Dental Therapist

Job description

Job Title:

Dental Therapist

Requisition Number:


Department Name:

7A880:Division of Public Health Dent

Work Location:

Benton, KY

Grade Level:


Salary Range:


Type of Position:


Position Time Status :


Required Education:


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Required Related Experience:

2 yrs

Required License/Registration/Certification:


Physical Requirements:

Constant repetitive motion.


Monday – Friday, day shift.

Job Summary:

The person in this position will assist the dentist by providing 4-handed dental assisting during procedures.

The successful candidate will also prepare tray setups for commonly performed procedures, obtains radiographs as instructed by the dentist, sterilization of instruments, and provide other assistance as requested for the dentist or dental hygienist.

Skills / Knowledge / Abilities:

Excellent communication and customer service skills, attention to detail and accuracy.

Does this position have supervisory responsibilities? :


Preferred Education/Experience:

Experience as a dental assistant preferred. Bilingual in English and Spanish highly 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: 2/20/2021
Application Due: 3/2/2021
Work Type: Full Time