Dental Assistant Jobs

Dental Assistant Overview


Dental Assistants work side-by-side with dentists, and they also have a variety of administrative duties in a dental office. They are sometimes responsible for scheduling appointments, keeping records and taking X-rays of patients' mouths. Dental Assistants are also responsible for sterilizing dental equipment and making sure that patients are comfortable. Dental Assistants prepare patients for dental procedures and are usually in charge of performing work like coronal polishing, sealant application, fluoride application and topical anesthetics application. Assistants must be detail-oriented and exhibit good communication skills because they will be working directly with the public. Similar positions include Dental Hygienist Jobs.

Dental Assistant Education Requirements


One may become a Dental Assistant after completing a technical training program, which is usually offered at community college. Some programs last one year, and others may last two. Such programs include hands-on training with dentists to help prepare students for the workforce. However, one does not necessarily have to complete a formal training program to become a Dental Assistant. In some cases, one may simply have a high school diploma and learn required duties through on-the-job training. Some regions require Dental Assistants to pass exams to complete certain tasks, like coronal polishing.

Dental Assistant Job Market


The job outlook for this field is especially promising because the demand for Dental Assistants is expected to increase by 25 percent between 2012 and 2022, which is much faster than the average increase for all occupations. The increasing demand for Dental Assistants can be attributed to ongoing research that links dental health to overall general health.

Dental Assistant Salary


The median annual wage for Dental Assistants is $35,080. Dental Assistants in the highest-earning percentile make as much as $47,580 annually, and they typically work for insurance carriers, specialty hospitals, federal executive branches, facility support services and state government agencies. Most Dental Assistants are employed by dentists' offices, outpatient care centers, physicians' offices and other health care services.
RSS

1000+ Dental Assistant jobs found on Monster.

