Registered Dental Assistant

Website La Maestra Family Health Center

Job Title: Registered Dental Assistant
Pay Range: $24.00 to 34.00 per hour, depends on experience (DOE)
Reports To: Dental Coordinator
Job Status: Non-Exempt

Performs chair side supportive procedures and general office procedures under the supervision of a Dentist.
Under general supervision of a Dentist, the Registered Dental Assistant may perform the following duties:

  • Assist the DDS/DMD with patient care, by providing and explaining the dentist’s instructions
  • Assure proper operation and maintenance of equipment by performing inspections, ordering service, and periodic maintenance.
  • Extra oral duties or functions specified by the supervising DDS/DMD.
  • Take X-rays (proper certification required)
  • Apply topical fluoride, after scaling and polishing by the supervising DDS/DMD
  • Remove post-extraction and periodontal dressings
  • Place and remove rubber dams
  • Place, wedge, and remove matrices
  • Maintain CPR Certification
  • Maintain inventory and order supplies
  • Other as assignedJob Requirements
    Education: High School Diploma, GED, or equivalent
    Certification: Current valid CA Registered Dental Assistant License, current valid CRP Certification; Coronal Polishing Certification (preferred)
    Experience: 1-2 years’ experience in a dental office as an RDA preferredVerbal and Written Skills to perform the job: Bilingual preferred. Familiarity with basic word processing, spreadsheet, and database applications. Accurate keyboarding skills.

Technical knowledge and skills required to perform the job: Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills and the demonstrated ability to work with diverse individuals and groups. Demonstrate high levels of self-initiation and direction. Knowledge of communities we serve. Knowledge and experience working in medical settings and interacting collaboratively with medical teams. Skill in analyzing situations and making timely decisions.

Physical and Mental Requirements: Work involves sitting, talking, hearing, using hands to handle, feel or operate objects, tools, or controls, and reaching with hands and arms. The employee may be required to push, pull, lift, and/or carry up to 20 pounds. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

La Maestra Community Health Centers is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender, disability or any other legally protected status.

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