Registered Dental Assistant

County of Contra Costa, California - Contra Costa County, CA3.7

Full-time$43,000 - $52,000 a year
Skills
Prepares patients for treatment and examination by seating the patient, adjusting the chair at a convenient angle and draping the patient
Reviews patient's record to determine what instruments and material will be needed and lays them out
Passes instruments and materials to the dentist upon request
Provides oral suction, retraction and other assistance during oral surgery
Removes excess cement after permanent crown cementation
Fits and cements temporary crowns
Places post-extraction and periodontal dressings
Placement and litigation of arch wires
May perform coronal polishing of the teeth
Takes x-rays of teeth and jaws and develops the film
Mixes cements, silver amalgams and impression materials
Takes pre-impressions for dentures
Tests pulp vitality
May dry canals previously opened by the dentist with absorbent points
Provides routine post-operative instructions to patients
Sterilizes instruments, utensils, dressings and equipment
Cleans dental rooms and equipment
Maintains patient records by indicating the type of work performed
Procures charts and records needed by the dentist
Schedules patients, inventories supplies and orders routine supplies as needed
Minimum Qualifications
License Required: Possession of a valid license as a Registered Dental Assistant issued by the State of California Board of Dental Examiners.

Other Requirements: A background investigation/fingerprint and/or physical exam may be required prior to the start of employment.

A COMPLETED SUPPLEMENTAL QUESTIONNAIRE IS REQUIRED AND YOU MUST ATTACH A COPY OF A VALID LICENSE TO YOUR APPLICATION.