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Registered Dental Assistant

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San Jose, CA

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Under supervision, to assist a Dentist or Dental Hygienist at chairside during examination and treatment of patients; to clean, sterilize and arrange dental instruments and to perform other specialized dental procedures.
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Typical Tasks
In addition to the Typical Tasks associated with the Dental Assistant classification:
  Prepares, arranges and sterilizes dental instruments, equipment and accessories on trays;
Relieves the Dentist of the routine dental procedures;
Keeps sufficient amount of dental supplies available;
Obtains tooth pulp cultures and tests tooth pulp health;
Applies and removes post extraction dressings;
Fabricates temporary crowns;
Conducts mouth inspections and polishes teeth;
Places bases and liners in teeth;
Re-cements a dislodged temporary crown;
Mixes and maintains supplies of developing and sterilizing solutions;
Provides information on dental health and preventive dental techniques to the general public and other staff;
Assists in administering sedation to patients;
Demonstrates proper dental care;
Trains dental students and interns.
Acts as receptionist in a dental clinic, screening patients and referring them as appropriate;
Answers questions concerning dental procedures and fees;
Schedules patient appointments;
Prepares patients for examination and treatment;
Assists at the dental chair as directed;
Prepares and mixes filling material and cements;
Takes, develops and mounts dental X-rays;
Instructs patients regarding dental hygiene;
Maintains the dental office and equipment in a clean and sanitary condition;
Performs minor maintenance and repair on equipment;
Sterilizes instruments;
Completes forms as needed, maintains patient chart records, orders supplies and prepares monthly reports; and
Performs related duties as necessary
Employment Standards
Possession of a Radiation Safety License from the California State Board of Dental Examiners, and possession of a Registered Dental Assistant (RDA) certificate from the Board of Dental Examiners, State of California.
Sufficient education, training and experience to demonstrate possession of the knowledge and abilities.
Experience Note: A candidate would normally acquire the knowledge and abilities required for this classification by graduation from high school or (GED) and two years experience as a Dentist's chairside assistant.
Knowledge of:
  Dental terminology;
Charting techniques, and clinic operational procedures;
Principles and methods of sterilization of dental equipment, instruments, and supplies;
The care and use of all dental equipment, instruments, and materials;
Preventive dental/oral hygiene;
Dental office procedures;
Dental x-ray techniques and safety measures;
Interviewing techniques.
Ability to:   Interview patients to obtain dental health history;
Communicate effectively in providing information and assisting patients;
Perform a variety of specialized dental procedures;
Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work;
Work independently.
Closing Date/Time: 8/16/2018 11:59 PM Pacific

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