Marin Community Clinics

Registered Dental Assistant (RDA)

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

Overview

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

  • Full Time/Part Time opportunities (Commitment to some evenings and/weekend shifts is required)  
  • Full Time- 5 days per week ( 36-40 hours per week)
  • Part Time- 3-4 days per week (24-32) hours per week
  • +10% Weekend and evening pay shift differential added to hourly rate
  • $20-27.00 hour depending on experience
  • $1,000 hiring bonus
  • Evening shift hours: 5pm to 9:30pm
  • Position(s) locations: Novato and San Rafael Dental Clinics/4th Street Dental Clinic, San Rafael, CA.
  • Benefits: Medical, Dental, Vision, 8 paid holidays, generous Paid Time Off (PTO), Retirement Plan, Life Insurance, Gym membership discount.

 We will consider Dental Assistants working towards their RDA License.

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

Performs Coronal polish

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

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

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

Current CA State RDA License

Current CA Dental X-Ray License

Current CPR Certification required

Bilingual (Spanish /English) preferred but not required

Dentrix Electronic Health Records software experience a plus but not required

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 communicate treatment plans to patients effectively

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

Excellent interpersonal skills

Ability to work with patients of all ages

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