The Dental Health Center seeks to find a Orthodontic Dental Assistant who provides quality dental care to patients. They will practice four handed dentistry, prepare operatories for the required procedures, organize and coordinate patient charts and paperwork, and provide exceptional customer service utilizing good interpersonal skills.

Responsibilities Include:

Chair side/Clinical

  • Prepare patients for procedures which includes delivering patient personal oral hygiene instruction
  • Prepare various dental material such as cement, etc.
  • Take impressions and bite registrations. Take impressions and trim plaster models for labs & presentations
  • Fabricate orthodontic retainers like Essex and splints
  • Remove excess cement from brackets and orthodontic bands-Remove and replace ligatures
  • Pre-select orthodontic bands, separator placements, and bracket set-ups- -Place brackets, and place and remove wires.
  • Manage, track and schedule lab cases
  • Take intra & extra oral photographs-Take cephalometric and panoramic radiographs of diagnostic quality
  • Record accurate procedural documentation (chart notes) in the patient's chart


  • Answer phones, schedule appointments, greet patients if needed due to shortage of coverage.
  • Navigate the computerized record-keeping and charting system
  • Products and supplies- purchase, re-order, and keep accurate inventory

Practice and adhere to OSHA and Safety compliance standards-Clean, sterilize and set up treatment rooms in a timely manner-Disinfect, and sterilize instruments for re-circulation


1-3 years of experience and Tech or Vocational training required.

Individuals seeking employment with BU may be subject to the following suitability requirements. Failure to meet any of these requirements may result in ineligibility for employment:

  • Basic Background Check:Includes, but is not limited to, verification of:
    • Social Security Number;
    • Academic history
    • Past employment;
    • Licenses and credentials, if applicable
    • documented proof of immunizations for:
      • Two Measles, Mumps Rubella (MMR) - live vaccine or titers indicating immunity to Measles , Mumps and Rubella
      • Three Hepatitis B - recombinant vaccine and a Hep B Surface Antibody titer indicating immunity or a signed declination for Hepatitis B Vaccine
      • Two Varicella-zoster live-virus vaccine, or Varicella IGG AB titer indicating immunity
      • TDAP (tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis i.e. whooping cough) within last ten years
      • Influenza vaccine or signed declination
      • IGRA Tuberculosis blood test.
    • Positive TST with Chest Xray and treatment information
  • Medical Clearance Process:Medical Clearance Process: includes Occupational Health evaluation and immunization/titer level review. Must be eligible to receive required vaccinations as needed
  • References: We require 2-3 professional references (no friends or family) with at least 1 previous supervisor.

Continued employment/ affiliation is contingent upon strict adherence, at all times, to all applicable safety and security rules, procedures, and protocols, as well as required training regimens.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We are a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.

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About the Company

Boston University

Boston University is one of the leading private research and teaching institutions in the world today, with two primary campuses in the heart of Boston and programs around the world. As a Boston University employee you will be part of a dynamic community where every individual is valued. You'll reap the rewards of being on a college campus, such as direct access to the heart of the education and research community and a myriad of opportunities to help create a positive impact on our students' educational experiences. Education thrives in Boston, and working here – at one of the largest employers in the city – will give you the opportunity to contribute to our mission and work with some of the most experienced educators and staff in the nation.

Company Size

1 to 9 employees