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Licensed Registered Dental Assistant (RDA)

companyJefferson Dental and Orthodontics
locationRichardson, TX, USA
PublishedPublished: 6/14/2022
Full Time

Job Description

Join our team at Jefferson Dental and Orthodontics and become a part of our mission to provide exceptional patient care through education and empathy. As a Registered Dental Assistant (RDA), you will play a crucial role in delivering top-notch dental services while ensuring our patients have a 5-star experience. If you're passionate about dentistry and patient well-being, we invite you to apply and grow with us.

Position Overview:

As an RDA, you will work under the guidance of our Lead Registered Dental Assistant and Doctor, performing various office functions that contribute to our patients' overall well-being. Your responsibilities will encompass chairside assistance, patient care and education, laboratory tasks, and administrative duties. Additionally, you will receive cross-training to assist with front office tasks, all aimed at maintaining our commitment to a 5-star patient experience.

Core Responsibilities:

- Foster a comfortable and welcoming environment for patients throughout their visit.

- Gather and record patients' medical history for the dentist's reference.

- Perform dental imaging, including x-rays and impressions.

- Manage patient records and complete dental charting.

- Organize and prepare instruments for dental procedures.

- Administer topical anesthetics and assist with various clinical procedures.

- Assist the dentist during treatments by handing instruments and materials.

- Educate patients on effective dental care practices.

- Create temporary crowns and assist with dental preparations.

- Adhere to strict infection control protocols to meet industry standards.

- Sterilize dental instruments and equipment, ensuring patient safety.

- Provide support in various clinic areas as assigned by leadership as needed.

- Participate in community outreach activities as needed.

Competencies for Excellence:

- Leadership and Influence: Set and communicate goals, enhancing organizational commitment and acknowledging contributions.

- Integrity & Credibility: Build trust and respect among patients, colleagues, and leaders through professional conduct.

- Initiative and Results Orientation: Establish challenging goals, measure outcomes, and handle crises effectively.

- Effective Communication: Understand and tailor communication to others' needs, anticipating and managing its impact.

- Concern for Order and Quality: Maintain meticulous records, ensuring accuracy without compromising deadlines.

- Teamwork: Foster a friendly and collaborative atmosphere, aiding colleagues.

- Self-Management: Exhibit self-confidence, function effectively under pressure, and manage behavior to reduce stress.

- Adaptability: Embrace change and support shifting priorities.

- Diversity: Adapt and integrate into a diverse work environment and patient population.

- Customer Service Excellence: Become a trusted advisor to patients, emphasizing and delivering a 5-star experience.

Job Requirements:

- Minimum age of 18 required.

- High School Diploma or equivalent required.

- Bilingual (English/Spanish) highly preferred.

- Active RDA certification and License required at time of hire.

- Minimum 1 year of Dental office experience highly preferred.

- Minimum 1 year of patient care or customer service experience highly preferred.

- Intermediate to advanced computer skills, including data entry.

- Reliable transportation and availability to work clinic hours, including Saturdays.

Join our dedicated team at Jefferson Dental and Orthodontics and contribute to our mission of providing exceptional dental care and a 5-star patient experience. If you're ready to make a positive impact on patients' lives and grow professionally, apply today.

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