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POSITION                           Registered Dental Assistant
REQ NUMBER                    DEN-22-00008
FULL-TIME/PART-TIME     Full-Time
OPEN DATE                        8/30/2022

DESCRIPTION

SUMMARY:

Our Registered Dental Assistants provide chair-side support to the dental provider by monitoring patient comfort, providing patient education and assists with as many procedures as adequately trained to do. The Registered Dental Assistant is a patient ally and needs to be a calm, organized and considerate individual with exceptional interpersonal skills to help the provider and patient feel connected. The Registered Dental Assistant needs to be able to work as a team to create a positive work environment. The Registered Dental Assistant needs to be detail oriented and well organized, they help maintain the overall feel and flow of the clinic. California registration required; prior experience in clinic setting preferred.

POSITION REQUIREMENTS

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Prepares patients for procedures by dentist and assists chair-side.
  • Assists dentist with as many procedures as adequately trained to do, including but not limited to: cleanings, fillings, root canals, crowns, extractions, dentures and coronal polishing.
  • Takes, develops and mounts X-rays.
  • Prepares operatories between patient visits by cleaning and stocking in accordance with dentist’s practice and OSHA compliance guidelines.
  • Files patient dental information into chart accurately.
  • Wraps equipment for autoclaving and operates autoclave correctly. Mixes and uses different cleaning solutions as required for each test.
  • Keeps operatories, hallways, and other areas clean.
  • Provides patient education on proper dental care.
  • Adherence to ODCHC’s attendance policy.
  • Other duties and responsibilities as designated by supervisor.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Ability to work as a member of a team in order to communicate and/or solicit pertinent information to and from other team members and support team decisions.
  • Ability to communicate effectively and exercise sound and responsible judgment.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, written and verbal. Ability to establish constructive working relationships with all levels of management and employees in a staff of varied and diverse backgrounds.
  • Ability to handle difficult or confrontational situations in a calm, consistent, and equitable manner.
  • Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.
  • Ability to accurately chart patient information.
  • Ability to promote effective communication between the patient and the primary care provider.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:

  • Dental Assisting degree or two or more years of dental assisting experience.

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS:

  • Current California RDA registration.
  • Coronal Polishing certificate.
  • Dental Radiography certificate.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:

NONE

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Speaking and hearing sufficient to communicate effectively by phone or in person, at normal volumes.
  • Vision adequate to read correspondence, computer screen, forms, etc.
  • Good manual dexterity.
  • Ability to sit or stand for extended periods of time.
Current California RDA registration

Minimum Education and Experience

Education Required: Vocational Certificate
Hiring Requirements for This Job:
  • Background Checks
  • Reference Check