Temporary Dental Assistant

University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
Denver, CO
Closing date
Sep 1, 2021

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University of Colorado – School of Dental Medicine 
Dental Assistant
Orthodontic Department
Position #:  00767690

Applications are accepted electronically ONLY at www.cu.edu/cu-careers 

The University of Colorado Denver l Anschutz Medical Campus seeks individuals with demonstrated commitment to creating an inclusive learning and working environment.  We value the ability to engage effectively with students, faculty and staff of diverse backgrounds.


The School of Dental Medicine on the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus has openings for part-time/full-time temporary Dental Assistant in our Department of Orthodontics in support of the School’s response to COVID-19 and its clinical operations.  


Job Responsibilities

Job responsibilities and duties are subject to fluctuate with little or no prior notice.  Assignments may include one or more of the following areas: 

•  Dental Assistant – Responsibility for providing four-handed chair side dental assistance to the undergraduate dental students and faculty, patient preparation and positioning, clinical area preparation, use of sterile techniques and performing infection control procedures.  Maintain patient data and records.  Performs and develops dental radiographs.  

•  Dispensary – Responsibility for cleaning, decontaminating and maintenance of instruments and equipment according to established procedures and techniques.  Ensure proper functioning of equipment, clean and sanitize machines and equipment, maintain a level of sterilized instruments for distribution, issue sterile reusable instruments to operatories and clinical units, ensure the room is turned over and ready to use for the next patient, collect and resterilize used instruments, prepares specialized instruments set-ups for residents, faculty, and undergraduate students to be used during dental patient treatment.

•  Patient/Faculty/Staff Check-In – Responsibility for asking and recording responses to screening questions, taking temperatures, ensuring compliance with mask wearing and greeting individuals upon entry to the building. 

•  Social Distancing Monitoring – Responsibility for ensuring 6-foot distancing and one-way flowing throughout the building.   Ensure entrance and exiting through appropriate locations, and monitoring elevator capacity.  

The hiring rate (or budgeted rate) for this position has been established at $17/ hour. 


The above salary rate represents the University’s good faith and reasonable estimate of the rate at the time of posting.

The University of Colorado offers a full benefits package. Information on University benefits programs, including eligibility, is located at Employee Services.

University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus is dedicated to ensuring a safe and secure environment for our faculty, staff, students and visitors. To assist in achieving that goal, we conduct background checks for all new employees prior to their employment.


The Immigration Reform and Control Act requires that verification of employment eligibility be documented for all new employees by the end of the third day of work. Alternative formats of this ad are available upon request for persons with disabilities.


Your total compensation goes beyond the number on your paycheck. The University of Colorado provides generous leave, health plans and retirement contributions that add to your bottom line.


Benefits: https://www.cu.edu/employee-services/benefits.

Total Compensation Calculator: https://www.cu.edu/employee-services/total-compensation


Diversity and Equity:

Please click here for information on disability accommodations: https://www1.ucdenver.edu/offices/human-resources/employee-relations-performance/ada-compliance


Office of Equity: https://www1.ucdenver.edu/offices/equity


The University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus is committed to recruiting and supporting a diverse student body, faculty and administrative staff. The university strives to promote a culture of inclusiveness, respect, communication and understanding. We encourage applications from women, ethnic minorities, persons with disabilities and all veterans. The University of Colorado is committed to diversity and equality in education and employment

Minimum Qualifications:  
At least one year of dental assistance experience, in an orthopedic department that is relevant to the job duties as outlined above.  Flexibility and ability to adapt to constant change and direction.  Experience working in an orthodontic office.  Must possess current valid CPR and/or BLS certification.

Core Competencies
•    Ability to communicate effectively, both in writing and orally. 
•    Outstanding interpersonal and customer service skills.

Acceptable candidates must be willing to wear appropriate personal protective gear as outlined in CDC/School of Dental Medicine protocols and as required for the work assigned.  

Must be willing and available to work evenings and weekends as needed.

Preferred Qualifications:    
Proficiency in the Spanish language
Prior experience in a healthcare setting

Job Category: Professional Support Services
Primary Location: Aurora
Schedule: Full-time
Posting Date: Jun 1, 2021
Unposting Date: Ongoing

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