Oral Surgery Office Assistant

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Posted: 04/05/2021

Oral Surgery Assistant

Responsible for maintaining a neat, organized, and well documented sterilization department.
Sterilization Management
  • Clean, package, sterilize, and store instruments according to sterile technique
  • Maintain accurate logs on the surgical instruments/autoclaves/hand pieces/and daily test strips
  • Maintain monthly spore test on autoclave cleanings initial each entry with date and time.
  • Maintain log of fire extinguisher checks throughout the office
  • Clean and maintain in working order surgical hand pieces and maintain accurate repair logs on the surgical hand pieces.
  • Keep oral surgery units ready, stocked and clean
  • Oversee cleanliness of the treatment room according to sterilization procedures
  • Sterilize all instruments and hand pieces according to OSHA regulations
  • Keep trays, instruments and treatment room drawers organized
  • Ensure that office sterilization procedures document is on display
Office Participation
  • Help in other areas of the office when necessary (i.e., answering phones, unpacking supplies, completing insurance forms, moving former patient records, etc.)
  • Be an active participant in team meetings
Promote team concept by interacting with others in the office
  • Good interpersonal skills to maintain effective rapport with patients, doctors, other staff members and community
  • Effective verbal skills to communicate with patients and staff

  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Graduate of accredited oral surgery assisting program or oral surgery assisting experience preferred but not required 
  • Coursework in oral surgery instruments and procedures
  • Compliance with state oral surgery practice requirements (i.e., X-ray requirements, OSHA training)
  • Legible handwriting for notations in patient chart
  • Computer skills (list computer skills required any specific oral surgery software)
  • Commitment to CE for career development
Compensation Commensurate with Experience ($19-$24 hr)