Nationwide Children's Hospital

Orthodontic Assistant - Orthodontic Treatment Program

Posted Date 5 months ago(6/3/2020 3:32 PM)
Requisition ID


JOB POSTING - Orthodontic Assistant


Part Time: Benefits eligible  


We are seeking an Orthodontic Assistant - The Orthodontic Assistant is responsible for providing chair side assistance to the Provider. Performs routine orthodontic procedures in a fast-paced, growing orthodontic practice. Candidate should be comfortable working with medically compromised conditions including but not limited to complex craniofacial anomalies. Candidate should have familiarity with laboratory duties, such as pouring/trimming models. Candidate should have a working knowledge of billing, authorizations, scheduling and maintain appropriate infection control.



Why Nationwide Children’s Hospital

The moment you walk through our doors, you can feel it. When you meet one of our patient families, you believe it. And when you talk with anyone who works here, you want to be part of it, too. Welcome to Nationwide Children’s Hospital, where Passion Meets Purpose.

Here, Everyone Matters. We’re 13,000 strong. And it takes every single one of us to improve the lives of the kids we care for, and the kids from around the world we’ll never even meet. Kids who are living healthier, fuller lives because of the knowledge we share. We know it takes a Collaborative Culture to deliver on our promise to provide the very best, innovative care and to foster new discoveries, made possible by the most groundbreaking research. Anywhere.

Ask anyone with a Nationwide Children’s badge what they do for a living. They’ll tell you it’s More Than a Job. It’s a calling. It’s a chance to use and grow your talent to make an impact that truly matters. Because here, we exist simply to help children everywhere.

Nationwide Children’s Hospital. A Place to Be Proud.


What Will You Be Doing?

  • Room patient. Provide synopsis of patient, current status and any change or problems experienced by the patient and communicates any pertinent patient information to Provider.
  • Take diagnostic intraoral and extraoral photographs and catalogue as appropriate, and expose oral radiographs though the use of the MiPACS computer system (CBCT, pans, PAs, etc.).
  • Understand the fundamentals of bonding and bracket placement, how to deliver and adjust appliances, and arch wire sequence.
  • Under direction of the Provider, place separators and fits bands in preparation for fabrication of appliances, performs wire changes, reties, steel ties, c-chains and other orthodontic procedures.
  • Fit and deliver retraction and protraction headgear, take alginate impressions, pour diagnostic quality models and trim stone models, and mix stone/plaster in a Whip Mix, Pouring and trimming study models.
  • Fabricate Essix Retainers and Lingual Bonded Retainers
  • Prepare and process referrals to coordinate patient care.
  • Assemble full set of orthodontic records to submit to insurance for prior authorization. Submit/ follow up on authorization determinations as assigned.


What Are We Looking For?

To fulfill this role successfully, you must possess these minimum qualifications and experience:

  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Orthodontic assisting experience required.
  • Certification from the State of Ohio as Dental Assistant Radiographer is a must 
  • CPR is a must 
  • Type a minimum of 40 – 70 words per minute.
  • Experience using Epic, Dolphin, Ortho Analyzer and Trios Scanner, preferred.
  • Experience in a pediatric environment and/or working with medically compromised/ complex craniofacial conditions, preferred.
  • Ability to fabricate appliances, including bending wires, preferred.

Your Benefits, Your Wellness:

As an employer, Nationwide Children’s recognizes the importance of the benefits we offer. We also recognize the importance of balancing your work and personal needs.  Our benefits and Employee Wellness package is designed to:

  • Empower you to be a conscientious health care consumer through educational and wellness activities
  • Establish a work environment that promotes health and well-being
  • Support your financial protection and security in retirement
  • Most of our positions are benefits’ eligible from day 1.


Minimum Physical Requirements:

  • Lifting up to 25lbs Occasionally (0-32%)
  • Standing Constantly (67-100%)
  • Kneeling/Bending/Reaching Constantly (67-100%)


The above list of duties is intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by individuals assigned to this classification. It is not to be construed as an exhaustive list of duties performed by the individual so classified, nor is it intended to limit or modify the right of any supervisor to assign, direct, and control the work of employees under his/her supervision.


EOE M/F/Disability/Vet


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