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Dental Assistant Supervisor


Supervise Dental Assistants and serve as an instructor-supervisor in a program for dental students in the effective utilization of dental assistants in their operative procedures.

Examples of Work

Job functions are specific duties that would be included in the essential functions of the job description. These functions are not all-inclusive nor do they cover the full extent of the duties performed.

  • Assists as a dental instructor in forming teams to give demonstrations of operating techniques and procedures.
  • Introduces new and improved methods and techniques to dental assistants.
  • Prepares records and reports; observes dental assistant-dental student teams working together and suggests methods of improving team concept of operating.
  • Instructs dental assistants in proper patient management; occasionally demonstrates dental techniques to students and dental assistants.
  • Inspects all equipment and instruments periodically for proper maintenance by the dental assistant, and maintains an inventory of equipment and supplies used in the program.
  • Assigns the dental assistants to specific dental students; keeps attendance records of the dental assistants. Monitors patient contact effectiveness, including technical and hygienic concern.
  • May coordinate support activities in a dental clinic, such as arranging and scheduling patient appointments, assigning patients to students, maintaining patient records.
  • Assists in staffing needs.

Education and Experience

High school diploma or equivalent and six years of relevant experience and Basic Life Support (BLS) certification. Appropriate college course work or vocational/technical training may substitute at an equivalent rate for the required experience.

Licensure and Certification

Expanded Functions Dental Auxiliary (EFDA) Certification demonstrating the successful completion of training as specified in Chapter 64B5-16, Florida Administrative Code.



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