Oral Surgery Assistant Job Description

Oral Surgery Assistant – An oral surgery assistant (OSA) is an individual who assists the dentist during oral surgery.

Oral surgery assistants perform a wide range of tasks before, during, and after oral surgery.

For example, an OSA may assist the dentist during the removal of teeth, or assist in other procedures such as bone grafting.

OSA’s spend much of their time working with the dentist and dental team.

They may prepare the patient for oral surgery by holding their hand, applying ice or cold packs, or applying a topical anesthetic.

Additionally, they assist the dentist throughout the surgical procedure

Updated on:     
September 15, 2022

Job Brief:

We're looking for an Oral Surgery Assistant to join our team! We provide a supportive and positive work environment, and offer competitive pay and benefits.

Oral Surgery Assistant Duties:

  • Assist with all aspects of oral and maxillofacial surgery, including preoperative planning, as well as intraoperative and postoperative care
  • Use intraoral and panoramic radiographic equipment to aid in diagnosis
  • Perform various functions under the general supervision of oral and maxillofacial surgeons, such as routine xrays, dental impressions, and evaluations
  • Perform laboratory tests, such as blood counts, and urinalysis
  • Use and maintain surgical equipment
  • Assist with patient education, including application of topical anesthetics
  • Carry out other related duties

Oral Surgery Assistant Responsibilities:

  • 2 years’ surgical or dental experience preferred
  • Ability to work independently and in a team environment
  • Strong communication skills
  • Ability to remain calm under pressure
  • Ability to multi-task in a fast paced environment
  • Ability to lift and move patients

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Requirements And Skills:

  • Assist dentists during numerous surgical procedures, including tooth extractions, impacted third molar removals, wisdom teeth removal, and others
  • Prepare and maintain sterilization and prep rooms, including pre-sterilizing instruments and following proper disinfection methods
  • Follow oral surgeon's protocols for surgical procedures, including equipment placement, operative site preparation and monitoring, and infection control
  • Build rapport and establish professional relationships with patients, dentists, and physicians
  • Provide patients with oral hygiene instructions and instructions about post-surgical expectations and recovery
  • Assist in scheduling patients for surgery and assist in the recovery room
  • Perform clerical and administrative tasks, including answering phones, filing, and data entry
  • Perform other duties assigned by office manager or dentist

Company Name is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We believe that diversity and inclusion are essential to building a strong team. We encourage applications from people of all races, religions, national origins, genders, and ages, as well as veterans and individuals with disabilities.

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