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Dental Assistant

Company: Tiburcio Vasquez Health Center
Location: Hayward
Posted on: May 29, 2023

Job Description:

Under the direct supervision of the Manager of Specialty Services along with the Dental Assistant Supervisor and the general supervision of a licensed dentist, the Dental Assistant (DA) performs supportive dental procedures specified by codes and regulations of the Dental Board of California. The DA works with dental providers (DDS) assisting with various clinical procedures, recognized by the California Dental Practice Act. This is a full-time position working 40 hours per week, typically Monday through Friday with periodic Saturday hours.
Tiburcio Vasquez Health Center is a non-profit community health center that is dedicated to promoting the health and well-being of our community by providing accessible, high-quality care by integrating primary care, dental care, WIC support, mental health counseling, community health education, and more.
Compensation: $21.07 - $23.02 per hour, depending on experience. Responsibilities:

  • Greets patients in the waiting area and escorts patients to the operatory, and assures completion of forms and signatures
  • Reviews medical history and treatment as needed and explains necessary dental treatment or procedures to patients
  • Checks the daily schedule to set up appropriate trays and instruments
  • Assists with various procedures, which include but are not limited to charting, taking and pouring up of impressions, and other chair-side duties
  • Adheres to "Universal Precautions" and general office safety measures
  • Stocks operatories and necessary dental supplies and mounts necessary x-rays per protocol
  • Delivers Oral Hygiene instruction etc. in accordance with protocol
  • Maintains electronic health record entries for each patient visit
  • Meets the Service Excellence Standards of TVHC, Inc.
  • Performs other related duties as may be assigned by the supervisor Requirements
    • High school diploma (or GED) required
    • Certified and/or Dental Assistant Certificate required
    • Minimum of one-year experience in a non-profit setting preferred Qualifications:
      • Ability to communicate in English and Spanish required.
      • Must have good communication skills, and knowledge of dental health education subjects.
      • Must demonstrate professionalism at all times.
      • Willingness to work evenings and/or weekends.
      • Must have the ability to travel to various clinic sites. Benefits We offer excellent benefits including: medical (100% paid co-payments, premiums, etc.), dental, vision (including dependent and domestic partner coverage), generous paid leave benefits including holidays, Flexible Spending Accounts, retirement plans with an Employer match, tuition reimbursement, monthly treats, pet insurance, and more.

Keywords: Tiburcio Vasquez Health Center, Hayward , Dental Assistant, Healthcare , Hayward, California

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