UMKC Postdoctoral Clinic
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
• 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.
• 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
• Certification by Dental Assistant National Board
• 1-3 years of chairside dental assisting experience is
Anticipated Hiring Range
Up to $19.00 / hour, commensurate with education and
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
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Experience entry on your application. Please carefully review the
application instructions section of our Careers page prior to
submitting your materials.
Position will remain open until filled. Review of applications will
Full-time, benefit eligible staff position.
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
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