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Dental Assistant - RDA or DA

Auburn, CA
  • Posted: over a month ago
  • $23 to $29 Hourly
  • Full-Time
Job Description

We invite both Registered Dental Assistants and Dental Assistants to join a career with Chapa-De. This is your opportunity to join a passionate culture of people focused on providing high quality care to American Indians and low-income members of our communities. Our clinics offer a fantastic work-life balance and phenomenal benefits.


RDA: $23 - $29/hr starting, depending on experience!

DA: $20 - $23/hr starting, depending on experience!

Benefit Highlights:

  • Employee annual raises when meeting or exceeding job expectations
  • Employer-paid Health Insurance (medical, dental and vision): 100% for employee and 80% for dependents.
  • 17 days PTO per year
  • 11 Paid Holidays
  • Retirement Plan with 6% match
  • Fantastic work/life balance
  • Opportunities for career advancement

Our Dental Assistants are passionate about providing exceptional dental care and treatment for patients. They engage patients in reception, escort them to operatory using red carpet method and are responsible for performing a variety of activities at the top of their scope.

Dental Assistant Activities Include:

  • Being a valued member of the dental team, participate in team huddles to review scheduling and daily operational needs
  • Dental Assistants take an active role in preparing patients and operatory for treatment with pride to perform exceptional dentistry for endodontics, oral surgery, pedodontics, prosthodontics and restorative procedures
  • Connecting with patients, make them feel comfortable and welcomed
  • Taking impressions and completing laboratory duties such as pouring up, trimming models, and the making of bleach trays/night guards.
  • Capturing digital x-rays with all landmarks present and document missing teeth or dental prosthesis
  • Documenting exam findings and dental care services
  • Collaborating with Dentists, Hygienists, Sterilization technicians and other Chapa-De team members to perform these and other functions pertaining to dentistry procedures

DA Qualifications:

  • Graduate from High School.
  • Formal training as a dental assistant OR 6 months experience in chairside assisting in the practice of Dentistry
  • A board approved eight hour Infection Control course
  • A board approved two hour course in the Dental Practice Act
  • X-Ray License
  • Current CPR or BLS

RDA Qualifications:

  • Current RDA license.
  • Graduate from High School.
  • Current CPR certificate.
  • One year experience as chair side assistant, working with digital x-ray software/sensors and using computer based applications in a professional manner.
  • Additional licenses and/or certificates in dental, orthodontics or medical is a plus

** Must have received or be willing to receive the COVID - 19 vaccine before date of hire to be considered for employment. This includes the booster shot, when eligible.

Indian Preference. Preference in filling vacancies will be given to qualified Indian applicants in accordance with the Indian Preference Act (Title 25, U.S. Code, section 472 & 473). In other than the above, Chapa-De Indian Health Program, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

About Us: Chapa-De is a non-profit community outpatient health center with a mission to advance the health and well-being of American Indians and low income individuals living in our communities by providing convenient access to high quality, compassionate care. With clinics located in Auburn, CA and Grass Valley, CA, we have multidisciplinary health care teams that provide a broad spectrum of services including adult and pediatric primary care, nutrition and health education, women's health services, dental care, orthodontia, mental health and substance abuse counseling, psychiatry, optometry, and pharmacy.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, Chapa-De recognizes that our strength lies in our people.

We are committed to the principals of equal employment. We are committed to complying with all federal, state, and local laws providing equal employment opportunities, and all other employment laws and regulations. It is the intent of Chapa-De to maintain a work environment free of harassment, discrimination, or retaliation because of age, race, religious creed, color, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding and/or related medical conditions), gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, military or veteran status, or any other status protected by federal, state or Local laws. We are dedicated to the fulfillment of this policy in regard to all aspects of employment, including but not limited to recruiting, hiring, placement transfer, training, promotion, rates of pay, and other compensation, termination, and all other terms, conditions, and privileges of employment.

Chapa-De provides reasonable accommodation to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Please tell us if you require a reasonable accommodation.

Post job offer: pre-employment physical, pre-employment drug screen, TB test, proof of COVID-19 vaccination and annual flu shot (during flu season) are required as a condition of employment. Additionally, your authorization to release information for criminal background check is a contingency for an offer of employment.



Auburn, CA
95603 USA



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