Dental Assistant I

Main Campus (Gainesville, FL)
Jan 10, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job no: 515446
Work type: Staff Full-Time
Location: Main Campus (Gainesville, FL)
Categories: Health Profession, Veteran's Preference Eligible
Department:34010703 - DN-FACULTY PRACTICE

Advertised: 08 Jan 2021 Eastern Standard Time
Applications close: 14 Jan 2021 Eastern Standard Time

Classification Title:

Dental Assistant I

Job Description:

The College of Dentistry is accepting applications for a Dental Assistant I who will be assisting dentists during the examination and treatment of patients, sterilizing instruments, and setting up instrument trays. The Dental Assistant will be responsible for recording medical and dental history and vital signs of patients, setting up and breaking down dental operatories, organizing inventory, and ordering supplies.

Additional duties include:

  • Fabricating temporary crowns and bridges
  • Taking and pouring impressions
  • Educating patients on dentist recommendations
  • Taking digital x-rays
  • Stocking operatories
  • Responding to oral, telephonic and written communication related to patient care
  • Performing related clerical duties

Advertised Salary:

$15.00 per hour

Minimum Requirements:

High school diploma and one year of appropriate experience. Appropriate college coursework or vocational/technical training may substitute at an equivalent rate for the required experience.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Dental Assistant Certification
  • Certification as a Dental Radiographer
  • Certification in CPR
  • Knowledge of dental terminology, equipment, instruments, materials and procedures

Special Instructions to Applicants:

For consideration, please attach a resume and cover letter.

This position is eligible for veteran’s preference. If you are claiming veteran’s preference, please upload a copy of your DD-214 Member Copy 4 with your application for consideration. See our Veteran's Preference Page for more specific information.

Application must be submitted by 11:55 p.m. (ET) of the posting end date.

Health Assessment Required:


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