DAP Health: Registered Dental Assistant- Palm Springs, CA

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Job Details

DAP Health Sunrise – Palm Springs, CA
Full Time
$23.88 – $25.55 Hourly
Health Care



DAP Health will be launching the Epic electronic health record system (which you may know as MyChart) on May 28. While our staff is excited about this update and about having state-of-the-art tools at their disposal, this process does require intensive training. Therefore, to allow for learning of this new system, we are pausing all hiring and onboarding. While our recruiting team will continue screening applications, please note the earliest start date for new staff will be June 24th, 2024.

Job Summary:

Under the direction of the Dental Director, the Registered Dental Assistant assists with oral surgeries and other procedures while preparing and arranging necessary tools and instruments for scheduled procedures as well as taking, processing and developing dental Xrays.

Job Status: Full-time, Hourly Non-exempt


  • Takes, processes, and develops dental x-rays.
  • Comprehends and follows oral and written directions.
  • Analyzes situations accurately and adopt an effective course of action.
  • Works efficiently and accurately in a fast paced environment with multiple priorities.
  • Interfaces effectively in a team environment with agency staff and volunteers.
  • Handles crisis and stressful situations in an effective, calm and respectful manner.
  • Learns and use the EMR system in house, in addition to other general office computer programs.
  • Accesses patient protected health information as required.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Sign-on Bonus:

We are pleased to offer a sign-on bonus of $5,000 for this position. Half of the amount will be paid with your first paycheck, and half of the amount will be paid after 6 months of employment. 


Required Skills/Abilities:

  • Must have good knowledge of dental assistant procedures; principles and methods of sterilization, proper care and use of dental instruments, equipment, and materials.
  • Ability to:
    • Interpret client files and dental charts.
    • Effectively communicate with all levels of individuals.
    • Relate to all types of individuals in a courteous non-judgmental and professional manner.
  • Proficient in verbal and written use of English grammar.
  • Bilingual/bicultural preferred.

Education and Experience:

  • Active and unrestricted Registered Dental Assistance License
  • Minimum of three years (3) of experience providing chair side dental assistance, completion of a recognized curriculum for dental assistants may be substituted for the required experience.

Working Conditions and Physical Demands

  • Ability to lift 24 pounds.
  • Operates in an office setting at times and requires frequent times of sitting, standing, repetitive motion and frequent phone calls/conversations.
  • Employee does not perform or help in emergency medical care or first aid.

Other Duties

Please note that this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of everything that is required of the employee for the job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

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