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Lead Registered Dental Assistant

Lead Registered Dental Assistant

ID 
2017-1550
# of Openings 
1
Job Locations 
US-CA-Berkeley
Posted Date 
9/20/2017
Category 
Healthcare

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Overview

Are you a Registered Dental Assistant who loves working with the community and providing vital dental services? Then come join a dynamic, diverse and caring team at LifeLong Medical Care in Berkeley.

 

The Lead Registered Dental Assistant position is a full-time, benefited opportunity. The ideal candidate is professional, organized and possesses excellent patient care skills with one or more years of experience. Experience working with children and bilingual English/Spanish is a plus! 

 

The Lead RDA will assist the dentist in all phases of dentistry, including taking diagnostic intra-oral x-rays, performing coronal polishing and prophylaxis. This position works at our Berkeley Dental Clinic and reports to the Center Manager and Dental Operations Manager.

 

LIFELONG MEDICAL CARE is a large, multi-site, Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) with a rich history of providing innovative healthcare and social services to a wonderfully diverse patient community. Our patient-centered health home is a dynamic place to work, practice, and grow. We have 10 primary care health centers and deliver integrated services including psychosocial, referrals, chronic disease management, dental, health education, home visits, and much, much more. Visit our website to learn more - http://www.lifelongmedical.org/  LifeLong Medical Care is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

 

Benefits

We offer excellent benefits including: medical, dental, vision (including dependent and domestic partner coverage), generous leave benefits including nine paid holidays, Flexible Spending Accounts, 403(b) retirement savings plan. LifeLong Medical Care is an Equal Opportunity Employer

 

    

Responsibilities

Performs basic supportive dental procedures as follows under the general supervision of licensed dentist(s):

  • Assists dentist(s) chair side in all phases of dentistry.
  • Operates dental radiographic equipment for the purpose of oral radiology; taking diagnostic quality x-rays, developing and mounting correctly as requested by the dentist(s) as often as needed.
  • Provides/Practices proper use of infection control protocols as specified by professional, state, and federal standards. Ensures all protective barriers are used and enforced in the workplace.
  • Assists patients with oral hygiene instructions following dental procedures.
  • Assume other duties when assigned by the clinic director and dental director.
  • Performs tasks with adherence to all OSHA and regulatory sterilization, infection control, and protective barrier guidelines.
  • Performs prophylaxis and coronal polishing.
  • Applies fluoride varnish and/or fluoride gel on patients.
  • Places sealants on permanent dentations
  • Uses dental software and digital radiographs

Qualifications

  • Ability to assist dentists in all phases of dentistry, and capable of taking diagnostic Intra-oral x-rays.
  • Knowledge of proper use of all dental material and dental equipment.
  • Strong organizational skills and self-motivation.
  • Ability to work unsupervised and work with people from a wide range of cultural backgrounds and age groups.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Computer literacy including use of Word, Excel and Outlook.
  • Maintains current CPR/First Aid Certification.
  • Ability to multi-task, troubleshoot and problem-solve effectively.

 

Education and Experience

  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Registered Dental Assistant and Radiology License
  • Valid Coronal Polish Certificate & Sealant license
  • One year of relevant dental clinic experience preferred