Job Description

Extended Job Title
Registered Dental Assistant I

Org Level 1
Texas Tech Unv Hlth Sci Ctr El Paso

Position Description
Under direct supervision, supports dental care delivery by preparing treatment rooms, patients, instruments and materials. Provides assistance to faculty, residents and students in respective clinic in accordance with the state Dental Practice Act. Maintains safe and clean working environment by complying with procedures, rules and regulations

Requisition ID

Travel Required
Up to 25%

Major/Essential Functions
  • Prepare and maintain dental instruments, materials and equipment
  • Collect and record patient health histories (dental and medical) and record information for dentist’s reference prior to examination
  • Take and process x-rays
  • Assist dentist chair-side by organizing and preparing instruments for dentist’s use and assisting as needed during procedures
  • Demonstrate knowledge of clinic infection control procedures, cleaning and sterilization of instruments, tray setup and materials
  • Follow through with post-visit duties.  Utilize the requisite tools, systems,technology and equipment in the collection of patient data, records management and collections
  • Responsible for the orderly appearance of the dental/hygiene peratories
  • Ensures that adequate quantities of supplies are on hand to perform the necessary treatment procedures
  • In cooperation with the Patient Service Specialists, responsible for filling and maintaining an efficient and effective Dental Schedule

Grant Funded?

Minimum Hire Rate

Pay Basis

Schedule Details
Possible extended hours and holidays

Work Location
El Paso

Preferred Qualifications
  • Knowledge of names of teeth and tooth surfaces
  • Knowledge of chart examination and treatment information knowledge of common dental instruments, equipment and materials and their use
  • Knowledge of dental hygiene and prophylaxis
  • Knowledge of the techniques, methods and procedures of effective sterilization
  • Application of some knowledge of the techniques of dental x-ray examination
  • Application of some knowledge of the principles of modern dental record keeping
  • Application of some knowledge of office practices and procedures
  • Collection of data and information

HSC - El Paso

Woody L. Hunt SDM Admin ELP

Job Type
Full Time

Pay Statement
Compensation is commensurate upon the qualifications of the individual selected and budgetary guidelines of the hiring department, as well as, the institutional pay plan. For additional information, please reference the institutional pay plan on the Human Resources webpage.

Job Group
Skilled Technicians

Occasional Duties
  • Additional duties/projects as identified by manager


EEO Statement
As an EEO/AA employer, the Texas Tech University System and its components will not discriminate in our employment practices based on an applicant’s race, ethnicity, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, genetic information or status as a protected veteran.

Required Qualifications
  • High School or equivalent
  • One (1) year of related experience or completion of an approved dental assistant course is required
  • Dental Assistant registry with the Texas State Board of Dental Examiners


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