Dental Assistant Jobs
Dental Assistant Employment Information
Dental Assistant Job Overview
Dental assistants help dentists do their jobs. States regulate the scope of dental assistant work, but in general, dental assistants schedule appointments, welcome patients to the practice and take them to the examination room. Responsibilities in some dental assistant jobs may also include sterilizing tools, passing tools to the dentist during procedures, educating patients, keeping records, and assisting with billing and insurance matters.
Some states may also allow dental assistants to clean teeth, apply sealants and fluoride treatments, and numb patients’ gums with rub-on anesthetics.
Dental Assistant Job Types
Dental assistants work in a variety of settings, such as:
- Solo dental practices
- Group dental practices
- Specialty practices, where practitioners remove or straighten teeth, treat gum disease, replace lost teeth or care for special populations
- Public-health organizations
- Hospital and dental-school clinics
Other dental assistant job opportunities include processing claims for insurance companies and selling dental products.
Dental Assistant Education
In some states, dental assistants can work without any special education or training. In those states, dental assistants get on-the-job training. Other states require dental assistants to earn a certificate or diploma from an accredited dental-assisting training program.
Dental Assistant CertificationsSome states require dental assistants to be certified. The Dental Assisting National Board offers several certifications for dental and orthodontic assistants.
Dental Assistant Job Market
Dental assistant employment will grow by 31 percent from 2010 to 2020, much faster than the average occupation, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reports. That growth will come from increased demand for dental services and from the fact that aging Baby Boomers are keeping their teeth longer than previous generations did.
Dental Assistant Salary
The median dental assistant salary was $34,140 in 2011, according to the BLS.
Coastal Periodontics Fort Walton Beach, 32548
Medical/Health Dental Assistant FT - Looking for an individual with good written & verbal communication skills. Must be compassionate & hardworking. Dental knowledge pref. Fax resume to Coastal Periodontics @ (850) 862-7707 or email to: ***** Web ID 34274949...
Company Confidential Conway, AR, 72032
DENTAL ASSISTANT Dental office needs Dental Assistant. Experience necessary. Benefits include paid holidays, vacation and retirement plan. Send resume to: PO Box 484, Conway, AR 72033 or fax to (501)329-2530...
Dental Assistant DENTAL ASSISTANT - Part time needed for Royal Oak office. No experience necessary. Email resume ***** =...
Karas Dental Elroy, 53929
DENTAL ASSISTANT POSITION * Excellent salary and benefits * 30 - 35 hours a week * Must have prior dental experience Send resume to: Karas Dental Put Attn: Amy Karas Logo P.O. Box 166 Here Elroy, WI 53929 or ***** View newspaper ad madison.com 274386...
Dental Midwest Dental Implantology is looking for: Dental Surgical Assistant 20 + hrs per week. A detail oriented, self-motivated team member to help care for our patients. Surgical experience/digital radiography and computer knowledge definitely a plus. Please call: 630-377-4677 or fax your interest and or resume to: 630-377-5075. You may also email us at: ***** Posting provided by...
POSITION SUMMARY The Registered Dental Assistant performs a variety of dental assisting duties while promoting a safe and cleanly environment for quality dental care. These duties include, but are not limited to, assisting the doctor; teaching the patients how to care for their teeth; communicating effectively with patients (or parents if patient is a child); maintaining equipment and inventory; c...
GIVE SOMEONE A SMILE! UPGRADED HIRING SCALES! Hillcrest Dental Care is a complete family dental practice dedicated to providingpreventive dentistry and compassionate, quality dental treatment. Join us in meeting thegrowing need for comprehensive dental care and consider the following opportunity.DENTAL ASSISTANTS - Full and Part TimeThe Dental Assistant assesses patients' needs, documents and comm...
Dental Assistant – Per Diem [Job ID #362] Under the direct supervision of the Lead Dental Assistant, the Per-Diem Dental Assistant is responsible for assisting the Dentists and Dental Hygienist in the direct provision of primary care dental services to patients. The Dental Assistant should be a qualified individual to assist the Dentists and Hygienist in the care and treatment of patients. Typical...
