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Registered Dental Assistant

Company: TrueCare
Location: Oceanside
Posted on: January 20, 2023

Job Description:

Are you looking for an opportunity to make a BIG impact on the oral health of the youth in our community? Do you enjoy working closely with children and their parents? Do you have a calm and reassuring presence?Since 1971 TrueCare's mission has been simple, providing high-quality, comprehensive healthcare to the local community, regardless of a person's ability to pay. The Dental Assistant is responsible for assisting the dentist and dental hygienist in the direct provision of primary care dental services to pediatric patients of the health center. The Dental Assistant is also responsible for sterilization, preparation and inventory control of dental instruments and supplies. Daily Duties include:Reviewing the daily schedule to set-up appropriate trays and instrumentsMaintaining a smooth constant flow of patients from reception to operatoriesMaking patients comfortable and preparing them for examination by collecting their health history and taking their vitals and recording them in the EDROperating x-ray equipment to perform dental radiographic proceduresPerforming mouth-mirror inspection of the oral cavity, charting obvious lesions, existing restorations, and missing teethAccurately chartUse suction and swabs to keep patients' mouth clear and dry during proceduresTake impressions for diagnostics and opposing modelsUnder 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 dressing in accordance with state regulations and lawProvide patients w. instructions for oral careMaintain dental equipment and work areas in compliance with health center policies and procedures relative to infection control and safety issues, including sterilization of all instruments and equipment and proper disposal of contaminated materialsMaintain adequate supplies and control inventoryAssist the front office with answering the telephone, patient registration, scheduling appointments, recalls and obtaining insurance eligibilityMust Haves:High School DiplomaGraduate from a California Board-approved Dental Assistant education programWillingness to test for Registered Dental Assistant certificationAvailability to work Saturdays as neededNice To Haves:Associate degree in a healthcare related fieldBilingual in English and SpanishExperience working in a community clinic settingLicenses:Current California Registered Dental Assistant License (Coronal Polish/ X-ray/ Sealants - Pit & Fissure SealantsBenefits:- Low-cost health, dental, vision & life insurance- 3 weeks PTO, 10 Paid Holidays- Tuition Reimbursement, Employee Assistance program- $500 Signing BonusTrueCare 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. Visit truecare.org to learn more! Health Inside. Welcome in! Salud Adentro. Bienvenido! PI201664189

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

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