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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 posting.

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.


Stocking barriers, cubicles, and maintaining gown bags and hangers. Clean, stock and organize the laboratory.  Direct the undergraduate students on how to use the lab equipment and what materials we have available for them. 

Provide assistance to undergraduate by teaching them proper PPE, cubicle disinfectant procedures, barrier placement, assisting technique, along with material and equipment identification and proper usage instructions. 

Assist with maintaining the clinic by cleaning and flushing the HVE/SVE lines, changing the traps, flushing the DI water system, shocking the water lines and quarterly deep cleaning. 

Assisting guest services with greeting, guiding and screening those entering the building. 

Assist with infection co tell monitoring of faculty, student and staff. Assist with quality assurance processes in clinics. Assist with dispensing as needed. 

Teaching students proper PPE practices, infection control, assisting techniques and material/equipment identification

Required Qualifications*

Previous experience as a dental assistant. 

Some knowledge of dental materials, dental instruments and dental equipment. 

Some knowledge of blood borne pathogens standard and basic principles of infection control. Ability to perform a wide range of physical activity that includes moving and transporting objects; assuming postures to access patients, equipment, and instruments; and manual dexterity movements. 

Ability to follow instructions from supervisor.   Excellent customer skills including the ability to anticipate needs of student dentists in clinic for instruments, equipment and commodities for dental procedures performed in clinic.  Demonstrated interpersonal skills with ability to work as a team member.  Excellent attention to detail. Excellent ability to multitask. Excellent organizational skills. Excellent attendance record.

Desired Qualifications*

A certificate of completion from an accredited dental assisting program. BLS certification.

Work Locations

This position is for the School of Dentistry located 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.


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.