Employment Opportunities

The Center for Oral Health (COH) is a nonprofit, California-based organization dedicated to promoting public oral health, with a focus on children and vulnerable populations. COH collaborates with national, state, and local partners to develop innovative community-based strategies for improving the oral health.

COH is an equal opportunity employer committed to staff diversity.

Current Job Openings:

  

  

Registered Dental Assistant (RDA) / Dental Assistant (DA)

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Job Title:         Dental Assistant (DA)/Registered Dental Assistant (RDA)

Reports To:      Program Manager

FLSA Status:    Non-Exempt

Effective Date:  January 2nd 2017

Position Status: Full-Time

Pay Range:       TBA

Location:          Big Bear, CA

To Apply:          Email Resume to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 

Position Description

 

Position Summary

Provide dental assistance services for Center for Oral Health’s clinical programs. The DA and or RDA is the liaison between the dentist and the patient. He/she will maintain communication with the dentist, patient, and the front office staff to ensure that all patients receive a positive experience.

The DA/RDA will work closely with the Program Manager and is responsible for assisting dentists and hygienists on and as needed/assigned basis. This may include helping with clinical duties allowed by law in the provision of services in a Regional Health Clinic Location. He or she may provide assistance with content, products, coding and billing.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

• Assisting the dentist during a variety of treatment procedures

• Taking and developing dental radiographs (x-rays)

• Asking about the patient's medical history and taking blood pressure and pulse

• Serving as an infection control officer, developing infection control protocols and preparing and sterilizing instruments and equipment

• Helping patients feel comfortable before, during and after dental treatment

• Providing patients with instructions for oral care following surgery or other dental treatment procedures, such as the placement of a restoration (filling)

• Teaching patient’s appropriate oral hygiene strategies to maintain oral health; (e.g., tooth brushing, flossing and nutritional counseling)

• Taking impressions of patients' teeth for study casts (models of teeth)

• Performing office management tasks that often require the use of a personal computer

• Communicating with patients and suppliers (e.g., scheduling appointments, answering the telephone, billing and ordering supplies)

• Helping to provide direct patient care in all dental specialties, including orthodontics, pediatric dentistry, periodontics and oral surgery Supervisory Responsibilities

 

This position is NOT responsible for the oversight of other staff.

 

Qualifications

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 

Education and Training

Completion of accredited training program for Dental Assistants from the Dental Assisting National Board (DANB)

Experience

A minimum of two (2) years of previous experience with similar community-based project is required. Previous experience in working with billing software.

Language Skills

Bilingual skills in Spanish (English-Spanish) are strongly preferred Ability to write reports and business correspondence. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.

Computer Skills

Basic computer skills in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook and Access) for email, data access, budgeting, reporting, and navigation of COH’s computer systems.

Certificates, Licenses and Registrations

Unrestricted license to practice as RDA in the State of California or Unrestricted license to practice as DA in the State of California

Valid California Driver License and Automobile Liability Insurance.

Other Requirements

Must complete and submit documentation of the DOJ Live Scan process (Department of Justice) to obtain clearance to work in the County of Los Angeles.

TB Screening: upon hire and periodically thereafter. TB clearance is a strict requirement for this position.

Travel Requirements

Must have reliable transportation and travel locally to various locations where COH programs are implemented. Travel may be required on a local level.

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit, use hands, and to talk or hear. The employee is regularly required to walk, and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to stoop. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision due to see the intricacies of the dental equipment. Prolonged sitting or standing may be required. Those physical movements and the degree of mobility normally associated with the practice of primary care dentistry will be performed on a repetitive basis. The ability to distinguish letters and symbols, as well as the ability to utilize telephones, computer terminals, and copiers is required.

Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Work under stressful conditions as well as irregular hours may be required.

Exposure to communicable diseases, body fluids, toxic substances, medicinal preparations, radiation and other conditions common to a clinical environment may routinely be encountered.

 

To Apply:

To be considered for this position, applicants must attach a resume.

Please forward all to:

Tiffany Turner, MBA, MPH

Senior Program Manager

Center for Oral Health

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 909-469-8303

 

 

 

Dental Administrative Assistant

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Job Title:         Dental Administrative Assistant

Reports To:      Program Manager

FLSA Status:    Non-Exempt

Effective Date:  January 2nd 2017

Position Status: Full-Time

Pay Range:       TBA

Location:          Big Bear, CA

To Apply:          Email Resume to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 

Position Description

Under the supervision of the Center for Oral Health Program Manager, the Dental Administrative Assistant is responsible for attending to patients on the phone and in person. Co-ordinate and organize appointments and administration to facilitate the efficient running of the dental office and performs related duties within the prescribed Scope of Practice.


Specific responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Greet patients
  • Register new patients according to established office protocols
  • Assist patients to complete all necessary forms and documentation
  • Verify and update patient information
  • Inform patients of dental office procedures and policy
  • Move patients through appointments as scheduled
  • Enter all relevant patient information into data system
  • Maintain and manage patient records in compliance with privacy and security regulations
  • Answer and manage incoming calls
  • Respond and comply to requests for information
  • Schedule patient appointments
  • Confirm upcoming appointments and recalls according to office protocol
  • Check daily appointment schedule
  • Arrange patient charts for next day appointments
  • Fill in cancellations and no-shows
  • Organize referrals to other medical specialists
  • Dispatch lab work appropriately
  • Inform patients of financial treatment plan options
  • Prepare claim forms for dental insurance
  • Arrange supporting documents for insurance claims
  • Sort and distribute incoming and outgoing post
  • Update patient education materials
  • Maintain a professional reception area
  • Safeguard patient privacy and confidentiality

Qualifications:

  1. General education degree or high school diploma
  2. Knowledge of dental terminology, procedures and diagnosis
  3. Knowledge of computer and relevant software applications
  4. Knowledge of general administrative and clerical procedures
  5. Working knowledge of dental insurance
  6. Bilingual in English and Spanish

 

Computer Skills:

Proficient computer skills in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook and Access) for email, data access, budgeting, and reporting. Ability to navigate electronic dental health record software.

 

Certificates, Licenses and Registrations:

Valid California Driver License and Automobile Liability Insurance. BLS CPR card.

  

Travel Requirements:

Must have reliable transportation and travel locally to various locations where COH programs are implemented. Travel may be required on a local, regional, and/or national conferences related to the programs. Must have reliable transportation and travel locally to various locations.

 

Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit, use hands, and to talk or hear. The employee is regularly required to walk, and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to stoop. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision due to see the intricacies of the dental equipment. Prolonged sitting or standing may be required. Those physical movements and the degree of mobility normally associated with the practice of primary care dentistry will be performed on a repetitive basis.

 

The ability to distinguish letters and symbols, as well as the ability to utilize telephones, computer terminals, and copiers is required.

 

Work Environment:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 

Work under stressful conditions as well as irregular hours may be required. Exposure to communicable diseases, body fluids, toxic substances, medicinal preparations, radiation and other conditions common to a clinical environment may routinely be encountered.

 

To Apply:

To be considered for this position, applicants must attach a resume.

Please forward all to:

 

Tiffany Turner, MBA, MPH

Senior Program Manager

Center for Oral Health

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

909-469-8303