Frequently Asked Questions by Applicants


How do I sign up with your agency?

Click on the apply button. We have made it easy for you: You will be asked to provide us with your contact information and to submit a resume. We will review your resume and, then phone you promptly to discuss your objectives and set up an interview.

What do I have to bring to the interview?

Everyone is required to bring documents proving your eligibility y to work in the United States. The most common forms of identification are your social security card and state issued identification card. A resume is also required for every person whether you are looking for a permanent or temporary position. If you do not have one or if you are having trouble writing one let us know, we may be able to assist you. We must see original identification documents.

Photocopies will not be accepted and you will be ineligible for work until original documents are provided. ••• DA: Certificate of graduation from your dental assisting program, California x-ray license, Current CPR card; Front Office: California x-ray license (if you have one); RDA and RDAEF: Current pocket license, California x-ray license, Current CPR Card; RDH and RDHEF: Current pocket license; Dentist: Current pocket license, Current DEA, Current Liability Insurance, Current CPR card.

Do I have to pay DDS?

There is no fee to register for placement with Ondonte Dental Staffing. Our client is the doctor and their practice, they pay all fees related to temporary assignments or permanent placements.

How much work will you be able to give me?

There is no definite answer to this question. Currently, we receive between 120 and 150 requests for temporary placement in the Greater East Bay per week. When we receive a request, and if the client has not requested a specific person, we look for all matching candidates who show as available for that day and reach out to them via SMS Text Messaging beginning with the Candidate that is closest to the Clients office and then work outward geographically from there. We never know when we are going to receive placement requests, or whether the opportunity will be located within a reasonable commute from your home. The more flexible you are with travel time and availability, the greater the number of assignments you will eligible for. Make sure to check in with us regarding changes in your availability.

What level of commitment do I have to make to DDS?

Helping you achieve your objectives is a core part of our Mission. During the interview, we will ask you for your availability, the distance and cities you are willing to t ravel, positions you are willing to work in, and the rate of pay you would like to make. We will contact you regarding any opportunities that meet your requirements. The more you tell us about yourself and the more flexible you are, the more positions you may be eligible for. For your part, we expect that you will not work or seek work with one of our clients without our knowledge. Our Clients have agreed to make requests for services exclusively through Ondonte Dental Staffing and refrain from asking Candidates directly. If you should be contacted directly by a Client, please let us know and we will confirm your placement with the Client In our Code of Ethics we discuss in detail such expectations as arriving to an assignment on time and presenting yourself at all times in a professional manner.

Do I have to temp or can I just look for a permanent job?

That is completely up to you. We will assist you in finding whatever type of position you are looking for: temporary, permanent or both.

How long is my contract valid with DDS?

Your contract is valid for one year from the date that you signed it or one year from the last day we refer you for work, whichever is later. While you are under contract you are required to notify us if any client s contact you regarding working for them.

Am I allowed to work with other agencies or apply for jobs on my own?

Yes, absolutely. We want you to give yourself the best opportunity to find a position. We know you have bills to pay. We provide you with emails regarding your Ondonte Dental Staffing assignments for your records. You will want to keep your own record of any, and all assignments.