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Registered Dental Assistant-

Company: TrueCare
Location: Oceanside
Posted on: September 12, 2022

Job Description:

Position Summary The Registered Dental Assistant is responsible for assisting the dentist and dental hygienist in the direct provision of primary care dental services to patients of the health center. The RDA is also responsible for sterilization, preparation and inventory control of dental instruments and supplies. Essential Functions Review daily schedule to set up appropriate trays and instruments in operatory for patient treatment.Maintain a smooth constant flow of patients from reception to operatories.Help patients feel comfortable before, during and after treatment.Prepare patients for examination by obtaining their health history and taking their blood pressure and pulse.Record patients' health history, vital signs and information in the Electronic Dental Record (EDR) system.Operate x-ray equipment to perform dental radiographic procedures.Perform mouth-mirror inspection of the oral cavity, to include charting of obvious lesions, existing restorations, and missing teeth.Provide chair side assistance to the dentist and hygienist, as needed, in the concept of four handed dentistry.Use suction and swabs to keep patients' mouths clear and dry during procedures.Accurately chart diagnosis of dentists.Place and remove temporary sedative dressings.Take impressions for diagnostic and opposing models.Under direct supervision of the dentist, perform procedures such as fabrication of temporary crowns intra-orally; temporary cementation and removal of temporary crowns and removal of orthodontic bands; coronal polishing; and placement of post-extraction and periodontal dressings in accordance with state regulations and law.Provide patients with instructions for oral care.Maintain dental equipment and work areas in compliance with health center policies and procedures relative to infection control and safety issues, including the sterilization of all reusable dental instruments and equipment and the proper disposal of all contaminated or potentially contaminated materials.Maintain adequate operatory supplies and compile a list for inventory control and ordering purposes.Assist the front office, as needed, with answering the telephone, patient registration, scheduling appointments, recalls and obtaining insurance eligibility. Job Requirements High school diploma or equivalent.Graduate from a California Board-approved RDA education program.Minimum one year experience working as a Registered Dental Assistant in a high volume dental practice.Familiarity with dental terminology, instruments, materials and medications used during dental procedures.Bilingual in Spanish would be the preference, but if you are not Bilingual- we want to hear from you too!!!!Availability to work outside of normal shifts (e.g., 8am to 5pm) and on Saturdays.Computer proficiency, particularly with the Microsoft Office suite, including Outlook and Word, and with electronic health record data entry. Licenses/Certifications Current California Registered Dental Assistant License (Coronal Polish/X-ray/Sealants) - Pit & Fissure Sealants must be completed by first license renewalCurrent Basic Life Support (BLS) Certification for Healthcare ProvidersInfection Control CertificateCalifornia Dental Practice Act Certificate TrueCare requires employees to be vaccinated as a condition of employment, subject to accommodation obligations.At Truecare, we put your health first. Our compassionate team understands your needs and provides a heartfelt welcome to each and every person who walks through our doors.Visit truecare.org to learn more! Health Inside. Come in! Salud Adentro. Bienvenido!TrueCare is committed to a policy of Equal Employment Opportunity and will not discriminate against an applicant or employee on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, national origin, ancestry, sex, gender, age, physical or mental disability, veteran or military status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law. PI191309953

Keywords: TrueCare, Oceanside , Registered Dental Assistant-, Healthcare , Oceanside, California

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