Registered Dental Assistant Job Description

Registered Dental Assistant Job Description

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Registered dental assistant provides oversight for dental clinical practices, standards of care, and dental consultant claims review to ensure consistent application of clinical policy and regulatory and industry standards.

Registered Dental Assistant Duties & Responsibilities

To write an effective registered dental assistant job description, begin by listing detailed duties, responsibilities and expectations. We have included registered dental assistant job description templates that you can modify and use.

Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Sterilize and disinfect instruments and equipment
Maintains dental supplies inventory by checking stock to determine inventory level
Perform RDA functions such as coronal polishing, fabricating of temporary crowns, , per state law
Maintain a clean, sterile and cheerful environment where our patients feel comfortable
Obtain dental history and/or records from patients (review patient health history and care-slips for completeness prior to providing to the specialist for review)
Prep patients for oral exams
Educate patients in oral care
For ideal patient flow, manage employee breaks and lunches to ensure adequate coverage
Follow the guidelines set forth by the Operations Manager of the office you are working in that day
Sets up and assists with minor dental and maxillofacial surgical procedures, as needed by setting up supplies, handling instruments

Registered Dental Assistant Qualifications

Qualifications for a job description may include education, certification, and experience.

Licensing or Certifications for Registered Dental Assistant

List any licenses or certifications required by the position: CPR, DANB, BLS, EDDA, ADA

Education for Registered Dental Assistant

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the registered dental assistant job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as Associate and Collage Degree in General Education, Education, Technical, Health, MBA, Bioengineering, Biology, Graduate Programs, Sciences, Health Care

Skills for Registered Dental Assistant

Desired skills for registered dental assistant include:

Dental terminology
Instruments and equipment
Maintenance and operation of dental equipment and instruments
Ability to follow a full range of dental clinical procedures and protocols
High clinical standards in dental assisting practices and the demonstrated ability to implement these standards
Sterilization and operatory set-up procedures
First Aid and CPR
Developing and mounting x-rays
High clinical standards in dental assisting practices and demonstrated ability to implement these standards
Dental equipment/instruments/maintenance

Desired experience for registered dental assistant includes:

Must be attentive listeners who constructively address problems, suggestions, &amp
X-ray safety
OSHA standards
Operation of 38 foot mobile dental clinic (training will be provided upon hire)
Registered Dental Assistant (RDA) Certification with surgical training and experience in oral surgery and anesthesia
Radiological Technology License

