Marin Community Clinics

Dental Sterilization Technician

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



No prior Dental Sterilization experience required.


Dental sterilization technician is responsible for the sterilization of all dental instruments used in dental procedures, as well as any instruments laid out for possible use. Dental sterilization technician may also set up and break down dental armamentarium from operatories as needed.


This positions requires flexibility to work weekends and evenings at both, San Rafael and Novato Dental Clinic locations as needed.  




Organizes trays, instruments and treatment room drawers at all times.

Prepares dental units for Dentist, stock units and ensures that units are clean at all times. 

Maintaining the instruments and working areas in strict accordance with sterilization/ disinfection protocols.

Sterilize all instruments and headpieces according to OSHA regulations

Preparing and arranging instruments for the sterilization process.

Wear heavy-duty utility gloves, a face shield and protective coverings when handling contaminated instruments.

Put away and organize dental instruments in operatories for re-use.

Operate sterilization machines (Autoclaves) safely, without risking burns or personal injury.

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

Break down, clean and set up operatories as needed to assist the dental assistants.

Cross-training in other dental support positions as necessary.

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

Conduct pre-patient staff meeting in the morning each day before starting shift.

Comply with all OSHA, Dental Board and MCC policies.

Oversee cleanliness of treatment room according to sterilization procedures

Disinfect treatment rooms according to OSHA regulations

Do Daily hand piece inventory

Other duties as assigned.




High School Diploma

Bilingual (Spanish /English) is preferred

Must be able to communicate effectively verbally and written in English

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 in fast paced clinic environment

Ability to follow directions with high attention to detail

Excellent interpersonal skills

Must be able to work weekends and evenings as needed and be flexible to work at both, San Rafael and Novato Dental clinics

Must be reliable and punctual

Ability to stand for long periods of time and lift or move up to 25 pounds


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