Dental Assistant Senior Jobs at University of Michigan – Ann Arbor, MI (On-site)

University of Michigan

Dental Hygienist jobs in Michigan, USA – Apply for Dental Assistant Senior Jobs at University of Michigan – Ann Arbor, MI (On-site). See the job description, requirements, and the link to apply.

How to Apply

Apply if you hold a minimum five years current dental assistant experience in a progressive General Dental and Periodontics practice. A cover letter is required for consideration for this position and should be attached as the first page of your resume. The cover letter should address your specific interest in the position and outline skills and experience that directly relate to this posting.

Mission Statement

MDentistry: advancing health through education, service, research and discovery.

The mission of the University of Michigan is to serve the people of Michigan and the world through preeminence in creating, communicating, preserving and applying knowledge, art, and academic values, and in developing leaders and citizens who will challenge the present and enrich the future. The University of Michigan is committed to foster learning, creativity and productivity, and to support the vigorous exchange of ideas and information, not only in the classroom but in the workplace by: -Creating a work environment in which people treat each other with respect and dignity, regardless of roles, responsibilities or differences. -Providing support, direction and resources enabling us to accomplish the responsibilities of our jobs and to reach the goals that are set for professional and personal growth.


Chairside assisting using four-handed dentistry in the Dental Faculty Associates Clinic. Seat, prepare, and position patients for treatment to facilitate four-handed dentistry, set-up prior to treatment and anticipate dentist’s needs for each procedure during treatment, mix and manipulate dental materials, use high velocity oral evacuation methods. Take impressions, pour, and trim dental casts, fabricate custom impression trays. Take digital radiographs, including panorex and computed tomography according to standard procedures or specific instructions. Use an electronic health record for clinical activities. Perform routine maintenance on equipment, instruments, etc. and report repair and maintenance needs. Order, stock and organize operatory supplies. Coordinate laboratory cases for faculty. Help throughout the Dental Faculty Associates practice as the schedule allows. Assist with patient management, render medical assistance in emergencies. Overtime as required for completion of patient care with little or no notice. Follow current infection control standards pertaining to OSHA guidelines and patient confidentiality requirements in the Health Insurance Portability & Accountability Act (HIPAA). Other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications*

Four plus years current experience in a progressive General Dentistry. Certification as a Dental Assistant (CDA) by the Dental Assistant National Board (DANB) or Registration as a Dental Assistant (RDA) with a current Michigan license. Certification on Intra-Oral Radiography. C.P.R. certification. Possess current knowledge of infection control standards pertaining to OSHA and Health Insurance Portability & Accountability Act (HIPAA). Must have knowledge and experience working with a dental clinic information system and digital radiography. Extensive knowledge of dental clinic practices, dental materials and procedures. Excellent organizational skills. Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to interact professionally with patients, faculty and staff at all times. Excellent ability to multi-task. Excellent attendance and punctuality.

Desired Qualifications*

Experience with computerized dentistry and CAD/CAM systems. Knowledge of Word and Excel computer applications. Associates Degree in Dental Assisting. Experience with Electronic Health Record. Experience ordering dental materials and supplies. Knowledge of School of Dentistry and University policies, practices and regulations.

Work Schedule

Shift/Hours/Days: M-F 8am-5pm with some flexibility required

Work Locations

This position is for the School of Dentistry located at 1011 N University.

Background Screening

The University of Michigan conducts background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer and may use a third party administrator to conduct background checks. Background checks will be performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.

Application Deadline

Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days. This job may be removed from posting boards and filled anytime after the minimum posting period has ended.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

U-M COVID-19 Vaccination Policy

COVID-19 vaccinations are now required for all University of Michigan students, faculty and staff across all three campuses, including Michigan Medicine. This includes those working or learning remotely. More information on this policy is available on the Campus Blueprint website or the U-M Dearborn and U-M Flint websites.

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