Registered Dental Assistant Examples

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Registered Dental Assistant Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is hiring for a registered dental assistant. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for registered dental assistant
  • Assists dentist chair-side with pediatric, adolescent, adult, and geriatric patients
  • Performs appropriate dental treatment for pediatric, adolescents, adult, and geriatrics patients under a dentist’s supervision
  • Takes and develops X-rays
  • Works with post-op patients explaining instructions
  • Charts procedures and maintains consent forms for treatments
  • Performs data entry tasks, other front office tasks, as needed
  • Takes, develops, and processes dental radiographs as directed by dentist
  • Prepares treatment room for patient by following prescribed procedures and p
  • Greeting all patents and waiting room and bring them to the exam rooms
  • Ability to handle multi-functions and completing tasks in orderly and accurate fashion
Qualifications for registered dental assistant
  • BLS trained and certified
  • Three (3) years of dental experience
  • Knowledge of implant surgical components
  • Possession of the legal requirements to practice as a Registered Dental Assistant as determined by the California Board of Dental Examiners and knowledges and abilities essential to the successful performance of the duties assigned to the position
  • Must be a Registered Dental Assistant and maintain California x-ray Safety License
  • Sensitivity to patients’ cultural backgrounds
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Registered Dental Assistant Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is looking to fill the role of registered dental assistant. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for registered dental assistant
  • Keeping the clinic well stock and organized with all the proper equipment and inventory needs
  • Assist dentist in all chairside procedures as allowed under RDA licensing under California state law including, a) sizing and fabricating temporary crown and bridge, b) coronal polishing (RDA must first complete a Board approved course), c) application of pit and fissure sealants (RDA must first complete a Board approved course), d) take intraoral impressions for all non-prosthodontic appliances, e) chemically prepare teeth for bonding, f) take facebow transfers and bite registrations
  • Correctly place and expose digital x-ray sensors ensuring complete capture of requested dentition
  • The primary role of the Registered Dental Assistant (RDA) is to assist the dentist as necessary to gain the patient’s commitment for the best possible treatment with urgency
  • At the direction of the dentist, obtain dental history and/or records from patient (review patient health history and careslips), instruct patients on postoperative and general oral health care, record patient charting and all doctor notes on treatment record
  • Prepare tray setups for dental procedures, present instruments and materials to dentists and keep patients' mouths dry and clear by using suction or other devices and sterilize and disinfect instruments, equipment, and operatories in accordance with the American Dental Association guidelines
  • Escort patients to/from the front desk and introduce them to the Continuing Care Clerk
  • Maintain adequate supply levels in each operatory, replenishing as needed, an appropriate professional appearance and demeanor in accordance with Company policy and strict compliance with State, Federal, and other regulations, (e.g., OSHA, WC, Dental Board, HIPAA, ADA, FEHA, DOL, HR policies and practices)
  • Escort patients to/from the front desk and introduce them to other team members as appropriate
  • To have a general understanding of the office operations
Qualifications for registered dental assistant
  • Possession of the legal requirements to practice as a Registered Dental Assistant as determined by the California Board of Dental Examiners and knowledge and abilities essential to the successful performance of the duties assigned to the position
  • Must have two years of Dental Assisting experience in a busy group dental practice
  • Current Dental Assistant License/Certificate within state of practice
  • Successful completion of screening tests for the clinical specialty area(s) in which the Dental Assistant with a score of 80% or greater
  • Current PPD or Chest X-Ray per Maxim Policy or Dental Assistants contract
  • Must meet all of Maxim’s pre-employment screening requirements
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Registered Dental Assistant Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is looking for a registered dental assistant. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for registered dental assistant
  • Prepare patients for oral examination and assist clinicians and hygienists in providing treatment
  • Address problems and issues with practical solution
  • Proactively seek one-on-one mentoring sessions with the owner doctor and team
  • Perform functions in accordance with the applicable state’s Dental Auxiliaries Table of Permitted Duties and actively participate in attempting to achieve the Perfect Patient Experience® by striving to keep your patients focused on the best possible treatment with urgency
  • At the direction of the dentist, obtain dental history and/or records from patient (review patient health history and careslips), complete x-rays and intra-oral pictures of patients as appropriate, instruct patients on postoperative and general oral health care, and record patient charting and all doctor notes on treatment record
  • Maintain adequate supply levels in each operatory, replenishing as needed, an appropriate professional appearance and demeanor in accordance with Company policy, strict compliance with State, Federal, and other regulations, (e.g., OSHA, WC, Dental Board, HIPAA, ADA, FEHA, DOL, HR policies and practices)
Qualifications for registered dental assistant
  • Dental Hygiene license / certification
  • Work experience related to school based dental disease prevention programs
  • 4 years dental experience preferred
  • HIV/AIDS clinical experience preferred
  • Possession of the legal requirements to practice as a Registered Dental Assistant (RDA) as determined by the California Board of Dental Examiners, and knowledge and abilities essential to the successful performance of the duties assigned to the position
  • Maintain California x-ray Safety License
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Registered Dental Assistant Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is looking to fill the role of registered dental assistant. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for registered dental assistant
  • Ability to schedule and confirm appointments in a timely and orderly manner
  • One year of experience in a dental office or clinic preferred
  • Infection control and OSHA standards training
  • CA RDA license, CPR required within 60 days of hire, x-ray license, coronal polish certificate
  • X-ray certification/license for the state of Texas, required
  • Registered Dental Assistant for the state of Texas, required
Qualifications for registered dental assistant
  • Communicates with patients and family members to explain scope of treatment, explain oral hygiene instructions and answer questions within the scope of license and knowledge
  • Performs routine and scheduled equipment and instrument maintenance
  • Infection control, X-ray safety, OSHA standards
  • Operation of 38 foot mobile dental clinic (training may be done upon hire)
  • Certified Interpreter - English/Spanish
  • Knowledge of taking digital x-rays
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Job Description Example
Our company is looking to fill the role of registered dental assistant. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for registered dental assistant
  • Surgical training and experience and/or medical assistant with oral surgery and anesthesia experience
  • Minimum of three (3) years of dental experience
  • X-ray license/certificate for the state of Texas, required
  • 1-2 years of experience working as a general Dental Assistant, required
  • Oral surgery experience, preferred
  • 1-2 years of experience working as a general Dental Assistant, preferred
Qualifications for registered dental assistant
  • X-ray certification/license in the state of Texas, required
  • Registered Dental Assistant certification for Texas, required
  • X-ray certification for the state of Texas, required
  • Must be a Registered Dental Assistant for Texas
  • Must be a Registered Dental Assistant for the state of Texas
  • Periodontal Dental Assistant experience

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