Dental Hygienist

Michigan, United States
09 May 2019
End of advertisement period
22 May 2019
Contract Type
Part Time

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

M-Dentistry: Advancing health through education, service, research and discovery.

M-Dentistry Core Values: Compassion, Leadership, Excellence, Responsibility, Trust, Creativity, 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.


Patient Care•Perform routine and periodontal prophylaxis for patients in a Graduate Student practice.•Perform other services as indicated by patient needs.•Advise and instruct patient on appropriate oral health care.•Expose, develop and mount X-rays.•Other duties as needed to perform the duties of a hygienist.•Help in other areas of the practice as time and schedule allow.

Customer Service• Display excellent customer service, phone etiquette, and attitude to patients, students, faculty, and staff. • Explain information clearly to patients, dentists, students, and staff.• Perform any other related duties as assigned. Teamwork• Actively work with team members, staff, student providers, and faculty on training issues and appropriate procedures.• Work as a team player, either helping or receiving help from other coworkers with the objective to expedite patient care.

Self-Management• Possess basic computer skills using Microsoft Office products. • Have ability to work effectively with management, administration, faculty, peers, co-workers,• students, and patients. • Exhibit a professional and positive image during all interactions.• Possess outstanding organizational skills and attention to detail.• Have ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks with competing deadlines and work• effectively with frequent interruptions in a very busy environment.  Communication • Help maintain open communication.• Report any issues to the Clinic Manager or Director so they may be addressed promptly.

Required Qualifications*

Graduation from an accredited dental hygiene program. A current hygiene license to practice in the State of Michigan. Current CPR certification. Experience with EHR. Excellent communication skills. Excellent organizational skills. Excellent attention to detail. Excellent ability to mult-task. Excellent attendance record. Excellent customer service skills.

Desired Qualifications*

Two or more years experience in private practice or academic dental practice is desired.

Work Locations

This position is for the School of Dentistry located at 1011 N. University Ave. 

Additional Information

This position is for 24 hours per week with a prorated salary range of $31,200 - $37,200.

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.