Marin Community Clinics

  • Registered Dental Assistant

    Type
    Regular Full-Time
    Types
    Regular Part Time
    Location
    US-CA-Novato
    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.  

     

    Work schedules available:

    Day Shift: 8:00am to 5:00pm

    Evening Shift: 5:00pm to 9:30pm

    Weekends Shift: 8:00am to 5:00pm

     

    Candidates that wish to work evening and weekend shifts receive 10% pay differential

     

    Competitive pay and excellent benefit packet - 403b match, holidays, and generous PTO accrual (For those working 24 hours and more).

     

    We will consider Dental Assistants working towards their RDA License.

    Responsibilities

    • Greets and welcomes patients and visitors to practice with excellent customer services.
    • Escorts patients to treatment room, seats patients and has proper set-up for procedure ready.
    • Assists patients with comfortable level.
    • Verifies patients chart and update health information as necessary during patient arrival and at end of appointment.
    • Informs Dentist when patient is ready for treatment.
    • Ensures proper treatment notes are accurately recorded in patients Electronic Health Records Dentrix chart.
    • Performs Coronal polish.
    • Conducts pre-patient staff meeting in the morning each day.
    • Checks patient schedules daily for accuracy and post in all treatment rooms.
    • Checks lab daily for necessary equipment to treat patients.
    • Checks operatories for necessary armaments for patient visits and prepare next day supplies.
    • Provides oral hygiene instruction and nutritional counseling to patients.
    • Monitors supplies inventory and requests supplies as needed and stock treatment rooms at all times.
    • Complies with all OSHA, Dental Board and MCC policies.
    • Prepares dental units for Dentist, stocks units and ensures that units are clean at all times.
    • Oversees cleanliness of treatment room according to sterilization procedures.
    • Disinfects treatment rooms according to OSHA regulations.
    • Sterilizes all instruments and headpieces according to OSHA regulations.
    • Provides maintenance on autoclave machines.
    • Provides weekly maintenance for water lines and changing traps in operatories.
    • Organizes trays, instruments and treatment room drawers at all times.
    • Ensures that office sterilization procedures are documented and posted at all times.
    • Promptly sends out and monitor all dental laboratory cases.
    • Implements a preventative maintenance/cleaning schedule for dental equipment.
    • Maintains dental office emergency kits and nitrous oxygen tanks.
    • Follows laboratory procedures according to office protocols.
    • Uses appropriate electronic charting techniques for maintaining and updating dental records.
    • Tracks cases and referral to and from other doctors.
    • Sees that records are stored securely per HIPPA guidelines.
    • Assists in the administration of the recall system.
    • In charge of entering patient insurance information and posting fees on computer for all completed procedures.
    • Ensures RDA license remains active through continued education.

    Qualifications

    • Current CA State RDA License.
    • High School Diploma.
    • 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 Registered 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 occasionally lift at least 25-30 lbs.
    • Must have legible handwriting for notations.
    • Excellent interpersonal skills.
    • Ability to work with children.

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