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Dental Assistant

Senior Dental Center San Marcos
San Marcos, CA
  • Expired: over a month ago. Applications are no longer accepted.
Job Description

Position title: Dental Assistant/Registered Dental Assistant

Location: Gary and Mary West Senior Dental Center (GMWSDC) in San Marcos, CA

The Gary and Mary West Senior Dental Center is a nonprofit, state-of-the-art dental clinic that specializes in providing high-quality oral healthcare to seniors in San Diego and surrounding areas. Our experienced age-specific dentists and clinical staff deliver gentle and personalized treatment based on need, lifestyle and budget.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES: Prepare patient for scheduled treatment, assist the dentist in performing scheduled treatment to the patients, prepare materials and equipment for treatment and have them ready for the dentist’s or hygienist use, take x-rays and assist the dentist in laboratory work. May perform other related work to include, but not limited to, making appointments, answer the phone, and ordering dental supplies. Experience with dental digital technology and working in a paperless dental environment is a plus.


  • Assists patients in resolving minor difficulties, answering their questions and giving directions to patients as authorized by the dentist or dental hygienist.
  • Prepares operatory for patient treatment as per Dental office protocols and the dentist’s or dental hygienist’s directions.
  • Performs tasks as delegated and directed by the dentist.
  • Assists dentist or dental hygienist in taking digital x/rays or panoramic x/ray.
  • Ensures all dental instruments and equipment have been properly sterilized in accordance with the dental office protocols and policies.
  • Monitors scheduled patient flow and assists dentist and dental hygienist(s) in assuring that all patient records and documents are properly and accurately completed.
  • Ensures the proper disposal of contaminated or potentially contaminate materials in accordance with the dental office policy’s and state / federal regulation(s).
  • Maintains all dental office protocols as well as center policies and procedures relative to infection control, exposure control and safety issues.
  • Maintains Dental office equipment in accordance with manufacturer’s directions and dental office policy and protocol.
  • Maintains adequate operatory supplies and compiles a list of individual item shortages for inventory control and ordering purposes.
  • Assists with various clinical and administrative functions of the dental office as needed.
  • Participates in appropriate health promotion / disease prevention activities, both on-site and off-site.


  • Proof of COVID-19 vaccination and booster required
  • High school diploma.
  • Ability to work part-time Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm in San Marcos
  • Must be a TEAM player, reliable, able to multi-task and self-started
  • Must be organized and detail oriented
  • Applicant must have a friendly, calm, professional demeanor to work with seniors in need and staff members at all times.
  • Previous experience working in community dental clinic preferred
  • Previous experience with paperless office preferred
  • Current RDA license a plus
  • CEREC experience a plus
  • Dentrix or Enterprise Software knowledge a plus
  • Bilingual in Spanish a plus

Job Type: Long Term Temporary / Part-time Tuesday, Wed, Thursday

  • General Practice
  • Dentrix
  • Crown Prepping
  • Scheduling
  • Prosthodontic
  • Digital X-rays
  • Digital Impressions
  • Intraoral Photos
  • Oral Surgery
  • Insurance

  • $20-$28/hour

Senior Dental Center San Marcos


San Marcos, CA
92078 USA