Wilshire Dental Clinic – Los Angeles, CA
$21.70 – $25.82 Hourly
Day: 8am – 5pm
The Dental Assistant works under the supervision of licensed Dentist. As a Dental Assistant you will provide chair-side support to the Dentist during patient treatment. Other duties include instrument sterilization, maintaining dental office cleanliness and asepsis, assisting in language translation between doctor and patient, and other front office duties as needed.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Provide efficient chair-side assistance to the Dentist in the clinic. Welcome and greet every patient in the clinic.
Help patients feel comfortable before, during and after treatment.
Help provide direct patient care in all dental specialties, including endodontics and oral surgery.
Prepare the treatment room, have instruments, equipment and materials ready.
Position instruments for Dentist access, be prepare to suction and pass instruments when needed or requested by the Dentist or Hygienist.
Provide information to the patient by answering questions and request.
Maintain patient record by taking dental histories and medical histories.
Take and record vital signs before treatment initiates.
Perform patient charting as instructed by the Dentist.
Take and develop dental radiographs (x-rays).
Take impressions as instructed by the Dentist and pour models.
Perform coronal polishing (if licensed by the Dental Board of California)
Fabricate temporary restorations (if licensed by the Dental Board of California)
Clean, pack and sterilize instruments and use correct PPE when handling sterile and non-sterile instruments.
Provide post-operative instructions as prescribed by the Dentist.
Maintain a clean and safe environment by complying with the procedures, rules and regulations of the clinic.
Protect yourself and patients by adhering to infection-control policies and procedures.
Ensure operations for dental equipment by completing preventative maintenance requirements following manufacturer’s instructions.
Help maintain dental supply inventory.
Help Dentist manage dental and medical emergencies by maintaining a CPR certification, have knowledge of where the medical emergency kit and oxygen tank are stored.
Assist in maintaining OSHA and HIPAA compliance.
Assist the front office when needed.
Be a visible representative of APLA Dental Services, Inc. in the community and occasionally network with other community based organizations to help improve relationships and ensure maximum availability of resources for our patients.
OTHER DUTIES MAY BE ASSIGNED TO MEET BUSINESS NEEDS.
X-ray certification issued by the Dental Board of California
RDA preferred by not required
At least one year of chair-side assisting experience
Universal precautions and infection control
OSHA and HIPAA regulations
Dental materials and usage
HIV/AIDS medical issues (preferred but not required)
Microsoft Office Programs
Ability to :
Fluently speak in the Spanish Language
Work independently and responsibly
Treat patients with respect, compassion, and confidentiality
Work effectively as a team member in a busy dental practice
Be self-motivated and maintain the commitment to excellence of APLA Dental Services, Inc.
Learn and become proficient with eClinicals Works and Dexis
This is primarily an office position that requires only occasional bending, reaching, stooping, lifting and moving of office materials weighing 25 pounds or less. The position requires daily use of a personal computer and requires entering, viewing, and revising text and graphics on the computer terminal and on paper.
Must possess a valid California driver’s license; proof of auto liability insurance; and have the use of a personal vehicle for work related purposes. COVID vaccination is required and APLA Health will consider accommodations for medical and religious-based reasons.
Equal Opportunity Employer: minority/female/disability/veteran.