Dental Therapist Senior

Location
Lexington, KY
Posted
Oct 07, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution


The person in this position assists dentist with 4-handed dentistry during adult and pediatric procedures, including restorative, endodontics, periodontics, prosthodontics, oral surgery and implant procedures. Prepares tray setups for commonly performed procedures. Obtains radiographs as instructed by dentist. Inserts and finishes temporary, composite and amalgam restorations, with minimal adjustment required by the dentist. Places sealants. Takes opposing impressions, packs cord and fabricates temporary for crown and bridge procedures.

Pours and trims diagnostic models. Constructs custom acrylic trays. Fabricates temporary crowns. Prepares case for delivery to lab; ensures quality impression, bite registration, shade, lab slip complete, before sending to lab.

Prepares, cleans and sterilizes instruments and supplies according to proper procedure.

This position is for the General Practice at the Turfland Oral Health Clinic; however, the successful candidate will provide occasional backup to Dental Assistants and Dental Therapists at all levels in various dental clinics and locations both on and off campus.




Job Title
Dental Therapist Senior

Requisition Number
RE11295

Working Title


Department Name
7A007:Dentistry Clinical Affairs & Patient Care

Work Location
Lexington KY

Grade Level
40

Salary Range
$13.43-21.51/hour

Type of Position
Staff

Position Time Status
Full-Time

Required Education

HS



Click here for more information about equivalencies:
http://www.uky.edu/hr/employment/working-uk/equivalencies

Required Related Experience

3 yrs



Required License/ Registration/Certification

None



Physical Requirements

Constant repetitive motion.



Shift

Monday to Friday, Day Shift.



Skills/Knowledge/Abilities

Attention to detail, accuracy, customer service, knowledge of dental instruments and procedures, customer service, excellent
communication skills, good judgment, quality of work.



Does this position have supervisory responsibilities?
No

Preferred Education/Experience

Expanded duty dental assisting experience and experience taking digital radiographs preferred.



Deadline to Apply
10/22/2017

University Community of Inclusion

The University of Kentucky is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all our students, faculty, and staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. We strive to foster a community where people of all backgrounds, identities, and perspectives can feel secure and welcome. We also value the well-being of each of our employees and are dedicated to creating a healthy place to work, learn and live. In the interest of maintaining a safe and healthy environment for our students, employees, patients and visitors the University of Kentucky is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we strongly encourage veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, and all minorities to consider our employment opportunities.

Any candidate offered a position may be required to pass pre-employment screenings as mandated by University of Kentucky Human Resources. These screenings may include a national background check and/or drug screen.



Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you currently hold a certification in radiology (ARRT or ARDMS) or are you certification eligible?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Please select the response that best represents your amount of paid, full-time employment experience working as a dental assistant.
    • None
    • More than 0, up through 1 year
    • More than 1 year, up through 3 years
    • More than 3 years, up through 5 years
    • More than 5 years, up through 7 years
    • More than 7 years
  3. * How many years of expanded duty dental assisting experience do you have?
    • None
    • Some but less than 1 year
    • More than 1 year, up through 3 years
    • More than 3 years, up through 5 years
    • More than 5 years, up through 7 years
    • More than 7 years
  4. * Rate your ability to place composite fillings:
    • Not Confident
    • Somewhat Confident
    • Very Confident
  5. * Rate your ability to place amalgam fillings:
    • Not Confident
    • Somewhat Confident
    • Very Confident
  6. * Do you have experience with digital radiographs?
    • Yes
    • No
  7. * Do you have an Expanded Duty Certificate?
    • Yes
    • No
  8. * Where did you first see this position advertised other than on UK's online employment system?
    • InsideHigherEd.com
    • HigherEdJobs.com
    • Diverseeducation.com (Diverse Issues in Higher Education)
    • Latinosinhighered.com
    • HospitalCareers.com
    • Indeed.com
    • LinkedIn.com
    • Institute for Diversity in Health Management
    • A Colleague, Friend and/or Family Member
    • None of the Above


Applicant Documents

Required Documents
Optional Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter

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