Surgical Dental Assistant

Job description

Job Title:

Surgical Dental Assistant

Requisition Number:


Department Name:

7A730:Division of Periodontics

Work Location:

Lexington, KY

Grade Level:


Salary Range:


Type of Position:


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Required Education:


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Required Related Experience:

4 yrs

Required License/Registration/Certification:


Physical Requirements:

This position will require you to sit and/or stand at a workstation for extended periods; lift and/or carry light-weight objects.


8:00am – 5:00pm, Monday – Friday.

Job Summary:

The person in this position will assist dental care providers by using four-handed chair side dental assisting, expanded duties and surgical dental assisting, as well as assisting with oral, IV and other sedation.

The successful candidate will also take radiographs, assist during medical emergencies, monitor patient vitals, clean rooms, schedule patients, and other assisting and clinical duties.

Skills / Knowledge / Abilities:

Expanded duties dentistry, basic life support (BLS), communication, organization, planning, dependability, attention to detail, and customer service.

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Preferred Education/Experience:

Three to four years’ experience in four-handed dentistry and surgical dental assisting, two years’ experience as an expanded duties dental assistant, radiation safety certificate, knowledge of proper infection control techniques in dentistry, Anesthesia certification, and radiation safety certificate preferred.

Anesthesia certification, certified BLS instructor, radiation safety certificate 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.




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Job No:
Posted: 2/12/2021
Application Due: 5/13/2021
Work Type: Full Time