Mount Sinai Careers

Dental Assistant

New York, New York
Allied Health

Job Description

Strength Through Diversity

Ground breaking science. Advancing medicine. Healing made personal.

Roles & Responsibilities:
  • Job Summary 

    Assists dentist during examination and treatment of patients. Seats patients and adjusts chair and equipment; drapes patient with sterile and other appropriate covering. Lays out dental instruments and supplies. 

    Roles & Responsibilities:

    • Lays out dental instruments and supplies. Hands instruments to dentist during examination and treatment as instructed or required.
    • Retracts patent’s mouth; operates suction equipment to maintain mouth free of secretions and sponges mouth at intervals.
    • Administers mouthwash; assists in tooth extraction or other surgical interventions in oral cavity.
    • Sterilizes and cleans linens and instruments; prepares for use.
    • Maintains records of dental examinations, conditions found, treatments and appointments.
    • May assist in taking and developing dental X-rays.
    • Mixes amalgam and other filling materials as requested by dentist.



  • Education Requirements:

    High School diploma 
    Basic Life Support (BLS) required 

    Experience Requirements: 

    1 year related experience preferred 

    Licensing and Certification Requirements: 

    Basic Life Support (BLS) required 
Strength Through Diversity

The Mount Sinai Health System believes that diversity and inclusion is a driver for excellence. We share a common devotion to delivering exceptional patient care. Yet we’re as diverse as the city we call home- culturally, ethically, in outlook and lifestyle. When you join us, you become a part of Mount Sinai’s unrivaled record of achievement, education and advancement as we revolutionize healthcare delivery together.
We work hard to recruit and retain the best people, and to create a welcoming, nurturing work environment where you have the opportunity and support to develop professionally. We share the belief that all employees, regardless of job title or expertise, have an impact on quality patient care. 

Explore more about this opportunity and how you can help us write a new chapter in our story! 

Who We Are

Over 38,000 employees strong, the mission of the Mount Sinai Health System is to provide compassionate patient care with seamless coordination and to advance medicine through unrivaled education, research, and outreach in the many diverse communities we serve.
Formed in September 2013, The Mount Sinai Health System combines the excellence of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai with seven premier hospitals, including Mount Sinai Beth Israel, Mount Sinai Brooklyn, The Mount Sinai Hospital, Mount Sinai Queens, Mount Sinai West (formerly Mount Sinai Roosevelt), Mount Sinai St. Luke’s, and New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai.
The Mount Sinai Health System is an equal opportunity employer. We promote recognition and respect for individual and cultural differences, and we work to make our employees feel valued and appreciated, whatever their race, gender, background, or sexual orientation. 

EOE Minorities/Women/Disabled/Veterans


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