Overview:Registered Dental Assistant support MCC's Dental Clinics with a wide range of Registered Dental Assisting duties. Supports Dentists at all times and focuses on delivering excellent customer service to our patients. Full time and part time opportunities available. San Rafael and Novato Dental Clinic locations.Responsibilities:Greet and welcome patients and visitors to practice with excellent customer servicesEscort patients to treatment room, seat patients and have proper set-up for procedure readyAssist patients with comfortable levelVerify patients chart and update health information as necessary during patient arrival and at end of appointmentInform Dentist when patient is ready for treatmentEnsure proper treatment notes are accurately recorded in patients Electronic Health Records Dentrix chartPerforms Coronal polishConduct pre-patient staff meeting in the morning each dayCheck patient schedules daily for accuracy and post in all treatment roomsCheck lab daily for necessary equipment to treat patientsCheck operatories for necessary armaments for patient visits and prepare next day suppliesProvide oral hygiene instruction and nutritional counseling to patientsMonitor supplies inventory and requests supplies as needed and stock treatment rooms at all timesComply with all OSHA, Dental Board and MCC policies.Prepare dental units for Dentist, stock units and ensure that units are clean at all timesOversee cleanliness of treatment room according to sterilization proceduresDisinfect treatment rooms according to OSHA regulationsSterilize all instruments and headpieces according to OSHA regulationsProvide maintenance on autoclave machinesProvide weekly maintenance for water lines and changing traps in operatoriesOrganize trays, instruments and treatment room drawers at all timesEnsure that office sterilization procedures are documented and posted at all times Promptly send out and monitor all dental laboratory casesImplement a preventative maintenance/cleaning schedule for dental equipmentMaintain dental office emergency kits and nitrous oxygen tanksFollow laboratory procedures according to office protocolsUse appropriate electronic charting techniques for maintaining and updating dental recordsTrack cases and referral to and from other doctorsSee that records are stored securely per HIPPA guidelinesAssist in the administration of the recall system In charge of entering patient insurance information and posting fees on computer for all completed procedures.Ensures RDA license remains active through continued education.Qualifications:Current CA State RDA LicenseHigh School DiplomaDental X-Ray LicenseCurrent CPR Certification requiredBilingual (Spanish /English) requiredDentrix Electronic Health Records software experience a plus but not required1-2 years Registered Dental Assistant experience preferredAbility to work in fast paced Community Health Clinic environmentIntermediate computer use experience, including MS Office/MS OutlookAbility to multitask and follow directionsMust be able to assist the dentist with nitrous oxide sedation and patient managementMust be able to communicate effectively verbally and written in EnglishAbility to explain treatment plans to patients effectivelyMust be able to remain focused at all time to properly support Dental ProvidersMay be required to occasionally lift at least 25-30 lbs.Must have legible handwriting for notationsExcellent interpersonal skillsAbility to work with children
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