This full-time Dental Assistant will provide chairside assistance to multiple dental specialists.
Set up for procedures
Assist the dentist chairside
Dismiss the patient when treatment is complete
Take digital radiographs as prescribed by the dentist
Chart in Electronic Health Record
Demonstrate knowledge of Emergency protocols
Maintain multiple dental treatment rooms, keeping them stocked and up to cleanliness standards
Sterilize instruments, bag and put away for all clinicians and co-workers as part of a team effort
Order, track and put away materials for your assigned dentists
Special assignments of tasks, maintenance of dental equipment (some assigned and some shared) in the clinic
Assist receptionist and dental hygienists when available
This is a full time position. The hours per week (30-40 hours) will be determined at the start date and the employee will work those number of hours consistently. Workdays are Monday-Thursday 7:45 a.m. - 5:15 p.m. and Friday 7:45 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
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.
You must document all of the required qualifications on your application materials.
Graduation from an accredited dental assistant course by the start date of the position.
DANB Certified Dental Assistant (or eligible for DANB with trainee option below**)
Current CPR Certification
work with a variety of faculty and staff
maintain a professional disposition towards co-workers, faculty and patients
work independently and as part of a team
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
Demonstrate working knowledge of current dental procedures and materials for multiple specialists
Must have broad experience with knowledge of procedures in all areas of dentistry
Ability to take digital radiographs
Ability to take blood pressure
Ability to maintain proper sterilization techniques as mandated by the School of Dentistry, OSHA and the CDC
Meet all Infection Control standards
A minimum of 1 year experience in a fast paced dental office
** Option for New Graduates/Trainees:
New graduates who are offered a Dental Assistant position at the School of Dentistry will be hired with the expectation that they obtain State of Minnesota Licensure** 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.
Other essential functions of this position:
Ability to sit or stand for long periods of time
Reaching, bending, lifting, twisting and similar movements involved in dental assisting
Ability to memorize and retain surgery set-ups, protocols, materials and instruments
Ability to handle and resolve emergency situations in a calm and professional manner
Teamwork is an essential skill to promote synergy within the organization
Internal Number: 339313
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