Listed below is the Job Description for the RDA position.
The Registered Dental Assistant supports the Mobile Treatment Division by
delivering and helping to set up dental equipment, working with geriatric
patients, serving as the onsite liaison, answering clinical questions, talking to
patients about their treatment needs, helping patients get to the dental room,
adjusts dentures and/or assist with denture relines and denture impressions,
electronic charting, and acquire patient paperwork from patients onsite. On
occasion, there may be a need to prepare treatment rooms for patients; pass
instruments and materials; sterilization of instruments; take digital x-rays; and
performing procedures in compliance with the dental practice acts.
1 to 5 years
Manages or Supervises Others
Routine travel is required within the Austin and surrounding area, to meet the
needs of customers in Healthcare settings. Overnight travel will be required 1- 3
times a month.
As related to the description above, the Registered Dental Assistant :
Prepares treatment room for patients by following prescribed procedures and
Help sets-up equipment prior to the treatment day starting and helps takes down
at the end of the day.
Operates a company vehicle in coordination with the other dental assistant.
Prepares patient for dental treatment by bring patient to dental room, welcoming,
comforting, and draping patient.
Provides information to patients and employees by answering questions and request
Proficiency in denture adjustments, relines, and denture impressions
Provides instrumentation by sterilizing and delivering dental instruments to
treatment area; on occasion positioning instruments for dentist's access, and
performing suctioning and passing instruments.
Provides dental materials by selecting, mixing, and placing materials on
instruments and in the patient's mouth.
Provides diagnostic information by using digital radiographic images; pouring,
trimming, and polishing study casts.
Provides clinical knowledge to nursing home staff, patients, and family members
Ensures efficacy of dental event by bringing patients to and from the dental room
Present treatment onsite to patient and/or family if needed
Helps dentist manage dental and medical emergencies by maintaining CPR
certification, emergency drug and oxygen supply, and emergency telephone
Educates patients by giving oral hygiene, plaque control, and postoperative
Documents dental care services by charting in patient records and electronic
Maintains patient confidence and protects operations by keeping information
Maintains safe and clean working environment by complying with procedures, rules,
Protects patients and employees by adhering to infection-control policies and
Helps maintains dental supplies inventory by checking stock to determine
inventory level; anticipating needed supplies; placing and expediting orders for
supplies; verifying receipt of supplies, and packing supplies needed for events.
Maintains professional and technical knowledge by attending educational
workshops; reviewing professional publications; establishing personal networks;
participating in professional societies.
Performs other duties as assigned
Education and Experience
High school diploma or equivalent. The Registered Dental Assistant also needs to
be registered in the State of Texas, possess a current CPR certificate as well as
a current radiology certificate. A minimum of one (1) year of hands-on dental
experience is required. One (1) year experience in a geriatric or pediatric
dental setting is highly preferred though six (6) months may be considered.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Working knowledge of electronic health record systems (Curve Hero, Dentrix, etc.)
Demonstrated history of good judgment and strong problem-solving ability
Close attention to detail and the ability to multi-task in a fast-paced dynamic
Responsible and caring ‘people-person’ with polished customer service skills
Ability to work independently and without close supervision
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Excellent problem-solving, communication, organizational, and teamwork skills
Ability to operate standard office equipment and common software applications