OPS Dental Assistant

University of Florida

Gainesville, FL

Job posting number: #7183655

Posted: September 29, 2023

Job Description

The College of Dentistry is accepting applications for an OPS position to provide dental assistance and administrative support while delivering high-quality student dentist education and patient care. This position is assigned to a Clinical Care Group comprised of two teams.

Assisting treatment coordinators and team leaders with morning huddles.
Procuring the required instrument kits for each clinic session.
Maintaining optimal working order of clinic equipment.
Interacting effectively with Dental Maintenance to ensure the clinic is ready for use by student dentists daily.
Managing infection control survey daily to ensure compliance with clinic cleanliness standards and correcting deficiencies as they occur (e.g., clean chairs, counters, and sinks).
Providing reinforcement for infection control standards, and utilizing the infection control variance forms when student dentists require correction in infection control practices.
Assisting the Clinic Assistant with organizing chairside assistance for student dentist utilizing team pre-doctoral student dentists, Santa Fe College Dental Programs students, and authorized Shands volunteer assistants.
Providing support with laboratory case management.
Assisting Clinic Assistants with managing the clinical supplies inventory for the assigned clinical care group.
Maintaining adequate stock of daily clinic supplies.
Proctoring clinical mock board examinations two times per year.
Participating in quality assurance process.
Participating in, and providing feedback during, staff meetings.
$15.00 - $16.00 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. Build your retirement with the FICA Alternative Plan and a host of voluntary add-ons, such as 457 deferred compensation and 403(b) plans. Optional insurance plans such as life, disability, legal and accident insurance are also available.

UF Employees are also eligible for the GatorPerks discount program, which provides big savings at various business and retailers!

Explore UF’s benefit options here: OPS Benefits

High school diploma or equivalent, Fundamentals of Dental Assisting Certificate, two years of relevant experience. Appropriate college course work or vocational/technical training may substitute at an equivalent rate for the required experience. BLS Certification required upon first day.

Multi-practitioner dental practice experience.
General dentistry chairside assisting skills.
Expanded Functions Dental Auxiliary (EFDA) Certification demonstrating the successful completion of training as specified in Chapter 64B5-16, Florida Administrative Code.
Experience handling general office equipment (fax machine, computer, copier, and calculator).
Experience with Windows and Microsoft Office (Word, Access, and Excel).
Previous AxiUm (electronic health record) experience.
Customer service skills.
In order to be considered, you must upload your cover letter and resume.

This is a full time, time-limited position

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.

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Job posting number:#7183655
Application Deadline:Open Until Filled
Employer Location:Online Job Advertising
United States
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