The Registered Dental Assistant performs duties such as: prepare the patient for a variety of treatment procedures, assist the dentist in performing all treatment procedures on the patient, prepare materials and equipment for treatment and have them ready for the dentist’s use, take/process x-rays and assist the dentist with laboratory work. May perform other related work to include, but not limited to, making appointments, answer the phone, ordering supplies and processing the dental billing. The dental assistant works collaboratively with the dental team to ensure quality patient care along with meeting the oral health needs of the patients while providing sound clinical judgment. The dental assistant needs to work well with children which may include children with behavioral and/or developmental disorders.
Education & Experience
High School diploma or equivalent.
Completion of certified Registered Dental Assistant course or other comparable dental health care provider program.
At least 1 year clinical experience as dental assistant.
Bilingual (preferred but not required).
Experience with pediatrics (preferred but not required).
Licensure, Registration, and/or Certification
Radiation safety course must be completed within 30 days of hire.
Registered Dental Assistant (RDA) Certification, current and in good standing.
Certificate for coronal polishing (preferred but not required).
Certificate for placement of pit and fissure sealants (preferred but not required).
Nitrous Oxide certification (preferred but not required)
Internal Number: 53079-45307
About Cook Children's Health Care System
Cook Children's Health Care System embraces an inspiring Promise – to improve the health of every child in our region through the prevention and treatment of illness, disease and injury. Based in Fort Worth, Texas, we’re proud of our long and rich tradition of serving our community.