Overview

The Dental Assistant reports to their supervising Dentist for any dental & clinical-specific instruction and
reports to the Lead Dental Assistant for scheduling, time off, other assigned duties, etc. When working with a
Student Dentist, the Dental Assistant is to treat them with the same respect and courtesy as with their
supervising Dentist.
Overview: The Dental Assistant assists the dentist in the clinical treatment of patients while promoting
Rawlins County Dental Clinic’s mission, vision, and core values.
Skills/Abilities:
• Attention to detail
• Exceptional customer service skills including effective written and verbal communication skills to
communicate and maintain positive rapport with patients, coworkers, and community members
• Basic computer skills
• Ability to work and stay on task without supervision
• Willingness to learn new techniques and treatment as directed by supervising dentist
• Critical thinking skills, resourcefullness, and problem solving skills
• Ability to work in a fast-paced enviroment
Specific Duties:
• Provides exceptional patient care with excellent chair-side manner in tandem with the Dentist
o Proper setup and prep prior to patient arrival, escorts patient to and from operatory, stays with
patient in operatory for entire duration of appointment
o Demonstrates care, concern, and compassion while making patient feel comfortable
o Obtains and reviews health history with patient and accurately documents subjective part of
clinical note
o Ensures all patient questions and concerns are addressed before patient departure
o Operatory is adequately stocked at all times
o Completes and accurately documents post-operative phone calls as assigned
o Monitors patient flow
o Clearly communicates services, charges, and upcoming treatment needs to front desk
o Adheres to all HIPAA and security polices
• Assists supervising Dentist in clinical patient treatment
o Follows all instruction provided by the supervising Dentist and/or Student Dentist
o Takes x-rays per Dentist’s request, mixes dental materials, has room prepared with proper set-up
for treatment
o Anticipates and assists Dentist’s needs at all times
o Performs expanded functions, clinical procedures, and other tasks as directed/assigned by the
Dentist in accordance with the Kansas Dental Practices Act
o Accurately charts and proposes treatment with Dentist. Accurately charges out services and
documents on route sheet.
o Checks in lab cases and ensures cases are in-office for upcoming appointments PRIOR to the
scheduled date.
The Dental Assistant reports to their supervising Dentist for any dental & clinical-specific instruction and
reports to the Lead Dental Assistant for scheduling, time off, other assigned duties, etc. When working with a
Student Dentist, the Dental Assistant is to treat them with the same respect and courtesy as with their
supervising Dentist.

Overview: The Dental Assistant assists the dentist in the clinical treatment of patients while promoting
Rawlins County Dental Clinic’s mission, vision, and core values.

Skills/Abilities:
• Attention to detail
• Exceptional customer service skills including effective written and verbal communication skills to
communicate and maintain positive rapport with patients, coworkers, and community members
• Basic computer skills
• Ability to work and stay on task without supervision
• Willingness to learn new techniques and treatment as directed by supervising dentist
• Critical thinking skills, resourcefulness, and problem solving skills
• Ability to work in a fast-paced environment

Specific Duties:
• Provides exceptional patient care with excellent chair-side manner in tandem with the Dentist
o Proper setup and prep prior to patient arrival, escorts patient to and from operatory, stays with patient in operatory for entire duration of appointment
o Demonstrates care, concern, and compassion while making patient feel comfortable
o Obtains and reviews health history with patient and accurately documents subjective part of clinical note
o Ensures all patient questions and concerns are addressed before patient departure
o Operatory is adequately stocked at all times
o Completes and accurately documents post-operative phone calls as assigned
o Monitors patient flow
o Clearly communicates services, charges, and upcoming treatment needs to front desk
o Adheres to all HIPAA and security polices
o Assists supervising Dentist in clinical patient treatment
o Follows all instruction provided by the supervising Dentist and/or Student Dentist
o Takes x-rays per Dentist’s request, mixes dental materials, has room prepared with proper set-up for treatment
o Anticipates and assists Dentist’s needs at all times
o Performs expanded functions, clinical procedures, and other tasks as directed/assigned by the Dentist in accordance with the Kansas Dental Practices Act
o Accurately charts and proposes treatment with Dentist. Accurately charges out services and documents on route sheet.
o Checks in lab cases and ensures cases are in-office for upcoming appointments PRIOR to the scheduled date.
• Sterilization, Operatory, and Lab Management
o Operatories are clean, stocked, and ready for treatment at all times. ALL operatories should match with same items in drawers and paper towels, masks, gloves, and cups are fully stocked.
o Proper set up includes, but is not limited to: air/water syringe tips in place, proper suction tips in place, and proper instruments, cassettes, and ancillary items as determined by Dentist
o Cleans and disinfects operatory according to current organization policies, procedures, and OSHA guidelines
o Is trained in proper sterilization in the lab. Sterilizes instruments and handpieces according to OSHA regulations.
o Organizes trays, instruments, disposables, and products in lab and operatory
o Assists in dental lab cases and promptly prepares for send out
o Works with Lead Dental Assistant and Clinical Manager in proper maintenance and cleaning for dental equipment
o Maintains and is knowledgeable of dental office emergency kits, nitrous and oxygen tanks
o Compliant with ensuring office sterilization procedures document is displayed
o Follows all lab procedures according to office policy
o Promptly unpacks incoming supply orders and puts items in proper places in lab
o Wears adequate PPE at all times during patient treatment
o Operatory and lab deep cleaning as needed
o Launders office laundry as assigned
o Monitors supply levels and reports needs to purchasing
• Conduct
o Complies with employee handbook
o Stays busy and finds things to do in downtime (e.g. helps in other areas of the office, answers
phones, assists front desk, reports to supervisor for additional duties, etc.)
o Maintains kind and courteous demeanor with patients and co-workers
o Actively participates in staff meetings and discussions
o Commitment to continuing education, profession, and personal development
o Has a team mindset and productively works to foster and maintain team environment
o Actively contributes to day-to-day problem solving
Other duties as assigned

Requirements:
• High School Diploma OR equivalent
• Nomad Certification (can be completed on-the-job)
• Compliant with Kansas dental practice requirements

 

Benefits available for full-time: health insurance, dental insurance, group term life insurance, paid time off, paid sick/medical time off, 6 paid holidays + 4 floating holidays annually and more!
TO APPLY for any open position, please email your cover letter and resume/CV to dolson@rcdentalclinic.com WITH references attached.