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Dental Assistant

Company: Gardner Family Health Care
Location: San Jose
Posted on: June 15, 2019

Job Description:

Full-time and Part-time positions available

BASIC FUNCTION: Under supervision, assists a dentist in examination and treatment of patients.


A. Under general "supervision of a licensed dentist, performs such basic
supportive dental procedures as:

1. Taking, developing, and mounting of dental x-rays.

2. Preparation of patients and operatories for examination and

3. Sterilization/disinfection of dental equipment and instruments.

4. Stocking of operatories.

5. Pouring of diagnostic and opposing model impressions.

6. Fabrication of custom trays.

7. Maintenance of office in clean and organized condition.

8. Mouth-mirror inspection of the oral cavity to include charting of
obvious lesions, existing restorations, and missing teeth.

9. Placement and removal of temporary sedative dressings.

B. Under direct supervision of a licensed dentist, performs such basic
supportive dental procedures as:

1. Taking of impressions for diagnostic and opposing models.

2. Application of non-aerosol and non-caustic topical agents.

3. Removal of post-extraction and periodontal dressings.

4. Placement of elastic orthodontic separators.

5. Removal of orthodontic separators.

6. Assisting in the administration of nitrous oxide/oxygen sedation.

7. Holding anterior matrices.

8. Removal of sutures.

9. Taking of intraoral measurements for orthodontic procedures.

10. Seating of adjusted retainers or headgears, including appropriate

11. Checking for loose bands.

12. Removal of arch wires.

13. Removal of ligature ties.

14. Application of topical fluoride, after scaling and polishing by the supervising dentist or a RDH.

15. Placement and removal of rubber ????

16. Placing, wedging, and removing of matrices.

17. Obtaining endodontic cultures.

18. Drying of canals (previously opened by dentist) with absorbent points.

19. Testing of polp:vitality.

20. Placing of bases and liners on sound dentin.

21. Removal of excess cement from supragingival surfaces of teeth.

22. Sizing of stainless steel crowns, temporary crowns, and bands.

23. Temporary cementation and removal of temporary crowns and removal of orthodontic bands.

24. Placement of orthodontic separators.

25. Placement and ligation of arch wires.

26. Placement of post-extraction and periodontal dressings.

27. Coronal polishing (with evidence of satisfactory completion of a
Board-approved course of instruction).

REPORTS TO: Back Office Supervising Assistant


1. High School Diploma or Equivalent

2- Dental X-Ray Certification

3. Bilingual English/Spanish Preferred

4. Current RDA Licensure (California)

5. Two Years' Experience as RDA Preferred

Keywords: Gardner Family Health Care, San Jose , Dental Assistant, Healthcare , San Jose, California

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