Registered Dental Assistant

Position Summary:  Under Direct and Indirect Supervision, The dental assistant will assist the Dentist in both administrative and clinical duties including: prepare patient for procedure or exam, sterilize and disinfect instruments, set up instrument trays, and prepare materials, and assist during dental procedures.  Provide patient and practice support services; including, but not limited to, personal assistance, medical attention, and emotional support.  


Essential Functions: 

  • Assist with dental and medical emergencies according to OSHA and office procedures  
  • Maintain CPR certification. 
  • Assist chair side during administration of nitrous oxide. 
  • Instruct patients in oral hygiene and plaque control programs. 
  • Make preliminary impressions for study casts and occlusal registrations for mounting study casts. 
  • Clean and polish removable appliances. 
  • Take and record medical and dental histories and vital signs of patients. 
  • Record treatment information in patient records. 
  • Take and record medical and dental histories and vital signs of patients. 
  • Exposedental diagnostic x-rays. 
  • Actively provide hand instruments and materials to Dentist, as needed, during exams and procedures in order to help maintain patient comfort and Dentist’s efficiency. 
  • Using and maintaining hazard control protocols as established by OSHA and office standards. 
  • Must always represent the practice in a professional, pleasant, and cooperative manner.  
  • Must maintain regular, consistent and punctual attendance in accordance with assigned schedule and time off policies. 
  • Must be able to comfortably and efficiently handle multiple deadlines and task assignments. 
  • Must be able to work both independently and cooperatively in team settings.   
  • Occasionally there may be some travel, by car or plane, required in order for you to participate in continuing education or seminars.  
  • Equipment Maintenance – Performing routine maintenance on equipment and determining when and what kind of maintenance is needed. 
  • Other duties and tasks, as assigned periodically. 

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