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 Minimum 2 years experience. Must be energetic. Knowledgeable in ortho and sterilization a plus. Inquire in person with resume to: Kneib Dentistry, 3325 W. 26th St., Erie, PA 16506....
Prosthodontic Dental Assistant Bentz Dental Implant Center: We seek a dedicated Prosthodontic Dental Assistant to work in a progressive practice. If you possess excellent communication and clinical skills this is an ideal career opportunity. Excellent salary with benefits. Please email your resume to: ***** or call 610-272-5027 with questions....
Dental Assistant LDA Orthodontic office in Cottage Grove, MN seeks LDA with orthodontic experience. Our team is looking for an energetic, technically excellent, patient-focused team member for a full-time (4 days per week) position. If you are interested in maximizing your talent, committing yourself to the total care of patients and being appreciated for your effort then we need you. Please call...
The Dental Sealant Program is hiring a part-time dental assistant. Applicants must have completed a dental assistant training program approved by the Ohio State Dental Board. Send resumes to ***** or fax to 614-645-7080 THE CITY OF COLUMBUS MICHAEL B. COLEMAN, MAYOR COLUMBUS PUBLIC HEALTH This listing brought to you by The Columbus Dispatch and www.columbusjobs.com/monster....
IRWIN, 15642
Dental Assistant (Irwin, PA) Full-time or part-time at dental laboratory. Light technical and QC work. Must have minimum of 3 years experience. Excellent pay and benefits. Email resume to: ***** fax: 724-864-5388...
Dental Assistants & Expanded Function Dental Assistant (EFDA) Midland & Monaca, PA Dental Assistants - Part-time, Monday, Wednesday & Friday. Expanded Function Dental Assistant - Full-time, four days a week, licensed required. Candidates must be customer service driven, outgoing, and friendly to join our team! Minimum 2-3 years experience Great Compensation and Benefits. EEO/ ADA Submit resume to...
Corpus Christi General & Implant Dentistry Ft Dental assistant Benefits. Exp. preferred. Fax resume to Crissie 361-852-1984 or Email: *****...
Heringer Dentistry is adding a Full-time Dental Assistant to our expanding dental office. This is an excellent opportunity for someone who enjoys helping people, is energetic and team oriented. Competitive salary/benefits, 401(k) & profit sharing, monthly incentives. Please deliver or email your resume to: Heringer Dentistry, 1839 E Capitol Ave, Bismarck ND 58501 *****...
Brandon, 33511
Dental Assistant Exp'd. PT/FT, Brandon location. Email resume to: *****...
Company Confidential Oradell, NJ, 07649
WE ARE LOOKING FOR A DENTAL/SURGICAL ASSISTANT FOR A PREMIER PERIODONTAL/IMPLANT SURGICAL PRACTICE IN BERGEN COUNTY. X-RAY LICENSE AND RDA/CDA - REQUIRED. MUST BE ABLE TO START 7AM (TUES - FRIDAY)(FULL TIME)....
Company Confidential Flossmoor, IL, 60422
DENTAL ASSISTANT or PATIENT RELATIONS If you have lots of energy, warmth, great communication skills and a desire to be challenged in a fast-paced, rapidly-growing dental practice, this might be the opportunity for you! A flexible schedule and availability Monday – Saturday is a must. If this sounds like you, then what are you waiting for?! Call 708-213-7992 to hear a message from Dr. Goldberg wit...
Company Confidential Flagstaff, AZ, 86001
EXPERIENCED DENTAL ASSISTANT - FLAGSTAFF needed for high-tech west side dental practice. Looking for an energetic, reliable person to work in a great new office with an excellent doctor and wonderful patients. A friendly caring person with supherb customer service skills and a minimum of 2 years dental assisting experience would be the ideal candidate. Position is approximately 30 - 32 hours, 3 1/...
Job Description/Responsibilities The responsibilities of this position include providing chair side assistance to dental students, faculty, or residents who are performing procedures; acting in response to the dental student or dentist’s specific directions; recording the oral condition as dictated by the dentist/resident/student who is performing the dental examination; taking and recording preli...
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 Orthodontic 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 Orthodontic Registered Dental Assistant assists the dentist chairside during treatment procedures, performing all assisting 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 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...
Brantly Dental is in search of a motivated, hard-working, fun-loving, people-person to join our excellent team. If you are an experienced Dental Assistant then this is the job for you. Great Pay, 4 days per week, paid vacation, and even a 401(k)! You deserve to work at a place that you look forward to coming every day....

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Dental Assistant

Salaries

$20,800.00 - $45,760.00
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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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