Dental Assistant (Continuous Posting)
University of Missouri - Kansas City - Kansas City, MO

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From preventive dental hygiene services to general dentistry and specialty services, the students and faculty of the UMKC School of Dentistry are committed to providing the finest oral health care through total patient care. Please visit our website for more information about UMKC Dental School. http://dentistry.umkc.edu/Patient_Information/index.shtml

Duties include but are not limited to:
  • Prepare and clean cubicle and modules before and after treating patients.
  • Prepare instrument arrangements for instrument transfer and sterilization.
  • Review patient appointments and dental records to anticipate and schedule or obtain the needs of the dental student.
  • Maintain a dry field by oral evacuation.
  • Mix and prepare dental materials for use in treatment procedures.
  • Place rubber dam, matrix, amalgam, or direct gold when applicable.
  • Take and process radiographs.
  • Take study impressions, pour all impressions and make personalized trays.
  • Chart existing conditions of an oral examination and obtain and replace dental records.
  • Maintain daily log of appointment procedures for evaluating progress of dental student.
  • May perform routine clerical and secretarial duties and make and verify appointments.
  • Assist in emergency clinic during student breaks.

Minimum Qualifications

Certified Dental Assistant Qualifications:

A High School diploma or an equivalent combination of education and experience from which comparable knowledge and abilities can be acquired is necessary.

Certification by the Certifying Board of the American Dental Assistant’s Association is necessary.

Ability to instruct dental students in preparing them to effectively work with a dental assistant in complete auxiliary utilization is necessary.

Good health and high standard of personal hygiene is necessary.

Bilingual in English and Spanish preferred, but not required.

Dental Assistant Qualifications:

A high school diploma or an equivalent combination of education and experience from which comparable knowledge and abilities can be acquired is necessary and

Eligibility for certification by the Certifying Board of the American Dental Assistant’s Association is necessary, i.e. graduation from an ADA accredited program OR individuals who have one to two years of on the job training as a full-time dental assistant OR have graduated from non-accredited programs and have one to two years of full-time work experience as a dental assistant.

Good health and high standard of personal hygiene is necessary.

Bilingual in English and Spanish preferred, but not required.

Salary

Starting Certified Dental Assistant Rate: $12.47

Starting Dental Assistant Rate: $10.94

Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications.

Application Deadline

Resumes for Dental Assistants are solicited on an ongoing basis to ensure we have a strong talent pool to source from in the event of a vacancy.

Application Instructions

Application materials must be submitted online at www.umkc.edu/jobs. Applicants must combine all application materials (cover letter, resume, and a list of at least three references) into one PDF or Microsoft Word document and upload as a resume attachment.

Limit document name to 50 characters. Maximum size limit is 11MB. Do not include special characters (e.g., /, &, %, etc.).

For questions about how applicants apply, please call (816) 235-1621, or if you are experiencing technical problems, please call (855) 524-0002.

Comments

Part of the screening process may include a skills test to determine if the candidate possesses the skills necessary to perform the essential functions of the job. The skills test may include impressions, x-rays, and charting.

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