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Class Code: 293E
Category: Health Care


Perform pre-surgery maxillo facial laboratory duties; construct patient oral devices as prescribed; coordinate and assist with osseo-integration patient care; assist in major oral surgery procedures.

Distinguishing Characteristics

Single class - no series.  Under general direction, perform specialized skills in oral maxillo facial surgery; design and create patient-prescribed oral prosthetic devices and precision mouth impression models.

Typical Work

Performs complex dental maxillo facial laboratory duties which include precision study casts, bite registration, face-bow transfer record, and full and partial facial moulage, to design the precision oral impression model; 

Operates a medical camera to photograph oral maxillo facial anatomy, standard orthodontic views, and surgical techniques; 

Completes extraoral radiographs, such as cephalogram series and panorex; assesses for technical accuracy; 

Fabricates patient-prescribed oral prosthetic devices, such as soft splints and physical therapy jaw exercisers; 

Assists in the major oral surgery procedures conducted in hospital board-approved operating room; 

Monitors and records vital signs from electronic equipment on oral surgery patients; 

Prepares IV sedation set-ups for medically-compromised oral surgery patients; assists in venipuncture; adjusts and maintains the intravenous infusions; 

Prepares and maintains critical sterile, fluoride salt-free instruments, and tray packs for osseo-integration surgeries; 

Directs staff in preparation of and during osseo-integration surgeries; 

Schedules patient appointments for major oral surgery and coordinates patient care with related departments as needed, such as radiology, oncology, dietary, admitting, and anesthesiology; 

Initiates and maintains patient research records; submits data to international program for evaluation; 

Revises Swedish osseo-integration manuals as needed; 

Perform related duties as required.

Legal Requirement(s)

There may be instances where individual positions must have additional licenses or certification. It is the employer’s responsibility to ensure the appropriate licenses/certifications are obtained for each position. 

Desirable Qualifications

High school graduation and four (4) years of experience as a dental/medical assistant, or equivalent, in a hospital setting, including two (2) years of experience assisting in oral surgery; 


Certification of eligibility for certification within four (4) months after date of hire as a Certified Dental Assistant with the American Dental Association.

Class Specification History

New Class: 10-21-85
Revised class code: (formerly 6463) effective July 1, 2007