Marin Community Clinics

  • Dental Assistant

    Regular Full-Time
    US-CA-San Rafael
    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.  











    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.



    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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