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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 position.


Four handed chairside dental assisting with graduate residents and DFA Ortho Faculty Practice.  Assist with examination, charting and operative procedures.  Stock and maintain cubicles, prepare instruments for sterilization.

Prepare instruments and materials for use by the dentist, enter patient data into the computer systems.  Expose and process digital x-rays including panaromic and cephalometric films.  Perform additional clinic duties as assigned.

Assist with front desk clerical duties as needed.  This includes patient charting, scheduling appointments, checking patients in and out and answering phones. 

Required Qualifications*

Associates degree in Dental Assisting from an accredited institution or an equivalent combination of education and experience.  Excellent interpersonal, communication and customer service skills.  Proof of completion of Michigan Board of Dentistry approved radiography program. Current CPR certification. BLS required. Minimum of two years of previous dental assisting experience. Excellent ability to multitask.  Excellent attendance record. Excellent organizational skills.  Excellent attention to detail.

Desired Qualifications*

CDA or RDA. Knowledge of UM policies and procedures, particularly at the School of Dentistry. Experience with MiDent computer software.

Work Locations

This position is for the School of Dentistry located at 1011 N University.

Additional Information

This job posting is for a University of Michigan temporary position. The duration of this position may be for at least 12 weeks or more. Temporary employment may be full or part time, but in either case is limited in duration.

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.

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.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

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