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Job Summary

  • Dental Assistant who receives and prepares patients for Hospital Dentistry OR and ED patients
  • Prepares work surfaces and materials for use by the Dentist.  Assists at chair-side in the treatment of patients. Performs dental radiography .

Mission Statement

Michigan Medicine improves the health of patients, populations and communities through excellence in education, patient care, community service, research and technology development, and through leadership activities in Michigan, nationally and internationally.  Our mission is guided by our Strategic Principles and has three critical components; patient care, education and research that together enhance our contribution to society.


Assist in a wide variety of chair-side procedures using the principles of four-handed dentistry in the Department of Surgery/ Hospital Dentistry Mott C&W; working with dental students, residents, and faculty. in the OR , ED and inpatient setting. 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 orally sedated patients. Assist with medical and/or mentally complex patients. Render immediate medical assistance in emergency medical situations. Provide the patient with postoperative instructions.

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. Maintain proper infection control protocols. 

Work closely with OR team to ensure delivery of dental treatment.  Process charge capture

Required Qualifications*

  • Registered or DANBY Certification is required
  • BLS & Radiology Certification is required
  • Reasonable Dental practices and procedures experienced . 

Desired Qualifications*

  • Great Team player
  • Excellent Communication and organizational skills required
  • Ability to multi task with attention to detail.
  • Ability to enter computer data
  • Excellent attendance record

Work Locations

Michigan Medicine Mott C&W, Michigan Medicine UH dental treatment room

Additional Information

Start time may vary by 2 hours based on OR needs

Background Screening

Michigan Medicine conducts background screening and pre-employment drug testing on job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent job offer and may use a third party administrator to conduct background screenings.  Background screenings are performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Report Act. Pre-employment drug testing applies to all selected candidates, including new or additional faculty and staff appointments, as well as transfers from other U-M campuses.

Application Deadline

Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days.  The review and selection process may begin as early as the eighth day after posting. This opening 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.