Dental Assistant

  • Herald Christian Health Center
  • San Gabriel, CA, USA
  • Apr 10, 2019
Full time Dental Assistant

Job Description

Herald Christian Health Center (HCHC) is a non-profit community clinic and a Federally Qualified Health Center in San Gabriel Valley and San Diego, California.  We have approximately 170 employees. The mission of HCHC is to provide quality and affordable holistic healthcare to the low income, the uninsured and the medically indigent among the population of San Gabriel Valley and San Diego. HCHC patient population is comprised mostly of limited English proficient immigrants from China, Hong Kong, Vietnam and Taiwan. 

Take the next step in your dental career. HCHC is actively seeking a dental assistant with prior work experience in a dental practice(s) who would like to grow with our health center. As the needs from the community increases, the clinic is searching for a dental assistant who shares in the mission of HCHC and whose heart desire is also to serve the poor and the afflicted and similarly, want to make a difference in the lives of their patients. As a recognized Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH) by National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA), transdisciplinary care teams continue to improve upon care coordination and treatment plan management of patient population aiming to improve safety, efficiency and quality of patient care. HCHC offers competitive salary with benefits.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include but are not limited to the following:

  • Assist and is available at chairside to the Dentist in all phases of Dentistry, utilizing the current concepts of fourhanded dentistry. Maintain attention and alertness to any change in the procedure; anticipate and/or modify the sequence of the instrumentation and medication as required.
  • Performs all pre-op and post-op clinical preparation, set up instruments and dental medicaments for each procedure; arrange dental materials, instruments, and equipment in the proper sequence of use; load and dispose needles and local anesthetic carpules.
  • Ensure that all dental consent forms, health history and other forms are completed and signed prior to seating and draping the patient.
  • Take, record and inform Dentist of vital signs (blood pressure, pulse rates, etc.) prior to the start of each procedure.
  • Mix and assist in the preparation of various restorative and impression materials, waxes and resin products
  • Keep the Dentist appraised at all times of the status of the appointments. Provide oral health education to the patients.
  • Organize, plan and coordinate with the Dental Coordinator to procure and maintain inventories of the dental supplies and equipment necessary of delivery of patient care.
  • Minimum Requirements :
  • May or may not possess a valid license as a RDA approved by the Dental Board of California.
  • Must have a current X-Ray License. If not, then must sign an agreement that will obtain the license within three (3) months of employment
  • Must possess a current CPR Certification offered by an instructor approved by the American Red Cross or the American Heart Association, or any other course approved by the board as equivalent and that provides the student the opportunity to engage in hands-on simulated clinical scenarios
  • Must possess a High School Diploma or GED
  • Prior work experience in a dental practice
  • Required to work flexible hours including evenings and weekends. Must be punctual and dependable
  • Fluent in Bilingual English and Cantonese/Mandarin required.
  • Basic Computer Skills.
  • Ability to multi-task.

Must be a good team player.

  • Physical Requirements:

  • Physical effort which may include occasional light lifting to a 25 pound limit, and some bending, stooping or squatting. Considerable walking may be involved. The ability to sit or stand for extended periods of time is required.
  • The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee may be required to travel to all HCHC facilities as needed.

Benefits (eligible if working at least 24 hours per week): Vacation, sick leave, personal necessity leave, employer paid holidays, birthday time off, a choice of medical plans,  a dental plan including a dental discount, 401k retirement plan, and an employee assistance program.


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Herald Christian Health Center (HCHC) is an equal opportunity employer. HCHC does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, national origin, veteran's status, medical condition or disability, religion, ancestry, age, sex, marital status, or sexual orientation  or gender identity in accordance with all applicable requirements of Federal and State laws.