Dental Assistant/Registered Dental Assistant

Summary Statement:

Under general direction the individual in this position is responsible for assisting the dentist(s) in the direct provision of primary care dental services to patients.

The Dental Assistant is also responsible for assuring that dental operatories are adequately stocked and are ready for patients; for sterilization, preparation and inventory control of dental instruments and supplies; provide diagnostic aids including x-ray and taking and recording medical and dental histories. The assistant will travel as needed to WellSpace Health Dental Centers. Must be available and flexible to work on Saturdays.

Status: Full-Time, Regular
Open until filled
Contact Information:

Organization Information:

WellSpace Health is one of Sacramento’s premier non-profit organizations proudly serving the homeless and underserved community of Sacramento for over 60 years. We offer professional services including: high quality primary health care; family planning; women’s health including OB; immunizations; well child care and testing; diagnosis and treatment; addiction treatment; mental health counseling and pediatric dentistry.

We are a leader in integrated care, blending physical health services with our well-known addiction and mental health treatment. We also offer a range of medical products through community partnerships including our T3 Program (Triage, Transport and Treat) that reduces Emergency Room overcrowding and our Interim Care Program (ICP) that reduces medical relapse following hospital discharge. In 2010 we have opened the first pediatric dentist clinic in the Sacramento area for our community.

Required Qualifications (Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, Education, Training, and Licensure):

  • Requires high school diploma or equivalent.
  • Completion of Dental Assistant training program with a Dental Assisting Certificate supplemented by one year dental assistance experience in a dental office.
  • Must possess a California X-Ray license, pit and fissure sealant license as well.
  • Current CPR certification;
  • Ability to work courteously and effectively as a team member to support the quality/efficiency standards established for the clinic; work independently; exercise good judgment; spell correctly; communicate effectively orally and in writing; follow oral/written instructions, perform clerical work in a methodical, independent and thorough manner with speed and accuracy.
  • Ability to work in fourhanded dentistry.
  • Proficient in digital charting and digital radiography (QSI preferred).
  • Knowledge of dental terminology, and office practices and procedures.
  • Must have the physical stamina to function effectively in a position that which involves continuous movement.
  • Experience in a pediatric setting with medically compromised patients is preferred but not required
  • Effective oral and written communication skills in English are required.
  • Bilingual English/Spanish/Russian preferred.
  • Benefits:

    Successful candidate will receive regionally competitive salary, above average health benefits at reduced costs, company paid life insurance & long term disability insurance, additional voluntary retirement plan with company match and no vesting schedule requirement.

  • Paid bereavement and jury duty leave.
  • 10 paid holidays per year.
  • Paid time off.
  • Paid sick leave.
  • Flexible Spending Program.
  • Company paid malpractice insurance for all providers.
  • Professional development hours offered annually.
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