Marin Community Clinics

  • Registered Dental Assistant (RDA)

    Type
    Regular Full-Time
    Types
    Regular Part Time
    Location
    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
    • 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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