Dental Dispensary Assistant

Augusta University

Augusta, GA

Job posting number: #7248041 (Ref:ej-5281042)

Posted: May 23, 2024

Job Description

Dental Dispensary Assistant

Job ID: 272751
Location: Augusta University
Full/Part Time: Full Time


About Us

Augusta University is Georgia's innovation center for education and health care, training the next generation of innovators, leaders, and healthcare providers in classrooms and clinics on four campuses in Augusta and locations across the state. More than 10,500 students choose Augusta for educational opportunities at the center of Georgia's cybersecurity hub and experiential learning that blends arts and application, humanities, and the health sciences. Augusta is home to Georgia's only public academic health center, where groundbreaking research is creating a healthier, more prosperous Georgia, and world-class clinicians are bringing the medicine of tomorrow to patient care today. Our mission and values make Augusta University an institution like no other.

The University System of Georgia is comprised of our 26 institutions of higher education and learning as well as the System Office. Our USG Statement of Core Values are Integrity, Excellence, Accountability, and Respect. These values serve as the foundation for all that we do as an organization, and each USG community member is responsible for demonstrating and upholding these standards. More details on the USG Statement of Core Values and Code of Conduct are available in USG Board Policy and can be found online at

Additionally, USG supports Freedom of Expression as stated in Board Policy 6.5 Freedom of Expression and Academic Freedom found online at


Augusta University -

Our Health Sciences Campus:

1120 15th Street, Augusta, GA 30912

Our Summerville Campus:

2500 Walton Way, Augusta, GA 30904

College/Department Information

The Dental College of Georgia at Augusta University, we provide dental education to the next generation of professionals by offering hands-on education through innovative research, patient care, and service. Join other dental providers to improve the oral health of Georgia and beyond. The DCG was founded to provide the people of Georgia with quality dental care by educating students in dentistry. As a patient, you have the option to receive treatment in one of our three different practice models consisting of student clinics, resident care, or in the faculty practice. All dental treatments can be completed by the specialists in our facility. We also serve patients in more than 20 clinics across Georgia.

Job Summary

This position is responsible for assisting students, faculty, and residents with supplies and instruments for all patient care activity and/or pre-clinical activity. Responsible and accountable for new electronic inventory control of supplies, equipment, and dental instruments. Responsible and accountable for charge slips for items students purchase. Responsible for maintaining equipment, including minor repairs of equipment. Responsible for assisting with the collection of dirty instruments and assisting with the processing of these instruments. Responsible for the upkeep and order of storage rooms to ensure proper ordering of supplies needed for clinics and to maintain the integrity of the new inventory system. Responsible for maintaining supplies for all clinics, dispensaries, and clinical labs.


The duties include, but are not limited to:

MAINTAIN INSTRUMENTS: Issue instruments as well as supplemental supplies for all clinical activities. Ensure proper scanning of instruments to students, residents, and faculty. Transport carts to clinic. Maintain accurate records of items checked out from dispensary and/or purchased by students. Ensure timely return of items checked out by student. Notify students of instruments not returned. Pick up instruments from mailboxes and clinic clean rooms daily.

MAINTAIN EQUIPEMENT AND SUPPLIES: Maintain equipment and supplies for labs and clinics. Check equipment to ensure it is working properly. Inventory clinic supply rooms and order supplies through Central Supply as needed. Deliver and stock clinic supply room maintaining accurate records of usage.

INVENTORY CONTROL: Responsible for new electronic inventory control of supplies, equipment, and dental instruments. Sustain inventory level of instruments and supplies stored in dispensary. Unpack, store, label, and distribute items as needed.

ORGANIZE AND MAINTAIN ROOMS: Organize and maintain all rooms associated with dispensary and supply rooms within the clinic for accurate inventory count for new electronic inventory system. Count the supplies in the rooms then enter the number into the new electronic inventory system.

LOSS CONTROL: Ensure all broken items are sent to ICR and recorded as such within the computer system. Conduct scheduled cleaning of walls, floors, counters, and equipment to ensure proper cleanliness of area.

MAINTAIN SUPPLEMENT INSTRUMENTS: Prepare, distribute, and collect supplemental instruments used for boards. Assist all participants on board with patient care supplies and equipment needs.

OTHER DUTIES: Perform all other job-related duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications

High School Diploma, GED, or equivalent from a recognized State or Federal accredited organization with two years of experience in a customer service setting.

Preferred Qualifications

Graduation from a Dental Assisting Program with two years' experience in dental assisting.

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

Proficient in Microsoft Office and other computer software/databases

Excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills

Ability to maintain confidentiality


Shift: Days/M-F

Pay Grade: 7

Salary: Minimum $15.00/ hourly

Salary to be commensurate with qualifications of the selected candidate within the established range (generally minimum-midpoint) of the position

Recruitment Period: Until Filled

Augusta University offers a variety of benefits to full-time benefits-eligible employees and some of our half-time (or more) employees.

Benefits that may be elected could include health insurance, dental insurance, life insurance, Teachers Retirement System (or Optional Retirement Plan), as well as earned vacation time, sick leave, and 13 paid holidays.

Also, our full-time employees who have been employed with us successfully for more than 6 months can be considered for the Tuition Assistance Program. Consider applying with us today!

Conditions of Employment

All selected candidates are required to successfully pass a Background Check review prior to starting with Augusta University.

All employees are responsible for ensuring the confidentiality, availability, and integrity of sensitive [patient, student, employee, financial, business, etc.] information by exercising sound judgment and adhering to cybersecurity and privacy policies during their employment and beyond.

Other Information

Augusta University is a tobacco-free environment, and the use of any tobacco products on any part of the campus, both inside and outside, is strictly prohibited.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Augusta University is proud to be an equal opportunity employer welcoming applicant from underrepresented groups, including individuals with disabilities and veterans.

How To Apply

Consider applying with us today!

Select University Faculty & Staff > External Applicants if you are a candidate from outside the university.

Select University Faculty & Staff > Internal Applicants if you are a current university employee.

If you need further assistance, please contact us at 706-721-9365

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Job posting number:#7248041 (Ref:ej-5281042)
Application Deadline:Open Until Filled
Employer Location:Augusta University
United States
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