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 Assistants, how would you like to work for a dental practice that utilizes the latest technology, and provides full-time benefits? Benchmark Dental, is committed to customer care and satisfaction and is looking for a dental assistant that values customer service and wants to further their dental assistant career. As an eligible Ultradent employee, you can expect the following: Benefits: ...
Company Confidential Westerville, OH, 43082
DENTAL HYGIENIST & DENTAL ASSISTANT Needed for Polaris area office. Fax resume to 614-328-7918 This listing brought to you by The Columbus Dispatch and www.columbusjobs.com/monster....
Piedmont Pediatric Dentistry is seeking caring and passionate candidates who enjoy working with children and show strong work ethic. Some dental experience is required. If interested please apply online or fax resume to 510-652-4146 today!...
General dental practice in Evergreen is seeking a DA/ RDA. This is a part time position. Candidate must have excellent communication skills, be organized, have a positive and friendly attitude. No Experience Necessary. Working schedule includes Wednesday, Thursday, and Saturday. Requirements: • Excellent customer service and patient care skills • CA RDA License is a plus • Coronal Polishing ...
Company Confidential HESPERIA, CA, 92392
Dental F/T Dental Assistant RDA Preferred 2 years experience or more only. Fax resume to 760-244-2009 or call 760-244-1212....
Temporary and Permanent position available for experienced Dental Assistants.​ Temporary and Permanent position available for Bilingual Front Desk Dental Receptionist.​ Glen Head Dental Office seeks F/T 2-5 yrs. Exp. Dental Front Desk Receptionist. Dentrix a must and claims. Salary $23-$25hrs. ASAP Cedarhurst Dental Office seeks F/T Exp. Dental Front Desk Receptionist/ Manager. Mon, Tues., We...
A fast growing pediatric dental office in the heart of Vienna, VA has two openings. Position A: Front Desk Coordinator Duties: Answering multiple phone lines, scheduling appointments, Insurance verifications, EOB postings and all other related front desk duties. The candidate must have working knowledge of dental software (Eaglesoft preferred), dental terminology, and be able to present treatme...
South hills dental office in need of a dental assistant and dental receptionist for a growing practice with 2 locations. Dental Assistant - 4-handed dental assisting, operatory set-up and clean-up, infection control, maintain sterilization areas, developing x-rays, supply inventory control, and any other general office duties of that may be needed. Some Saturdays will be required. Flexible hours....
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 Assistant. 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 & Management spans in 2...
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 Assistant. 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 & Management spans in 2...
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...
Employee Type: Part-Time (Monday-Thursday evenings) Manages Others: No Required Education: Associate’s degree Required Experience: At least 4 years Required Travel: No Relocation Covered: No Job Description: Are you a dedicated and enthusiastic dental professional ready to make a difference by educating students who are eager to train as dental assistants? Bring your talents and skills to R...
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...
ADVANCED DENTAL office seeking a reliable, energetic dental assistant. Approx. 30-32 hrs. per week. Experience helpful but not necessary. Email Resumes to: ***** This job listing brought to you by The Tribune Star...
Company Confidential Gainesville, FL, 32607
ORTHODONTIC DENTAL ASSISTANT Position available. Professional, caring individual with assisting experience/ education. Fax resume to 352-331-7474....
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 Assistant 20 E Crosstimbers St Houston, TX 77022 Bilingual ...
DENTAL ASSISTANT with 3+ years of hands on experience. Must Have CDA and be registered/licensed with the state of MA. Oral Surgery experience a plus. 30+ hours per week. Salary and benefits commensurate with experience. Submit resume to: Dr. Michael Williams 120 South Street Pittsfield, MA 01201 or FAX to 413-499-3605...
DENTAL/SURGICAL ASSISTANT Seeking an Dental Assistant with 2+ years' of hands-on clinical experience, supporting surgical procedures to include surgical extractions, complex surgical cases, and implant cases. The dental assistant will also maintain and sterilize equipment, transcribe doctor notes and participate in the organized and efficient operation of the practice. Successful candida...
BECOME A DENTAL ASSISTANT IN ONLY 8 SATURDAYS! A career in Dental Assisting is a wonderful opportunity for anyone looking to start their career or making a career change. Why choose C.A.P. Stone Dental Assisting Program? Convenient Saturday class schedule Affordable tuition- includes EVERYTHING you need in attending the program Financial assistance- with NO interest if paid in full or a low ...
Company Confidential Lakeland, FL, 33801
Wexford Health SOURCES INCORPORATED QUALITY CARE THAT'S RAISING THE STANDARD. Wexford Health Sources, one of the nation's leading providers of innovative correctional health care services, offers fulfilling opportunities for medical professionals who want to make a difference. As a team member here, you will work in a setting that is unique, challenging and always secure. Wexford Health is cu...

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