Marin Community Clinics

Dental Assistant or Registered Dental Assistant (Part-Time)

US-CA-San Rafael
Regular Part-Time


Marin Community Clinics, founded in 1972, is today, a multi-clinic network with a wide array of integrated primary care, dental, behavioral, specialty and referral services. As a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC), we provide vital health services to almost 40,000 individuals annually in Marin County. The Clinics regularly receive national awards from the Health Resources and Services Administrations (HRSA). Our Mission is to promote health and wellness through excellent, compassionate care for all.

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


Hiring Bonus:

Employees who work 25 hours a week o more are eligible to receive a $1,000 hiring bonus.


Work Schedule:

Monday from 5:30pm - 9:30pm

Wednesday from 5:30pm - 9:30pm

Saturday from 8:00am - 5:00pm 


Shift Differential:

Evening and weekend shifts (4 hours) with direct patient contact include a 10% pay differential in addition to regular salary. Evening differential is paid only for completed 4 hour shifts that begin after 4:00pm.


  • 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.
  • Other duties as assigned.


Education and Experience:  

  • Will consider a Dental Assistant, with certification, working toward their RDA License.
  • Minimum of six months of experience as a Dental Assistant.
  • Minimum of one year of experience as a Registered Dental Assistant.
  • Current X-Ray license required.
  • Experience in EPIC Electronic Health Records.
  • Current CPR Certification required.
  • Dentrix Electronic Health Records software experience a plus.

Required Skills and Abilities:

  • Must be able to assist the Dentist with nitrous oxide sedation and patient management.
  • Must have the flexibility to travel to other MCC Clinics to assist with staffing shortages.
  • Ability to work in a fast paced Community Health Clinic environment.
  • Experience working in a multilingual/multicultural setting.
  • Ability to explain treatment plans to patients effectively.
  • Ability to work with children.
  • Must have legible handwriting for notations.
  • High attention to detail, organized, and has the ability to multi-task.
  • Ability to multitask and follow directions.
  • Bilingual skills (any language) a plus.
  • Intermediate computer use experience, including MS Office/MS Outlook.
  • Have excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Able to remain focused at all times to properly support Dental Providers.
  • Ability to work evenings and Saturdays.

Physical Requirements and Working Conditions: 

  • May be required to occasionally lift at least 20 – 25lbs.
  • Prolonged standing, stooping and reaching.
  • Pinch grip.


Our mission informs our approach to your benefits program. Our benefits program is designed to protect your health, family and way of life. We offer a competitive Benefits Program that includes affordable health insurance and Health Reimbursement Accounts (HRA), Dental and Vision Insurance, Educational and Continuing Education Benefits, Student Loan Repayment and Loan Forgiveness, Retirement Plan, Group Life and AD&D Insurance, Short term and Long Term Disability benefits, Professional Fee Reimbursement, Mileage and Cell Phone Reimbursement, Scrubs Reimbursement, Loupes Reimbursement, Employee Assistance Programs, Paid Holidays, Personal Days of Celebration, Paid time off, and Extended Illness Benefits.


All employees are required to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19, including current booster as a condition of employment, subject to limited exemptions. New employees are required to provide proof of being fully vaccinated for COVID-19 and boosted before the first day of employment. If you completed your primary series and early boosters, but have not received the most recent booster, you will be required to get the most recent booster and mask until completed.


MCC is an equal opportunity employer.  We enthusiastically accept our responsibility to make employment decisions without regard to race, religious creed, color, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, religion, marital status, medical condition, disability, military service, pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions, or any other classification protected by federal, state, and local laws and ordinances.   


USD $22.00/Hr.


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