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Date: Apr 6, 2021

Location: CRESTVIEW, FL, US, 32539

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Requisition No: 324381 

Agency: Department of Health

Working Title: DENTAL ASSISTANT - 64002240 1

Position Number: 64002240 

Salary:  $29505.32 

Posting Closing Date: 05/02/2021 



This is work in the Community Health Improvement Section Dental Clinic at DOH-Okaloosa. Work is performed in a clinical setting and entails providing direct care and assisting the public health dentist in the care of patients. This position works under the clinical supervision of a Dentist and reports to the Public Health Services Manager - B/Dental Program Manager. This position provides services in a culturally competent and appropriate manner and promotes oral health and preventive health behaviors to reduce oral health disparities, unexplained different levels of health, among children. Promotes and encourages opportunities to make choices that allow children and their care givers to live a long, healthy life regardless of income, education, ethnic background or abilities.


Assists the dentist during the examination and treatment of patients. Prepares patient, sets up instrument trays, prepares materials for procedures.  Assists in the polishing of teeth, applies sealants and fluoride treatment to the teeth when necessary.  Assists dentist in management of medical and dental emergencies.  Places and removes rubber dams and matrices. Takes and records patient health histories and vital signs.  Provides postoperative instruction as prescribed by the dentist.

Sterilizes and disinfects instruments. Cleans and disinfects the dental operatories and workroom as necessary. Performs routine user maintenance on instruments and equipment.


Completes inventory using the electronic inventory management system in Excel Submits purchase orders for dental and office supplies to the dental clinic supervisor.  Provides inventory reports as required by clinic procedure.


Schedules appointments for patients in the Eaglesoft database. Accurately inputs demographic, financial and third-party insurance information into the HMS and Eaglesoft databases. Inputs referral information into third party insurance web portals. Records treatment and billing information in the electronic oral health record, Eaglesoft. Maintains unmet need log.  Prepares charts, graphs, reports by due date.


Provides oral hygiene and plaque control dental education through discussion with patients and parents.  Distributes educational material.


Places and exposes dental radiographs (x-rays).


Participates in scheduled clinic team meetings, performance management, quality improvement, record audits, general staff meetings and in-service training.  Prioritizes work and manages time wisely.  Performs other related duties as required in support of the Agency’s vision and mission.


Security/Information Access: This position has the "Need to Know" for the following information sets: Immunization records, Medical records, Dental records, WIC records and Billing records.


Knowledge, skills and abilities, including utilization of equipment, required for the position:

  • Ability to lift 50 pounds.
  • Ability to place and expose radiographs.
  • Ability to work 8-9.5 hours in a clinic setting providing direct patient care.
  • Skilled in operating a variety of dental, computer and office equipment.
  • Ability to collect data and perform data entry.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.
  • Skill in effective communication in written, oral or electronic formats.
    Licensure/registration/certification requirements
  • Must maintain a valid U.S. Drivers’ License.
  • Successful completion of Expanded Duty course or similar program in accordance with 64B5-16.002, Florida Administrative Code.
  • Certification as a Dental Radiographer pursuant to rule 64B5-9.011, Florida Administrative Code.
    Working hours: Daily from 7:30am to 4:30pm Monday - Friday. Total hours in work week is 40. May be assigned to either Crestview or Fort Walton Beach facilities, as needed.  May also work varying hours, including occasional Saturdays for community events.
    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.

    NOTE:  Your responses to qualifying questions for this position must be verifiable by documentation provided through the electronic application process. 


    This position requires a security background check and/or drug screening 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.”





    To obtain revised and updated information on Veterans’ Preference documentation requirements, click here.  

    Florida has the third largest population of veterans in the nation with more than 1.5 million service men and women.  The Florida Department of Health (department) is committed to serving members of the United States Armed Forces, veterans and their families by encouraging them to apply for vacancies that fit their area of knowledge and/or expertise.  Through the Departments VALOR program, which expedites licensing for military veterans, the Department also waives initial licensing and application fees for military veterans who apply for a health care professional license within 60 months of an honorable discharge. These initiatives help ensure that the transition from military service into the workforce is as smooth as possible and reflects our appreciation for the dedication devoted to protecting our country.    

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. 

Nearest Major Market: Fort Walton Beach