Dental Assistant, Dental Center (AFSCME)

Job Description

Dental Assistant, First Shift, Dental Center

UC Health is hiring a full-time dental assistant for the dental center for the first shift at University of Cincinnati Medical Center.

The Dental Assistant will perform the duties within professional dental care, which assists the Dental Director, Dentists, and Dental Hygienists in the care and treatment of patients. Performs the duties in the field of reception, chairside assisting, inventorying, and records as outlined by the Ohio State Dental Board permissible duties for Dental Assistants.

About University of Cincinnati Medical Center

As part of the Clifton Campus of UC Health, Greater Cincinnati's academic health system, University of Cincinnati Medical Center has served Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky for nearly 200 years. Each year, hundreds of thousands of patients receive care from our world-renowned clinicians and care team. Our experts utilize the most advanced medical knowledge and technology available, providing a level of specialty and subspecialty medical care that is not available anywhere else in Greater Cincinnati.

Unit Details:
  • Specialty Dentists (Endodontist, Periodontist, Prosthodontist) support residency programs to educate on site procedures for residents to acquire Advanced Education in General Dentistry.
  • Clear patients' dental concerns so that they can have transplant, stem cell, radiation, LVAD, joint replacement surgeries.
  • Ohio State Dental Association - The Outstanding Access to Care Award 2020.
  • The Dental Assistant will support the Medical Centers dental center, delivering high-quality care to patients based on assessed needs, established standards of care and according to policy and procedures.


Job Responsibilities
  • Taking impressions for the construction of custom athletic mouth protectors/mouth guards and trays for application of medicaments.
  • Application of disclosing solutions and carries susceptibility testing.
  • Shade selection for fabrication of appliances or restorations.
  • Fluoride application, limited to liquid or gel applications and applications of topical anesthetics.
  • Topical applications of desensitizing agents to teeth and application and removal of cavity varnish.
  • Application and removal of periodontal dressings (packs).
  • Placement of rubber dam over pre-placed clamp, and removal of clamp and rubber dam and placement and removal of surgical dressings.
  • Intra-oral bite registrations for diagnostic model articulation, restorations. and appliances.
  • Standard, diagnostic, radiologic procedures for contributing to the provision of dental services.
  • All supportive services necessary to the maintenance of a hygienic practice environment, including, but not limited to, all sterilizing procedures.


Education and Experience Requirements:
  • Education: High school diploma or GED (required)
  • Certification and License: Active BLS Certification (required), Ohio Dental X-Ray License (required)

Hours: Full-time, 40 hours/week

Shift: 8am-4:45pm / First Shift

Join our team as a Dental Assistant in our dental center and work alongside the best and brightest clinical teams collaborating toward our common purpose: to advance healing and reduce suffering.

Join our team to BE UC Health. Be Extraordinary. Be Supported. Be Hope. Apply Today!

About UC Health

UC Health is an integrated academic health system serving Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky. In partnership with the University of Cincinnati, UC Health combines clinical expertise and compassion with research and teaching-a combination that provides patients with options for even the most complex situations. Members of UC Health include: UC Medical Center, West Chester Hospital, Daniel Drake Center for Post-Acute Care, Bridgeway Pointe Assisted Living, University of Cincinnati Physicians and UC Health Ambulatory Services (with more than 900 board-certified clinicians and surgeons), Lindner Center of HOPE and several specialized institutes including: UC Gardner Neuroscience Institute and the University of Cincinnati Cancer Center. Many UC Health locations have received national recognition for outstanding quality and patient satisfaction. Learn more at