Registered Dental Assistant Extended Functions
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The primary role of the Registered Dental Assistant Extended Function (RDA-EF) is to assist the dentist in gaining the patient’s commitment to the best possible treatment, with urgency. Key duties associated with assisting the dentist in starting treatment include: utilizing x-ray time to promote the good qualities of the dentist, learning the patient’s expectations while educating them with intra-oral pictures, using effective and anticipatory chair-side skills, and effectively supporting the dentist’s diagnosis after the examination when the patient asks questions. The RDA-EF should abide by procedures needed for compliance with state and federal safety regulation, infection control, and permitted duties. Responsibilities • Perform functions in accordance with the applicable state’s Dental Auxiliaries Table of Permitted Duties.• Actively participate in attempting to achieve the Perfect Patient Experience® by striving to keep your patients focused on the best possible treatment with urgency.• Attend to the patient’s individual concerns and expectations.• Maintain a clean, sterile, and cheerful environment where your patients feel comfortable; prepare patients for treatment, and assist the doctors - thereby enabling them to provide efficient, quality dental treatment.• At the direction of the dentist, obtain dental history and/or records from patient (review patient health history and careslips), instruct patients on postoperative and general oral health care, record patient charting and all doctor notes on treatment record.• Prepare tray setups for dental procedures, present instruments and materials to dentists and keep patients' mouths dry and clear by using suction or other devices and sterilize and disinfect instruments, equipment, and operatories in accordance with the American Dental Association guidelines.• Escort patients to/from the front desk and introduce them to the Continuing Care Clerk.• Maintain adequate supply levels in each operatory, replenishing as needed, an appropriate professional appearance and demeanor in accordance with Company policy and strict compliance with State, Federal, and other regulations, (e.g., OSHA, WC, Dental Board, HIPAA, ADA, FEHA, DOL, HR policies and practices). Qualifications • High school diploma or general education degree (GED), and specified training courses as mandated by state for certification, licensure, or registration• Associate degree or one-year certificate from an accredited college or technical school, or equivalent combination of education and experience preferred.• While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; talk, hear, and smell. The employee is frequently required to stand, walk, and sit. The employee is occasionally required to stoop, kneel, or crouch. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, peripheral vision, and depth perception. Benefits• Medical, dental and vision insurance• Paid time off• Tuition Reimbursement• Child care assistance• 401K• Paid time to volunteer in your local community Pacific Dental Services is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment based on race, color, religion, national origin, age, gender, sex, ancestry, citizenship status, mental or physical disability, genetic information, sexual orientation, veteran status, or military status.