64006645-51406093-20161013144507 Agency Name: Health


Working Title: DENTAL ASSISTANTBroadband/Class Code: 31-9091-02Position Number: 64006645-51406093Annual Salary Range: $21,734.74-$32,745.22Announcement Type: Open CompetitiveCity: LIVE OAKFacility: FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH IN SUWANNEE COUNTYPay Grade/ Pay Band: BB003Closing Date: 10/23/2016

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This is work assisting a dentist chair side in the care of patients. Must be able to prepare the necessary instruments and equipment, polish crowns of teeth, apply topical fluoride, sealants and give oral hygiene instructions. Mixes cements, amalgams, and other restorative materials. Places and removes matrices, exposes, develops or processes and mounts radiographs. This position is responsible for cleaning, organizing, sterilizing, and setting up exam rooms. Maintains and orders adequate quantities of dental supplies. Responsible for scheduling referral appointments as ordered by dentist.

Must have a high school diploma or its equivalent.

Must be certified in Dental Expanded Functions.

Must have experience working with children.

All applications must be completed online through People First. No faxed or mailed applications will be accepted by the agency.

*NOTE: All responses provided to the qualifying questions for this vacancy advertisement must be verifiable on your State of Florida, Employment Application. *

This position requires a security background check and participation in direct deposit.

Note: You will be required to provide your Social Security Number (SSN) in order to conduct this background check.

Male applicants born on or after October 1, 1962, will not be eligible for hire or promotion unless they are registered with the Selective Services System (SSS) before their 26th birthday, or have a Letter of Registration Exemption from the SSS. For more information, please visit the SSS website:

If you are a retiree of the Florida Retirement System (FRS), please check with the FRS on how your current benefits will be affected if you are re-employed with the State of Florida. Your current retirement benefits may be canceled, suspended or deemed ineligible depending upon the date of your retirement.

The successful candidate will be required to complete the Form I-9 and that information will be verified using the E-Verify system. E-Verify is operated by the Department of Homeland Security in partnership with the Social Security Administration to verify employment eligibility.

Incumbents may be required to perform emergency duty before, during, and/or beyond normal work hours or days.


Supervises employees by assigning work, reviewing progress and assessing performance.

Prepares patient, sterilizes and disinfects instruments, sets up instrument trays, prepares materials, and assists dentist during dental procedures.

Takes and records medical and dental histories and vital signs of patients.

Records treatment information in patient records.

Assists dentist in management of medical and dental emergencies.

Exposes dental diagnostic x-rays.

Applies protective coating of fluoride to teeth.

Provides postoperative instructions prescribed by dentist.

Makes preliminary impressions for study casts and occlusal registrations for mounting study casts.

Pours, trims, and polishes study casts.

Cleans and polishes removable appliances.

Instructs patients in oral hygiene and plaque control programs.

Schedules appointments, prepares bills and receives payment for dental services, completes insurance forms, and maintains records, manually or using computer.

Fabricates temporary restorations and custom impressions from preliminary impressions.

Places and removes rubber dams and matrices.

Places temporary restorations.

Places dental sealants.

Maintains supply inventory.

Orders supplies.

Removes sutures.


Handling and Moving Objects

Using one's own hands and arms in handling, installing, forming, positioning, and moving materials, or in manipulating things, including the use of keyboards.

Communicating With Other Workers

Providing information to supervisors, fellow workers, and subordinates. This information can be exchanged face-to-face, in writing, or via telephone/electronic transfer.

Assisting and Caring for Others

Providing assistance or personal care to others.

Documenting/Recording Information

Entering, transcribing, recording, storing, or maintaining information in either written form or by electronic/magnetic recording.

Communicating With Persons Outside the Organization

Communicating with persons outside the organization, representing the organization to customers, the public, government, and other external sources. This information can be exchanged face-to-face, in writing, or via telephone/electronic transfer.

Performing Administrative Activities

Approving requests, handling paperwork, and performing day-to-day administrative tasks.

Implementing Ideas, Programs, etc.

Conducting or carrying out work procedures and activities in accord with one's own ideas or information provided through directions/instructions for purposes of installing, modifying, preparing, delivering, constructing, integrating, finishing, or completing programs, systems, structures, or products.

Processing Information

Compiling, coding, categorizing, calculating, tabulating, auditing, verifying, or processing information or data.

Establishing and Maintaining Relationships

Developing constructive and cooperative working relationships with others.

Interpreting Meaning of Information to Others

Translating or explaining what information means and how it can be understood or used to support responses or feedback to others.



Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions

Active Listening

Listening to what other people are saying and asking questions as appropriate


Talking to others to effectively convey information

Time Management

Managing one's own time and the time of others

Service Orientation

Actively looking for ways to help people

Equipment Selection

Determining the kind of tools and equipment needed to do a job

Information Organization

Finding ways to structure or classify multiple pieces of information

Reading Comprehension

Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents


Ability to interview clients and obtain medical history

Documenting/Recording Information

Enters, transcribes, records, stores, or maintains information

Management of Personnel Resources

Motivating, developing, and directing people as they work, identifying the best people for the job

Medicine and Dentistry

Knowledge of the information and techniques needed to diagnose and treat injuries, diseases, and deformities. This includes symptoms, treatment alternatives, drug properties and interactions, and preventive health-care measures

Medical Terminology

Knowledge of basic medical terminology/techniques


Knowledge of administrative and clerical procedures and systems

English Language

Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar

The State of Florida is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action Employer and does not tolerate discrimination or violence in the workplace.

Applicants requiring a reasonable accommodation, as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act, must notify the agency hiring authority and/or People First Service Center (1-877-562-7287). Notification to the hiring authority must be made in advance to allow sufficient time to provide the accommodation.

The State of Florida supports a Drug-Free workplace. All employees are subject to reasonable suspicion drug testing in accordance with Section 112.0455, F.S., Drug-Free Workplace Act.


To obtain revised and updated information on Veterans’ Preference documentation requirements, clickhere. Pursuant to Chapter 295, Florida Statutes, applicants eligible for Veterans’ Preference will receive preference in employment for Career Service vacancies and are encouraged to apply. However, applicants claiming Veterans’ Preference must attach supporting documentation with each application submission that includes character of service (for example, DD Form 214 Member Copy #4) along with any other documentation as required by Rule 55A-7, Florida Administrative Code. All documentation is due by the close of the vacancy announcement. Applicants may also fax their supporting documentation to People First at 1-888-403-2110.