Department Name: 7A820:Division of Pediatric Dentistry
The Surgical Dental Assistant will assist faculty and residents of the Pediatric and Adult (GPR) Dentistry programs with daily patient schedules by using four-handed/chair side and expanded-duty dental assisting skills. This position will also assist with oral and I.V. sedations.
The position will be trained to work in the Center for Advanced Surgery center, assisting with dental procedures performed under general anesthesia. The Surgical Dental Assistant also assists with patients who are medically, mentally and physically complex, including the use of restraints and special devices and patient management techniques.
At least 2 years' experience as a dental assistant in general and/or pediatric dentistry; radiation safety certificate, knowledge of proper infection control techniques in dentistry.
Position Time Status: Full-Time
Required Related Experience:
Required License/Registration/Certification :
Expanded duties certificate, Coronal polishing certificate, Experience assisting with sedations and working in the operating room environment, Knowledge of implant procedures is desirable.
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.
Adjacent to downtown Lexington, UK is nestled in the scenic heart of the beautiful Bluegrass Region of Kentucky. UK's campus covers more than 814 acres, with more than 30,700 students and 13,500 full-time employees, including nearly 2,400 full-time faculty and librarians.