30+ days ago


Los Angeles, CA


This is a one year fixed-term position, part time position.

Dentists and dental hygienists are consistently viewed as some of the most trusted and respected professionals that serve the public, and our graduates are part of the reason. The Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry not only educates excellent clinicians but also produces professionals who earn their patients’ trust with unyielding commitment to exemplary ethical standards. Our graduates also earn the respect of their colleagues, taking active leadership roles in the organized dentistry community from local to international levels.

Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC is seeking a Dental Assistant to join the Pediatric Dentistry team! We are looking for a highly energetic Bilingual English / Spanish candidate who likes working in a fast-paced environment, as our clinic can see up to 30-40 patients a day! The highly motivated individual will perform a combination of duties including both administrative and comprehensive chair-side assisting services for patients during dental treatment procedures. We expect this individual to be in line with the values of teamwork, effective communication, display respect to others and a willingness to learn.

Responsibilities include: sets up treatment/clinical area for patients, obtains dental history and records from patients, and prepares materials for making impressions and restorations. Maintains inventory of dental instruments, equipment, and supplies in the dental operatory. Assist with patient registration and provides patient education and treatment planning. The ideal candidate must be able to work independently with moderate technical guidance. The successful candidate should have previous experience working in one or more recognized dental disciplines, possess excellent interpersonal patient service skills, and have the ability to multitask.

Job Accountabilities

  • 45% Four handed dentistry/chair side assistant for all procedures this includes sedations and assisting residents during comprehensive dental treatment done in the operating room. Also translating English to Spanish and Spanish to English.
  • 35% Taking digital x-rays & panoramic radiographs and assisting with all clinic duties
  • 20% Sterilize instruments

USC has excellent benefits, including health benefits for staff & their family with access to the renowned university medical network; eligibility for retirement plans; tuition benefits for staff & their family; free professional development online courses; central Los Angeles location with easy access to commuter trains, buses & free tram pick up services; discounts to football, basketball & other campus events.

Minimum Education: Specialized/technical training
Minimum Experience: 6 - 12 months
Minimum Field of Expertise: Graduation from an accredited Dental Assistant program. Six to twelve months of chair-side experience in a dental environment or private practice in one or more recognized dental disciplines (general/prosthodontics, endodontics, periodontics, oral surgery, pediatrics, orthodontics, special patients). Working knowledge of HIPAA compliance, PPO, and dental terminology. Demonstrated excellent interpersonal patient service skills, and ability to multi-task. Working knowledge of proper sterilization and instrument management techniques. Demonstrated experience in a high volume, fast-pace environment. Demonstrated team-oriented and collaborative work style. Ability to travel to and from work at various local locations.


USC is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, or any other characteristic protected by law or USC policy. USC will consider for employment all qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring ordinance. We provide reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees with disabilities. Applicants with questions about access or requiring a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or hiring process should contact USC Human Resources by phone at (213) 821-8100, or by email at

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