Jobs 1 to 20 of 4981
Under the general supervision of the Clinic Director and assigned Orthodontic provider, the Orthodontic Dental Assistant is responsible to provide quality care and excellent customer service. This includes: performing chair side assisting, preparation & maintenance of dental instruments, and instrument transfer; preparing dental cement and impression material, taking impressions and bite registrat...
We are a Pediatric Dental and Orthodontic office seeking an experienced Registered Dental Assistant to join our team. This is a Full Time Registered Dental Assistant position in Long Beach. This position is eligible for medical/dental benefits, paid vacation, sick pay, and paid holidays. Our DENTAL team is dedicated to working together as a team. Job Purpose: Supports dental care delivery by prepa...
Registered Dental Assistant needed: Office located in South El Monte. Looking for someone with excellent verbal skills, energetic and friendly personality. Must be bilingual- fluent in Spanish and English. Ability to communicate well between dentist, patient and staff. Must be willing to work Saturdays, have active RDA license and be computer savvy. Able to assist dentist in all phases of general...
Company Confidential Los Angeles, CA
Dental Coordinator/ Receptionist Compensation: $15-22/hr DOE We are looking for a front office dental coordinator who has a friendly and outgoing personality to work in a contemporary dental front office. The front office dental coordinator should possess excellent communication skills. Must be a team player. Dental background is preferable, but willing to train. Thorough, organized and self-motiv...
Busy multi-specialty Dental office- Pediatric, Orthodontic, and General Dentistry- located in Brookline MA, seeking part-time to full-time experienced dental assistant. Radiology certification necessary. Candidate should be able to multi task, have excellent people skills, good customer service, excellent bedside manner, and organizational skills. Must be flexible to work between the hours of 8 am...
Company Confidential cleveland, OH, 44124
Very busy dental office looking for full time dental assistant. Must have experience with dental assisting, good people skills, and able to keep up with our fast pace dental office. please email a resume to *****...
Position Description: The Dental Assistant is the liaison between the dentist and the patient. They maintain communication with the dentist, patient, and the front office staff to ensure that the patient receive the ultimate patient experience. The Dental Assistant assists the dentist chairside during treatment procedures, performing all assisting duties permitted by law. Job Responsibilities/Duti...
Position Description: The Bilingual Registered Dental Assistant is the liaison between the dentist and the patient. They maintain communication with the dentist, patient, and the front office staff to ensure that the patient receive the ultimate patient experience. The Bilingual Registered Dental Assistant assists the dentist chairside during treatment procedures, performing all assisting duties p...
Position Description: The Registered Dental Assistant is the liaison between the dentist and the patient. They maintain communication with the dentist, patient, and the front office staff to ensure that the patient receive the ultimate patient experience. The Registered Dental Assistant assists the dentist chairside during treatment procedures, performing all assisting duties permitted by law. Key...
Position Description: The Registered Dental Assistant is the liaison between the dentist and the patient. They maintain communication with the dentist, patient, and the front office staff to ensure that the patient receive the ultimate patient experience. The Registered Dental Assistant assists the dentist chairside during treatment procedures, performing all assisting duties permitted by law. Key...
Dental Assistant FREE Training THIS IS NOT A PAID POSITION. THIS IS A LEARNING POSITION Dentistry is an exciting dynamic profession and you can be part of it. It offers good financial rewards while spending your time with caring educated people. When I am looking for a dental assistant I prefer to train my own staff. Over the years my office has trained many people who have gone on to other office...
Company Confidential Cookeville, 38501
REGISTERED DENTAL ASSISTANT. Are you ready to embark on a new career path with an Excellent Salary Bonuses and Benefits? Would you like to be recognized for your contribution as a member of a fun hardworking team of professionals? Then we would like to meet with you! We are located in beautiful Cookeville and our focus and priority is on the quality of care that our patient's receive. RDA license...
Chapel Hill, 27514
Medical/Dental Dental Assistant II (Expanded Duties) Needed for Chapel Hill general dental office. Full-Time, 4 days/week, minimum 2 years experience, nonsmoker. Must be proficient in CR/BR. Send resume to: 202 Henderson St. Chapel Hill, NC 27514 Ph: 919-942-3566, ***** Fax: 919 929 8424...
Company Confidential victorville, CA, 92392
Dental P/T Dental Assistant For Endodontic Office. X-ray license required. Call 760-951-4646...
registered dental assistant for exceptional office Dental assisting your career? - Call us first - we will pay top $ and make it worth your while. If dental assisting is a job and a paycheck only - look elsewhere. ​About You - highly organized, resourceful, punctual, dependable - verifiable implant experience- excellent clinical skills (packing cord, making temporaries)- treatment plan presentatio...
Fort Wayne, 46802
Full Time Expanded Dental Assistant We are a newly remodelled non for profit, fast paced dental office with state of the art dental equipment. Community Dental Clinic7750 W 200 S Topeka, IN 46571 Send resume to : communitydental@ gmail.com This listing brought to you by Fort Wayne Newspapers and www.jobs.fortwayne.com....
DENTAL ASSISTANT: exp. reqd, Wed. 9-5, Thurs. 8-2+. Fax resumes to Dr. Mazgaj, 823-1771...
In cities, towns and rural areas, Midwest Dental is proud to serve our hometown communities. Midwest Dental clinical team members serve the dental care needs of patients in Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa, Illinois, Kansas and Missouri. Our Support Center and office support team members provide the dental offices with administrative support for a variety of non-clinical functions so clinical team membe...
Unique non profit serving the low-income, uninsured seeking full time dental assistant. Experience and bilingual-Spanish a plus. Benefits. Resume to ***** or Health Care Network, 904 State St, Racine, WI 53404 no later than August 15, 2014....
Dental Assistant (FT & PT) needed at Wadas Dental Center in Crown Point and Munster, IN. Must have x-ray for IN. Expanded Function and 2+ years experience preferred. Apply: http://www.dentalcarealliance.com or fax (941)914-9686...
Sponsored results
Become a Certified OTA In 16 Months Application Due 9/08/14. Apply Now!
www.stkate.edu
Get the skills you need to become a dental assistant. Learn at home!
www.pennfoster.edu
Be a Dental Assistant in 6 months. 100% Online Study. Free info Now!
careerbond.com
Search Dental Jobs. Post Dental Jobs. Post or Search Resumes.
www.DentalPost.net

Get new jobs by email for this search
We'll keep looking and send you new jobs that match this search.
email me

Upload your resume and let employers find you!
It's that simple!

Healthcare Career Tools

Dental Assistant

Salaries

$20,800.00 - $45,760.00
Typical Salary for Dental Assistant
(639 Respondents)
Source: Monster.com Careerbenchmarking Tool

Education / Training

Certification
33.6%
Some College Coursework Completed
20.2%
Vocational
15.2%
High School
9.7%
Associates
9.4%
Bachelor's
7.6%
Professional
2.5%
(277 Respondents)
Source: Monster.com Careerbenchmarking Tool

Popular Dental Assistant Articles

Sample Resume for a Dental Assistant Article Rating
Does your resume need a thorough checkup before you apply for your next dental assistant job? Examine our sample resume for a dental assistant here.
Healthcare Jobs Article Rating
With billions of stimulus dollars slated to be invested in healthcare, demand for healthcare specialists should heat up. Learn about the opportunities.
For Employers: Post Jobs | Search Resumes | Advertise
About Monster | Work for Monster | Advertise with Us | AdChoices | Partner with Us | Investor Relations | Social Media
Terms of Use | Privacy Center | Accessibility Center | Help | Security | Contact Us | Sitemap | Mobile
©2014 Monster - All Rights Reserved U.S. Patents No. 5,832,497; 7,599,930 B1; 7,827,125 and 7,836,060 MWW - Looking for Monster Cable? - V: 2014.4.35.42-305
eTrustLogo