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Full-time position. Job duties may require holding/lifting patients to or onto the exam table. Ability to sit and/or stand periodically during the workday. Computer data entry a portion of job duty.


Must adhere to universal precautions, to include blood borne pathogen protection, at all times.

Primary Duties:

1. Lubricate high speed/slow speed handpieces as indicated.

2. Set up trays and prepare necessary instruments and supplies in operatory.

3. Seat and prepare patient. Inform the dentist the patient is ready.

4. Take and develop any necessary radiographs in accordance to Florida Statutes 21G-9.011.

5. Assist the dentist in the procedure.

6. Direct patient to Patient Accounting staff at end of visit and make next visit appointment if necessary.

7. Give any necessary post op instructions and materials.

8. Teach patient about oral hygiene and plaque control.

9. Charting restorations and dental disease as dictated by the dentist or as a preliminary charting.

10. Clean, disinfect, and sterilize operatories and instruments between patients.

11. Keep operatories and office adequately stocked and have instruments placed in their proper places.

12. Clean and change solutions (x-ray, ultrasonic) and record in logs.

13. Take and record patient’s blood pressure and weight.

14. Run evacuation system cleaner through suction hoses.

15. Clean solids trap in each unit (rooms, pumps), weekly.

16. Monitor autoclave effectiveness using Attest biological test, weekly.

17. Check inventory for any needed dental supplies and write it in the appropriate order form to be sent to administrative office, as needed.

18. Send recall or follow-up cards according to records, weekly.

Secondary Duties:

1. Clean Sterilizer with Chamber Brite and keep appropriate log, monthly.

2. Clean Autoclave channel/replace door gasket if needed, quarterly.

3. Clean Peri-pro with Formula 2000, quarterly.

4. Change water filter screen, quarterly.

Tasks That Can be Delegated to Certified Dental Assistant or Dental Assistant with Expanded Duties:

1. Impressions for study casts.

2. Remove sutures.

3. Place/remove temporary restorations with hand instruments only.

4. Polishing amalgams (with low speed only).

5. Applying sealants.

6. Packing and removing retraction cord without vasoactive chemicals.

7. Placing or removing matrices.

8. Apply topical fluoride, cavity liners, varnishes and/or bases.

Minimum Qualifications:

  1. High School Diploma or Equivalent.
  2. At least 18 years of age.
  3. Completed Certified Dental Assistant formal training as a Dental Assistant, i.e., successful completion of accredited expanded duties course or successful completion of a dental assisting program accredited by the American Dental Association.
  4. Maintain current Dental Assistant Certification.
  5. Maintain current CPR certification.

This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive, and employee will also perform other reasonable related business duties as assigned by immediate supervisor.

* This organization reserves the right to revise or change job duties and responsibilities as the need arises. This job description does not constitute a written or implied contract of employment.

Location All
Status Dental
Time Full Time
Date Added 20 February 2020
Start Date 21 February 2020
Category: Dental Assistant
Company name Florida Community Health Centers
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Since 1976, Florida Community Health Centers Inc. has been a leader in providing health care services in Florida. Comprehensive primary health care services are provided through a network of health centers surrounding Lake Okeechobee and throughout Florida’s Treasure Coast.  

FCHC has health center locations in Clewiston, Fort Pierce, Indiantown, Moore Haven, Okeechobee,  Pahokee, Port St. Lucie, and Stuart with FCHC’s Corporate Office centrally located in West Palm Beach, Florida. There are over 400 employees, in which 100 are clinicians. FCHC has multiple staff members who speak Spanish and Creole, and translation is available for other languages as needed. FCHC has created a “one-stop shop” for patients providing pediatric, adult primary, dental, OB/GYN and pharmacy services, with an option to have prescriptions delivered by mail.Our patients benefit from a “medical home” model, where they may access and benefit from our extensive array of health care clinicians and services at each location. FCHC is starting the process to expand our behavioral health and susbstance use disorder services.

Utilizing a sliding fee scale (SFS), based on annual federal poverty limits (FPL), we are able to determine the amount of financial responsibility each patient carries regarding their health care services. Patients who are at or below 100% of FPL have their health care needs provided by FCHC at a nominal charge.

FCHC is a private, non-profit, tax exempt 501(c)3, consumer directed corporation designated as a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC), and accredited by The Joint Commission (JC), as well as recognized as a Level 3 Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH) by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA).


The Mission of Florida Community Health Centers, Inc. (FCHC) is to provide accessible, cost-effective, high-quality, comprehensive health care to all persons in our communities.


Florida Community Health Centers, Inc. (FCHC) will maintain strong leadership in, and advocate for, the provision of health care services.

FCHC will foster and promote collaborative relationships and will develop partnerships with local, state, and federal public health service agencies and the community in general, to enhance the quality of delivery systems for comprehensive health care. FCHC will be an employer of choice and will demonstrate excellence with a highly trained staff and governing board.


FCHC values Integrity, Compassion, Commitment to serving others (external and internal to the organization), Innovation, Effectiveness (cost and outcome), Efficiency, being Mission-driven, and Commitment to excellence.


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