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Specialty Assistant - Endo & Pedo

Company: West Coast Dental
Location: Los Angeles
Posted on: June 12, 2021

Job Description:


With over 30 offices servicing California and Washington, West Coast Dental is continuously looking for talented individuals to join our rapidly growing team. The variety of opportunities includes corporate, clinical, and field office positions.

If you enjoy welcoming, communicating, and delivering best practices, then West Coast Dental has the right career path for you!

Welcome to West Coast Dental!


The Specialty Assistant performs a variety of dental assisting duties while promoting a safe and clean environment for providing quality dental care. These duties include, but are not limited to, assisting the doctor; communicating effectively with patients (or parents if patient is a child); maintaining equipment and inventory; cleaning, sterilizing, and packaging instruments; and following universal precautions, OSHA requirements, and dental board auxiliaries' regulations. Specialty Assistant will travel with Specialty Team to multiple locations within the region.

  • Prepare trays and operatories for various procedures
  • Prepare patients for treatment and assist Specialist, enabling them to provide efficient, quality dental treatment
  • Arrive prior to the first scheduled patient to prepare for the day and be a part of the morning huddle; according to the office schedule
  • Follow the guidelines set forth by manager of the office you are working at that day; direct supervision is provided by the OM
  • Work closely with the Back Floor Supervisor to ensure an appropriate and adequate clinical supply and that equipment is well maintained in each dental practice, while simultaneously remaining fiscally responsible
  • Maintain a clean, sterile and cheerful environment where our patients feel comfortable
  • Obtain dental history and/or records from patients (review patient health history for the Specialist for all returning patients
  • Work with the front and back office teams to ensure the Specialist's schedule runs smoothly/efficiently
  • Ensure that operatories are stocked and cleaned at all times
  • Accurately/completely document patient care activities in the chart as directed by the Specialist and Company policy
  • Explain treatment plans to patients as needed
  • Escort patients to front office area for patient dismissal when treatment is completed, and inform the Receptionist when and for what their next visit(s) must be scheduled
  • Disinfect general back office areas; including instruments and operatory
  • Apply all-wrap in and around operatories, where needed
  • Prepare lab cases
  • Turn off all equipment nightly, including the vacuum, compressor, etc.
  • Ensure that handpieces are properly cleaned and oiled
  • Review the Hazard Communication book and sign the training log
  • Ensure that hazardous products are properly labeled
  • Follow waste disposal procedures for Sharps and for contaminated material/chemical.
  • Compliance with state and Federal infection control standards in the dental office and operatories, including but not limited to: wearing protective barriers such as gloves, scrubs, and eye wear; disinfecting and sterilizing instruments and treatment areas; and disposing properly of contaminated or bio-hazardous waste/materials
  • Check next day appointment schedule for all lab cases and verify that they are ready, if not, see that the patient is rescheduled
  • Follow-up with lab and maintain the log on partials and remakes.
  • Attend and participate in staff meetings and team huddles
  • Other duties as assigned by the Office Manager, Regional Manager, and/or Dentists


  • Minimum one year of recent experience as a Specialty Assistant preferred
  • Valid California Registered Dental Assistant license required or Certificate from accredited Dental Assisting School
  • Bilingual: English & Spanish required (if the geographic location of the office does not require the applicant to be bilingual, applicants who only speak English may be considered)
  • CPR and First-Aid certification required
  • Infection Control Certificate required (DA Only)
  • Ability to obtain an NPI (RDA Only)
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work with people of all ages (i.e. Children)
  • Strong interpersonal and relationship skills
  • Ability to work in a fast paced environment and able to multitask
  • Ability to maintain outgoing, friendly attitude with patients and coworkers
  • Ability to work with interruptions and to manage multiple priorities
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision
  • Ability to be extremely organized

We recognize the importance of investing on our most valuable asset that strengthens the very foundation of West Coast Dental, our employees. In line with this objective, we understand that providing excellent service to our employees facilitates professional and personal growth that will enable them to live our company principle - To Welcome, Communicate and Deliver unparalleled customer service.

West Coast Dental offers a competitive benefit package designed to enhance the lives of our employees.

West Coast Dental offers:

  • Sick Pay
  • Holiday Pay
  • Vacation Pay
  • Medical (including prescriptions)
  • Vision insurance
  • Comprehensive dental benefit
  • Voluntary supplemental insurance for life, disability, critical illness, cancer, gap and accident
  • Continuing education
  • Advancement opportunities
  • 401 (k) plan
  • Referral bonus incentive programs
  • Flexible Spending Accounts (Health Care & Dependent Care)

We are proud to be an EEO/AA employer M/F/D/V.

Keywords: West Coast Dental, Los Angeles , Specialty Assistant - Endo & Pedo, Other , Los Angeles, California

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