Summer Dental Auxiliary Utilization (DAU) Program

Summer Dental Auxiliary Utilization (DAU) Program

Summer Dental Auxiliary Utilization (DAU) Program
More than a summer job, it's the beginning of a career

Ever wish your summer involved something you actually cared about
--- like dentistry?

This summer you can throw down that bag of groceries, turn off that lawn mower, quit those odd jobs and start pursing a dental career. If you are a minority high school student in the Kansas City, MO or Kansas City, KS school districts and you’re serious about a career in dentistry, the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Dentistry has an amazing summer job for you. The UMKC School Dentistry Dental Auxiliary Utilization (DAU) Program is your chance to work in a profession with people who share your interest, and to get paid while you’re doing it.

Application and Participation
To apply to the Summer DAU Program, you’ll need to prepare and submit the documents listed below. You should submit your application materials between January and March before the summer you would like to participate in the program. Mail your application materials to UMKC School of Dentistry, Office of Student Programs, 650 E. 25th St., Kansas City, MO 64108.

• The DAU application (downloadable at the bottom of this page or call the Office of Student Programs 816/235-2080 or toll free 800/776-8652)
• An academic transcript
• Two letters of recommendation from the teachers or administration at your high school.

After all applications have been reviewed, selected candidates will be invited to the UMKC School of Dentistry for a personal interview. If you are chosen to participate in the program, you will be notified by late March.

Participants must agree and adhere to the Safety and Dress Codes of the UMKC School of Dentistry. They must be vaccinated against Hepatitis B (a series of three injections) or sign a waiver/exemption from it. The cost of the vaccination is paid by the School of Dentistry. As a student staff member at the School of Dentistry during your employment, you’ll be covered by the school’s liability insurance at no cost.

Earn While You Learn
During your six weeks in the Summer DAU Program you’ll be working side-by-side with student dentist, clinical faculty and auxiliary personnel in the school’s dental clinic.

• You’ll learn to perform the procedures and protocols of the school’s clinical DAU staff. Your training and tasks will include:

- follow infection control protocols
- preparing the dental operatory and instruments for patient treatment
- completing patient information charting
- setting up instruments
- complete patient information charting
- placing rubber dam
- performing saliva evacuation for the student dentist
- handling dental materials and equipment

• You’ll be supervised by the DAU staff while you work side –by-side with a team of faculty, staff and students.
• You’ll broaden your experience by working in a variety of areas within the school’s clinic.
• You’ll earn while you learn: you’ll work full-time (7:30-4:00, Monday-Friday) for seven weeks (mid –June through July) and be paid bi-weekly.
• You’ll attend an awards banquet in recognition of successfully completing the Dental Auxiliary Utilization Program.
• You’ll qualify for an accelerated program the following summer that will enable you to work in a minority dentist’s private practice office.

Qualifications
• You must be enrolled in a college preparatory curriculum at high school in the Kansas City, MO, or Kansas City, KS school districts.
• A high school GPA of a least 3.0 or higher (4.0 scale) is desired.
• You must have a strong interest and commitment to a career in dentistry.
• You must qualify as an underrepresented ethnic/racial minority student (African American, Hispanic or Native American).

For More Information
John Cottrell
Director of Minority and Special Programs
UMKC School of Dentistry
650 E. 25th St., Kansas City, MO 64108
Phone: 816/235-2085 or 235-2080. Fax: 816/235-2157
People with speech or hearing impairments can call:
800/735-2966(TT) or 800/735-2466 (Voice).
email: umkc-dentalstupgms@umkc.edu

To obtain an application for the Summer Dental Auxiliary Utilization (DAU) Program, use the links below: (or call Office of Student Programs 816/235-2080 or toll free 800/776-8652).

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Contact Info

John Cottrell
Director of Minority and Special Programs
UMKC School of Dentistry
650 E. 25th St., Kansas City, MO 64108

Phone: 816/235-2085 or 235-2080. Fax: 816/235-2157
Speech or hearing impairments call:
800/735-2966(TT) or 800/735-2466 (Voice).

E-Mail:
umkc-dentalstupgms@umkc.edu