San Mateo County

Dental Assistant / Registered Dental Assistant - Spanish Speaking Preferred - Extra Help (OPEN) (19919034)

San Francisco/Peninsula
$22.67-$33.50 Hourly


Are you a dedicated and motivated Dental Assistant who enjoys being part of a team of professionals who provide exceptional dental care to the community and patients in need? Do you thrive in a fast-paced, challenging environment where the rewards are many? If so, then the San Mateo Medical Center (SMMC) Dental Clinics have an exciting career opportunity for you!

The San Mateo Medical Center operates five dental clinics located in San Mateo, Redwood City, Daly City, Half Moon Bay, and a Mobile Dental Clinic. These clinics treat children and adults, homeless and transitional populations, and patients with HIV diagnosis. Pregnant women on Medi-Cal can also obtain dental services in these clinics covered by the Ryan White grant.

All Clinics are open Monday through Friday, 8 AM to 5 PM and some Saturdays and evenings.  The Fair Oaks Health Center in Redwood City is staffed with an oral surgeon and pedodontist, and the San Mateo Clinic is staffed with an oral surgeon.  The Fair Oaks Health Center and the Mobile Dental Clinic host dental students from the University of the Pacific and University of San Francisco to aid in patient care.

The Dental Assistant Series levels include:
Dental Assistant I ($22.67 - $28.34 Hourly) is the experienced level class in the Dental Assistant series, competent to independently perform the full range of journey-level dental assisting work under the supervision of a dentist. This class is flexibly staffed with the II level and incumbents may advance to the higher level after obtaining required certification and demonstrating the required proficiency for the II level.

Dental Assistant II/Registered Dental Assistant ($26.80 - $33.50 Hourly) is the advanced journey-level classification in the series. Under the supervision of a dentist, incumbents at this level perform dental assisting duties which are limited to a person certified as a Registered Dental Assistant (RDA) in addition to performing Dental Assistant duties of the lower classification.
The ideal candidate will:

  • be a team player, self-starter, and multi-tasker;
  • be capable of scheduling appointments and processing insurance claims, and have pedodontia experience;
  • possess good organizational skills.

We are seeking Dental Assistants who are motivated and demonstrate the willingness to learn and adapt to new situations. Dental Assistants rotate and should be available to work at any of our dental clinics. Transportation to each work site is the employee's responsibility