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Dental Assistant I

University of Florida

Dental Assistant I

Job No: 526027
Work Type: Staff Full-Time
Location: Main Campus (Gainesville, FL)
Categories: Veteran's Preference Eligible, Dentistry
Department: 34010703 - DN-FACULTY PRACTICE

Job Description

Classification Title:

Dental Assistant I

Job Description:

Assists dentist during examination and treatment of patients: Prepares patient, maintains and sterilizes instruments, sets up instrument trays, prepares materials, and assists dentist during dental procedures. In the laboratory the Dental Assistant pours dental models and trims them. Also he or she helps in the fabrication of whitening trays and in any other laboratory procedure that is required. Takes and processes dental X-rays; maintains and sterilizes dental instruments; organizes inventory and orders supplies.

Takes and records medical and dental histories and vital signs of patient. Sets up and breaks down dental operatories. Organizes inventory and orders supplies.

When assigned as rover, the Dental Assistant monitors clinical activity as well as the patient schedule to provide back-up or assistance to dentists and primary assistants when needed.

Responds to oral, telephonic and written communication related to patient care (appointments, consultations, emergencies) and performs related clerical duties, i.e. appoints patients in computer, copies and files charts. Assists with other duties as required to maintain efficient flow of patient care. Helps the dental assistants with setting up and breaking down dental operatories.

Expected Salary:

$20.00 per hour

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:

Thorough knowledge of dental terminology, equipment, instruments, materials and procedures.

Certification as a Dental Radiographer.

Certification in CPR.

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.

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

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

Health Assessment Required:

Applications Close: 06 Apr 2023

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