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Dental Therapist/Sterilization

Job Description

Dental Therapist/Sterilization
Required License/Registration/Certification

Physical Requirements

Sitting or standing for long periods of time.


Monday thru Friday with occasional weekends.

Job Summary

The Dental Therapist/Sterilization will perform 4-handed chair-side dentistry, produce high quality digital radio-graphic images within a timely manner, and provide sterilization and dispensing. The person in this position will maintain the clinical and radiology areas including cleaning and disinfecting equipment, chairs, cubicles, rooms, and operatories per OSHA and the the College of Dentistry Infection Control Standards.

This position will also provide office and records support including scheduling patients, collecting data, documenting exams and/or procedures, and assist with notes, charges, and treatment plans. The person in this position will be undergo mandatory compliance training, immunizations, and TB test; participate in division, department, college, and University educational and professional development training; and maintain certifications.

Skills / Knowledge / Abilities

Bi-lingual, excellent communication and customer service skills, organizational skills, attention to detail and accuracy, ability to prioritize, radio-graphic imaging, Microsoft Office, CRCST or CBSPD certification.

Does this position have supervisory responsibilities?

Preferred Education/Experience

Experience with Dental Procedures, instruments, materials, and processes; and experience with digital radio-graphic imaging. Bi-lingual in English and Spanish. CRCST or CBSPD certification and EDDA (Expanded Duties Dental Assisting) Certification preferred.

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.


Dental Therapist/Sterilization