Dental Therapist Senior

Job description

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 may occasionally be asked to fill-in for or provide backup for 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

Working Title

Department Name
7A007:Dentistry Clinical Affairs & Patient Care

Work Location
Lexington, KY

Grade Level

Salary Range

Type of Position

Position Time Status

Required Education


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Required Related Experience

3 yrs

Required License/ Registration/Certification


Physical Requirements

Constant repetitive motion.


Monday to Friday, Day Shift (Normally 8:00am - 5:00pm)


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?

Preferred Education/Experience

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

Deadline to Apply

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. * Please indicate your paid experience in in expanded duties dental assisting.
    • None
    • Some but less than 1 year
    • 1-3 Years
    • 4-6 years
    • 7-9 Years
    • 10+ Years
  2. * Please indicate your paid employment experience in both regular and expanded duties Dental Assistant:
    • None
    • Some, but less than 1 Year
    • 1 - 3 Years
    • 4 - 6 Years
    • 7 - 9 Years
    • 10+ Years
  3. * Rate your ability to place composite fillings:
    • Not Confident
    • Somewhat Confident
    • Very Confident
  4. * Rate your ability to place amalgam fillings:
    • Not Confident
    • Somewhat Confident
    • Very Confident
  5. * Do you have experience with digital radiographs?
    • Yes
    • No
  6. * Do you currently hold a certification in radiology (ARRT or ARDMS) or are you certification eligible?
    • Yes
    • No
  7. * 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 6 years
    • More than 6 years, up through 10 years
    • More than 10 years
  8. * Where did you first see this position advertised other than on UK's online employment system?
    • (Diverse Issues in Higher Education)
    • (Higher Education Recruitment Consortium)
    • 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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    Job No:
    Posted: 12/6/2018
    Application Due: 12/20/2018
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