Registered Dental Assistant Job Description

Registered Dental Assistant Job Description

Registered Dental Assistant Job Overview

A registered dental assistant is a licensed professional who assists with general oral healthcare procedures and support in a dental office. A registered dental assistant is able to perform all of the duties of a certified dental assistant including preparing exam rooms, assisting dentists and hygienists during procedures and examinations, educating patients on oral health, providing patients with aftercare instructions, and scheduling appointments. They’re also able to perform expanded duties including taking x-rays and applying topical anesthesia. Registered dental assistants typically work in a clinical environment at a dental practice, a public health department, or in schools specializing in dental care.

Registered Dental Assistant Job Template

Registered Dental Assistant Job Summary

Our growing dental office has a fantastic opportunity for a registered dental assistant to join our team! Our ideal candidate will have 3 years of previous experience working in a dental office as an RDA and is ready to provide exemplary care for our patients. We take pride in providing a caring and positive atmosphere for our patients. If you have a great attitude and love working with a fun team in the expanding dental industry, apply today!

Location

Ashburn, VA

Registered Dental Assistant Responsibilities

  • Greet patients and explain dental care treatment plans so they feel comfortable during the appointment
  • Take and document vital signs and medical history for patient records, take x-rays of patients’ mouths, and apply a topical anesthetic for dental procedures, if necessary
  • Prepare and layout sterilized equipment, dental instruments, anesthetics, dental supplies, and materials inside treatment rooms for examinations and dental procedures
  • Assist dentists and dental hygienists during any procedures or examinations by handing off dental instruments, providing suction, and ensuring chair-side accessibility to the team
  • Adhere to all dental office infection control policies and safety regulations by disinfecting and sterilizing all equipment and instruments after use
  • Schedule appointments for patient care follow up, answer any questions they may have about dental hygiene, and provide postoperative instructions with methods for infection control of the patients’ teeth and gums, after procedures

Registered Dental Assistant Qualifications

  • An Associate’s Degree or a certification from a college or technical school training program accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation is required
  • State licensed as a Registered Dental Assistant (RDA) by the Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA)
  • Current BLS/CPR certification is required
  • Previous dental assisting experience as a registered dental assistant or certified dental assistant (3 years) is necessary
  • Experience with dental software, updating patient histories, and computer skills are needed
  • Strong interpersonal skills, customer service, organization, and excellent communication skills are essential

Registered Dental Assistant Compensation

$19.67/hour (National Average)

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