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Position Details

Position Information

Recruitment/Posting Title Dental Assistant
Job Category Staff & Executive - Allied Health - Dental Assisting
Department RSDM-Interdisciplinary/Extramural P

New Jersey’s academic health center, Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences (RBHS) takes an integrated approach to educating students, providing clinical care, and conducting research, all with the goal of improving human health. Aligned with Rutgers University–New Brunswick and collaborating universitywide, RBHS includes eight schools, a behavioral health network, and five centers and institutes that focus on cancer treatment and research, neuroscience, advanced biotechnology and medicine, environmental and occupational health, and health care policy and aging research.

Our faculty are teachers, clinicians, and scientists with unparalleled experience who advance medical innovation and provide patient care informed by the latest research findings. We offer an outstanding education in medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, public health, nursing, biomedical research, and the full spectrum of allied health careers.

Our clinical and academic facilities are located throughout the state—at Rutgers University–New Brunswick, including Piscataway; and at locations in Newark, Scotch Plains, Somerset, Stratford, and other locations. Clinical partners include Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick, Newark’s University Hospital in Newark, and other affiliates.

Through this community of healers, scientists, and scholars, Rutgers is equipped as never before to transform lives.

Posting Summary

Rutgers School of Dental Medicine is seeking a Dental Assistant for the Statewide Network. The Dental Assistant is responsible for the daily routine operation of the University John H. Cronin Dental Center in Northfield, NJ part of the RSDM Extramural Clinics. May be asked to cover at any one of the Dental Centers in the Statewide Network for Community Oral health.

  • Prepares room for each patient, which includes setting up instruments and supplies.
  • Covers the Reception Area in the absence of the secretary.
  • Runs H20 through lines and hand pieces after every patient, as per ADA recommendations.
  • Seats patients, adjusts chairs and light, drapes patients with protective covers.
  • Takes and records vital signs on each patient at each appointment and updates medical history.
  • Passes instruments to doctor during examination period and treatment of patients.
  • Charts results of doctor’s examination.
  • Prepares dental materials for the dentists use.
  • Maintains patient’s records in accordance with Quality Assurance Guidelines.
  • Pours models, trims and evaluates the quality of diagnostic casts.
  • Gives post-operative instructions to patients and dismisses them.
  • Maintains sufficient supplies on hand to efficiently run each operatory and the whole clinic, if assigned this duty.
  • Cleans and changes Film Processor solution.
  • Cleans autoclave.
  • Stocks and cleans lab daily.
  • Checks O2 weekly and documents.
  • Takes x-rays, as requested by the doctor. Develops and mounts x-rays with proper identification and keeps accurate records of all x-rays taken.
Position Status Full Time
Hours Per Week
Daily Work Shift Day
FLSA Nonexempt
Grade 1650
Position Salary
Annual Minimum Salary 19.070
Annual Mid Range Salary 19.570
Annual Maximum Salary 20.160
Standard Hours 40.00
Union Description Teamsters, Local 97
Payroll Designation PeopleSoft

Information about the benefits provided to Rutgers employees can be found at:

Seniority Unit
Terms of Appointment Staff - 12 month
Position Pension Eligibility PERS


Minimum Education and Experience
  • Certification as a Dental Assistant (CDA) in the State of New Jersey.
  • Valid Radiologic Technology License issued by the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection and CPR certified.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Preferred Qualifications
Equipment Utilized
Physical Demands and Work Environment
Special Conditions

Posting Details

Posting Number 17ST3260
Posting Open Date
Special Instructions to Applicants
Regional Campus Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences (RBHS)
Home Location Campus Newark (RBHS)
Location Details

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Applicant Documents

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