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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.

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.


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*

Certificate of completion from an accredited dental assisting program.  Excellent interpersonal, communication and customer service skills.  Proof of completion of Michigan Board of Dentistry approved radiography program. Current CPR certification. BLS required. Excellent ability to multitask.  Excellent attendance record. Excellent organizational skills.  Excellent attention to detail.

Desired Qualifications*

Previous experience as a dental assistant in a dental clinical setting

CDA or RDA ceritification. 

Work Locations

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

Additional Information

This job posting is for a University of Michigan temporary position. The duration of this position may be for at least 12 weeks or more. Temporary employment may be full or part time, but in either case is limited in duration.

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.

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.  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.