Classification & Regular Hours
Hours per Week: 35
Salary Grade: Level N
Please note, there are (2) temporary full-time opportunities available to cover leaves of absences.
Western University delivers an academic experience second to none. Western challenges the best and brightest faculty, staff and students to commit to the highest global standards. Our research excellence expands knowledge and drives discovery with real-world application. Western attracts individuals with a broad worldview, seeking to study, influence and lead in the international community. Since 1878, The Western Experience has combined academic excellence with life-long opportunities for intellectual, social and cultural growth in order to better serve our communities.
Western's Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry is a leading Canadian centre of outstanding education and research shaping health and dental care for the next generation.
The Schulich Dentistry team strives to obtain international recognition through excellence in dental education, research and patient care. To foster that vision, Schulich Dentistry develops the knowledge and skills in dental professionals to provide exemplary care to the diverse communities that we serve and to influence the future of undergraduate and postgraduate dental education through scholarly inquiry, innovation and research.
The Dental Assistant is a multi-person position that provides dental assisting and related support to faculty, students (dental, dental assisting, and dental hygiene), patients, and accompanying persons (parents, guardians, spouses, or children). The work varies according to the schedule assigned (morning, day, evening, or Saturday), the function of the clinic (Oral Surgery, Children's Clinic, Adult Clinic, Endodontic Clinic, Urgent Care Clinic, Radiology, Dental Outreach Community Service (DOCS), etc.), time of the year (start, mid or end of term), and the needs of the patients, students, or faculty. In every aspect of the role, the Dental Assistant provides demonstration, guidance, and enforcement on procedures and policies to dental students and hygienists.
1 year Community College Dental Assisting Diploma Level 1 with current Certification with the Ontario Dental Assistant Association (ODAA)
Health and Radiation Protection Certification (HARP)
WHMIS and CPR Certification
1 year experience in chairside assisting, sterilization, and infection control
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
Knowledge of 4 handed chairside dentistry techniques
Demonstrated knowledge of dental terminology and procedures, infection control, and sterilization standards
Ability to multi-task and adapt to a fast paced changing workload
Excellent verbal and written communication skills to effectively interact with students, patients, and colleagues
A positive, respectful, outgoing attitude and strong customer service skills to handle enquires and resolve issues in a professional and timely manner
Basic computer skills, email and internet
Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to function as part of a team
A strong sense of accountability and the ability to demonstrate initiative
Good organizational skills, ability to manage multiple priorities, and meet tight deadlines
Ability to work within a flexible schedule, due to the operations of Clinics work schedules fluctuate including evening and weekend shifts
Western welcomes applications from all qualified individuals; however, it is the university's policy to give first consideration to all qualified UWOSA applicants.
About the Practice
Western Values Diversity
The University invites applications from all qualified individuals. Western is committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcomes applications from women, members of racialized groups/visible minorities, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of any sexual orientation, and persons of any gender identity or gender expression.
Accommodations are available for applicants with disabilities throughout the recruitment process. If you require accommodations for interviews or other meetings, please contact Human Resources at [email protected] or phone 519-661-2194.
We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those chosen for an interview will be acknowledged.