Registered Dental Assistant PT (Lakeside Site)

  • Job Tracking ID: 512329-601976
  • Job Location: Lakeside, CA
  • Job Level: Any
  • Level of Education: Any
  • Job Type: Part-Time
  • Date Updated: December 18, 2017
  • Years of Experience: Any
  • Starting Date: ASAP

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Job Description:


*This Position is Six (6) Hours Per Week on Saturdays*

Summary: Under the general supervision of a Dentist in a clinical setting and using established dental hygiene protocols and procedures, the Registered Dental Assistant provides professional, high-quality dental care and education to a broad range of patients.


Essential Duties/ Responsibilities:
1. Provides high-quality dental hygiene within the scope of service consistent with accepted standards of care by assessing dental conditions and risk, using patient screening procedures, including medical history review, dental & perio-charting, and taking patient vital signs as required.
2. Provides chair-side assistance to the dentist in the performance of special tests, procedures and complex treatments and also assists with or institutes emergency measures for sudden adverse development during treatment of patients.
3. Evaluates patients and implements treatment regimens under the supervision of the Dentist. Delivers direct patient care to patients as assigned, using established dental hygienist procedures, such as cleaning, polishing, x-rays, application of sealants, fluorides and varnishes, making impressions of patients’ teeth for study casts and related procedures.
4. Provides complete documentation of all findings, treatments and outcomes. Initiates oral health education and prevention activities. Develops and implements individualized dental care plans for patients; performs patient education and risk protocols, discharge planning, and patient/family teaching under the supervision of a dentist.
5. Documents dental history of chief complaint; records and reports pertinent observations and patient reactions to dental staff, as appropriate; documents lab procedures and ensure follow-up on results. Reviews and interprets patient dental records.
6. Assists in the preparation of patient care areas, and in the patient admission, transfer and discharge process, as required; prepares reports and assists as required with patient reception, telephone calls, routine triage and other office duties.
7. Performs routine cleaning and maintenance of dental equipment in assigned operatory areas and the assigned equipment.
8. Regularly and thoroughly performs maintenance of assigned equipment and keeps areas clean and stocked.
9. Participates in the ongoing evaluation of Dental Program operations to assure the delivery of high-quality services that support the financial sustainability of the program.
10. Performs miscellaneous duties within the Dental Program as assigned.




Experience and Skills:


Skills: Effective ability to relate to and work with persons of all ages, social and ethnic backgrounds. Ability to maintain patient confidentiality. Ability to operate computer data terminals. Bilingual (Spanish/English) preferred. Work independently and take initiative.

Knowledge and Education: High school diploma/ GED, Registered Dental Assistant Certificate, Current CPR Certification required. X-Ray license required.

Experience: Minimum of one-year working as a Dental Assistant or related experience or education.



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