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Dental Assistant II (Part-time) College of Dentistry

Company: University of Illinois at Chicago
Location: Chicago
Posted on: June 26, 2022

Job Description:


College of Dentistry


Civil Service



Close Date:




Hours Per Week:



The University of Illinois at Chicago College of Dentistry (UIC COD) is seeking part-time, Dental Assistant II to join a worldwide leader in oral health education, clinical care and research that is patient -centered and evidence-based.

The College of Dentistry is the largest oral health college in the State of Illinois, provides care for 35,000 patients a year, and has over 500 students seeking dental degrees including DMD, PhD and Master's programs. The University offers a comprehensive benefits package, which includes Health, Dental, Vision, Life, Disability & AD&D insurance, a defined benefit pension plan as well as paid leave that includes Vacation, Holiday and Sick. In addition, the University offers tuition waivers for employees and dependents. Click for a complete list of benefits: at:

The Dental Assistant II is utilized throughout UIC COD in the Department of Oral Surgery, Pediatric Dentistry, Orthodontics, Endodontics, Periodontics and Restorative Dentistry (Prosthodontics). The Dental Assistant II duties include chair-side assistance during dental treatments or surgical procedures, prepares surgical suites, transfer instruments, retracts and evacuates the oral cavity, and assist on surgical cases with local anesthesia.


* provides assistance during dental procedures by transferring instruments, manipulating dental materials, retracting and evacuating oral cavity, and assisting with sedations.
* arranges equipment, pre-tray setups, dental materials and supplies, and patients' records.
* reports on malfunctioning operatory or x-ray equipment to appropriate personnel; helps identify and report general maintenance problems in the clinic.
* assists supervisor in the ordering, stocking, inventorying and distribution of supplies and equipment; ensures supplies and equipment are clean and put away after use.
* instructs dental students in utilization of services of dental assistants.
* exposes digital and film-based dental radiographs under the direction of a dentist or dental X-ray technician, demonstrating all radiographic techniques and radiation protection.
* instructs dental assistant students in the techniques, theory, and practice of dental assisting.
* instructs patients in proper oral hygiene, as directed.
* prepares, organizes, and packs instruments and supplies.
* communicates directly with patients as guided by the student or instructors/faculty; communicates in an appropriate and positive manner to guide and re-assure patients, as well as support the patient care mission of the institution.
* cleans and sterilizes all supplies, instruments, and placing disposable barriers on equipment required for patient treatment based on facility protocol.
* takes, pours, trims, and polishes study casts and models.
* performs duties comparable to those associated with the next lower level in this series and other related duties as assigned.


Minimum Qualifications:

1. High school graduate or equivalent

2. Any one of the following categories:

A. Six (6 months) of work experience in dental assisting comparable to that performed at the Dental Assistant I level of this series.

B. Graduation from an accredited Dental Assisting School.

C. Current Certification as a Certified Dental Assistant (CDA) by the Dental Assisting National Board, if required by the employing institution.

To Apply: For fullest consideration, please fully complete an online application by clicking the Apply for Position button below.

Fully complete all sections of the online application including adding your full work history with specific details of your duties & responsibilities for each position held. Fully complete the education, licensure, certification and language sections.

You may upload a resume, cover letter, certifications, licensures, transcripts and diplomas within the document section of your online application.

All civil service positions require an exam. This exam is an in-person exam and you will be required to report in person for this exam at the UIC Campus. All applicants that meet the minimum qualifications will be scheduled for an Exam Date and Time. Applicants will be notified in advance and will be given exam date instructions including location.

When completing your online application, please be sure to provide detailed information about your job knowledge and specific duties and responsibilities, as your qualifications for any Civil Service position will be primarily determined based on what is contained in the application. Dates of employment and if employed on a full or part time basis (including number of hours per week) must be indicated for each position held. Additional consideration will be given to supporting documentation i.e. resume, transcripts, licenses, and certifications so please be sure to attach all applicable documents.

For additional information regarding this position please contact Joanne Neris at

For fullest consideration, the above mentioned requirements must be submitted at the time of application.

We appreciate your interest in employment at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

The University of Illinois is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

University of Illinois faculty, staff and students are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. If you are not able to receive the vaccine for medical or religious reasons, you may seek approval for an exemption in accordance with applicable University processes.

For classifications that require a degree as part of the minimum qualifications, a degree verification will be required before any offers of employment are extended.

Keywords: University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago , Dental Assistant II (Part-time) College of Dentistry, Healthcare , Chicago, Illinois

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