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Dental Assistant I or Dental Assistant II

University of Florida

Dental Assistant I or Dental Assistant II

Job No: 525906
Work Type:
Location: Main Campus (Gainesville, FL)
Categories: RealCat
Department: 34170402 - DN-PROSTHS RESIDENT PROG

Job Description

Classification Title:

Dental Assistant I or Dental Assistant II

Job Description:

- Assist faculty members and residents in caring for patients at the chair (four-handed dentistry, mixing materials, patient communication etc.) and in the laboratory (fabricating casts and fabricating prostheses etc.).

- Set up/break down dental operatories for patient appointments; maintain instruments, equipment, and operatories in good and clean condition.

- Assist patients (including the disabled) into and out of dental operatories and treatment chairs; assist/perform emergency medical procedures (closed cardiac compression, mouth-to-mouth resuscitation, and oxygen administration) as required.

- Clean, package, and sterilize instruments.

- Organize, inventory, and order supplies.

- Become familiar with new equipment, materials, and techniques through participation in in-service training and continuing-education programs.

- Assist in any other duties deemed necessary by supervisor and/or program director.

- Initiate and respond to oral, telephonic, and written communication related to patient care as required in the absence of patient coordinator (appointments, consultations, and emergencies); when required, perform related clerical duties (appointing patients, copying, and filing patient charts).

Expected Salary:

Dental Assistant I - $15.80-$16.80/hr.

Dental Assistant II - $16.81-$18.00/hr.

Minimum Requirements:

Dental Assistant I -
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.
Dental Assistant II-
High school diploma or equivalent and three 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

- Radiology certificate

- Dental assisting experience

- Knowledge of dental terminology

- Dental assisting skills

- Social skills; work well with a variety of administrative staff members, faculty members, dental students, and patients

- Organizational skills

- Ability to follow written and verbal instructions

- Ability to carry out duties with minimal instruction

- Ability to instruct patients in dental techniques

- Ability to work under pressure

- Ability to pay close attention to detail

- Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others

- Ability to communicate effectively verbally with individuals of varied educational, social, and economic backgrounds

- Ability to maintain confidentiality

- Good visual acuity to manipulate dental materials safely

- Ability to bend repeatedly

Special Instructions to Applicants:

In order to be considered, you must upload a resume.

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

This requisition has been reposted. Previous applicants are still under consideration and need not apply.

Health Assessment Required:

Applications Close: 29 Mar 2023

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