Senior Dental Assistant, Faculty Practice, 28278

Job Title: Senior Dental Assistant, Faculty Practice, 28278
Location: UMKC Hospt Hill Campus
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Job ID: 41694
Hiring Department If you are looking for a healthy smile and comprehensive dental care, look no further than the UMKC Dental Faculty Practice. The dentists in our practice are also distinguished faculty members that train and teach future dentists at the School of Dentistry. Along with years of experience, our practice offers a wide range of specialties under one roof including endodontics, pediatric dentistry, oral surgery, periodontics, prosthodontics, general dentistry, oral pathology, oral radiology and more.

Although we are a private practice within the University of Missouri, Kansas City, we maintain a strong and unique relationship with the school. Our practice is located conveniently on the second floor of the School of Dentistry building. We see patients in our state-of-the-art facility from the community at large, as well as students, faculty and employees of UMKC.

Job Description The UMKC Dental Faculty Practice is seeking a Senior Dental Assistant to assist in our faculty clinic. This position is designed to provide community patient care as directed by the doctors as well as provide patients with knowledge on proper oral care and dental hygiene. Successful candidates will be team-focused, problem solvers, known for their ability to build professional relationships with patients, and their positive, proactive attitude. Duties include but are not limited to:
    Provide dental assistance in an oral surgery environment regularlyGreet and seat patients as they arriveInstruct patients on proper dental hygienePrepare treatment rooms and assist doctors in dental proceduresCoordinate treatment instructions, plans, and referralsTake Records, including x-rays, pictures and impressionsMake temporary crowns and bridgesKeep day to day supplies stocked at all timesAnswer patient questions or directing the appropriate questions to the doctors or supervisorsPrepare patient operatory using compliant OSHA, CDC, and ADA sterilization techniquesPerform all opening, closing and maintenance procedures as described in sterilization and maintenance policies
Minimum Qualifications
    A high school diploma or equivalent and at least 2 years of experience from which comparable knowledge, skills and abilities can be acquired is necessaryCertifications as required by state/federal law or regulatory agencies is necessary
      Certified Dental Assistant (CDA) Certification ORPassing the Missouri Test of Basic Dental Assisting Skills
Preferred Qualifications
    3 or more years of chairside dental assisting experienceKnowledge of MDA expanded functions such as restorative I, restorative II, fixed prosthesis, and removable prosthesis
Full Time/Part Time

40 hours per week (1.0 FTE), fully-benefit-eligible from date of hire, staff position.

Salary Up to $20.50 per hour, commensurate with experience, education, and internal equity.

Application Deadline
Review of applications and interviews will begin immediately; position will remain open until filled. Apply today!

Application Instructions

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UMKC Statement on Diversity Diversity, equity and inclusion are central to the UMKC mission as an urban-serving institution. Kansas City is a particularly diverse city, including African, African American, Asian, German, Irish, Italian, Latino, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Native American and Slavic communities. Such ethnic diversity, in addition to our thriving neighborhoods of the Westside, Northeast Kansas City and the Eastside, fosters creativity, connection and innovation, which is showcased across the region. Major attractions such as the Annual Ethnic Enrichment Festival, the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum, the Filipino Cultural Center, the American Jazz Museum, Guadalupe Centers and Mattie Rhodes and Kansas City Irish Fest are a small sample of the many ways our diverse city enriches us. For the reasons enumerated above, UMKC’s strategic plan prioritizes our commitment to multiculturalism, globalism, diversity and inclusion. The university’s values call upon its faculty, staff, students and community to position themselves as global citizens who seek out, embrace and celebrate the many benefits of diversity. UMKC received the Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award in 2019 in recognition of our continued commitment to equity and inclusion. Such commitment is demonstrated across teaching, service and research. We welcome applicants to share in our commitment to these core values and know that you will quickly understand the beauty of calling Kansas City your home. Please visit these pages to learn more about UMKC’s engagement in diversity, equity and inclusion. Roos Advocate for Community Change The Division of Diversity and Inclusion Annual Report Multicultural Student AffairsVaccination Statement

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