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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.

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.


Assist in a wide variety of chair-side procedures using the principles of four-handed dentistry in the Department of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery / Hospital Dentistry; working with dental students, residents, and faculty.  Assist with preliminary health and physicals prior to treatment, take vitals, obtain consents, and prepare patient for treatment.  Assist with the treatment and care of sedated patients.  Render immediate medical assistance in emergency medical situations.  Provide the patient with postoperative instructions. 

Coordinate and maintain the inventory, ordering and distribution of dental supplies, instruments and equipment.  Expose and develop radiographs according to standard procedures or specific instructions.  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*

Associate degree in dental assisting accredited by the American Dental Assistant Association Accreditation Board or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Knowledge of OSEH standards and aseptic techniques.  Certified Dental Assistant (CDA) by the National Certification Board  or registration as a dental assistant (RDA).  Considerable experience as a dental assistant.  Reasonable knowledge of dental clinic practices and procedures.  BLS certification.  Radiation certification. Excellent interpersonal skills.  Excellent attention to detail.  Excellent organizational skills.  Excellent ability to multitask.  Excellent attendance record.

Desired Qualifications*

Some knowledge of School of Dentistry and University policies, practices, and regulations.

Work Schedule

Monday thru Friday


Work Locations

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

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.

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.