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Oral Surgery Assistant Trainee

🚀 Off-cycle Internship


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  • You need a basic technical education or on-the-job training, a HS diploma, CPR certification, and must become a Certified Dental Assistant within 6 months.
  • You will assist oral surgeons with procedures, prep rooms, take radiographs, monitor vital signs, and provide post-operative care instructions. Keep instruments sterilized and maintain a clean working environment.

Off-cycle Internship



  • At Boston Children’s Hospital, the quality of our care – and our inclusive hospital working environment – lies in the diversity of our people. With patients from local communities and 160 countries around the world, we’re committed to reflecting the spectrum of their cultures, while opening doors of opportunity for our team. Here, different talents pursue common goals. Voices are heard and ideas are shared. Join us, and discover how your unique contributions can change lives. Yours included.


  • Up to one year of basic technical education or at least one year of on the job training
  • HS diploma required
  • Basic CPR Certification.
  • Certified Dental Assistant (CDA) by the Dental Assistant National Board (DANB). If not already obtained, obtain Certified Dental Assistant (CDA) through the Dental Assistant National Board (DANB) within the first 6 months of employment.

Education requirements

Currently Studying

Area of Responsibilities



  • Greets and directs patients, provides routine information on procedures, and escorts patients to and from the service area.
  • Assists patients in scheduling required follow-up appointments.
  • Prepares room and instruments for the scheduled procedure.
  • Ensures instruments and materials are in place and prepared for use.
  • Takes, checks, and properly saves and files diagnostic radiographs and patient photos.
  • Takes dental impressions and produces study models.
  • Pours and trims hand and foot models.
  • Provides technical assistance during oral and plastic surgery procedures under local anesthesia, nitrous oxide, and/or IV sedation.
  • Assists surgeon as instructed by displaying radiographic images and passing instruments and materials.
  • Monitors and records patient vital signs such as temperature, pulse, and blood pressure.
  • Provides patients/parents with written instructions for post-operative care and proper follow-up.
  • Cleans, sterilizes, and maintains surgical instruments and equipment.
  • Ensures operatory and exam rooms are cleaned and instruments are sterilized prior to patient examinations/procedures.


Work type

Full time

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