30+ days ago


Oakland, CA


SUMMARY: Under supervision, assists a Dentist or Dental Hygienist in the performance of his/her duties and keeps records. Performs related duties as required.

DUTIES & ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:NOTE: The following are the duties performed by employees in this classification. However, employees may perform other related duties at an equivalent level. Not all duties listed are necessarily performed by each individual in the classification.

1. Makes appointments for patients; keeps records of patient's admissions, resultsof examinations, dental work performed, and number of patients seen; keeps dentaloffice and equipment neat, clean and sanitary.

2. May assist a Dentist or Dental Hygienist in such chair side functions as applicationof topical agents, removal of dental dressings and sutures, placement and removaloforthodontic separators and assisting in administration of sedation.

3. May present information on dental health to the general public and other staff.Placement of temporary crowns or bridges; study models impressions; seleants; coronal polishing; rubber dam placement; placement of tofflemire; periodontaldressingplacing; calcium hydroxide application; varnish application; topicalapplication; temporary fillings; make fluoride trays.

4. Prepares and arranges dental instruments, equipment and accessories on traysready for use; sterilizes and cares for dental instruments; keeps a sufficient amount ofdentalsupplies available.

5. Takes digital x-rays and takes, develops and mounts non-digital x-rays; assistsin dental laboratory; mixes and maintains supplies of solutions for developingandsterilizing.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:Education: Completion of a recognized course of dentalassistance. Minimum Experience: 18 months experience as a dental assistant may be substituted for educational requirement. Required Licenses/Certifications: A valid x-ray license issued by the State of California Board of Dental Examiners, Department of Consumer Affairs or accredited Dental Assisting School is required for positions that operate oral x-ray equipment. Required Licenses/Certifications: FOR NEW HIRES, incumbents will have three months to obtain the (1) Registered Dental Assistant (RDA) license, the (2) Coronal Polishing Certificate and the (3) Sealant Certificate.