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Main Duties and Responsibilities:
Dental Assistants in the School of Dentistry provide chair side assistance to undergraduate students, residents, dental therapy and dental hygiene students and faculty as directed.
-Prepare and maintain instruments for assigned operatories.
-Direct students in the process of Dental Assisting utilization.
-Assist students with set up and take down.
-Responsible for daily, weekly, monthly maintenance of cubicles and radiographic areas as assigned.
-Stocking and maintaining supplies.
-Expose digital radiographs.
-Assist in a variety of clinic areas as assigned.
-Demonstrates knowledge of emergency procedures and equipment.
-Mentors Dental Assisting externs in clinic areas.
- Other duties as assigned
Hours of work may vary each day or week depending on location of work for that time. A normal day in most clinics would be working 7:45-4:30, but shifts may require an earlier or later start or end of a shift as directed by the supervisor.
**This position will assist in a variety of clinic areas within the School of Dentistry at the University of Minnesota (General Dentistry, to include: Prosthodontics, Periodontics, Radiology, Urgent Care, Pediatrics, Endodontics, Oral Surgery, and Implant Dentistry)**
The Univeristy of Minnesota provides excellent benefits to Full Time Employees:
Hourly Salary Range: $22.56 to $28.22 USD/hour
REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: (must be documented on application materials)
* 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.
Please note that knowledge or experience in General Dentistry and of knowledge of some dental procedures is required. A possible phone/in person interview may be required to determine if an applicant has obtained the qualifications for the role.
About the Department
The University of Minnesota School of Dentistry is the state's only dental school and the only dental school in the northern tier of states between Wisconsin and the Pacific Northwest. We are a regional resource to five states for dental education, consulting services, patient treatment, and ongoing continuing dental education.
The School of Dentistry educates general dentists, dental specialists, dental therapists, dental hygienists, dental educators and research-scientists. For more than two decades, we've offered specialty training in six ADA-recognized specialties: Endodontics, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Orthodontics, Pediatric Dentistry, Periodontics and Prosthodontics.
We also offer an advanced education program in TMD and orofacial pain, oral biology, dental hygiene, and oral health for older adults.
Dentists who are graduates of dental schools outside of the United States and Canada wishing to practice in the United States train here, as well. A novel, interdisciplinary Dentist-Scientist Training Program rounds out our educational offerings.
Our work affects nearly every person in Minnesota. We educate 73% of the state's practicing dentists, 68% of Minnesota's licensed dental therapists, and 49% of its dental hygiene educators. Our researchers develop and test dental materials used by every dentist in the state and around the world.
Our students and faculty treat patients: 105,260 patient-visits each year in our Twin Cities' campus clinics and 48,700 in outreach sites located in underserved communities throughout the state. We provide continuing dental education for 7,100 practicing dental professionals each year.
How To Apply
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The University recognizes and values the importance of diversity and inclusion in enriching the employment experience of its employees and in supporting the academic mission. The University is committed to attracting and retaining employees with varying identities and backgrounds.
The University of Minnesota provides equal access to and opportunity in its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, age, marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression. To learn more about diversity at the U: http://diversity.umn.edu.
Background Check Information
Any offer of employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a background check. Our presumption is that prospective employees are eligible to work here. Criminal convictions do not automatically disqualify finalists from employment.
About the U of M
The University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (UMTC)
The University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (UMTC), is among the largest public research universities in the country, offering undergraduate, graduate, and professional students a multitude of opportunities for study and research. Located at the heart of one of the nation's most vibrant, diverse metropolitan communities, students on the campuses in Minneapolis and St. Paul benefit from extensive partnerships with world-renowned health centers, international corporations, government agencies, and arts, nonprofit, and public service organizations.
|Employer||University of Minnesota|