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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 including but not limited to the treatment and care of sedated patients, while assisting faculty and residents. Coordinate the proper maintenance and set-up of dental equipment and operatories.  Expose and process radiographs.  Provide postoperative instructions for the patient to follow. Render immediate medical assistance in emergency medical situations.

Required Qualifications*

2 or more years of previous work experience as a chairside dental assistant.  BLS certification is necessary.  Certification in radiology is necessary.  Self-motivated and ability to work independently in a busy environment.  Knowledge of OSEH standards and aseptic techniques.  Strong interpersonal skills.  Excellent attendance and the ability to multi-task.  Demonstrated ability to work independently and as a team member.  Reasonable knowledge of dental clinic practices and procedures is necessary. 

Desired Qualifications*

Previous knowledge of School of Dentistry policies, practices, and regulations.  Previous knowledge of University of Michigan policies, practices and regulations.

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 are 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.


U-M COVID-19 Vaccination Policy

COVID-19 vaccinations are now required for all University of Michigan students, faculty and staff across all three campuses, including Michigan Medicine, by the start of the fall term on August 30, 2021.  This includes those working or learning remotely.  More information on this policy is available on the Campus Blueprint website or the U-M Dearborn and U-M Flint websites.