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University of Colorado Dental Care II (Oral Surgery/Emergency Clinic) in Aurora, Colorado

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University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus

School of Dental Medicine

Dental Care II (Oral Surgery/Emergency)

Position #00674337 – Posting 16764

A national leader in health care and life sciences, CU Anschutz is the only comprehensive academic health sciences center in Colorado and the largest in the Rocky Mountain region. Located in Aurora, Colo., it is one of the newest education, research and patient care facilities in the world. With six schools and colleges, CU Anschutz trains the health sciences workforce of the future by blending education, research and clinical care all in one place. This strategic collaboration among diverse health care fields allows knowledge to travel directly from the research bench to the patient’s bedside.. Read CU Anschutz Quick Facts here.

The University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus is a public education, clinical and research facility serving 4,500 students, and a world-class medical destination at the forefront of life-changing science, medicine, and healthcare. CU Anschutz offers more than 42 highly rated degree programs through 6 schools and colleges, and receives over $500 million in research awards each year. We are the single largest health professions education provider in Colorado, awarding nearly 1,450 degrees annually. Powered by our award-winning faculty, renowned researchers and a reputation for academic excellence, the CU Anschutz Medical Campus drives innovation from the classroom to the laboratory to the delivery of unparalleled patient care.

The purpose of this position isprovide four-handed chair side dental assistance in all specialized dentistry (Surgical, Periodontics, Restorative, Endodontics) to the Oral Surgery and Emergency Clinics, undergraduate dental students and faculty, patient preparation and positioning, clinical area preparation, use of sterile techniques and performing infection control procedures. Maintain patient data and records. Performs and develops dental radiographs. Provide demonstration and instruction in the assigned areas of technical dentistry practices when assisting the dental students.

_Examples of Work Performed:_

  • Assist Oral Surgery and Emergency Clinic faculty in the Specialty Clinic

  • Assist in teaching of undergraduate students in all specialized areas of four-handed dentistry which includes, but not limited to surgical, periodontal, restorative, and all other related procedures.

  • Patient preparation and positioning; clinical area preparation for the treatment of patients.

  • Must have comprehensive knowledge of dental materials, their use, maintenance and storage.

  • Prepare specialized instruments set-ups for residents, undergraduate students and faculty to be used during dental patient treatment.

  • Inspect appropriate instruments/tools for good condition /working order.

  • Perform appropriate aseptic and sterilization techniques

  • And other duties as assigned

This description is a summary only and is describing the general level of work being performed, it is not intended to be all-inclusive. The duties of this position may change from time to time and/or based on business need. We reserve the right to add or delete duties and responsibilities at the discretion of the supervisor and/or hiring authority

_Salary and Benefits:_

Hiring Salary Range: $2971-$4193 / month (non-negotiable)*

*The salary offered is usually the minimum listed, however, a salary above the minimum may be offered for some hard to fill positions.

Employ hired into these positions are eligible for University benefits. The University of Colorado offers a full benefits package. Information on University benefits program, including eligibility, is located at

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The University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus is committed to recruiting and supporting a diverse student body, faculty and administrative staff. The university strives to promote a culture of inclusiveness, respect, communication and understanding. We encourage applications from women, ethnic minorities, persons with disabilities and all veterans. The University of Colorado is committed to diversity and equality in education and employment.

The University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus is dedicated to ensuring a safe and secure environment for our faculty, staff, students and visitors. To assist in achieving that goal, we conduct background investigations for all prospective employees.

_ADAAA Accommodations_:

Any person with a disability as defined by the ADA Amendments Act of 2008 (ADAAA) may be provided a reasonable accommodation upon request to enable the person to complete an employment assessment. To request an accommodation, please contact by phone or email at least five business days before the assessment date to allow us to evaluate your request and prepare for the accommodation. You may be asked to provide additional information, including medical documentation, regarding functional limitations and type of accommodation needed. Please ensure that you have this information available well in advance of the assessment date.

Please make sure to include the following in your resume: job title, duties, months and years employed, and average hours per week worked as minimum experience is calculated on a 40 hour/week basis.


  • Two (2) years of dental assisting experience.

  • Colorado law requires that candidates for state government jobs be residents of Colorado at the time of application.

_SUBSTITUTION_: Successful completion of an accredited dental assisting program may substitute for one year of experience.

NOTE: If exercising the education substitution, applicants _MUST_ attach a copy of their dental assisting certificate to their application materials no later than the closing date listed in the announcement.


Must possess current valid CPR and/or BLS certification. Proof of certification _MUST_ be attached to application materials no later than the closing date listed in the announcement. Failure to do so may prevent you from competing in subsequent measures used to arrive at a top group of applicants.


  • Must be willing and able to exert up to 20 lbs. on occasion.

  • Must be willing and able to crouch and stoop on occasion.

_Preferred Qualifications:_

  • Recent dental assisting experience (within the last 5 years) working in a dental office/clinic.

  • 3 years of dental assisting experience

  • Dental assisting experience oral surgery

  • Experience performing and developing digital dental radiographs.

  • Experience in sterilizing dental tools, instruments and equipment.

  • Experience with clinical area preparation in a dental clinic or office.

  • Experience working with faculty, staff, and students in a higher education and/or academic medical environment.

  • Department of Regulatory Agencies (DORA) surgical license.


  • Outstanding interpersonal skills and the ability to establish rapport with a wide variety of individuals

  • Ability to prioritize and multi-task

  • Excellent time management skills

  • Ability to work independently and exercise judgment in decision making • Excellent customer service skills

  • Strong oral communication skills

  • Knowledge of dental terminology and instrumentation

  • Knowledge of current dental materials, tools and instruments, and proper use and technique

  • Ability to demonstrate a high level, knowledge, and proficiency in all phases of dental assisting

  • Familiarity with OSHA and HIPAA guidelines

Job: *Health Care

Organization: *U0001 -- DENVER & ANSCHUTZ MED CAMPUS

Title: Dental Care II (Oral Surgery/Emergency Clinic)

Location: Aurora

Requisition ID: 16764