Dental Assistant

US-CA-San Leandro
Job ID
2017-1106
SAN LEANDRO-ASH
Category
Dental Services
Type
Regular Full-Time

Overview

Under the direct supervision of the Dental Assistant Supervisor, the Dental Assistant will serve various duties that will  assigned accordingly by Dental Supervisor. (S) He will assist the Dentist with the various clinical procedures, recognized by the California Dental Practice Act. The Dental Assistant will also adhere to current infection control procedures, “Universal Precautions”. The Dental Assistant will also perform back-up duties for the Dental Receptionist. The Dental Assistant will be assigned responsible for the operations of a Dental Clinic as necessary.

 

This is a full-time benefited position working 40 hours per week, typically Monday through Friday (may include periodic Saturday hours). The ideal candidate has excellent customer service skills working with diverse populations.  Previous medical office work experience is a plus.

 

We offer excellent benefits including: medical, dental, vision (including dependent and domestic partner coverage), generous paid leave benefits including holidays, Flexible Spending Accounts, 403(b) retirement savings plan.

 

Tiburcio Vasquez Health Center, Inc. is a non-profit community health center that is dedicated to promoting the health and well-being of our community by providing accessible, high quality care by integrating primary care, dental care, WIC support, mental health counseling, community health education and more.

Responsibilities

Greets patients in the waiting area and escorts patient to the operatory.

Reviews medical history and treatment needed, takes, develops and mounts necessary x-rays per protocol.

Reviews daily schedule to set up appropriate trays and instruments.

Assists with various procedures, which include but are not limited to charting, taking and pouring up of impressions and other chair side duties.

Adheres to “Universal Precautions” and general office safety measures.

Stocks operatories and necessary dental supplies.

Explains as necessary dental treatment or procedures to the patient when questions are asked.

Delivers Oral Hygiene instruction etc. in accordance with protocol.

The Dental Director or Dentist determines assist in other operatories or in reception if time allows or need.

Assures completion of forms and signatures.

Successfully maintains electronic health record entries for each patient visit within the designated time set by the organization.

Meets or exceed the Service Excellence Standards of TVHC, Inc.

Performs other related duties as may be assigned by Chief Dental Officer and/or Dental Office management.

Qualifications

Job Requirements:

  • High school Graduate (or GED).Proof of completing a Radiation Safety Course, in addition, a certificate for coronal polish is recommended. 

Job Preferences:

  • Minimum of one-year experience in a dental setting, or a Certified and/or Registered Dental Assistant Certificate.
  • Ability to communicate in English and Spanish. 

General Skills Required: 

  • Must have good communication skills, knowledge of dental health education subjects.Willingness to work evenings and/or weekends.
  • Must have the ability to travel, without notice, to various clinic sites.
  • Working knowledge of “Universal Precautions,” demonstrates professionalism at all times. 

 

 

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