Registered Dental Assistant

  • Compensation: $25.00 - $29.00 per hour
  • Required Qualifications:
  • City/State: San Francisco, CA

We are looking to hire a Registered Dental Assistant immediately to support our leading non-profit client in San Francisco! This position would be from Monday - Friday from 9am-5:30pm and it will be 3 months contract, possible extension.


  • Perform all duties according to the Dental Practice Act of California.
  • Support dentists by following their instructions during procedures.
  • Perform RDA functions approved by the Dental Board of California.
  • Work in both General and Pediatric Dental Clinics.
  • Provide oral hygiene instructions to patients and parents/caregivers.
  • Apply topical anesthetic as requested.
  • Take patients' vital signs when necessary.
  • Prepare treatment rooms according to policy.
  • Maintain and prepare trays for procedures.
  • Review planned treatment to set up trays and rooms appropriately.
  • Prepare anesthesia for transfer to dentist.
  • Retract oral tissues for better visibility.
  • Remove excess moisture from the mouth.
  • Transfer instruments to dentists while adhering to sterilization standards.
  • Prepare and deliver required restorative materials.
  • Remove and prepare instruments for sterilization.
  • Perform sterilization procedures.
  • Obtain Informed Consent and provide postoperative instructions.
  • Take impressions for diagnostic and study models.
  • Pour and package impressions for dental lab.
  • Operate digital dental radiographic equipment.
  • Inform Dental Lead RDA of supply needs.
  • Provide translation services as needed.
  • Demonstrate understanding of safety policies and ensure safe patient practices.
  • Follow required protocols for personal safety.
  • Participate in quality improvement initiatives.
  • Provide off-site dental treatment when assigned.


  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • Licensed Registered Dental Assistant in California.
  • One year of RDA work experience.
  • Dental x-ray safety license and experience with digital x-ray technology.
  • Experience with Dentrix EDR system is a plus.
  • Coronal polishing license and Sealant Certification.
  • Excellent teamwork and customer service skills.
  • Knowledge of four-handed dentistry and plaque control instruction.
  • Experience with Microsoft Office is desired.
  • Commitment to serve Native American and vulnerable populations.
  • Fluency in Spanish is preferred.

Job Types: Full-time, Contract, Temporary

Salary: $25.00 - $29.00 per hour


  • Day shift
  • Monday to Friday
  • Morning shift
  • No weekends

Ability to commute/relocate:

  • San Francisco, CA: Reliably commute or planning to relocate before starting work (Required)

Application Question(s):

  • Can you commit to a 3 month contract and be able to start within 1-2 weeks?


  • Registered Dental Assistant (Required)

Work Location: In person