Dental Dispensing Assistant

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How to Apply

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, to 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.


Dispense and retrieve dental instruments and equipment utilizing the online tracking system. Inspect instrument packages equipment packages for completeness upon return. Provide excellent customer service skills during student/faculty interactions and instrument program inventory.

Prepare, order and inventory materials used for patient care and laboratory procedures to include the supplies in assigned dispensing, clinic and laboratory areas. Aid in clinic and cubicle maintenance as well as dispensing areas assuring all expired materials are taken out of circulation and are properly disposed of per OSHA guidelines.

Monitor student and faculty compliance regarding infection control protocols. Participate in maintenance compliance issues to include changing suction filters and flushing suction lines and record keeping of the process including a log of dates when procedures are carried out. Stock consumables items into student cubicles.

Maintain medical emergency equipment, deliver needed supplies for code alerts. Assist with preparations for extracurricular clinic activities to include licensing examinations. Assist with orientation of new staff.

Required Qualifications*

Ability to memorize individual instruments and components of all instrument and equipment packages dispensed for patient care.  Excellent customer service skills including the ability to anticipate needs of customer while dispensing instruments, equipment and commodities for dental procedures performed in clinic.  Good computer skills including data entry.  Demonstrated interpersonal skills with ability to work as a team member.  Ability to follow instructions from department supervisor.  Excellent communication skills.  Excellent organizational skills.  Excellent attention to detail.  Excellent ability to multi task.  Excellent attendance record.

Desired Qualifications*

Some knowledge of bloodborne pathogens standard and basic principles of infection control. Basic knowledge of dental materials, dental instruments and dental equipment is strongly desired.

Work Schedule

The work schedule is 9:00 am - 6: 00 pm, Monday - Friday 

Work Locations

This position is located in the School of Dentistry 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.