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Dental Assistant II, Dental Clinic (Predoctoral), 38754

University of Missouri Kansas City
Missouri, United States
Salary Not Specified
Start date
Oct 31, 2023

Hiring Department

UMKC Postdoctoral Clinic

Job Description

Certified Dental Assistant II to assist in our student pre-doctoral clinic. This position is designed to provide community patient care as directed by the student 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, students and faculty. Must have positive, proactive attitude. This position at UMKC will offer a benefit package for full time employees.

Duties include but are not limited to:

• Assist students during dental patient care. Teach dental students the objectives of complete auxiliary utilization and four-handed dentistry. Help students’ clean cubicles after patient care.
• Clean, disinfect and ready cubicles for patient care.
• Observe all safety, sterilization, dress code and OSHA and Infection Control guidelines.
• Keep CDA certification current by maintaining 12 hours of continuing education.
• Take X-rays as needed.
• Keeping day to day supplies in teams stocked at all times
• Answering questions or directing the appropriate questions to the doctors, students and supervisors.
• Assist in other areas on the clinic when applicable.
• Keep informed of new materials.

Minimum Qualifications

• A high school diploma and at least 1 year of experience from which comparable knowledge, skills and abilities can be acquired is necessary. Certifications as required by regulatory agencies is necessary.
• Certification by Dental Assistant National Board

Preferred Qualifications

• 1-3 years of chairside dental assisting experience is preferred.

Anticipated Hiring Range

Up to $19.00 / hour, commensurate with education and experience.

Application Materials

Applicants must combine all application materials (cover letter, resume, and list of five references with contact information) into one PDF or Microsoft Word document and upload as a resume attachment.

Limit document name to 50 characters. Maximum size limit is 11MB. Do not include special characters (e.g., /, &, %, etc.).

If you are experiencing technical problems, please call (800) 488-5288.

Note, you must provide a description of job duties for each Work Experience entry on your application. Please carefully review the application instructions section of our Careers page prior to submitting your materials.

Application Deadline

Position will remain open until filled. Review of applications will begin immediately.

Other Information

Full-time, benefit eligible staff position.

Benefit Eligibility

This position is eligible for University benefits. As part of your total compensation, the University offers a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental and vision plans, retirement, paid time off, short- and long-term disability, paid parental leave, paid caregiver leave, and educational fee discounts for all four UM System campuses. For additional information on University benefits, please visit the Faculty & Staff Benefits website at .

Values Commitment

We value the uniqueness of every individual and strive to ensure each person’s success. Contributions from individuals with diverse backgrounds, experiences and perspectives promote intellectual pluralism and enable us to achieve the excellence that we seek in learning, research and engagement. This commitment makes our university a better place to work, learn and innovate.

In your application materials, please discuss your experiences and expertise that support these values and enrich our missions of teaching, research, and engagement.

Equal Employment Opportunity

The University of Missouri System is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Equal Opportunity is and shall be provided for all employees and applicants for employment on the basis of their demonstrated ability and competence without unlawful discrimination on the basis of their race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, disability, or protected veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable state or federal law. This policy applies to all employment decisions including, but not limited to, recruiting, hiring, training, promotions, pay practices, benefits, disciplinary actions and terminations. For more information, visit or call Human Resources at 816-235-1621.

To request ADA accommodations, please call the Office of Equity & Title IX at 816-235-6910.

Vaccination Statement

A completed COVID-19 vaccination series is required unless exempted for medical or religious reason.

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