14 days old

Dental Therapist Senior

Lexington, KY 40507
Job Title Dental Therapist Senior
Requisition Number RE25055
Working Title
Department Name 7A870: Division of Orthodontics
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


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


Physical Requirements

Sitting for long periods


Monday – Friday, day shift

Job Summary

The Dental Therapist Senior will assist the dentist in either 2-handed or 4-handed dentistry. The person in this position will also serve as the Dental Treatment Coordinator.
This position will record oral examinations as directed by the dentist to include scribing and placing notes in Dental Clinic Management Software. Other duties include: help with patient flow in the clinic, assist with pre-admission examinations, update patient records and charting, and provide excellent customer service. The Dental Assistant will also: give oral hygiene instructions when applicable, prepare dental materials as indicated for treatment, clean and disinfect operatories, prepare, clean, and sterilize instruments, and maintain inventory.
This position also performs basic administrative procedures including, but not limited to, the maintenance of patient records, and providing treatment plans.

This position is for the Orthodontics Faculty Practice Clinic at Turfland Dentistry. The successful candidate will, occasionally provide backup coverage for Dental Assistants and Dental Therapists at all levels in various dental clinics and locations on and off campus.

Skills / Knowledge / Abilities

Candidates will have excellent communication and customer service skills, organizational skills, attention to detail and accuracy, understanding of dental procedure billing, ability to prioritize while representing the Faculty Patient Care Clinic in a professional, courteous manner thorough face-to-face communication, telephone conversation, and written correspondence. Scheduling of patient appointments, computer experience including Microsoft Word and Excel a plus.

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

Attention to detail, customer service, communication, organization, good judgment, preventing cross contamination, well informed on OSHA regulations, cleaning & sterilizing, dependable, and quality of work

Deadline to Apply 11/24/2020
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.


Posted: 2020-11-12 Expires: 2020-12-12

Career Employment at UK

UK offers fulfilling careers in diverse fields supporting our teaching, research and health care missions. We also offer a compelling benefits package, including a generous retirement savings match and a supportive work environment distinguished by a respect for the unique work-life needs of every individual. Our culture of learning also provides tremendous support and resources for ongoing education, training and development. 

Before you go...

Our free job seeker tools include alerts for new jobs, saving your favorites, optimized job matching, and more! Just enter your email below.

Share this job:

Dental Therapist Senior

University of Kentucky
Lexington, KY 40507

Join us to start saving your Favorite Jobs!

Sign In Create Account
Powered ByCareerCast