Dental Assistant Intermediate

Michigan, United States
07 Dec 2018
End of advertisement period
11 Dec 2018
Contract Type
Part Time

Job Summary

Assist in a wide variety of chair side procedures using the principles of four-handed dentistry. Set-up, maintain and in anticipation of dentist's needs for each procedure, transfer dental instruments. Mix and manipulate dental materials such as cements, resins and alloys in preparation for restorative procedures as needed. Assist in the application and removal of the rubber dam. Proficient use of high-velocity oral evacuation methods. Assist with patient management during treatment, minimizing patient discomfort and anxiety in the operating room. 

Acquire and enter within MiChart preliminary health and physicals prior to evaluation or treatment, take vitals, and prepare patient for treatments. Acquire and capture charges to be entered within MIDent  system. 

Expose radiographs according to standard procedures or specific instructions. Render immediate assistance in emergency medical situations.  Coordinate and maintain the inventory, ordering, and distribution of dental supplies, instruments, and equipment.

Prepare instrumentation following proper sterilization and disinfecting techniques

Required Qualifications*

  • Considerable experience as a dental assistant is necessary, BLS certification is necessary.  
  • Certification in radiology is necessary.  
  • Self-motivated and ability to work independently in a busy environment.  
  • Knowledge of OSEH standards and aseptic techniques.  Strong interpersonal skills.  
  • Excellent attendance and the ability to multi-task.  Demonstrated ability to work independently and as a team member.
  •  Reasonable knowledge of dental clinic practices and procedures is necessary. 

Desired Qualifications*

Recent experience in a clinical setting or operating room.

Desired Qualifications*

Some knowledge of School of Dentistry and University policies, practices, and regulations is desirable.  

Work Schedule

This is a 24  hours a week. Must have flexible schedule.Day/Evening Shifts: Monday - Friday

Background Screening

Michigan Medicine conducts background screening and pre-employment drug testing on job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent job offer and may use a third party administrator to conduct background screenings. Background screenings are performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Report Act.

Mission Statement

Michigan Medicine improves the health of patients, populations and communities through excellence in education, patient care, community service, research and technology development, and through leadership activities in Michigan, nationally and internationally.  Our mission is guided by our Strategic Principles and has three critical components; patient care, education and research that together enhance our contribution to society.

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.