Marin Community Clinics

  • Dental Assistant

    Type
    Regular Full-Time
    Location
    US-CA-San Rafael
    Category
    Dental Support (DA, RDA)
  • Overview

    The Dental Assistant supports MCC's Dental Clinics with a wide range of Dental Assisting duties. The Dental Assistant supports Dentists at all times and focuses on delivering excellent customer service to our patients.  

     

    Work schedules available:

     

    Day Shift: 8:00am to 5:00pm

    Evening Shift: 5:00pm to 9:30pm

    Weekends Shift: 8:00am to 5:00pm

     

    Candidates that wish to work evening and weekend shifts receive 10% pay differential.

    Work locations: Novato and San Rafael Dental Clinics/4th Street Dental Clinic, San Rafael, CA

     

    Excellent benefit packet, 403b match, and generous PTO accrual. (24 hours+)

    Responsibilities

    • Greets and welcomes patients and visitors to practice with excellent customer services
    • Escorts patients to treatment room, seats patients and has proper set-up for procedure ready
    • Assists patients with comfortable level
    • Verifies patients chart and update health information as necessary during patient arrival and at end of appointment
    • Ensures the proper treatment notes are accurately recorded in patient's record
    • Provides oral hygiene instructions and nutritional counseling to patients
    • Monitors supplies inventory and requests supplies as needed and stocks treatment rooms at all times
    • Oversees cleanliness of treatment room according to sterilization procedures
    • Disinfects treatment rooms according to OSHA regulations
    • Provides weekly maintenance for water lines and changing traps in operatories
    • Organizes trays, instruments and treatment room drawers at all times
    • Ensures that office sterilization procedures are documented and posted at all times
    • Promptly sends out and monitor all dental laboratory cases
    • Maintains dental office emergency kits and nitrous oxygen tanks
    • Follows laboratory procedures according to office protocols
    • Uses appropriate electronic charting techniques for maintaining and updating dental records
    • In charge of entering patient insurance information and posting fees on computer for all completed procedures.
    • Performs other duties, as required

    Qualifications

    • Dental Assistant Certification from an accredited Dental Assistant program a plus, but not required
    • Dental X-Ray License a plus, but not required
    • Current CPR Certification required
    • Bilingual (Spanish /English) highly desired, but not required
    • Ability to work in fast paced non profit Community Health Clinic environment supporting underserved patient population.
    • Ability to communicate via e-mail
    • Ability to multitask and follow directions
    • Ability to explain treatment plans to patients effectively
    • May be required to lift at least 25-30 lbs. occasionally.
    • Excellent interpersonal skills
    • Ability to work with patients of all ages
    • Dentrix Electronic Health Records software experience a plus, but not required

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