Dental Assistant
Job Details
Lennox School District - Lennox, CA
Full Time
High School Degree
Health Care


Under the direction of Dental Director, Dental Assistant will be responsible for providing both clinical and administrative support in a clinical unit(s) and/or affiliated practices, working alongside dentists, dental hygienists, and dental technicians.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:       

  • Organizes and prepares trays, set up and lays out instruments for dental procedures.
  • Preps patients and handles instruments and other materials to be used during dental procedures.
  • Obtains vital signs and monitors patients for complications.
  • Questions patients about their medical history and recording the information for  

dentist’s reference.

  • Obtains patients’ dental history and records.
  • Ensures health history is updated and scanned in to eCW system.
  • Exposes and processes digital radiography or traditional x-rays.
  • Practices radiation safety at all times when using dental radiographs operators.
  • Takes impressions of patients’ teeth for casts.
  • Uses suction and swabs to keep patients’ mouths clear and dry during procedures.
  • Applies topical anesthetic to patients’ mouths.
  • Removes stitches.
  • Makes temporary crowns.
  • Advising patients on dental care.
  • Making patients feel comfortable before, during and after dental treatment.
  • Cleans up following procedure, disposes of all waste in an appropriate fashion, and disinfects area after each patient and sets up for next patient in accordance with established procedures.
  • Sterilizes dental instruments and equipments
  • Maintains an inventory of dental instruments, equipment, and supplies in the dental operatory.
  • Organizes supplies and equipment to minimize loss and maximize utilization.
  • Reports equipment malfunctions to direct supervisor and follows up with repair technicians as needed.
  • Schedules appointments, maintains records, sends bills, answers phones, and other office duties.
  • Performs regular audits to ensure that no expired materials exist in the patient care areas.
  • Ensure compliance with policies and procedures and regulatory agencies rules and regulations.
  • Provides patient education and treatment planning information as directed.
  • Assesses emergency situations and provides necessary and proper response when appropriate in accordance with emergency protocols.
  • Promotes positive working relationships with community agencies and with other departments.
  • Establish and maintain courteous, cooperative relationships with staff, volunteers and the public, portraying the mission of T.H.E.
  • Promotes delivery of quality patient care.
  • And all other duties as assigned.

Essential Skills and Experiences

  • Provide strong customer service to staff and community.
  • Proven organizational and problem solving skills.
  • Able to track details and manage multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills (oral and written).
  • Basic understanding of financial/budgeting process.
  • Ability to handle and track details and verify accuracy.
  • Completes work on time with quality results and can manage multiple interruptions.


Education and Qualifications:

  • Must hold a current Dental Assistant certificate.
  • High school diploma or GED (preferred 2 years of college).
  • Current CPR Certification
  • Have Radiation ( Xray) Certificate
  • Excellent communication (oral and written) and interpersonal skills.
  • A valid California Driver's license, and access to insured automobile.
  • Flexible, mature individual who is capable of decision making and problem solving.
  • Ability to work with all levels of management.
  • Ability to work effectively and collaboratively.
  • Advanced computer skills, including word processing, spreadsheet, email, etc. Experience using electronic health records preferred.
  • Ability to work with people of diverse cultural, educational, social, and economic backgrounds.
  • Fluency in Spanish highly desirable.