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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.


Seat and prepare patients for treatment by positioning the patient to best utilize the concept of four handed dentistry while assisting dentist in preventing, examining, charting and treating diseases of the teeth and oral region to include the administration of anesthetics, set-up, maintain and anticipate the dentists needs for each procedure. Prepare and maintain the dental chair, unit and light. Inspect dental instruments for serviceability and prepare them for sterilization while following infection control guidelines.

Protect patient from excessive exposure to ionizing radiation, exposes, mounts bitewings, periapicals and panographic radiographs.

Prepares equipment and materials to measure and mix such commonly used permanent and non-permanent restorative materials such as cements, resins and alloys.

Assist dentist during implant surgical procedures, manages the patient preoperative and postoperatively while minimizing patient discomfort and anxiety.

Assists in training dental students and other assigned staff in the principles of dental assisting.



Required Qualifications*

A certificate of completion from an accredited dental assisting program.

C.P.R. and radiography certification.

Excellent communication skills, excellent attention to detail, excellent ability to multitask, excellent organizational skills, and excellent attendance record.

Desired Qualifications*

Some experience as dental assistant in a dental clinical setting.
CDA and/or RDA certification.

Work Locations

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

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

The School of Dentistry mission is to advance health through education, service, research and discovery.

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.