Dental Therapist Senior

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Job Title:

Dental Therapist Senior

Requisition Number:


Department Name:

7A312: Dentistry- Turfland Gen Dent

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; and sitting or standing for long periods of time.


Monday – Friday Day Shift.

Job Summary:

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 be asked to provide occasional backup and fill in coverage as a Dental Assistant and/or Dental Therapist at all levels in various dental clinics and locations both on and off campus.

Skills / Knowledge / Abilities:

Communication, expanded duties training, attention to detail, customer service, communication, good judgment, and meticulous hygiene.

Does this position have supervisory responsibilities? :


Preferred Education/Experience:

Expanded duty dental assisting experience, expanded duty certification, 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.




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Job No:
Posted: 5/1/2021
Application Due: 7/30/2021
Work Type: Full Time