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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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...
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 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 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 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...
dental assistant Downriver practic Full time position. Experience required. Periodontal and oral surgery helpful. Some evenings and one Saturday per month. Well established Downriver practice. Salary and benefits commensurate with experience. Email resume to: ***** Click to apply by EMAIL =...
Dental Assistant Looking for a dental assistant in our busy office. Applicant must be willing to work a flexible Schedule including some evenings. If interested please drop off resume @ 117 West Cherry St Palmyra PA 17078...
Company Confidential Chelmsford, MA, 01824
Chelmsford General Dentist has part-time opening for a dental assistant/front office position. Mon &Tues 9-7. Need excellent skills for busy, friendly dental office. Dental office Experience Needed! Please call 978-846-1108 to set up an interview or e-mail resume to *****...
Gardendale, 35071
Dental Assistant, No experience? Begin a new career in this rewarding profession by enrolling in a 10 week program taught in an actual dental office! Call Brookwood Dental Assisting Program at 205-870-5445 or email us at *****. Classes will be October 4 - December 13 with no class on November 29. The Early Bird Deadline is September 4. This job listing brought to you b...
Our Glendale private practice is looking for a dynamic dental assistant to be a part of our team. Personality is a MUST. We need a bright and friendly person who really listens to our patient’s needs. We understand that to sustain a long-lasting patient base, you have to be bright and enthusiastic with excellent communication skills. We are seeking a real professional that is outgoing and supporti...
Company Confidential GREENSBURG, 15601
DENTAL ASSISTANT Full time. X-ray certification req. Benefits + bonus incentives, uniform allowance. New grads & EFDA's welcome. *****...
Blissfield Dentist is looking for a full-time dental assistant with experience. Must be radiology certified. Hours are negotiable. Send resume to: P.O. Box 98, Blissfield , MI. 49228...
Pediatric Dental Assistant Dental Assistant with Expanded Functions Certification. Computer knowledge a must! Must be focused, ready to learn and reliable. Pediatric experience a plus. Please e-mail resume to *****...
Dental Assistant  Job Site: Langston, OK 73050 Certificate or 1 yr chair-side experience. APPLY Mary Mahoney Memorial Health Center 12716 NE 36 Street, Spencer, OK 73084 P.O. Box 30589, Oklahoma City, OK 73140 405-769-3301, Ext. 1238 Fax (405) 769-9685 ***** This job listing brought to you by The Stillwater Newspress...
Company Confidential McAlester, 74501
EXPERIENCED FULL-TIME CHAIR-SIDE DENTAL ASSISTANT with X-ray Certification needed in McAlester, OK. Fax resume to 918-423-0348 or call Sandra 918-423-0091. This job listing brought to you by The McAlester News-Capital...
Office of Dr. George Olsen & Dr. Andrew Althauser is seeking a full time career minded Dental Assistant for fully digital office. Looking for a friendly, dependable, hard-working individual with excellent communication skills and a positive outlook. Please call Erin at 549-2778...
Job Description: This Dental Assistant Position Features: Pay can be between $13 to $15 an hour This is an immediate need for Dental Assistant with strong back office experience. Must be Bilingual in Spanish, and have at least two years of recent experience. Additional Certifications and trainings are Ideal. Other requirements include CPR Certification, and a current TB. This position is located i...
Job Description: This Registered Dental Assistant Position Features: ? Well Known Organization ? Room For Advancement ? Competitive Compensation ? Great Pay to 35k Immediate need for Registered Dental Assistant.Well known organization, room for advancement and competitive compensation. 2-5 years experience as a RDA required, RDA certified required. If you have a great attitude and serious about yo...
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...
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Dental Assistant

Salaries

$20,800.00 - $45,760.00
Typical Salary for Dental Assistant
(639 Respondents)
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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)
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