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Dental Clinical Assistant

Connecticut State Colleges and Universities
Connecticut, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Oct 13, 2022
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Posted: October 12, 2022
Level: Educational Assistant
Hours: Part-time up to 17 hours per week
Closing Date: The committee will begin review of applications immediately. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, with materials submitted Monday, November 14, 2022 , receiving priority consideration.


Tunxis Community College
271 Scott Swamp Road, Farmington, CT 06032
**This position is not remote**

CT State Community College Mission:

Connecticut State Community College (CT State) provides access to academically rigorous and innovative education and training focused on student success. The College supports excellence in teaching and learning, makes data-informed decisions, promotes equity, advances positive change for the students, communities, and industries it serves, and awards associates degrees and certificates.

CT State Community College Vision:

CT State will be recognized for exceptional student success, educational leadership, and transformative collaboration with business and industry, government, educational, and key stakeholders while advancing diverse opportunities for Connecticut’s citizens and communities.

CT State Community Equity Statement:

The CSCU system commits to bold and disruptive change by actively identifying, naming, and dismantling structural racism, systemic poverty, and other barriers; establishing equitable and anti-racist policies and practices; and empowering students, faculty, staff, and administrators to advance racial, social, and economic justice. Our core collective responsibility is to continuously assess practices and policies and transform the world we live in by eliminating inequities.

Anticipated Start Date:

Fall 2022

Position Summary:

The Dental Clinical Assistant performs a full range of operations and administrative tasks in support of the Dental Hygiene Program at a two-year Connecticut Community College which offers degree and certificate programs in a broad range of liberal arts, transfer, occupational and career studies.

The Dental Clinical Assistant assists with the scheduling and tracking of patients and students at the University of Connecticut School of Dental Medicine clinics. Also required are tracking of billing and monthly clinic income at the UCONN School of Dental Medicine. The Dental Clinical Assistant assists with the maintaining the schedule at all other clinical sites and works with faculty and students to assure communication between all parties.

Incumbents must possess proven ability to effectively work with a culturally, linguistically, and ethnically diverse faculty, staff, and student. They are expected to have excellent oral and written communication skills along with strong Information technology literacy skills such as Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, Teams etc.)

Minimum Qualifications:

Associate’s degree in a related field together with one to two years of related experience; or an equivalent combination of experience and training which would lead to the competencies required to carry out the position’s essential duties.

Successful Candidate must have or must possess:
  • Office administration abilities
  • Personal computer applications in office operations
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Effective oral and written communications.
Substitutions Allowed:

Applicants who do not meet the minimum qualifications as stated are encouraged to put in writing precisely how their background and experience have prepared them for the responsibilities of this position and by providing appropriate references. Exceptions to the degree requirements may be made for compelling reasons.

Example of Job Duties:

Under the direction of the Dental Hygiene Program Coordinator, the Dental Clinic Assistant is responsible for contributing to the successful operation of the College’s Dental Hygiene Program at the University of Connecticut School of Dental Medicine clinic site through effective performance in these essential duties:
  • Serve as the Dental Hygiene Student Appointment Book Manager
  • Manage the Softdent computer program
  • Manager financial receipts
  • Perform receptionist duties during clinical sessions
  • Maintain Dental Hygiene Patient Files
  • Maintain a recall system
  • Perform Inventory control of Reception Office supplies
  • Assist with NERB examination
  • Maintain files for OSHA records, incident reports, QA data, student evaluations.
  • Be responsible for students records (DA/DH) and keying rotation schedule
  • Scan student evaluations and maintain survey results
This posting includes qualifications, experience and skills but is not limited to the full specifications stated in the job description.


$30.31 hourly.

Application Instructions:

To apply you must submit a cover letter and resume.

Incomplete applications or those submitted after the closing date will not be considered and links to other sources to view resumes are not acceptable.

All employment, if offered, is contingent upon proof of citizenship or employability under the requirement of the Immigration and Control Act (IRCA) and the successful passing of a background check. CSCU is committed to providing a safe campus community. Background investigations include reference checks, a criminal history record check and, when appropriate, a financial (credit) report or driving history check.

Continuing Notice of Nondiscrimination

CSCC does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religious creed, age, gender, gender identity or expression, national origin, marital status, ancestry, present or past history of mental disorder, learning disability or physical disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, genetic information or criminal record. The following persons have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies: Nicholas D'Agostino Director of Equal Employment Opportunity


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