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STEPS Dental Therapist - Marshall County

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Posting Details

Posting Details

Job Title STEPS Dental Therapist - Marshall County
Requisition Number TE02826
Department Name 7A006:PUBLIC-PROF. SERVICE
Work Location UK Dentistry West; 267 Slickback Road, Benton, KY 42025
Salary Range $13.50-15/hr
Type of Position Temporary
Position Time Status Full-Time
Required Education

HS/GED / 0 Years

Required Related Experience

3 Years

Required License/Registration/Certification
Physical Requirements

Constant Repetitive Motion


Monday – Friday Day Shift

Job Summary

The successful candidate will provide chair-side expanded duties dental assisting for The West Kentucky Dental Clinic in Marshall County. The person in this position will assist in 4-handed dentistry. Prepare tray setups. Record oral examinations as directed by dentist. Prepare, clean, and sterilize instruments. Pour and time diagnostic models. Construct custom acrylic trays, assist in administration of local anesthesia. Prepare dental materials as indicated for treatment; assist in their placement.

Assist with first aid and emergency procedure. Aid in the presentation of post operative instructions. Expose, process, and mount radiographs (requires radiation safety course if duty performed). Assist with advanced dental procedure. Help maintain supplies in supply area. Assist with maintenance of patient records. Properly disinfect dental chairs and/or cubicles in a timely manner. Maintain OSHA standards in clinic and when assisting.

Skills / Knowledge / Abilities

Attention to Detail, Customer Service, Communication, Good Judgment, Quality Control, Radiation Safety Controls, Meticulous Hygiene

Does this position have supervisory responsibilities? No
Preferred Education/Experience

Dental Assisting Experience Preferred. Expanded Duty Dental Assisting and/or Certification Highly Preferred

Deadline to Apply 10/05/2017
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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Applicant Documents

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  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter