Dental Assistant II

University of Florida

Classification Title:

Dental Assistant II

Job Description:

  • Assist a dentist, dental resident, or dental student in treating patients as outlined in the State of Florida dental laws. Assist with dental operatory set-up. Assist chairside, providing dental support services. Work with faculty members and staff members to ensure the delivery of dental care to patients. Assist for routine operative procedures using nitrous oxide, hygiene procedures and oral and IV sedations. Take impressions, place matrices and wedges. Process dental x-ray film. Assisting with orthodontic procedures- taking out and putting in wires. Instruct students on the appropriate role of dental assistants in the delivery of patient care. Assist in various fourhanded techniques, such, grasping and transferring instruments.
  • Greet and prepare patients for treatment. Establish rapport with the patient to relieve anxiety. Assist with communication between faculty/residents and Spanish speaking patients. Maintain daily records and patient charts.
  • Taking and processing radiographs. Placement of fluoride varnish during hygiene appointments. Instruct patients in oral hygiene. Package and sterilize clinical supplies and instruments. Assist in organizing and controlling the use of clinical supplies.
  • Assist in surgical procedures at Physicians Regional Medical Center and/or Golisano Children’s Hospital. 
  • Maintain and clean operatory areas. Assist with stocking, and ordering. Assist in training new dental assistants. Perform other related duties (as assigned).

Expected Salary:

$16.00 – $18.00 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 business and retailers!

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

Minimum Requirements:

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. CPR certification is required.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of all phases of dental treatment
  • Knowledge of clinic efficiency
  • Bilingual, Spanish speaker
  • Practices good time management

Special Instructions to Applicants:

This position is .90 FTE, 36 hours per week. 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

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