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Boston University DENTAL ASSISTANT, School of Dental Medicine, Periodontology in BOSTON, Massachusetts

Under the general supervision of the Practice Manager and Clinical Supervisor, the Dental Assistant is responsible to provide quality care and excellent customer service. This includes performing 4-handed chair side assistance, preparing & maintaining dental instruments and instrument transfers, and taking appropriate diagnostic quality digital x-rays.


  • To provide dental assisting within the Periodontology department and Implantology suite

  • Assist with various Periodontal procedures including implants, sinus lifts and bone grafts

  • Prepare the operatories for procedures

  • Organize and coordinate patients information and dental radiographs

  • Provide patients with post surgical instructions and education

  • Take intra & extra oral photographs

  • Support residents and faculty with charting and record-keeping via computerized system

  • Responsible for ordering products and supplies as well as keeping accurate inventory

  • Clean, sterilize, and set up treatment operatories in a timely manner

  • May require assisting in the IV Sedation Program at Main campus

  • May require working evening session

Required Skills

  • High School Diploma/GED and 1-3 years of work experience required

  • Must have Massachusetts Dental Assistant Licensure

  • CPR and Radiology Certification required

    Please note all newly hired staff and faculty will need to be in compliance with Boston University’s COVID-19 Vaccination and Booster Requirement ( within 30 days of date of hire. You must upload your vaccine documentation or request a medical or religious exemption ( instructions ( ). For further information on the University’s response to COVID-19, please visit the COVID-19 Resources ( site.

    We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, military service, pregnancy or pregnancy-related condition, or because of marital, parental, or veteran status. We are a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.

Required Experience