Marin Community Clinics

  • Dental Assistant

    Type
    Regular Full-Time
    Types
    Regular Part Time
    Location
    US-CA-Novato
    Category
    Dental Support (DA, RDA)
  • Overview

    The Dental Assistant supports MCC's Dental Clinics with a wide range of Dental Assisting duties. The Dental Assistant 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.

    Excellent benefits packet, 403b match, and generous PTO accrual (for employees working 24 hours and more).

    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.

    Ensures the proper treatment notes are accurately recorded in patient's record.

    Provides oral hygiene instructions and nutritional counseling to patients.

    Monitors supplies inventory and requests supplies as needed and stocks treatment rooms at all times.

    Oversees cleanliness of treatment room according to sterilization procedures.

    Disinfects treatment rooms according to OSHA regulations.

    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.

    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.

    In charge of entering patient insurance information and posting fees on computer for all completed procedures.

    Performs other duties, as required.

    Qualifications

    Dental Assistant Certification from an accredited Dental Assistant program a plus, but not required.

    Dental X-Ray License a plus, but not required.

    Current CPR Certification required.

    Bilingual (Spanish /English) highly desired, but not required.

    Ability to work in fast paced non profit Community Health Clinic environment supporting underserved patient population.

    Ability to communicate via e-mail.

    Ability to multitask and follow directions.

    Ability to explain treatment plans to patients effectively.

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

    Excellent interpersonal skills.

    Ability to work with patients of all ages.

    Dentrix Electronic Health Records software experience a plus, but not required.

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