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Registered Dental Assistant

Responsibilities:

Performs basic supportive dental procedures as follows under the general supervision of licensed dentist(s):

  • Assists dentist(s) chair side in all phases of dentistry.
  • Operates dental radiographic equipment for the purpose of oral radiology; taking diagnostic quality x-rays, developing and mounting correctly as requested by the dentist(s) as often as needed.
  • Provides/Practices proper use of infection control protocols as specified by professional, state, and federal standards. Ensures all protective barriers are used and enforced in the workplace.
  • Assists patients with oral hygiene instructions following dental procedures.
  • Assume other duties when assigned by the clinic director and dental director.
  • Performs tasks with adherence to all OSHA and regulatory sterilization, infection control, and protective barrier guidelines.
  • Performs prophylaxis and coronal polishing.
  • Applies fluoride varnish and/or fluoride gel on patients.
  • Places sealants on permanent dentations
  • Uses dental software and digital radiographs

Qualifications

  • Ability to assist dentists in all phases of dentistry, and capable of taking diagnostic Intra-oral x-rays.
  • Knowledge of proper use of all dental material and dental equipment.
  • Strong organizational skills and self-motivation.
  • Ability to work unsupervised and work with people from a wide range of cultural backgrounds and age groups.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Computer literacy including use of Word, Excel and Outlook.
  • Maintains current CPR/First Aid Certification.
  • Ability to multi-task, troubleshoot and problem-solve effectively.

Education and Experience:

  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Registered Dental Assistant and Radiology License
  • Valid Coronal Polish Certificate & Sealant license
  • One year of relevant dental clinic experience preferred


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