Registered Dental Assistant

RDA works on behalf of the patient and the dentist, helping to assure a high level of professional excellence in oral health care delivery.



Summary of Essential Job Functions:

  • Prepares treatment room for patient by following prescribed procedures and protocols.
  • Prepares patients for dental treatment by welcoming, comforting, seating, and draping patient.
  • Record medical and dental histories and vital signs of patients.
  • Provides instrumentation by sterilizing and delivering instruments to treatment area; positioning instruments for dentist's access; suctioning; passing instruments.
  • Provides diagnostic information by exposing and developing radiographic studies, pouring, trimming, and polishing study casts.
  • Assist the dentist during examinations and treatment procedures.
  • Documents dental care services by charting in patient electronic records.
  • Maintains safe and clean working environment in compliance with office policies and procedures, safety, and OSHA guidelines.
  • Ensures operation of dental equipment by completing preventive maintenance requirements
  • Maintains dental supplies inventory by checking stock to determine inventory level; anticipating needed supplies; placing and expediting orders for supplies; verifying receipt of supplies.
  • Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed.
  • Participate in the achievement of patient satisfaction and office production goals by working efficiently and providing a high level of patient service.
  • Assist with other duties as directed.


Minimum Requirements:

  • Understanding of health & safety regulations
  • Good computer skills
  • Excellent communication and people skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Well-organized and reliable
  • High school diploma; graduating from dental assistant school
  • Current California RDA license


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