Vista Community Clinic, founded in 1972, is a private,
non-profit medical, dental and social services center. We focus on serving people who experience
social, cultural or economic barriers to health care in a comprehensive, high
We provide the highest quality services in five locations in
the San Diego North County Coastal area.
We are currently seeking full-time, part-time and per diem Bilingual
English/Spanish Registered Dental Assistants who will prepare patients for service
deliver and provide chair side assistance to the dentist in the concept of four
Perform a wide variety of patient care
activities and assist chairside in the concept of four handed dentistry
including but not limited to impressions, applying non-aerosol and topical
agents, removing post-extraction and periodontal dressing, assisting in the
administration of nitrous oxide, holding anterior matrices and placing and
removing rubber dams.
Place temporary sedative dressing, place bases
and liners on sound dentin, remove excess cement from supragingival surfaces of
teeth with a hand instrument or floss, size stainless steel crowns, temporary
crowns and bands, fabricate temporary crowns intra-orally, perform temporary
cementation and removal of temporary crowns and removal of orthodontic bands,
take bite registrations for diagnostic models for case study only and perform
Prepare equipment, instruments, materials and
operatories. Performs routine maintenance
of equipment and restocking of materials.
Operate x-ray equipment to make complete and/or
selective oral radiographic services.
Develops film by automatic or manual processing methods; mounts and
Ensure the established infection control
techniques are administered in accordance with department policy to maintain a
safe and pleasant environment.
Participate in delivery of an integrated oral
health program with other agency health services.
Post High School Vocational/Specialized
Certification of Completion of Registered Dental
Coronal Polishing Certificate.
Radiation Safety Certificate.
Current CPR Certification.
Operational experience with x-ray, sterilizing,
ultrasonic, laboratory and other dental practice related equipment.
Minimum two years experience working as a
registered dental assistant in a high volume dental practice strongly preferred.
Must be able to work with various populations
whose cultural background vary.
English/ Spanish – fluency in both languages required.
Knowledge of the full range of professional
dental duties in connection with treatment of dental diseases and dental health
problems of usual difficulty.
Knowledge of the professional and ethical
standards of health care delivery.
Ability to put patients at ease and give clear
understandable directions of treatment recommended by dentist.
Skilled in the management of “team” dentistry
using multiple operatories and multiple auxiliaries.
Knowledge of health care delivery systems and
the ability to use that knowledge in assisting clients with accessing necessary
health care services.
Knowledge of the cultural, social, and economic
backgrounds of the population served.
Ability to provide written and oral reports and
evaluations concerning program activities, accomplishments, goals and
Knowledge of the operational aspects of Medi-Cal,
CHDP, private insurance and government programs which pay for dental services.
Requires some long periods of standing, walking,
and recurrent bending and twisting of body, especially the back and neck.
Physical ability must be sufficient to meet
standards of care of a quality oriented dental practice.
Must be able to work with Nitrous and other
chemicals used in the normal delivery of dental services.
The work environment involves everyday risks or
discomforts which require normal safety precautions typical of a clinical
dental setting, e.g., practice use of work safety in using dental equipment,
avoidance of trips and falls, observance of fire regulations, use of universal
infection control precautions, etc.
The work area is adequately lighted, heated and
Evening and/or weekend hours may be required.
Coordinate the preparation of reports and
written documentation including patient records, as required by the department,
agency, state and federal regulatory agents.
Maintain a smooth constant flow of patients from
reception to operatories; coordinate the activities of several operatories
through proper utilization of time, resources, abilities and patient needs.
Review patient records for accuracy and
completeness; explains treatment recommended by the dentist in a manner that is
understandable and supportive.
Maintain and submit orders to maintain an
adequate inventory of forms, consumable dental supplies, equipment maintenance
and other supplies as necessary.
Maintain established departmental policies and
procedures, objectives, quality assurance program, safety, environmental and
infection control standards.
Enhance professional growth and development
through participation in educational programs, current literature review,
in-service meetings and workshops.
Attend meetings as required and participates on
committees as directed.
Other duties as assigned.