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A Registered Dental Assistant (RDA) performs a variety of dental assisting duties, within compliance of state regulations, to promote quality dental care for patients in a reduced stress, comfortable environment. An RDA assists the doctor, teaches patients how to care for their teeth, communicates effectively with patients, maintains equipment and inventory, and follows universal precautions and all OSHA and MIOSHA requirements to ensure a safe environment for patients and staff. As part of the overall clinic team the RDA will assist all other staff members as required and available with their duties.
Typical Duties and Responsibilities
?Assist the doctor during treatment
?Prepare patients for treatment
?Take and develop x-rays
?Take diagnostic impressions
?Perform instrument sterilization and infection control
?Dental polishing and restoration placement
?Clean and stock operatory
?Control inventory of clinical supplies
?Fabricate provisional restorations
?Inventory control of laboratory cases
?Make clinical notes regarding patient treatment
?Place and remove rubber dams
?Place amalgam restorations
?Takes final impression for indirect restorations
?All other duties as assigned.
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities
?Exceptional human relation skills
?Ability to maintain outgoing, friendly attitude with patients, staff, and doctor even under pressure
?Ability to work with interruptions and to manage multiple priorities
?Ability to meet deadlines
?Ability to work unsupervised
?Ability to handle conflicts and get along with people
?Knowledge of Dentistry
?Ability to maintain professional demeanor at all times
?Exceptional verbal and non-verbal communication skills
?Computer skills i.e. Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, Dentrix, and Internet.
?Experience with autoclave, suction, hand pieces, panorex, TMJ film, processor, plasma arc light, amalgamator, ultrasonic, vacuum form machine, O2/N20, air compressor, model trimmer, vacuum pump, amalgam separator, hydrim, stamatic