Surgical Dental Assistant

University of Kentucky

Posting Details

Posting Details

Job Title Surgical Dental Assistant
Requisition Number RE08424
Working Title
Work Location Lexington
Grade Level 41
Salary Range $14.55-23.28/hour
Type of Position Staff
Position Time Status Full-Time
Required Education


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Required License/Registration/Certification


Physical Requirements

This position will require you to sit at a workstation for extended periods of time.


Monday – Friday, 8 AM to 5 PM

Job Summary

The Surgical Dental Assistant will assist faculty and residents of the Pediatric and Adult (GPR) Dentistry programs. Duties will include assisting patient schedules by utilizing four-handed/chair side and expanded-duty dental assisting skills; helping with oral and I.V. sedation.

The position will be trained to work in the Center for Advanced Surgery center, assisting with dental procedures performed under general anesthesia; assisting with patients who are medically, mentally, and physically complex which may require the use of restraints, special devices, and patient management techniques.

Skills / Knowledge / Abilities

Experience as a dental assistant in general and/or pediatric dentistry; radiation safety certificate, knowledge of proper infection control techniques in dentistry.

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

Expanded duties certificate; coronal polishing certificate; experience assisting with sedation and working in the operating room environment; knowledge of implant procedures is desirable.

Deadline to Apply 01/16/2017
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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