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Registered Dental Assistants

Long Beach, CA 90815
Full-time Position - Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat
West Coast Dental
Posted: November 28, 2018
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Email: nhernandez@westcoastdental.comPhone: (310) 409-4276
Long Beach, CA 90815
Essential duties/Responsibilities
 Provide oral hygiene education to patient and family
 Perform certain authorized procedures under the direct supervision of a licensed dentist; such procedures shall be checked and approved by the supervising dentist.
 Accurately and completely document patient care activities in the chart as directed by the doctor and Company policy
 Take x-rays as prescribed by the doctor
 Clean the film processor; replace developer & fixer on a weekly basis.
 Clean and sanitize the "Dark Room" and “x-ray room" (walls, floor, ceiling, etc.) and report problems to floor supervisor
 Prepare operatories for various procedures
 Prepare trays for various procedures
 Ensure that operatories are stocked and cleaned at all times
 Check for patients’ signatures on the Health Questionnaire and Informed Consent Form
 Explain treatment plans to patients as needed
 Escort patients to front office area for patient dismissal when treatment is completed, and inform the receptionist when and for what their next visit must be scheduled
 Apply all-wrap in and around operatories where needed
 Clean, sterilize, and package dental instruments
 Prepare lab cases
 Assist Floor Supervisor in ordering supplies and instruments
 Clean and maintain all equipment in accordance with the maintenance guidelines
 Turn off all equipment nightly, including the vacuum, compressor, etc.
 Ensure that handpieces are properly cleaned and oiled
 Review the Hazard Communication book and sign the training log
 Ensure that hazardous products are properly labeled
 Follow waste disposal procedures for Sharps and for contaminated material/chemicals.
 Compliance with state and Federal infection control standards in the dental office and operatories, including but not limited to: wearing protective barriers such as gloves, scrubs, and eye wear; disinfecting and sterilizing instruments and treatment areas; and disposing properly of contaminated or bio-hazardous waste/materials.

OTHER DUTIES AND REQUIREMENTS
 Follow-up with lab and maintain log on partials and remakes.
 Check next day appointment schedule for all lab cases and verify that they are ready, if not, see that the patient is rescheduled
 Attend and participate in staff meetings and team huddles
 Other duties as assigned by the Office Manager, Regional Manager, and/or Dentists



Knowledge, skills, and abilities
 Valid California Registered Dental Assistant license and RDA certification required
 Current X-Ray License
 CPR and First-Aid certification required
 Minimum of one year of recent experience as a Registered Dental Assistant preferred
 Bilingual: English & Spanish required (if the geographic location of the office does not require the applicant to be bilingual, applicants who only speak English may be considered)
 Ability to obtain an NPI
 Strong written and verbal communication skills
 Ability to work with people of all ages (i.e. Children)
 Strong interpersonal and relationship skills
 Ability to work in a fast paced environment and able to multitask
 Ability to maintain outgoing, friendly attitude with patients and coworkers
 Ability to work with interruptions and to manage multiple priorities
 Ability to work with minimal supervision
 Ability to be organized

Technological Skills

 Autoclave/Chemiclave
 Ultrasonic
 X-Ray Machine
 Intra-oral Camera
 O2 and N2O
 Handpieces
 Digital X-rays


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