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Dental Assistant I

University of Florida
Main Campus (Gainesville, FL)

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Job no: 522584
Work type: Staff Full-Time
Location: Main Campus (Gainesville, FL)
Categories: Health Profession, Veteran's Preference Eligible
Department:34070101 - DN-ORTHODONTICS ADMIN

Classification Title:

Dental Assistant I

Job Description:
  • Assists faculty during their practices, anticipating needs of doctors and patients to expedite the efficient running of the practice. Works with other dental assistants as a team.
  • Performs all legal dental expanded duty auxiliary functions.
  • Cleans operatory and lab. Maintains an up-to-date inventory of supplies. Orders supplies as needed.
  • Maintains dental operatories and armamentaria as needed by the orthodontic faculty.
  • Maintains daily records and patient charts.
  • Greets and prepares the patient for treatment. Establishes rapport with the patient in order to relieve patient fear and anxiety. Assists front desk with phone and scheduling appointments.
  • Performs proper DAU techniques including standardized tray set up, instrument transfer, operation of lights, air, and water.
  • Pours and trims models. Makes essix retainers.
  • Performs other duties as may be assigned.
Expected Salary:

$15-17 per hour


The University of Florida offers low-cost State Health plans, a number of Dental plans to fit you and your family’s needs, and Vision. Domestic partner coverage through GatorCare is also available. Optional plans such as life, disability, legal and accident insurance are also available.

Build your retirement roadmap with competitive pension plans, investment accounts and a host of voluntary add-ons, such as 457 deferred compensation and 403(b) plans.

UF provides a variety of leave programs including vacation, sick leave, 10 paid holidays, personal leave days, and family medical leave. TEAMS employees accrue approximately 22 vacation days annually, 13 sick days annually, and 4 personal leave days, typically used during the holiday closing period (accruals based on full-time employment). UF also provides you the flexibility to deal with life’s challenges by offering paid family leave, eight full weeks of leave over a 24-month period.

UF Employees are also eligible for the GatorPerks discount program, which provides big savings at various businesses and retailers!

Explore UF’s plethora of benefit options here: TEAMS Benefits

Minimum Requirements:

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

Preferred Qualifications:

- Knowledge of dental hygiene principles and practices
- Knowledge of orthodontic expanded duties
- Knowledge of dental terminology

- Skill in performing four-handed dentistry
- Skill in performing expanded duties
- Skill in communicating effectively verbally and in writing

- Ability to identify and maintain dental instruments
- Ability to prepare, sterilize, and maintain dental instruments and equipment
- Ability to organize and skill in maintaining records and using a computer for patient management
- Ability to work independently

Special Instructions to Applicants:

In order to be considered, you must upload your cover letter and resume.

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.

This position has been reposted. Previous applicants are still under consideration and need not reapply.

Health Assessment Required:Yes

Advertised: 13 Jul 2022 Eastern Daylight Time
Applications close: 20 Jul 2022 Eastern Daylight Time

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