13 days old

Dental Therapist

Lexington, KY 40507
Job Title Dental Therapist
Requisition Number RE25731
Working Title
Department Name 7A880:Division of Public Health Dent
Work Location Benton, KY
Grade Level 38
Salary Range $12.50-18.67/hour
Type of Position Staff
Position Time Status Full-Time
Required Education


Click here for more information about equivalencies: http://www.uky.edu/hr/employment/working-uk/equivalencies
Required Related Experience

2 yrs

Required License/Registration/Certification


Physical Requirements

Constant repetitive motion.


Monday – Friday, day shift.

Job Summary

The person in this position will assist the dentist by providing 4-handed dental assisting during procedures.

The successful candidate will also prepare tray setups for commonly performed procedures, obtains radiographs as instructed by the dentist, sterilization of instruments, and provide other assistance as requested for the dentist or dental hygienist.

Skills / Knowledge / Abilities

Excellent communication and customer service skills, attention to detail and accuracy.

Does this position have supervisory responsibilities? No
Preferred Education/Experience

Experience as a dental assistant preferred. Bilingual in English and Spanish highly preferred.

Deadline to Apply 01/26/2021
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.


Posted: 2021-01-13 Expires: 2021-02-12

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