THIS GREAT JOB OPPORTUNITY COULD BE YOURS! Our growing dental practice is seeking an outstanding individual to provide extraordinary service for our patients as a Dental Assistant. Learn more about this unique opportunity by calling 405-241-5282 to hear a free recorded message from our Doctor with more details about the position and instructions on how to apply for this position....
Company Confidential Sheboygan, WI, 53081
About Us Dental office Responsibilities • Assist dentist during treatment • Assist with taking x-rays and other tasks • Ensure the office and laboratory run smoothly • Greet patients • Keep treatment and payment records • Prepare equipment • Prepare patients for treatment • Schedule and confirm appointments Education • Dental Assistance College Program Completed - (Not required but a plus) • High...
DENTAL ASSISTANT: Experienced Full Time. Near St. Marys Hospital. Please fax resume to: 297-6487...
Company Confidential LATROBE, 15650
Expanded Function Dental Assistant Must be computer savvy and X-Ray certified, Eaglesoft a plus, salary commensurate with experience. Send resume to: *****...
Dental Receptionist / Business Assistant - Part-time position needed for a local dental office. Dental exp preferred. Please call to schedule interview, John O Shrode, DDS, 812-477-1849 Posting provided by:...
Registered Dental Assistant –RDA Are you a motivated self-starter looking for professional and personal fulfillment in your career? Do you want to be part of an organization that is interested in your professional growth? Seeking a group that’s dedicated to both quality care for its patients and a positive work life balance for its team members? Welcome to West Coast Dental! We are looking for an...
Dental Assistant Dental Practice is looking for a qualified, team-oriented and self-motivated dental assistant who is passionate about their career and patient care. The candidate should be able to greet patients with excellent customer service and make them feel comfortable in preparation for their examination and/or treatment and can explain treatment options and dental conditions in a simple wa...
CHC Dental Clinic in Davenport currently has an opening for a full time Dental Assistant! Responsibilities Include: Cleans, sterilizes and sharpens dental instruments. Oils and cleans equipment. Greets patients and escorts them to the operatory asking for two identifiers. Prepares correct instruments and supplies according to procedure. Assist Dentist with operative, oral surgery and pediatric vis...
DENTAL ASSISTANT: Outgoing, Enthusiastic, Career Orientated Team Player. 5 years dental assisting experience. X-Ray certification required, Pankey/Dawson and surgical experience a plus. Please fax resume to 203-792-4291 or call 203-743-2232....
Company Confidential Keene, NH, 03431
PART TO FULL TIME DENTAL ASSISTANT 4-5 DAYS A WEEK FOR EXPERIENCED, ENTHUSIASTIC, DENTAL ASSISTANT. RADIOLOGY CERTIFIED. MUST BE FLEXIBLE. BENEFITS TOO! BUSY SPECIALTY PRACTICE IS LOOKING FOR YOU Email: Terri *****...
Dental Practice is looking for a qualified, team-oriented and self-motivated dental assistant who is passionate about their career and patient care. The candidate should be able to greet patients with excellent customer service and make them feel comfortable in preparation for their examination and/or treatment and can explain treatment options and dental conditions in a simple way that patients c...
Dental Practice is looking for a qualified, team-oriented and self-motivated full time dental assistant who is passionate about their career and patient care. The candidate should be able to greet patients with excellent customer service and make them feel comfortable in preparation for their examination and/or treatment and can explain treatment options and dental conditions in a simple way that...
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$20,800.00 - $45,760.00
Typical Salary for Dental Assistant
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Education / Training
Some College Coursework Completed
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Supports dental care delivery by preparing treatment room, patient, instruments, and materials; passing instruments and materials; performing procedures in compliance with the dental practice act.
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Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, May 2006
Creating a Safe, Effective Environment
Dental Health Maintenance
Educates patients by giving oral hygiene, plaque control, and postoperative instructions.
Maintains safe and clean working environment by complying with procedures, rules, and regulations.
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