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 Shelby, NC, 28150
NewToday.jpg Dental PRODUCTIVE DENTAL Office seeking a full time energetic & dependable Certified Dental Assistant or Dental Assistant II who is eager to provide patients with quality care. Experience with Dentrix is preferred but not mandatory. Send resume to PO Box 656 Shelby, NC 28151...
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...
Open Door is seeking a Dental Mobile Van Driver/Dental Assistant. Reporting directly to the Director of Dental Operations, the Dental Mobile Van Driver/Dental Assistant operates and drives the dental mobile unit, also performs a variety of patient care, office and laboratory duties (assisting the dentist, preparing patients for treatment, taking x-rays, scheduling dental appointments and collectin...
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 10-15yrs. Exp. Dental Front Desk Receptionist. Dentrix a must and claims. Salary DOE. Cedarhurst Dental Office seeks F/T Exp. Dental Front Desk Receptionist/ Manager. Mon, Tues., Wed., and Thu...
DENTAL ASSISTANT DENTAL HYGIENIST North Valdosta Dental Care is seeking enthusiastic team players to join our busy office. You must possess dental experience and a positive attitude. Salary is commensurate with experience. To apply, please fax your resume to: 229.242.0167 or drop off your resume at 802 Northwood Park, Valdosta, GA 31602. www.drbynum.com...
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....
DENTAL RDA/ DENTAL ASSISTANT and RECEPTIONIST for Newark 94560 and San Jose 95133 Offices . Looking for a couple of exciting team players to join and both work on our Dental Practice in two Locations. Full Time or Part Time EXPERIENCED RDA or DENTAL ASSISTANT Helpful to have knowledge with Dentrix software. Worked with Invisalign, SnapOnSmile, Lumineers, with Lightning fast in making temporary ...
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...
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...
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...
Full time or part time dental FLOATER. Main job includes supporting the front and the back office which include checking insurance eligibility; follow up on dental claims, recall, taking X-rays, sterilizing instruments, cleaning and setting up rooms, and some chair side assisting. The successful applicant will be enthusiastic, enjoy working and interacting with patients, organized, confident and ...
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 Williamsport, PA, 17701
Dental-Surgery Assistant Busy oral surgery practice seeking a full-time experienced dental - surgery assistant to join our team. Dental radiation certificate necessary, travel to satellite offices required, and computer experience preferred. Please respond with resume to: ***** Applications will be accepted until a suitable candidate is found. Salary and benefits will be d...

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