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Colusa Dental - Colusa, CA
Full Time
$22.26 - $30.05 Hourly
Weekdays Only


Why work for Ampla Health?  16565

Ampla Health provides the individuals and communities we serve with high quality, comprehensive, community health care that is accessible to all and culturally and linguistically appropriate.

  • Great Benefits including Medical, Dental, and Vision
  • 4 weeks paid time off to start.
  • 9 paid holidays
  • 401k and profit sharing
  • Full time, Monday to Friday
  • Great work/home life balance

GENERAL PURPOSE: Registered Dental Assistant 

The Registered Dental Assistant (RDA) is responsible for performing all duties of a Registered Dental Assistant (RDA) and other functions legally allowed in the state of California.

MAIN RESPONSIBILITIES & DUTIES: Registered Dental Assistant 

  1. Duties with general supervision:
  1. Mouth mirror inspecting oral cavity, to include charting of obvious lesions, existing restorations and missing teeth
  2. Placement and removal of temporary sedative dressings
  1. Duties with direct supervision:
  1. Perform pulp test
  2. Sizes stainless steel crowns, temporary crowns and bands
  3. Placements of post-extractions and periodontal dressing
  4. Coronal polishing if certified by the state
  5. Sealants placement, if certified by the state
  6. Other Duties assigned by Supervisor
  7. Flexibility to work at other Ampla Health sites as needed

QUALITIES & CHARACTERISTICS: Registered Dental Assistant 

  1. Maintains a professional relationship and positive attitude with co-workers, the public, patients and all Ampla Health’s staff, Board of Directors and vendors
  2. Maintains the highest professional ethics and is honest in dealing with people; is a model for all employees through his/her actions
  3. Strive to learn more and is receptive to learning new challenges and opportunities
  4. Displays enthusiasm toward the work and the mission of Ampla Health
  5. Maintains excellent attendance and punctuality
  6. Readily adapts to change and can think outside the box


  1. Valid California RDA license
  2. Current CPR card
  3. Valid X-ray certificate
  4. Ability to perform duties based on the attached performance evaluation factors
  5. Demonstrate clear knowledge of Ampla Health’s clinic structure, standards, procedures and protocols
  6. Ability to navigate through several different systems

COMMUNICATIONS SKILLS: Registered Dental Assistant 

  1. Must have neat and legible handwriting
  2. Must be able to type accurately with proper verbiage and grammar
  3. Must be able to interact with patients courteously and calmly
  4. Demonstrate active and focused listening skills
  5. Ability to communicate well with the public