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Dental Therapist Senior

Lexington, KY 40507
Posting Details

Job Title Dental Therapist Senior
Requisition Number RE20700
Working Title
Department Name 7A312: Dentistry- Turfland Gen Dent
Work Location Lexington, KY
Grade Level 40
Salary Range $13.63-21.83/hour
Type of Position Staff
Position Time Status Full-Time
Required Education

HS

Click here for more information about equivalencies: http://www.uky.edu/hr/employment/working-uk/equivalencies
Required Related Experience

3 yrs

Required License/Registration/Certification

None

Physical Requirements

Constant repetitive motion. Sitting or standing for long periods of time.

Shift

Monday Friday Day Shfit

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, meticulous hygiene.

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

Expanded duty dental assisting experience, expanded duty certification, and experience taking digital radiographs preferred.

Deadline to Apply 11/20/2019
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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Posted: 2019-11-07 Expires: 2019-12-07

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