Dental Assistant (Pediatrics) - Apopka

CHC follows the CMS requirements which requires all team members to obtain a COVID-19 vaccination.

A career at Community Health Centers offers a unique opportunity to join a team that makes a real impact in our community every day, by improving individuals' health while enhancing their quality of life.

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  • A great benefits package that includes healthcare coverage, paid time off, paid holidays, retirement plan, and more.
  • Competitive compensation with advancement opportunities and tuition / training reimbursement.
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  • Modernized and attractive health centers, that patients love.

Job Summary:

Responsible for dental assisting duties listed in Florida Statutes 466 and Administrative Rules 64B-5, screening and preparing patients for treatment; assisting dentist in treating patients; educating patients; processing instruments.

Primary Responsibilities and Specific Duties:

Patient care

  • Verify patient by use of Double Identifier's
  • Obtain patient history.
  • Document patient's chief complaint.
  • Obtain patient's blood pressure, pulse, temperature, and/or glucose level, if necessary; enter on patient's chart.
  • Place, expose, and develop necessary diagnostic x-rays.
  • Assemble appropriate instrument tray.
  • Perform dental procedure or assist dentist in performing procedure, as appropriate.
  • Conduct patient education.

Non-Patient Duties

  • Maintain Log Manuals
  • Maintain inventory.
  • Order and organize supplies.
  • Change filters, change solutions or chemicals, clean and maintain equipment
  • Perform operatory disinfections.
  • Clean, bag and sterilize instruments.
  • Remove expired items from the clinical areas
  • May be required to travel to other CHC locations.
  • Perform other duties as assigned or necessary.



  • High school diploma or equivalent; successful completion of Expanded Functions Dental Assistant Certification (EFDA).


  • 2 years experience in a dental setting preferred


  • Current/valid Expanded Functions Dental Assistant Certificate (EFDA).
  • Current/valid BLS certification

Special skills:

  • Ability to stay positive in stressful situations.
  • Ability to deal professionally with unhappy, fearful patients

Other requirements:

  • Able to work flexible hours and sites as needed.