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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Company Confidential fairfax, VA, 22033
Quadrant, Inc. has an immediate need for a Dental Assistant for a Private practice in Fairfax, VA. HOURS: Monday - Friday 8am to 5pm MUST: Experience as a Dental Assistant or Dental Receptionist Must be X-ray certified in Virginia Must be familiar with Digital X-rays Must be familiar with Dental Software (OMS Vision) Knowledge of local sedation Knowledge of OSHA regulations Strong commun...
Dental Asst & Receptionist for Oral surgery. Exp a must. FT/PT. Great benefits. Spring Hill/Lecanto office. Email resumes ***** Reference Code:44129...
What’s your Resolution? Resolution Dental is a new kind of dental office dedicated to providing our patients with not only quality care, but also working with each patient in an open and approachable way.  We are looking for the right type of person to join our growing dental practice. The Dental Assistant provides support to the office and is responsible for assisting the professional dental st...
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...
The Logan County Department of Public Health Dental Billing Specialist/ Dental Assistant The Logan County Department of Public Health has an immediate opening for a full-time Dental Billing Specialist/Dental Assistant. This position requires a high-school diploma or GED and previous medical/dental electronic billing and word processing experience. Strong consideration will be given to candidates w...
TRADITIONAL DENTAL ASSISTANT OR CERTIFIED DENTAL ASSIST. Attention to detail, punctual, and willing to be a team player. We are a patient centered fee for service family practice looking for an interested individual for a long term commitment. Hours are Mon.-Thurs., 7:30-5:30. Please call 802-362-3636...
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...
DENTAL ASSISTANT II Dental Assistant II needed at Drs. Davila & Velazquez, P.A. dental office in Greenville, NC. Candidate should be an experienced DAII. This is a full time position with competitive pay plus benefits for the right candidate. Please email your resume in .pdf format to ***** or fax it to 252-756-1466. For more information contact Jennifer Womack at 252-756-7...
Manpower Healthcare has an position available for an Certified Dental Assistant. Join this high profile, well established Dental Practice. This is a full time position that offers a great work schedule and excellent pay plan. This is a local office with a pleasant work environment, state of the art equipment and professional team! Apply today for immediate consideration....
The Dental Assistant is responsible for chair-side dental assistance duties during surgical procedures of clinical dentistry to include simple to complex restorative, prosthodontic, surgical, endodontic, periodontal, orthodontic and pediatric dental services. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES Essential duties and responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned. Responsi...
DENTAL ASSISTANT For busy general dental practice. Dependable, some flexibility in hours needed. Certified preferred. Will train. Send Resume To Dr. Nesti 205 South St. Pittsfield, MA 01201...
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...
Here at Kool Smiles, our teams don’t just shape smiles – they shape the lives of families every single day. Working at Kool Smiles means being challenged, having fun, and being proud of what you do. It means being a mentor, being a friend, and being part of a change that starts with child. We are the nation’s leader in general dental care to underserved kids, teens, and adults. Our compassion and ...
Immediate need for a full-time dental assistant in our Saratoga Springs NY location. Assist the dentist during a variety of treatment procedures. Set up and breakdown operatory post treatment. Take, develop and mount dental radiographs (x-rays). Manage infection control - prepare and sterilize instruments and equipment. Provide patients with instructions for oral care following all dental tre...
Company Confidential Houston, TX, 77091
Dental Practice in Houston is looking for a Lead Dental Assistant ready to make a difference in the lives of families. Although below is a description of what your job would entail, we want to emphasize that working at our practice is more than just a job. We are not your typical dentist office and working here is not your typical experience. You will thrive here if you are someone who wants to gr...
DENTAL ADMINISTRATOR FOR BUSY ENDODONTIC OFFICE Duties and Responsibilities * Assist with payroll functions. * Prepare bills, contracts, policies, invoices, checks, expense reports. * Review and verify dental insurance data. * Maintain and update files, inventory, and database systems. * Answer and screen telephone calls. * Provided support to office manager, receptionist. * Perform data e...
Loyal Source Government Services is currently hiring a Dental Assistants at Malmstrom AFB in Great falls, MT to work as a civilian contractor. To apply contact Meagyn Denoncour at ***** or at 407-902-2107 This opportunity offers excellent stability, great compensation and a great work environment serving a patient population of Veterans and beneficiaries / Service members and...
Dental Assistant II needed at Drs. Davila & Velazquez, P.A. dental office in Greenville, NC. Candidate should be an experienced DAII. This is a full time position with competitive pay plus benefits for the right candidate. Please email your resume in .pdf format to ***** or fax it to 252-756-1466. For more information contact Jennifer Womack at 252-756-7789....
DENTAL ASSISTANT Our quality practice is seeking a motivated, dependable dental assistant to join our dental team! 25-32 hrs/wk. Experience preferred. Please send resumes to *****...
Correctional Dental Assistant. Must have one year experience as a dental assistant. Please submit resume, and salary requirements. Position requires applicant to pass a background check and urinalysis...

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