Columbia University Dental Assistant in New York, New York

Position Information

Job Title

Dental Assistant

Job Code Title

Job Requisition Number



7913- CDM Clinic


Medical Center

Job Type

Support Staff Full-Time Regular

Bargaining Unit

1199 / SSA Area

If temporary, indicate duration

Hours Per Week


Job Family

Administrative Support

Salary Grade

Technical 3-073

Salary Range

Advertised Summary Job Description

The Dental Assistant will be responsible for, but not limited to, assisting at chair side as required; and aiding in preparation and maintenance of materials, instruments and equipment. The incumbent will pull and file patient charts; maintain student and patient records; order and dispense supplies and instruments; make and confirm appointments; provide cross coverage for dental assistant module areas and radiology. Performs other related duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications for Grade

Applicant MUST meet these minimum qualifications to be considered an applicant

Two years of college or a completed A.A. program plus formal training in four handed, sit-down dental assisting and six months of related experience.

Additional Position-Specific Minimum Qualifications

Applicant MUST meet these minimum qualifications to be considered an applicant

Experience in a dental office and chair side assisting and dental x-rays required. Knowledge of dental terminology required.

Special Instructions

Preferred Qualifications

Graduation from a dental assistant program preferred.

Bi-lingual (Spanish/English) preferred, including translation.

Essential Functions

Additional Essential Functions (Limit to 3950 characters.)

Special Indications

This position works with:

Bloodborne pathogens



Contact with patients and/or research subjects

HIPAA Compliance training required


Participation in Medical Surveillance required


What type of posting? Is this a waiver request?

Standard Posting

Requisition Open Date


Requisition Close Date

Open Until Filled

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