Marin Community Clinics

Dental Assistant

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

Overview

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

 

Available shifts: 32 hours per week (Sandurday shift required)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Responsibilities

Greet and welcome patients and visitors to practice with excellent customer services

Escort patients to treatment room, seat patients and have proper set-up for procedure ready

Assist patients with comfortable level

Verify patients chart and update health information as necessary during patient arrival and at end of appointment

Inform Dentist when patient is ready for treatment

Ensure proper treatment notes are accurately recorded in patients Electronic Health Records Dentrix chart

Conduct pre-patient staff meeting in the morning each day

Check patient schedules daily for accuracy and post in all treatment rooms

Check lab daily for necessary equipment to treat patients

Check operatories for necessary armaments for patient visits and prepare next day supplies

Provide oral hygiene instruction and nutritional counseling to patients

Monitor supplies inventory and requests supplies as needed and stock treatment rooms at all times

Comply with all OSHA, Dental Board and MCC policies.

Prepare dental units for Dentist, stock units and ensure that units are clean at all times

Oversee cleanliness of treatment room according to sterilization procedures

Disinfect treatment rooms according to OSHA regulations

Sterilize all instruments and headpieces according to OSHA regulations

Provide maintenance on autoclave machines

Provide weekly maintenance for water lines and changing traps in operatories

Organize trays, instruments and treatment room drawers at all times

Ensure that office sterilization procedures are documented and posted at all times 

Promptly send out and monitor all dental laboratory cases

Implement a preventative maintenance/cleaning schedule for dental equipment

Maintain dental office emergency kits and nitrous oxygen tanks

Follow laboratory procedures according to office protocols

Use appropriate electronic charting techniques for maintaining and updating dental records

Track cases and referral to and from other doctors

See that records are stored securely per HIPAA guidelines

Assist in the administration of the recall system 

In charge of entering patient insurance information and posting fees on computer for all completed procedures.

 

Qualifications

High School Diploma

Dental Assistant Certification from an accredited Dental Assistant program

Dental X-Ray License

Current CPR Certification required

Bilingual (Spanish /English) required

Dentrix Electronic Health Records software experience a plus but not required

1-2 years Dental Assistant experience preferred

Ability to work in fast paced Community Health Clinic environment

Intermediate computer use experience, including MS Office/MS Outlook

Ability to multitask and follow directions

Must be able to assist the dentist with nitrous oxide sedation and patient management

Must be able to communicate effectively verbally and written in English

Ability to explain treatment plans to patients effectively

Must be able to remain focused at all time to properly support Dental Providers

May be required to lift at least 25-30 lbs. occasionally.

Must have legible handwriting for notations

Excellent interpersonal skills

Ability to work with children

 

 

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