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.

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DENTAL ASSISTANT & DENTAL RECEPTIONIST DENTAL ASSISTANT with 5 plus years chairside expanded duties & implant experience. DENTAL RECEPTIONIST Multitasker, receptionist & dental insurance experience are a must. Excellent opportunity to be part of a team dedicated to quality patient care in our West Palm Beach state of the art facilities. Please email: *****...
Dental Asst & Receptionist for Oral surgery. Great Benefits. Exp a must. FT/PT. Spring Hill/Lecanto. Email resumes ***** Reference Code:68383...
Company Confidential VICTORVILLE, CA, 92392
Dental Dental Assistant 1 year exp. Bilingual, English/Spanish. Call with resume, 760-245-7083....
Company Confidential Hesperia, CA, 92345
Dental Registered Dental Assistant needed for private practice in Hesperia, Mon.-Thurs. Minimum 2 years experience, with Xray license. Call Renee, 760-949-1507....
Medical Assistant * Medical Manager * Dental Assistant * Front Desk * Volunteer FoundCare, Inc., a nonprofit community health center seeks the following professionals: Practice Administrator/Manager Medical Assistants (Pediatric/Adult) Dental Front Desk Manager Dental Assistants (exp w/exp func) Patient Access Rep Volunteers For more information go to http://www.foundcare.org/current-job-o...
Company Confidential Evansville, IN, 47712
PART TIME DH/DA - Now hiring Dental Hygienists and Dental Assistants. Must be highly motivated, flexible, x-ray certified. Exp is a plus. Send resume to PO Box 6695, Evansville, IN 47719 Posting provided by:...
Dakota Prosthodontics and Implant Center Dental office seeking experienced FT Certified Dental Assistant PT Dental Hygienist Send Resume to BB 1200 in c/o The Bismarck Tribune PO Box 5516 Bismarck, ND 58506-5516....
Description Are you looking for a new opportunity to build your resume, grow in your career, and be a part of a successful and growing organization? Familia Dental has a great opportunity for a dynamic Dental Receptionist. This highly sought after position is a well-respected role. Familia Development & Management is a leader in the healthcare industry. The success of Familia Development & Manag...
Pediatric Dental office in the Antelope Valley (93534,93551) is looking for a full time Dental assistant and a Full time Dental Receptionist with Experience. Please Please fax resume over to 661-942-2370...
Instructor in Dental Assisting/Dental Hygiene (Tenure Track) Reports to: Dean of Health Sciences Goal Statement: Teach and assess student-learning outcomes in Dental Assisting and Dental Hygiene courses. In collaboration with colleagues, responsible for ongoing curriculum evaluation and improvement within the context of LCCC’s general education objectives and articulation requirements. Facilita...
Aspen Dental is on a mission to give America a healthy mouth. By joining Aspen Dental you are not only making a statement that you are committed to providing quality care but you are also becoming a part of a collaborative network of dental professionals. For an estimated 47 million Americans, lack of access to affordable dental care is a real problem and by aligning with Aspen Dental you can be p...
Registered Dental Assistant (Iowa Registered) for Endodontic office. Send resume c/o Witt & Taylor 2466 E. Kimberly Rd, Suite B Davenport, IA 52807....
Family Dental Care of Sioux City is currently hiring for a full-time Dental Assistant. Our extensive benefit package includes paid vacation & holidays, free dental services, health insurance, 401(k) and more! We’re dedicated to offering proficient, trustworthy dental services and care, and the Dental Assistant position will play a large role in that. If this sounds like a good fit, we would love t...
Neighborhood Dental Join Our Great Team Today! Wanted: A hard-working and motivated individual to join our team. Dental/medical experience preferred but will also fully train the right candidate. Must be excited to provide exceptional patient care as well as bring a positive attitude and personality. Full benefits package as well as above average salary. Email resume to: hr@neighborhooddentalcare....
Dental Assistant needed for busy practice in Fairmont. If interested Send resume to: Dept. TWV-498 c/o Times West Virginian, P. O. Box 2530, Fairmont, WV 26555-2530 This job listing brought to you by The Times-West Virginian...
  Dental Assistant needed for busy family dental practice. Four days per week, previous experience or schooling required. E-mail cover letter, and resume to: Fairmontdental ***** This job listing brought to you by The Times-West Virginian...
Something to smile about! Great Opportunities Immediate opportunities exist to join our friendly, caring staff! South Texas Dental has spent the past 20 years building a reputation as "The dentists who make you smile". Today we're the trusted Dental Home for thousands of Texas families. We are currently seeking the following: Dental Assistants Bilingual English/Spanish Required; 2 Positions Av...
Great Opportunities Immediate opportunities exist to join our friendly, caring staff! South Texas Dental has spent the past 20 years building a reputation as "The dentists who make you smile". Today we're the trusted Dental Home for thousands of Texas families. We are currently seeking the following: Dental Assistants Bilingual English/Spanish Preferred; 3 Positions Available 8330 Long Point R...
Friendly, smiling and professional dental staff wishes to find a new team member. Please reply with a resume if you have dental assistant experience and are willing to cross-train for front desk duties, or if you have dental front desk experience and are willing to expand your knowledge with dental assistant skills. Dental office experience, an ability to multi-task and a pleasant attitude are a...
Company Confidential Williamsport, PA, 17701
Dental practice in Muncy is seeking a fulltime Dental assistant or EFDA preferably with experience but willing to train. Candidate must hold a radiology license or be willing to get one. Must have a positive attitude with great communication skills. Compensation based on experience. Please send your resume to ***** provided by The Williamsport Sun-Gazette...

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Dental Assistant

Salaries

$20,800.00 - $45,760.00
Typical Salary for Dental Assistant
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Education / Training

Certification
33.7%
Some College Coursework Completed
20.4%
Vocational
15.1%
High School
9.7%
Associates
9.3%
Bachelor's
7.5%
Professional
2.5%
(279 Respondents)
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