Dental Therapist Senior

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Job Title:

Dental Therapist Senior

Requisition Number:


Department Name:

7A340: Dentistry-Faculty Patient Care

Work Location:

Lexington, Ky

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Type of Position:


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Required Education:


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Required Related Experience:

3 yrs

Required License/Registration/Certification:


Physical Requirements:

Constant repetitive motion


Monday – Friday Day Shift

Job Summary:

The Dental Therapist Senior will perform 4-handed, chair side dentistry, follow instruction as directed by dentist, and record oral examinations.

Duties include: prepare, clean and sterilize instruments, pour up models and fabricate custom trays, provide basic radiology procedures, and practice proper infection control, and aid in the presentation of post-operative instructions.

This position is for the Faculty Practice Clinic in the Dental Science Building. The successful candidate will occasionally provide backup coverage for Dental Assistants and Dental Therapists at all levels in various dental clinics and locations.

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 through face-to-face communication, telephone conversation, and written correspondence.

Scheduling of patient appointments, computer experience including Microsoft Word and Excel a plus.

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Preferred Education/Experience:

Candidate must have experience with dental procedures, instruments, and materials as well as dental office processes.

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: 1/9/2021
Application Due: 1/20/2021
Work Type: Full Time