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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 and two years of appropriate experience. Appropriate college course work or vocational/technical training may substitute at an equivalent rate for the required experience.

Licensure and Certification

Certification in CPR, Dental Radiology and Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery; Licensure in Dental Assisting preferred.



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