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Registered Dental Assistant (RDA)

Company: Western Sierra Medical Clinic - Kings Beach-Tahoe
Location: Kings Beach
Posted on: May 15, 2022

Job Description:

Western Sierra Medical ClinicMonday-Wednesday, 8:00am - 5:00pmJOB TITLE: Registered Dental AssistantEDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:Requires graduation from a recognized Dental Assisting program.Certification as a Registered Dental Assistant is preferred.BLS for the Health Care Provider or equivalent CPR class is required at hire and to be maintained throughout employment.Bilingual (preferably Spanish) preferred.Additional Preferred Experience:Familiarity with an electronic practice management system.Computer literate (i.e. logging on to a computer, usage of keyboard and mouse, familiarity with Windows, Microsoft Word and Microsoft Excel).Ability to type 40 wpm.STATEMENT OF DUTIES:Responsible for assisting the dentist in providing high quality dental care for Western Sierra Dental Clinic patients with the goal of patient learning to prevent dental disease. The RDA is also responsible for maintaining his/her license with the Dental Board of California.GENERAL DUTIES: (This list may not include all of the duties assigned.)Under general supervision of a dental provider:Mouth mirror inspection of oral cavity, to include charting of obvious lesions, existing restorations and missing teeth.Placement and removal of temporary sedative dressings.Cleans and prepares operatory for each patient visit.Maintains clean and safe working environment, including compliance with osha infection control standards as well as the clinics infection control program.Under direct supervision of a dental provider:Remove excess cement fro supragingival surfaces of teeth with a hand instrument or floss.Size temporary crowns.Temporary cementation and removal of temporary crowns and removal of orthodontic bands.Coronal polish, following the determination by dental provider that the teeth to be polished are free of calculus or other extraneous material.Fabrication of temporary crowns intra-orally.Take bite registrations for diagnostic models for case study only.Operation of dental radiographic equipment for the purpose of oral radiography.Place and remove rubber dams.Under general supervision of the dental supervisor:Coordinates scheduling of patients with the receptionist and dentist in accordance with Western Sierra Dental Clinic scheduling protocols.Coordinates patient flow.Supervises and coordinates training of Dental Assistants.Inventories and orders dental supplies.Attends staff meeting.Answers telephone takes messages as needed.Schedules patients in accordance with Dental Clinic policies and procedures as needed.Documents all pertinent information in patients electronic medical record according to Western Sierra Medical Clinic's policies and procedures.Upholds Western Sierra Medical Clinic's Policies and Procedures, infection control standards, applicable state, federal and local laws.Quality Improvement Duties:Participates in quality improvement activities.Participates as assigned in interdepartmental quality improvement team efforts; andContributes to overall Community Health Center efforts in quality improvement towards higher-quality, more cost-effective health care for patients and improved quality of work-life for staff members.Other duties as assigned.Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of the organization.SDL2017

Keywords: Western Sierra Medical Clinic - Kings Beach-Tahoe, Reno , Registered Dental Assistant (RDA), Healthcare , Kings Beach, Nevada

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