University of Missouri-Kansas City - Kansas City, MO

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DENTAL ASSISTANT (CERTIFIED)OUR STORYUMKC, one of four of the University of Missouri campuses, is a doctoral research-intensive public university offering traditional and interdisciplinary programs and serving approximately 14,500 students. The University is well positioned to address the demands of the times in a dynamic city that deserves and requires the benefits that accrue from a strong public university.The University of Missouri-Kansas City has a broad and inclusive educational mission with specific emphasis in three areas: visual and performing arts, health and life sciences, and urban affairs. UMKC's unique profile includes the College of Arts and Sciences and Schools of Education, Nursing, Business and Public Administration, Medicine, Law, Computing and Engineering, Biological Sciences, Dentistry, Pharmacy, and the Conservatory of Music and Dance.The University has an institution-wide commitment to diversity and multiculturalism and strives to create a welcoming environment where faculty and staff feel valued for their contribution. The successful candidate will have a genuine enthusiasm for students and the University.POSITION OVERVIEWThe UMKC School of Dentistry invites applications for a Certified Dental Assistant to provide chair-side assistance to residents and Faculty as needed in a multiple doctor private practice setting. Duties include but are not limited to: Perform all functions of a dental assistant including but not limited to procedures such as crown and bridge, amalgams, composites, root canals, extractions, implants, some perio surgeries and any other tasks assigned by the doctors. Should be able to take digital x-rays, have some knowledge of Dentrix software, take excellent impressions and make ideal study models. Expanded functions are preferred.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONSA High School diploma or an equivalent combination of education and experience from which comparable knowledge and abilities can be acquired is necessary, as well as Certification by the Certifying Board of the American Dental Assistant's Association, and the ability to instruct dental students in preparing them to effectively work with a dental assistant in complete auxiliary utilization. Must have good health and high standard of personal hygiene.SALARY AND BENEFITSUMKC offers a competitive salary, $12.47 - $15.59, affordable medical and dental plans (no waiting periods), 403(b) savings plan, tuition assistance (75% of educational fees paid for enrollment at University of Missouri), and University paid long-term disability and life insurance benefits.HOW TO APPLYApplication Deadline: January 31, 2011. Apply online: It is the fundamental policy of UMKC to provide equal opportunity regardless of race, creed, color, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, Veteran status or disability status in all education, employment and contracted activities. All final candidates will be required to successfully pass a Criminal Background Check prior to beginning employment.

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