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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 chairside procedures using the principles of four handed dentistry in graduate and preedoctoral orthodontics. Assist and provide guidance to the providers with oral examinations, charting and operative procedures. Assist graduate orthodontic residents in the Craniofacial clinic one morning per week. Provide treatment to a compromised and complex patient population. Assist with oral examination, charting and operative procedures. Stock and maintain cubicles, prepare instruments for sterilization. Prepare instruments and materials for used by the dentist. Enter patient data into the computer system as needed. Expose and process radiographs. Assist at the front desk as needed in pulling charts, checking patients in for appointments, and perform additional clinic duties as assigned. Follow current infection control standards pertaining to OSHA and HIPPA guidelines.

Required Qualifications*

A certificate of completion from an accredited dental assisting program or the equivalent combination of education and experience.  Must be CPR certified and have radiography certification.  Excellent communication skills.  Excellent attendance record.  Excellent ability to multi-task.  Excellent attention to detail.  Excellent organizational skills.

Desired Qualifications*

An Associates degree in dental assisting and a CDA and/or RDA certification.Experience with School of Dentistry polices and MiDent software desired. Knowledge of orthodontic dental procedures. Experience working with medically compromised, complex patient population.

Work Locations

This position is located at the School of Dentistry at 1011 N University Ave Ann Arbor, MI 48109

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.