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Dental Assistant II

University of Florida

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Job no: 522543
Work type: Staff Full-Time
Location: Pinellas
Categories: Health Profession, Veteran's Preference Eligible
Department:34060300 - DN-ST. PETERSBURG

Classification Title:

Dental Assistant II

Job Description:

Assist dentists, dental residents, or dental students in treating patients as outlined in the State of Florida’s dental laws. Take impressions for study models and opposing models for bridgework. Mechanically polish amalgam restorations, clinical crowns, and supragingival areas. Place matrices and wedges. Remove excess cement. Fabricate, place, and remove temporary fillings. Expose and process dental x-ray film. Instruct students on the appropriate role of dental assistants in the delivery of patient care. Assist in various fourhanded techniques, such as administering anesthetics, grasping and transferring instruments, and malleting gold foil.

Expose, develop, and mount x-rays. Give fluoride treatments. Teach oral hygiene. Remove dry socket dressings and periodontal packs. Remove sutures. Pack and medicate extraction areas. Deliver sedative drug capsules to patients. Package and sterilize clinical supplies and instruments. Assist in organizing and controlling the use of clinical supplies.

Greet and prepare patients for treatment. Establish rapport with the patients to relieve anxiety. Schedule and coordinate patient appointments. Maintain daily records and patient charts. Collect patient data pertaining to clinical research.

Maintain and clean office and reception areas. Orient new staff members and students regarding clinic procedures and policies. Perform clerical duties (as assigned).

Expected Salary:

$15.00 - $18.00/hour, commensurate with education/experience


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 business and retailers!

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

Minimum Requirements:

High school diploma or equivalent and five years of relevant experience. Appropriate college course work or vocational/technical training may substitute at an equivalent rate for the required experience. Expanded Functions Dental Auxiliary (EFDA) Certification demonstrating the successful completion of training as specified in Chapter 64B5-16, Florida Administrative Code.

Preferred Qualifications:

- Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) certification
- Dental radiology certification
- Expanded Function Dental Auxiliary (EFDA) certification
- Successful completion of training as specified in Chapter 64B5-16, Florida Administrative Code

- Working knowledge of all phases of dental treatment

- Ability to prepare, sterilize, and maintain dental instruments and equipment
- Ability to perform multiple tasks and make independent decisions in a stressful environment
- Ability to plan, organize, coordinate, and perform work assignments
- Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others
- Ability to work with diverse individuals
- Ability to handle language and cultural diversity
- Ability to work through some language and communication barriers
- Ability to pay close attention to details

Special Instructions to Applicants:

In order to be considered, you must upload your 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: 20 Jul 2022 Eastern Daylight Time
Applications close: 23 Jul 2022 Eastern Daylight Time

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