Expanded Duties Dental Assistant (EDDA)

Tucson, AZ

At Risas Dental and Braces, our focus is providing quality and affordable dental care and braces for families everywhere. Our goal is to think and speak a language that patients understand. For this reason, our Company Statement is We Speak Patient™. The result is happier, healthier Patients, and better opportunities for our doctors and team members.  

We are seeking a highly motivated, positive, and professional Expanded Duties Dental Assistant, EDDA, to join our Risas Family. Our EDDAs are empowered to be more independent chairside when educating patients on dental treatment and oral health. We invest in our employee's growth and development through cross training in several dental specialties. This is a great opportunity to expand upon your knowledge and advance in the dental field. Our EDDAs work hands on with the doctors, in providing exceptional care for our patients while working efficiently to maintain patient flow.


  • Assists the doctors at chair-side with all aspects of dental treatment  
  • Performs advanced dental assisting treatment including coronal polish, sealants, crown prep, denture impressions and adjustments, packing cord, and Class II fillings 
  • Sterilize, disinfect, and prepare instruments and equipment for patient treatment 
  • Educate patients on general oral health care as directed by the doctor  
  • Presenting treatment to patients based on Doctor recommendations 
  • Complete x-rays and intra-oral pictures of patients in an efficient and timely manner 
  • Record patient charting and all the doctor’s notes in the digital patient chart as directed  
  • Provides continuous support, training, and feedback to teammates 
  • Store and maintains inventory and adequate supplies in all dental work areas  
  • Maintain strict compliance with State, Federal, and other regulations, (e.g., OSHA, HIPAA, and Risas policies and practices) 
  • Perform additional advanced duties as requested by Doctors or Office Manager  


  • Bilingual in Spanish/English 
  • High School Diploma or GED required 
  • EDDA Certification preferred 
  • 3years' experience in the dental field preferred 
  • X-ray certification  
  • Coronal polish certification 
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills 
  • Must be highly skilled, trained, and have superior knowledge of dental clinical operations and terminology  
  • Ability to anticipate the needs of the doctor and patients 
  • Must have a warm, friendly, outgoing personality and excellent organizational skills.  
  • Ability to work within a team environment and lend support, as a team player, to teammates as needed.  



Risas Dental and Braces offers a comprehensive benefits package including:  

  • 12-hour shifts, 3 days a week 
  • Medical and vision benefits  
  • Free dental services 
  • Reimbursement for X-ray and Coronal Polish Exams 
  • 401(k) with employer match 
  • Tuition reimbursement opportunities 
  • And many other ancillary benefits 


The working environment is fun, fast paced, challenging, and rewarding with opportunities for professional development and career advancement. Join us in this work. Begin a career that is full of meaning and value. 


Risas Dental and Braces

Risas Dental and Braces

We believe everyone deserves access to quality and affordable dental care. Founded in 2011, Risas Dental and Braces is on a lifelong mission to change the way dentistry is offered in the United States. We put that to action by offering many benefits and programs to our communities.

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