Dental Hygienist II job – University of Florida – Gainesville, FL

Dental Hygienist II

University of Florida

362 reviews

Gainesville, FL 32611

$29.47 – $32.00 an hour

50% – Perform oral prophylaxis, periodontal maintenance procedures, scaling, and root planing procedures for patients of Faculty Practice Dental Group, as permitted by Florida law. Instruct, evaluate, and supervise patients in oral hygiene education and preventive dental techniques. Perform all other related duties. Complete appropriate extra- and intra-oral exam, including probing and charting. Maintain current medical and dental history, blood pressure, radiographs, progress notes, and charge entry. Administer local anesthesia.

30% – Keep dental faculty members informed of patient appointments and coordinate scheduling between doctors and patients. Support the patient recall system and scheduling, in cooperation with the front office staff members to assure timely care and scheduling of patients. Perform other administrative duties as necessary (i.e., copying, filing patient charts, etc.).

10% – Supervise sterilization of dental instruments or sterilize them (when necessary). Maintain clinic and operatory equipment in accordance with Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) guidelines. Order and stock hygiene supplies.

5% – Expose, develop, and mount standardized and other special radiographs.

5% – Participate in in-service training and lectures. Maintain current cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) certification and Registered Dental Hygienist (RDH) licensure. Perform other duties (as necessary). Attend meetings (as required). Work in other College of Dentistry (CoD) departments (when needed).

Advertised Salary:
$29.47 – $32.00/hourly

Minimum Requirements:
Licensed as a dental hygienist in accordance with Chapter 466, Florida Statutes and two years of clinical work experience as a licensed dental hygienist. Certified to administer local anesthesia.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Thorough knowledge of dental terminology
  • Thorough knowledge of dental equipment and instruments
  • Thorough knowledge of dental materials
  • Thorough knowledge of dental procedures


  • Exceptional interpersonal skills
  • Good organizational skills


  • Ability to communicate orally, by phone and in writing with faculty members, staff members, and patients
  • Ability to follow verbal and written instructions
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others
  • Ability to prioritize and work independently


  • Professional demeanor
  • Exceptional compassion
  • Initiative

Special Instructions to Applicants:
In order to be considered, you must upload your cover letter, resume, dental hygiene license, and certificate to administer local anesthesia.

Application must be submitted by 11:55 p.m. (EDT) of the posting end date.

Health Assessment Required:

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