Orthodontic Assistant II - Mark Wallace Tower

Position: Orthodontic Assistant II - Mark Wallace Tower

Job ID: 160360

Location: US-TX-Houston

Department: Orthodontics Clinic

Talent Area: Clinical Support

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular

Shift: 8a - 5p

About Texas Children's Hospital

Since 1954, Texas Children’s has been leading the charge in patient care, education and research to accelerate health care for children and women around the world. When you love what you do, it truly shows in the smiles of our patient families, employees and our numerous accolades such as being consistently ranked as the best children’s hospital in Texas, and among the top in the nation by U.S.News & World Reportas well as recognition from Houston Business Journalas one of this city’s Best Places to Work for ten consecutive years.Texas Children’s comprehensive health care network includes our primary hospital in the Texas Medical Center with expertise in over 40 pediatric subspecialties; the Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute (NRI); the Feigin Center for pediatric research; Texas Children’s Pavilion for Women, a comprehensive obstetrics/gynecology facility focusing on high-risk births; Texas Children’s Hospital West Campus, a community hospital in suburban West Houston; and Texas Children’s Hospital The Woodlands, the first hospital devoted to children’s care for communities north of Houston.We have also created the nation’s first HMO for children, established the largest pediatric primary care networkin the country and a global health program that is channeling care to children and women all over the world. Texas Children’s Hospital is also academically affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, one of the largest, most diverse and successful pediatric programs in the nation. To join our community of 14,000+dedicated team members, visit texaschildrenspeople.org for career opportunities. You can also learn more about our amazing culture at infinitepassion.org.Texas Children’s is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All applicants and employees are considered and evaluated for positions at Texas Children's without regard to mental or physical disability, race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, genetic information, military or veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status or any other protected Federal, State/Province or Local status unrelated to the performance of the work involved.


We are searching for an Orthodontic Assistant -- someone who works well in a fast-paced setting. In this position, you will provide orthodontic assistance in the patient care area in a manner developmentally appropriate for the ages of patients served (0-18 years) and adults as necessary.


Think you’ve got what it takes?

Responsibilities :

  • Assists orthodontist during examination and treatment of children (and adults as necessary), including those with craniofacial differences
  • Sterilizes and disinfects instruments not sent to Central Sterilization and Processing, cleans dental carts and sets up instrument trays daily according to guidelines established by hospital
  • Takes and exposes dental x-rays on children (and adults) as necessary as ordered by orthodontist
  • Performs orthodontic adjustments under the direction of the orthodontist. This includes placement of power chain wire ties and other orthodontic auxiliary appliances
  • Attends continuing education workshops, seminars and in-services and fulfills all mandatory education requirements as documented on staff development roster
  • Reviews charts and schedules for next day’s clinics to ensure necessary information is available for the orthodontist
  • Orders and stocks orthodontic clinic supplies as needed and organizes orthodontic treatment rooms daily
  • Orders and stocks dental clinic supplies as needed and organizes dental treatment rooms daily


  • Being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 is required for all employees unless approved for a medical or religious exemption
  • High school diploma or GED required
  • RDA from the Texas State Board of Dental Examiners required
  • BLS certification from the American Heart Association required
  • 6 months experience as an Orthodontic Assistant required

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