Dental Assistant

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  • 19-00365
  • Full Time/Contract
  • Clinical Services
  • Redondo Beach, CA
Job Description
Position
Dental Assistant

Description
Supports the Dentist to provide affordable dental care to the underserved in our community.

  • Prepares operatory for patient treatment before each patient.
  • Assists dentist at chairside (evacuation, mixing medications and amalgam, four-handed chairside technique, etc.).
  • Cleans operatory after each patient according to accepted infection control standards.
  • Takes and develops dental X-rays as directed by dentist.
  • Documents (probings, caries, etc.) in patients' charts as directed by dentist.
  • Operates and cleans sonic instrument cleaning machine.
  • Bags instruments daily and operates autoclave daily. Keeps daily records.
  • Cleans autoclave monthly and keeps records.
  • Monitors autoclave with monthly spore sample. Mails sample for testing.
  • Monitors supplies inventory. Keeps supplies orderly. Keeps operatories stocked with supplies.
  • Cleans self-contained water system with bleach weekly. Keeps records.
  • Replaces disinfectant solution (Procide, etc.) every four weeks.
  • Files patients' dental charts.
  • Assists in coordinating patient appointments, confirmations and recalls.
  • Maintain strictest patient confidentiality; adhering to all HIPAA, California and company guidelines/regulations.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Requirements

  • Certificate from an accredited Dental Assisting Program
  • High School diploma or GED high school equivalency
  • State of California Radiation Safety Certificate required
  • Current CPR/Basic Life Support Card
  • Dental Office experience preferred.
  • Bilingual (Spanish/English)
  • Ability to perform assigned responsibilities within SBFHC's established guidelines in an organized, efficient manner.
  • Ability to relate and communicate well with a diverse patient population.
  • Ability to work within a team setting and with volunteers.
  • Flexibility with work schedules and sites.

Compensation

  • $13.50/hr

Additional Information

  • Full Time, M-F
  • M, W & F 8am-4:30pm
    T&TH 9am – 5:30 pm

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