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Dental Volunteers

The following Dental Clinics are currently taking volunteers:

Dental Clinic information such as hours and assignment description can be located by going to service areas (scroll down to College of Dentistry). Two semester commitment is required for dental clinics. Shifts range from three to four hours. Student Dental clinics are available Monday-Friday and Specialty Clinics Monday -Thursday. Shifts are available for both mornings and afternoons.

The uniform policy requires to wear scrubs purchased from our Gift Stop located on the first floor of Shands Hospital across the food court. The cost of scrub sets are $21.90 including tax. Close shoes all around, preferably athletic shoes are to be worn. Long hair must be picked up and away from the face.

View and print the College of Dentistry 2014-2015 Calendar for information on program schedule.

How to Volunteer

Please complete the volunteer process in the following order:

    1. Complete the online orientation
    2. Read and print out Security & Confidentiality Form (PDF).
    3. Complete Dental Training
      Volunteers interested in the dental clinics must complete the following training in order to be in compliance with UF College of Dentistry:

      IMPORTANT: Print all three certificates and bring to your placement appointment along with your immunization record.

    4. Obtain copies of medical records verifying the following:
      • Measles/Mumps/Rubella: Documentation of two (2) measles/mumps/rubella vaccinations or serological (laboratory testing) proof of immunity to measles and rubella (German measles)
      • Varicella (Chicken Pox): Verification of having Chicken Pox can be noted through medical documentation of the disease OR documentation of two varicella vaccinations.
      • Hepatitis B vaccine series.

      Flu Shot Requirements
      Influenza vaccinations are required for all UF Health volunteers. Proof of vaccination must be brought to your placement appointment. Flu vaccines are required for spring and fall semesters.

      • UF Students are able to receive free flu shots from the Student Health Care Center (UF Infirmary).
      • If you are not a UF Student, you can receive a flu shot from Occupational Health. Proof of the immunization must be brought to Volunteer Services.
      • Flu shots received at other community locations (doctors office, Walgreens, CVS, etc.) will also be accepted with proof of vaccination.
    5. Complete an Online Volunteer Application
    6. Schedule a Placement Interview online through our Volunteer Information Center. Please check back soon for the next available date.
      • Interested applicants MUST schedule a Placement Interview online. Placement interviews CANNOT be made by phone, email, or in person. 
      • To make scheduling easier, know which Placement Interviews you are able to attend before trying to schedule.
      • You may only schedule one placement appointment per volunteer. 
      • When all the Placement Interviews are full your name will automatically be added to our waiting list.
      • All interviews are held around the corner from the UF Health Shands Hospital Volunteer Services office, located on the Ground floor of UF Health Shands Hospital in room G083. Take the Atrium elevators to the ground floor, and follow the signs. 
    7. Occupational Health Clearance
      • Pick up the Tuberculosis (TB) Surveillance and Service Record form from UF Health Shands Hospital Volunteer Services (ground floor, room G153).
      • Take the form along with your immunization records to Occupational Health (first floor, Room 1004) between the hours of 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.
      •  Clearance from Occupational Health must be completed PRIOR to your Placement Interview. 

What to bring to your Interview/How to dress

  • The completed Security & Confidentiality Form.
  • UF Health Shands Hospital Online Orientation certification of completion.
  • Service Record form with Occupational Health Services clearance signatures
  • Copy of your immunization record to include:
    • Measles/Mumps/Rubella: Documentation of two (2) measles/mumps/rubella vaccinations or serological (laboratory testing) proof of immunity to measles and rubella (German measles)
    • Varicella (Chicken Pox): Verification of having Chicken Pox can be noted through medical documentation of the disease OR documentation of two varicella vaccinations.
    • Hepatitis B vaccine series
  • Proof of flu vaccine ( required only for spring and fall)
  • Completed Bloodborne Pathogen Program Training and Vaccination Acceptance/Declination Statement Form
  • BBP/BMW Annual Training College of Dentistry Test/Quiz Proof of Completion
  • UF Health Information Confidentiality Statement
  • HIPAA & Privacy General Awareness Certificate of Completion
  • Your new semester schedule (so you are able to verify when you are free to volunteer weekly!).
  • Dress: Out of respect for our patients and their families we ask that you not wear shorts, tank tops, gym clothes, and midriff baring tops.

Questions

If you have any questions, please contact the Volunteer Services office at 352-265-0360, Monday-Friday from 7:30am-8:00pm