CBCTs as needed.

  • Breakdown implant suite after surgery

  • Perform dental assistant responsibilities in the Periodontology clinic and at Commonwealth Ave IV sedation program as needed.

Required Skills

This is a full time position which may require filling in for the IV Sedation program at Commonwealth Ave Boston. Voc or Tech training and 3-5 years of work experience required.

Please note all newly hired staff and faculty, will need to be in compliance with Boston University’s COVID-19 Vaccination and Booster Requirement ( within 30 days of date of hire. You must upload your vaccine documentation or request a medical or religious exemption (instructions ( ). For further information on the University’s response to COVID-19, please visit the Back2BU site ( .

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, military service, pregnancy or pregnancy-related condition, or because of marital, parental, or veteran status. We are a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.

Required Experience