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Lead Registered Dental Assistant

Company: Jefferson Dental Clinics
Location: San Antonio
Posted on: August 7, 2022

Job Description:

Who Are We?

We are Jefferson Dental & Orthodontics and we believe in taking a personal approach to dentistry. Since our humble beginnings in Texas in 1967, we've been a trusted friend for our patients near and far. At Jefferson, we understand it takes more than clinical excellence to earn a patient's trust. It's of the utmost importance that we all see the patient as a unique individual and demonstrate that their care plan is designed around each of their needs. We'll do whatever it takes to put a smile on each patient's face, so the rest of the world can see how amazing it is. We truly change people's lives. Do you want to be a part of our life changing team?!

Our philosophy is simple: Our Care Changes People's Lives. We treat our patients like family to provide the best dental experience because we know a happy, confident smile leads to a better life. We deliver the highest quality care, making dentistry convenient and affordable for everyone. Join our new Hygiene team for the opportunity to have a fulfilling career giving our patients the happy, confident smile they deserve.

What You'll Do

* Coordinate with Dentist and General Manager to provide work direction and training to RDAs
* Instruments: Sterilize dental instruments and equipment for each patient; Organize and lay out instruments for use; Hand instruments and other materials to dentist during procedures
* Patients/Interpersonal: Question patients about their medical history and record the information for dentist's reference; Advise patients on effective dental care; Manage patients - help patients feel comfortable before, during and after dental treatment
* Patients/Clinical: Take x-rays of patients' teeth; Take impressions of patients' teeth for casts to fabricate study models or to fabricate a temporary; Make temporary crowns
* Assisting Dentist/Preparation: Prepare cements, composite, impression materials etc.
* Assisting Dentist/Patient Care: Use suction and swabs to keep patients' mouths clear and dry during procedures; Apply topical anesthetic to patients' mouths; Place and remove rubber dams, matrices and wedges; Apply cavity lines and bases
* Administration: Obtaining patients' dental records; Complete Dental Charting
* Infection Control: Perform dental infection control plan management to conform to CDC, OSHA and ADA standards. Follow clinical guidelines for sterilization, disinfection, instrument cleaning and dental treatment room disinfection
* Team Support: provide assistance in others areas of the clinic, as requested
* Community Outreach: As requested, promote JDC by attending neighborhood events or visiting local businesses and distributing flyers and "goodie-bags" to the public
* Organize and lay out instruments for specialized procedures
* Prepare cements, amalgam, composite, impression materials etc.
* Inventory control and management
* Make temporary crown
* Apply sealants after completion of certification
* Monitor nitrous patients after completion of certification

The Perks!

* Competitive pay and bonus structure - starting salary $19/hour and bonuses of up to $800/month*!
* Growth and advancement opportunities for leadership roles
* Vacation and PTO
* $25,000 of Company-paid Life Insurance
* Wide variety of additional benefits including:
* Medical
* Dental
* Vision
* Short-term and Long-term Disability
* Health Saving Account
* Flexible Spending Account
* Dependent Care Spending Account
* Supplement Life Insurance for you or your dependents
* 401(k)
* Accident
* Critical Illness
* Identity Protection
* Team Member Assistance Program
* Bonus potential based on achieving certain number of business objectives per month

Job Requirements

Valid RDA License required

CPR certification highly preferred

High School diploma or equivalent

Keywords: Jefferson Dental Clinics, San Antonio , Lead Registered Dental Assistant, Healthcare , San Antonio, Texas

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