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Oral Surgery Technician


Assist with outpatient care of surgical procedures. Assist faculty, residents and student/dentist in chairside care of patients. Maintain operatories in a clean and orderly fashion.

Examples of Work

Job functions are specific duties that would be included in the essential functions of the job description. These functions are not all-inclusive nor do they cover the full extent of the duties performed.

  • Anticipates surgical needs including instruments, sutures, and related equipment and supplies.
  • Monitors and observes sedated patients by blood pressure monitor and pulse oximeter under the direction of the physician/resident or nurse for indications of abnormal reaction during surgical procedures.
  • Assists faculty, resident and student dentist/dentists at the chairside in the care of patients; performs pre and post-operative instructions for routine outpatient procedures in assigned clinic.
  • Maintains operatories and equipment, insures asepsis, orders and controls the use of clinical supplies.
  • Assists in preparation of patients for local, conscious and general anesthesia.
  • Participates in in-service training as required.

Education and Experience

High school diploma or equivalent and two years of Oral Surgery with sedation monitoring experience. DAANCE certification will substitute for the two years of experience.
Certification in CPR Dental Radiology. Licensure in Dental Assisting preferred.

Licensure and Certification

Certification in CPR; Licensure in Dental Assisting preferred.



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