One Community Health
  • 29-Jan-2018 to 30-Dec-2018 (PST)
  • Sacramento, CA, USA
  • Full Time

Registered Dental Assistant (RDA)

One Community Health is expanding! With the opening out our new buildings in the Arden Arcade area and Midtown, we are looking for seven Registered Dental Assistants to join our team. The mission of the One Community Health Clinic is to transform lives through care, research and community awareness.  This care is to be delivered with compassion and concern.  This position is responsible is increasing the efficiency of the dentist in delivery of quality oral health care and assisting the dentist(s) in providing dental services to patient/clients.

Essential Functions:

  • Assists the Dentist(s) in a variety of tasks including:
  • Assists dentist during treatment procedures.
  • Sets up dental instruments and operatory for patient visit.
  • Prepare and take patient digital dental radiographs (X-rays) following One Community Health Dental Clinic Standard Operating Procedure for Radiology and OSHA standardized procedures.
  • Has the dental X-ray monitor ready for dentist's review. Any suspicious overexposure must be brought to the attention of the Dentist, Medical Director and Practice Manager.
  • Assists the dentist(s) in providing dental services to patients.
  • Collects and records patient health histories and takes blood pressure and pulse as required.
  • Assists patients with feeling comfortable before, during and after dental treatment.
  • Provides patients with instructions for oral care following surgery or other dental treatment procedures, such as the placement of a restoration (filling).
  • Teaches patients appropriate oral hygiene strategies to maintain oral health (e.g. tooth brushing and flossing).
  • Takes impressions of patients' teeth for study cast (models of teeth).
  • Prepares dental materials, cements, amalgam, composites, impression materials, etc.
  • Pours impressions to make stone and plaster molds, model trimming, fabricating mouth guards, temporary crowns, custom impression trays, and prepares casting molds and dies.
  • Performs dental charting both on paper and the electronic dental record.
  • Assists dentist when needed in documenting in the electronic dental record.
  • Infection Control
  • Serves as an infectious control officer for the dental clinic.
  • Manages the dental office infection control plan to meet OSHA, CDC and ADA standards.
  • Performs instrument cleaning, sterilization/disinfection, and re-circulation.
  • Performs dental treatment room disinfection.

 

Education/Experience Required:

  • Registered Dental Assistant License
  • X-ray certification
  • Two to three years experience is preferred.
  • Licenses required for this position must be kept current, valid, and in good standing with the presiding entity.

 

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