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UPMC Dental Assistant - Port Allegany in Coudersport, Pennsylvania


Are you interested in a career that provides plenty of opportunities for growth and development? Join our team at UPMC Cole as a Dental Assistant! This full-time role comes with an excellent benefits package, which includes, Tuition Assistance, Paid Time Off (PTO), Health Benefits, Paid Holidays, and so much more!

UPMC Cole is hiring a Full-Time Dental Assistant to support dental services at their Pine Street Location in Port Allegany. This is a daylight position Monday - Thursday, 7:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.


Delivery of clinical Dental/Orthodontic care and assist in ensuring the Department's operations are performed in an orderly, efficient manner.


  • Page, greet, and seat patient. Weigh patient if applicable. Prepare electronic documents including discharge summary and school/work excuse.

  • Assist in the clinic and hospital OR and Satellite locations including proper room set up, chairside assisting, and clean up in accordance with hospital and clinic standards.

  • Take and pour study model impressions, trim and finish cases, mail and receive appliances and models from laboratories

  • Give and receive accurate and complete information to parents and doctors while displaying professionalism.

  • Perform all necessary housekeeping procedures including keeping all work areas properly stocked. Manage spills and patient accidents

  • Take and develop radiographs of a consistent, good diagnostic quality for review by the dentist.

  • Mix various cements and materials and place topical anesthetics and rubber dams on patients.

  • Pass instruments to the Dentist/Orthodontist during Dental/Orthodontic examinations and procedures using four-handed dental assisting techniques.

  • Maintain equipment and supplies with oversight from the Clinic Coordinator.


High school diploma or equivalent. Completed a structure dental assisting program in four-handed dentistry (or have 3 years of equivalent work experience). Dental Radiology Certificate required or obtained within 6 months of employment.

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:

Dental Radiology Certificate required or obtained within 6 months of employment.CPR required based on AHA standards that include both a didactic and skills demonstration component within 30 days of hire

  • Basic Life Support (BLS) OR Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)

  • Dental Radiology Certificate

  • Act 31 Child Abuse Reporting with renewal

  • Act 33 with renewal

  • Act 34 with renewal

  • Act 73 FBI Clearance with renewal

  • UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran

REQNUMBER: 772868058