Dental Assistant (47798)

Centurion Health

Centurion is proud to be the provider of dental services to the Florida Department of Corrections.

We are currently seeking a full-time Dental Assistant to join our team at Columbia Correctional Institution located in Lake City, Florida.

Shift: Monday-Friday: 7am-3:30pm

The Dental Assistant works under the direct supervision of the Dentist and/or Dental Hygienist in chairside dentistry in a correctional setting.

Essential Duties:

  • Preparing and sterilizing dental instruments
  • Preparing and maintaining the dental operatory
  • Operating radiographic equipment
  • Administrative tasks as needed
  • High school diploma or GED equivalent required
  • Completion of a technical school program in dental assisting or six (6) months of experience as a Dental Assistant required
  • Dental Assistant license or ability to obtain one required
  • Certification as an expanded duty dental assistant preferred; if the candidate does not possess a current certificate, one must be obtained in the first year of employment
  • Certification and/or previous experience performing dental x-rays preferred
  • Must show/obtain current Purified Protein Derivative (PPD) documentation for tuberculosis screening
  • Must be appropriately and actively certified in Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
  • Ability to obtain a security clearance, to include drug screen and criminal background check

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