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Dental Assistant

Recruitment #1018-RH3100-TM


This part-time recruitment is being conducted to fill a position with Correctional Health Services.

Correctional Health Services provides health care to adult inmates at the San Joaquin County jail facility located at 7000 Michael N. Canlis Blvd., French Camp, 95231.  The work schedule will be a day shift.

Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of an application. A completed application must be postmarked or received online by the final filing deadline.

NOTE: All correspondences relating to this recruitment will be delivered via e-mail. The e-mail account used will be the one provided on your employment application during time of submittal. Please be sure to check your e-mail often for updates. If you do not have an e-mail account on file, Human Resources will send you correspondences via US Mail.


  • Performs clerical activities related to dental clinic operation; files and sorts records, charts, and other materials; keeps records of time worked by clinic staff and dentists; receives, opens, sorts and distributes mail; takes inventories and maintains supplies by requisitioning needed articles.
  • Performs receptionist duties for clinic office; answers phones; takes and transmits messages; schedules and adjusts appointments; maintains records or appointments.
  • Maintains records of treatment provided to patients; prepares patient charge forms; prepares insurance forms; fills in patient data, treatment information and charges.
  • Prepares operations; lays out instruments and supplies and sets up sterile trays; checks and maintains equipment for proper functioning; sharpens instruments.
  • Prepares patients for treatment and examination; answers routine questions related to impending procedures or preventive dentistry techniques.
  • Takes and develops full series or partial x-rays.
  • Assists dentists in examination and treatment.
  • Maintains cleanliness and sanitation of equipment and working areas; sterilizes instruments; disposes of needles and blades carefully.
  • May act as a lead worker over other clinic personnel.

    Education: Completion of an approved dental assistant training program.

    Licenses and Certificates: Must be certified, prior to appointment, by the State of California Board of Dental Examiners, to take dental x-rays.

    Substitution: One year of experience s a dental assistant may be substituted for the approved training program.

    Note:  Supplemental application must be submitted with employment application.


    Basic dental equipment, materials, procedures, and terminology; procedures for taking and developing x-rays; principles and methods of preventive dentistry; basic record keeping practices and procedures; general office procedures, equipment and machines.


    Deal effectively with patient needs, questions, and expectations; react quickly and calmly in stressful situations; establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.

    Selection Procedures

    Applicants for part-time and temporary recruitments who meet the minimum qualifications are either referred to the hiring department for further selection or they may be required to take a written examination.  If a written examination is given, the top candidates may be referred to the hiring department for further selection.

    Testing Accommodation:  Candidates who require testing accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) must call Human Resources Division at (209) 468-3370 prior to the examination date. 

    Physical Exam:  Some classifications require physical examinations.  Final appointment cannot be made until the eligible has passed the physical examination.  The County pays for physical examinations administered in its medical facilities.

    Pre-employment Drug Screening Exam:  Some classifications require a new employee successfully pass a pre-employment drug screen as a condition of employment.  Final appointment cannot be made until the eligible has passed the drug screen.  The County pays for the initial drug screen.


    Employment of Relatives: Applicants who are relatives of employees in a department within the 3rd degree of relationship, (parent, child, grandparent, grandchild or sibling) either by blood or marriage, may not be appointed, promoted, transferred into or within the department when:

    • They are related to the Appointing Authority, or

    • The employment would result in one of them supervising the work of the other

    Department Heads may establish additional limitations on the hiring of relatives by departmental rule.

    Proof of Eligibility:  If you are offered a job, you will be required to provide proof of U.S. citizenship or other documents that establish your eligibility to be employed in the U.S.


    Apply Online:   

    By mail or in person:  

    San Joaquin County Human Resources

    44 N. San Joaquin Street Suite 330

    Stockton, CA 95202                                  


    Office hours:               
    Monday – Friday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm; excluding holidays.

    Phone:  (209) 468-3370 


    Job Line:

    For current employment opportunities please call our 24-hour job line at (209) 468-3377. 

    When a final filing date is indicated, applications must be filed with the Human Resources Division before 5:00 p.m. or postmarked by the final filing date. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of an application. Applications sent through county inter-office mail, which are not received by the final filing date, will not be accepted. (The County assumes no responsibility for mailed applications which are not received by the Human Resources Division).  

    San Joaquin County Substance Abuse Policy: San Joaquin County has adopted a Substance Abuse Policy in compliance with the Federal Drug Free Workplace Act of 1988. This policy is enforced by all San Joaquin County Departments and applies to all San Joaquin County employees.

    Equal Opportunity Employer:  San Joaquin County is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Employer and is committed to providing equal employment to all without regard to age, ancestry, color, creed, marital status, medical condition, national origin, physical or mental disability, political affiliation or belief, pregnancy, race, religion, sex, or sexual orientation.  For more information go to

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    Human Resources Division  Stockton, CA 95202
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