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A cover letter is required for consideration for this position and should be attached as the first page of your resume. The cover letter should address your specific interest in the position and outline skills and experience that directly relate to this posting.


General assisting duties include process contaminated/sterile instruments, set-up/tear-down treatment rooms, seat patients.  Coordinate and maintain the inventory, ordering and distribution of dental supplies, instruments and equipment.  Clean, disinfect, and arrange work surfaces, storage cabinets, sinks and dispensing areas.  Coordinate the proper maintenance and set-up of dental equipment and operatories. 

Required Qualifications*

Self-motivated and ability to work independently in a busy environment.  Knowledge of OSEH standards and aseptic techniques.  Strong communication/interpersonal skills.  Excellent attendance and the ability to multi-task.  Demonstrated ability to work independently and as a team member.    Reasonable knowledge of dental clinic practices and procedures.  Excellent attention to detail. Excellent ability to multitask. Excellent organizational skills. 

Desired Qualifications*

Previous experience in instrument processing and sterilization.  Some knowledge of School of Dentistry and University policies, practices, and regulations.

Work Locations

This position is for the School of Dentistry located at 406 N. Ashley St.

Additional Information

This position is a .60 FTE position (24 hours per week) schedulled to work Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 8 am- 5pm.

Background Screening

The University of Michigan conducts background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer and may use a third party administrator to conduct background checks. Background checks will be performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.

Mission Statement

MDentistry: advancing health through education, service, research and discovery.

MDentistry Core Values: Compassion, Leadership, Excellence, Responsibility, Trust, Creativity, and Inclusion.

The mission of the University of Michigan is to serve the people of Michigan and the world through preeminence in creating, communicating, preserving and applying knowledge, art, and academic values, and in developing leaders and citizens who will challenge the present and enrich the future. The University of Michigan is committed to foster learning, creativity and productivity, and to support the vigorous exchange of ideas and information, not only in the classroom but in the workplace by: -Creating a work environment in which people treat each other with respect and dignity, regardless of roles, responsibilities or differences. -Providing support, direction and resources enabling us to accomplish the responsibilities of our jobs and to reach the goals that are set for professional and personal growth.

Application Deadline

Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days. This job may be removed from posting boards and filled anytime after the minimum posting period has ended.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.