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STEPS Dental Therapist/Sterilization

Job Description

STEPS Dental Therapist/Sterilization

$15 an hour
Required License/Registration/Certification

Physical Requirements

Sitting for long periods


M-F Day shift

Job Summary

Assists dentist with 4-handed dentistry during adult and pediatric procedures, including restorative, endo, perio, prosthodontics, oral surgery and implant procedures. Prepares tray setups for commonly performed procedures. Obtains radiographs as instructed by dentist. Inserts and finishes temporary, composite and amalgam restorations, with minimal adjustment required by the dentist. Places sealants. Takes opposing impressions, packs cord and fabricates temporary for crown and bridge procedures.

Prepares, cleans and sterilizes instruments and supplies according to proper procedure. Utilizes appropriate equipment, i.e. ultrasonic, Statim and autoclave. Wraps and packages instruments appropriately. Properly disinfect dental chairs and/or cubicles in a timely manner. Places appropriate barriers. Maintains OSHA standards in clinic and when assisting.

Skills / Knowledge / Abilities

Does this position have supervisory responsibilities?

Preferred Education/Experience

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.


STEPS Dental Therapist/Sterilization