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Dental Assistant - Endodontics

Company: University of Minnesota
Location: Saint Paul
Posted on: January 22, 2023

Job Description:

Apply for JobJob ID352282

LocationTwin Cities

Job FamilyLR-Health Care NonProfessional

Full/Part TimeFull-Time


Job Code5039

Employee ClassAFSCME Unit 4 - Health Care

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7:45 AM - 4:30 PM, Monday - Friday

Position Description:
This position is vital to giving exceptional care to our patients and participating in a learning institution. The Division of Endodontics carries out the teaching, research, service and outreach missions of the School of Dentistry and the University of Minnesota as they relate to the dental specialty of Endodontics

Responsibilities for this position include, but are not limited to:

  • Provide chairside assistance to undergraduate students, residents, and faculty while supporting clinical services to School of Dentistry patients.
  • Provide chairside assistance with endodontic surgeries including maintenance of surgical instruments and kits.
  • Assist with patient consultation appointments. Setup, cleanup and digital radiography.
  • Prepare and maintain operatories and instrument set ups for Endodontic Clinic areas.
  • Daily, weekly, monthly cleaning and maintenance of the Endodontic Clinic areas.
  • Order and maintain adequate stock of dental supplies needed in the clinical and lab areas.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of Emergency procedures and protocols including use of Emergency equipment.
  • Assist with the instruction to dental assistant externs and others as needed.
  • Sitting and standing for long periods of time. Reaching, bending, lifting and similar movements.
  • This position may serve in a variety of clinical areas within the School of Dentistry as directed by Clinic Supervisor.
    The hourly pay rate for this position ranges from $24.05 - 30.08/hour.


    Requirements (All required qualifications must be documented on application materials):
    • Graduation from an accredited dental assisting program
    • Current State of Minnesota Dental Assistant License *New Graduate/Trainee option below
    • Certified as a Dental Assistant (DANB) *Trainee option below
    • Current CPR Certification
    • Ability to communicate effectively with diverse populations
      Preferred qualifications:
      • Chairside experience in Endodontics, Oral Surgery, Periodontics or Implant Dentistry.
      • Experience in an academic institution or in training or teaching others such as Dental Assistant externs/interns, DDS, DH and DT students
      • Broad experience with knowledge of procedures and dental materials in all areas of Dentistry
      • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, ability to work well in a team setting and with learner providers
      • Must be able to multi task and adapt to changing work environment and work responsibilities
      • Successful experience providing dental care to a diverse patient base
      • Familiarity with computers, computer software, and electronic patient records
        * New Graduate/Trainee option:

        New graduates who are offered a Dental Assistant position at the School of Dentistry are hired with the expectation of State of Minnesota Licensure** is obtained within 4 months of hire.

        ** State of Minnesota Licensure requires Minnesota Jurisprudence Exam, Dental Assistant Licensure Exam and Dental Assisting National Board (DANB) Exam to apply for licensure.

        Licensed Dental Assistants without DANB certification are encouraged to apply with expectation that DANB certification is obtained within 3 months of hire.

        About the Department

        The University of Minnesota School of Dentistry is the state's only dental school and the only dental school in the northern tier of states between Wisconsin and the Pacific Northwest. We are a regional resource to five states for dental education, consulting services, patient treatment, and ongoing continuing dental education.The School of Dentistry educates general dentists, dental specialists, dental therapists, dental hygienists, dental educators and research-scientists. For more than two decades, we've offered specialty training in six ADA-recognized disciplines: Endodontics, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Orthodontics, Pediatric Dentistry, Periodontics and Prosthodontics.We also offer an advanced education program in TMD and orofacial pain, oral biology, dental hygiene, and oral health for older adults.Dentists who are graduates of dental schools outside of the United States and Canada wishing to practice in the United States train here, as well. A novel, interdisciplinary Dentist-Scientist Training Program rounds out our educational offerings.Our work affects nearly every person in Minnesota. We educate 73% of the state's practicing dentists, 68% of Minnesota's licensed dental therapists, and 49% of its dental hygiene educators. Our researchers develop and test dental materials used by every dentist in the state and around the world.Our students and faculty treat patients: 105,260 patient-visits each year in our Twin Cities' campus clinics and 48,700 in outreach sites located in underserved communities throughout the state. We provide continuing dental education for 7,100 practicing dental professionals each year.The School of Dentistry is dedicated to creating a diverse, equitable, and inclusive workplace. Diverse teams, perspectives, and backgrounds create a strong and creative team that best serves the University's many communities, on campus and beyond. The University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Black, Indigenous, people of color, LGBTQIA+, women, veterans, and members of historically underrepresented communities are highly encouraged to apply.For more information, please visit our website,


        Working at the UniversityAt the University of Minnesota, you'll find a flexible work environment and supportive colleagues who are interested in lifelong learning. We prioritize work-life balance, allowing you to invest in the future of your career and in your life outside of work.The University also offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes:
        • Competitive wages, paid holidays, and generous time off
        • Continuous learning opportunities through professional training and degree-seeking programs supported by the Regents Scholarship
        • Low-cost medical, dental, and pharmacy plans
        • Healthcare and dependent care flexible spending accounts
        • University HSA contributions
        • Disability and employer-paid life insurance
        • Employee wellbeing program
        • Excellent retirement plans with employer contribution
        • Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) opportunity
        • Financial counseling services
        • Employee Assistance Program with eight sessions of counseling at no costPlease visit the Office of Human Resources website for more information regarding benefits.

          How To Apply

          Applications must be submitted online. To be considered for this position, please click the Apply button and follow the instructions. You will have the opportunity to complete an online application for the position and attach a cover letter and resume.Additional documents may be attached after application by accessing your "My Job Applications" page and uploading documents in the "My Cover Letters and Attachments" section.To request an accommodation during the application process, please e-mail or call (612) 624-UOHR (8647).


          The University recognizes and values the importance of diversity and inclusion in enriching the employment experience of its employees and in supporting the academic mission. The University is committed to attracting and retaining employees with varying identities and backgrounds.The University of Minnesota provides equal access to and opportunity in its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, age, marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression. To learn more about diversity at the U:

          Employment Requirements

          Any offer of employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a background check. Our presumption is that prospective employees are eligible to work here. Criminal convictions do not automatically disqualify finalists from employment.

          Please note: All employees at the University of Minnesota are required to comply with the University's Administrative Policy: COVID-19 Vaccination and Safety Protocol by either providing proof of being fully vaccinated on their first day of employment, or complete a request for an exemption for medical exemption or religious reasons. To learn more please visit:

          About the U of M

          The University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (UMTC)The University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (UMTC), is among the largest public research universities in the country, offering undergraduate, graduate, and professional students a multitude of opportunities for study and research. Located at the heart of one of the nation's most vibrant, diverse metropolitan communities, students on the campuses in Minneapolis and St. Paul benefit from extensive partnerships with world-renowned health centers, international corporations, government agencies, and arts, nonprofit, and public service organizations.

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