Chairside Dental Assistant/Floater
Detroit, MI Dental Clinic
Job Type


Job ID

SF9765 -0618-1709

Position Classification

FT Staff Non-Union

Position Summary

This position is a Dental Assistant position designed to cover staff absences or temporary increased demand in each clinical department. Responsibilities include assisting in general dentistry, periodontic, oral surgery, endodontic, pedodontic, radiology, implants and sterilization. This position is designed to allow us more flexibility and efficiency with our human resources.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

1) Perform dental assisting duties as they relate to each specific clinical area as needed.   

2) Exposing, processing, and mounting digital radiographs.   

3) Following all HIPAA, OSHA, and Infection Control guidelines.   
4) Properly maintaining departmental records, use of EHR and other related duties.   
5) Assist in any capacity in other areas of the clinic, as requested.   
6) Perform other related duties as assigned or requested.



Minimum Qualifications

  • High School Diploma or Equivalent.
  • State of Michigan Radiology Certification.
  • Current CPR Certification or ability to obtain within 30 days.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Associates Degree preferred  
  • CDA/RDA preferred

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Must be competent in dental terminology and instrumentation, exposing, processing and mounting digital dental radiographs, assisting chairside in general and specialty dental procedures. 
  • Must be knowledgeable of proper HIPAA, OSHA, infection control guidelines. Experience assisting in implant surgical and perio surgery procedures is preferred. 
  • Must have experience using a personal computer.

Physical Requirements

Must be able to sit and bend. Must have manual dexterity to manage four handed dentistry and instrument transfer. Must be mobile and able to move around the building to escort patients to and from the operatory.

Work Environment

Standard dental operatory setting in a multi-discipline educational setting.


  • Current CPR certification required, or obtainable within 30 days.
  • State of Michigan Radiology certification required.
  • CDA/RDA preferred.

Salary/Pay Information

Commensurate with experience

Anticipated Schedule

Mon thru Fri with 40 total hours/week guaranteed 

Actual hours could possibly vary from 7:00 am till 2:30 pm OR 11:00 am till 6:30 pm. We now operate by staggering working hours, so flexibility is needed.

Employee Benefits

At the University of Detroit Mercy, we continually strive to provide a high-quality, comprehensive benefits package to our valued employees. We offer our employees the following benefits: 


· Medical -

          o Three health plans to choose from with a large national provider network.

· Dental -

          o UDM’s School of Dentistry FREE to you and your dependents.

          o Option to purchase additional dental plan through UNUM.

· Vision - 

          o Exams and lenses every 12 months.

· Health Savings Account and Flexible Spending Accounts offered.

· Employee Assistance Program -

          o Provided to everyone in your household.

· Short-Term and Long-Term Disability.

· Life and AD&D 

          o One times base salary up to a hundred thousand dollars.

· Option to purchase additional life insurance, accident insurance, and/or critical illness insurance

· Tuition Remission Benefit for you, your spouse, and children. 

· Retirement Plan -

           o UDM provides matches up to 8%

Michigan’s largest, most comprehensive private University, University of Detroit Mercy is an independent Catholic institution of higher education sponsored by the Sisters of Mercy and Society of Jesus. Detroit Mercy seeks qualified candidates who will contribute to the University’s mission, diversity, and excellence of its academic community. University of Detroit Mercy is an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action Employer with a diverse student body and welcomes persons of all backgrounds.