Days/hours/location of work: 7:45 AM – 4:30 PM, Monday – Friday
This float position will assist in a variety of clinic areas within the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry to include general and specialty dentistry (undergraduate and/or graduate clinics in prosthodontics, periodontics, urgent care, pediatrics, endodontics and implant dentistry).
Responsibilities for this position include, but are not limited to:
Provide chairside assisting clinical services to patients under the care of faculty dentists, graduate and undergraduate students
Daily, weekly and monthly maintenance of operatories and assigned clinical areas
Adherence to infection control protocols of the School of Dentistry
Working knowledge of dental procedures and materials
Take digital radiographs as directed
Organization, ordering, and stocking of supplies
Mentor Dental Assisting externs in clinic areas
Demonstrated knowledge of emergency procedures and equipment
Other duties as assigned
The University of Minnesota offers a comprehensive benefits package including:
Competitive wages, and paid holidays, vacation, and sick leave
Low cost medical, dental, and pharmacy plans
Health care and dependent daycare flexible spending accounts
Excellent retirement plans with employer match
Disability and employer paid life insurance
Wellbeing program with reduced insurance premiums
Tuition reimbursement opportunities covering 75%-100% of eligible tuition
The hourly pay rate for this position ranges from $22.56 - $28.22/hour.
All required qualifications must be documented on application materials
Graduation from an accredited dental assisting program
Current State of Minnesota Dental Assistant License *New Graduate/Trainee option below
Certified as a Dental Assistant (DANB) *Trainee option below
Current CPR Certification
Must be able to multi task and adapt to changing work environment and work responsibilities
Ability to communicate effectively with diverse populations
At least one year experience as a Dental Assistant working in a dental clinic with multiple providers
Ability to work with a variety of faculty, staff, residents and students and promote a respectful work place
Experience demonstrating rubber dam/placement, assist in fabrication of impressions, and proper usage of dental cements/materials
Experience in multiple areas of dentistry, to include General Dentistry, Prosthodontics, Periodontics, Urgent Care, Pediatrics, Endodontics, and Implant Dentistry.
Demonstrates a working knowledge of current dental procedures and materials
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, ability to work well in a team setting and with learner providers
Successful experience providing dental care to a diverse patient base
Familiarity with computers, computer software, electronic patient records
* New Graduate/Trainee option:
New graduates who are offered a Dental Assistant position at the School of Dentistry are hired with the expectation of State of Minnesota Licensure** is obtained within 4 months of hire.
** State of Minnesota Licensure requires Minnesota Jurisprudence Exam, Dental Assistant Licensure Exam and Dental Assisting National Board (DANB) Exam to apply for licensure.
Licensed Dental Assistants without DANB certification are encouraged to apply with expectation that DANB certification is obtained within 3 months of hire.
Internal Number: 340758
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