Dental Assistant

Dentistry - Oral Surgery

Full Time

Day Shift


High School/GED
CPR Required
1 year of experience required

All team members are expected to be knowledgeable and compliant with Palmetto Health-USC Medical Group's values of compassion, dignity, excellence, integrity, and teamwork.


Job Summary:

Works directly with the dentists to provide patient care for general or specialty dental services.  Assists in training residents and senior dental students while in the clinical area.  Adheres to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration regulations.  May require access to storage areas where medications are kept and carry out procedure that require the use of medications. 


Performs all necessary aspects of four-handed dentistry.

Complies with all OSHA standards; keeping all labeling updated and current throughout the department.

Exposes and develops radiographs.

Maintains operatories, equipment and instruments in a sterile manner.

Interacts with other hospital departments, as necessary.

Performs laboratory duties, as necessary.

Other duties as necessary in the department.


Education: High school diploma or equivalent required. Graduate of an accredited school of dental assisting; or two years of continuous employment as a chairside dental assistant.

Experience: Minimum of one year dental assisting experience and operating room experience preferred.

License, Registry, or Certification Required: CPR or Heart Saver required.

Special Training: General mandatory training.  Must possess skills necessary to assist dentists and residents in four handed dentistry on all age patients, as well as patients who are physically handicapped, medically and emotionally compromised.