Dental Therapist Senior

Job description

Job Title:

Dental Therapist Senior

Requisition Number:


Department Name:

7A870: Division of Orthodontics

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:

Sitting for long periods


Monday – Friday, day shift

Job Summary:

The Dental Therapist Senior will assist the dentist in either 2-handed or 4-handed dentistry. The person in this position will also serve as the Dental Treatment Coordinator.
This position will record oral examinations as directed by the dentist to include scribing and placing notes in Dental Clinic Management Software. Other duties include: help with patient flow in the clinic, assist with pre-admission examinations, update patient records and charting, and provide excellent customer service. The Dental Assistant will also: give oral hygiene instructions when applicable, prepare dental materials as indicated for treatment, clean and disinfect operatories, prepare, clean, and sterilize instruments, and maintain inventory.
This position also performs basic administrative procedures including, but not limited to, the maintenance of patient records, and providing treatment plans.

This position is for the Orthodontics Faculty Practice Clinic at Turfland Dentistry. The successful candidate will, occasionally provide backup coverage for Dental Assistants and Dental Therapists at all levels in various dental clinics and locations on and off campus.

Skills / Knowledge / Abilities:

Candidates will have excellent communication and customer service skills, organizational skills, attention to detail and accuracy, understanding of dental procedure billing, ability to prioritize while representing the Faculty Patient Care Clinic in a professional, courteous manner thorough face-to-face communication, telephone conversation, and written correspondence. Scheduling of patient appointments, computer experience including Microsoft Word and Excel a plus.

Does this position have supervisory responsibilities? :


Preferred Education/Experience:

Attention to detail, customer service, communication, organization, good judgment, preventing cross contamination, well informed on OSHA regulations, cleaning & sterilizing, dependable, and quality of work

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.




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Job No:
Posted: 11/11/2020
Application Due: 1/10/2021
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