Registered Dental Assistant
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Details Posting Number S00898 Position Title Registered Dental
Assistant Position Status Full-time Campus Patient Care
Center-Pomona, CA Department 1915-Dental Center Job Summary
To assist clinical faculty, dental students and other clinical
support staff in the provision of oral health care to patients in
the College of Dental Medicine Clinics. Facilitates the efficient
delivery of patient care working as part of a multidisciplinary
dental team, with the primary role as chairside dental assistant
for faculty and student providers.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Individuals must possess the knowledge, skills and abilities or
be able to explain and demonstrate that the individual can perform
the essential functions of the job, with or without reasonable
accommodation, using some other combination of skills and
1. Must be a Registered Dental Assistant in the State of
California; have a minimum of three years experience as a dental
assistant; current Basic Life Support; and certified in the
operation of dental radiographic equipment
2. Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Must be able
to effectively interact with health care professionals, students
and patients. Bilingual ability helpful.
3. Experience with computers, printers, calculator, fax machine,
copy machine operation, and telephone operation.
Education: Any combination of education, training, or experience
that provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities.
Experience: 3 or more years of experience in a clinic, hospital
clinic or dental office preferred.
Licensure and Certification: Must have active California RDA
license or be qualified to obtain licensure in California
Must have Current CPR Certification
Must have a valid Drivers License
Must maintain a Motor Vehicle Report ( MVR ) that satisfies the
requirements of the WesternU Vehicle Use Policy.
List comments regarding work hours
Familiar with Denti-cal billing and protocols
Work hours are generally M-F 8am to 5pm or 7:30am to 4:30pm.
Some evenings and weekends may be required. Travel between CDM
clinical sites may be required.
Posting Date 12/03/2020 Closing Date Open Until Filled Yes Special
Instructions to Applicants Essential Job Duties Job Duty
Chairside dental assistant duties, including: operatory set-up
and breakdown; infection control protocols; preparation and
maintenance of dental instruments, supplies and equipment for each
appointment; collect and record patient health histories; patient
communication management; instrument transfer; isolation; dental
material handling for all general and specialty dental procedures
performed by a general dentist; dental charting; support medical
Percentage Of Time 35 Job Duty
2. Provide basic supportive dental procedures under the direct
supervision of a clinical dental faculty member as allowed by the
Dental Board of California for Registered Dental Assistants,
including, but not limited to: mouth mirror inspection of oral
cavity; placement/removal of sedative dressings; taking dental
x-rays; taking impressions; application of topical fluoride and
other agents; suture removal; assist in administration of nitrous
oxide analgesia or sedation; place/remove rubber dams; place/remove
wedges and matrices; cure restorative materials; test pulp
vitality; size stainless steel crowns; temporary crown fabrication
and cementation; application of bleaching agents; and coronal
Percentage Of Time 25 Job Duty
Support of clinic operations, including: clinic material, supply
and instrument inventory control; quality assessment and
maintenance of dental instruments; regular maintenance of clinical
equipment as directed; monitors and cleans clinic operatories and
support spaces; reporting of equipment failures; maintain/record
logs related to quality assurance and equipment operations;
instrument sterilization; and instrument/material/equipment
Percentage Of Time 15 Job Duty
Support the administrative clinical staff, including answering
phones, patient reception, patient scheduling, dental record review
and maintenance, patient registration, and patient billing.
Percentage Of Time 5 Job Duty
Support the educational mission of the clinical faculty,
including role modeling and teaching students how to function as a
dental assistant on the dental team, both in four-handed chairside
activities and in clinic operation support. Support clinical
faculty in teaching students how to function as a dental provider
on the dental team.
Percentage Of Time 10 Job Duty
Participate in required training and mandatory in-services such
as BLS , infection control, and HIPAA .
Percentage Of Time 5 Job Duty
Other duties as assigned. This is not intended to be an
exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties for this
position. The College of Dental Medicine-Dental Center reserves the
right to add or change duties at any time.
Percentage Of Time 5 Physical Demands Do the essential functions of
this job require lifting? Yes If yes, list maximum weight and
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is
frequently required to use hands,
reach with hands and arms, and stoop, sit and operate a motor
vehicle. The employee is occasionally required to stand and walk.
The employee must infrequently lift and/or move up to (xx) pounds
with assistance. Specific vision abilities required by this job
include close, distance, color, and peripheral vision, depth
vision, and ability to adjust focus, and adequate vision to allow
for the safe operation of a motor vehicle.
Must have a valid drivers license
Must maintain Motor Vehicle Report ( MVR ) that satisfies the
requirements of the WesternU Vehicle Use Policy
All new hires who have driving requirements will be given a copy
of the WesternU policy (below link) regarding University Vehicles
and be required to acknowledge receipt of written policy at the
time of hire.
Describe Work Environment
The work environment characteristics described here are
representative of those an employee encounters while performing the
essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be
made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the
Duties of the Patient Care Coordinator are normally performed in
a typical dental clinic setting. The noise level in this setting is
usually moderate due to the proximity of the dental equipment and
Applicant Documents Required Documents
- Required License/Certification
- Additional Applicant Document
Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).
- * How did you hear about this employment opportunity? Please
provide the name of the website, individual, or organization.
(Open Ended Question)
- * Do you hold a current California Registered Dental Assistant
- * Do you have a valid driver's license?
- * Will you be able to provide a satisfactory Motor Vehicle
Report if hired?
- * Are you English/Spanish bilingual?
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