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Requisition No: 32762 

Agency: Department of Health

Working Title: DENTAL ASSISTANT - 64026992

Position Number: 64026992 

Salary:  $955.20 Bi- Weekly 

Posting Closing Date: 04/20/2018 

Assists the dentist in the care of patients. Prepares equipment. Exposes and develops x-rays. Maintains medical records. Assists with scheduling of patients. Orders supplies.


Prepares trays with instruments and supplies for dentist and anticipates his needs. Sterilizes and maintains dental instruments and equipment. Maintains sterile supplies.


Polishes teeth, applies fluoride, and applies sealants. Applies cavity varnish and bases. Placing/removing matric. Mixes cements. Removes sutures. Places temporary fillings.


Exposes and develops x-rays. Maintains x-ray developer.


Maintains records of dental services.


Assists with the scheduling of patients. Calls patients to remind them of appointments and notifies patients when clinic is cancelled.


Orders supplies and maintains an adequate inventory.


Performs related work as required.


Incumbent will be required to travel often to other clinic sites where needed.


If you have difficulty apply for this position, please contact People First at 877-562-7287 for assistance.


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:


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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.



Incumbent may be required to work before, during and/or beyond normal work hours or days in the event of an emergency. Emergency duty required of the incumbent includes working in special needs or Red Cross shelters, or performing other emergency duties including, but not limited to, responses to or threats involving any disaster or threat of disaster, man-made or natural.


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

Candidates requiring a reasonable accommodation, as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act, must notify the agency hiring authority and/or People First Service Center (1-866-663-4735). 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.

VETERANS’ PREFERENCE.  Pursuant to Chapter 295, Florida Statutes, candidates eligible for Veterans’ Preference will receive preference in employment for Career Service vacancies and are encouraged to apply.  Candidates claiming Veterans’ Preference must attach supporting documentation with each 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.  Veterans’ Preference documentation requirements are available by clicking here.  All documentation is due by the close of the vacancy announcement. 

State of Florida
Full time
MELBOURNE, Florida 32901, US