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 Odessa, 79761
Medical/ Dental DENTAL ASSISTANT NEEDED Dental Assistant needed for fast paced all smiles pediatric office. Minimum 3 years experience. Call 432-272-1190 for details....
DENTAL ASSISTANT FULL-TIME POSITION WITH BENEFITS Our specialty practice is seeking a Dental Assistant to join our team. This individual must have excellent communication and computer skills. The successful candidate must be able to prioritize task in a fast-paced environment while providing superior patient care. The candidate must be reliable, friendly, self-motivated, and well-organized. A stro...
ORAL SURGERY ASSISTANT Seeking an Oral Surgery Dental Assistant with 2+ years' experience. In addition to patient care, the Assistant will maintain and sterilize equipment and operatories, transcribe doctor notes and participate in the organization and efficient operation of the practice. Successful candidates will be able to handle multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment, have strong interpers...
Dental Assistant Motivated, experienced, hard working, team oriented, part time dental assistant needed for very fast paced, high technology dental office. Proficiency in crown & bridge a must. Eaglesoft knowledge a plus. Some evenings required. Please send resume to Rockton Dental Care c/o Kit 213 W. Main St, Rockton, Il 61072 or fax to 815-624-7821....
Are you looking for a new opportunity to build your resume, grow in your career, use your management or dental experience to gain a better paying job? You can be a part of a successful and growing dental organization. Familia Dental has a great opportunity for a dynamic Dental Assistant/ Medical Assistant. This highly sought after Assistant position is a well-respected role. Familia Development &...
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 20...
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...
Matrix Providers has a need for a Dental Assistant to work at Dyess AFB, TX. Position Responsibilities: Assists dental officer with patient treatment. Receives patient, examines dental record, and prepares patient for treatment. Adjusts dental chair, and selects and arranges instruments and medications. Takes and records blood pressure. Assists in managing emergency procedures. Retracts tissues an...
Company Confidential Corte Madera, CA, 94925
Registered Dental Assistant Job Label:MDW_RDA We are a biological, holistic dental office located in Corte Madera. Our office is seeking a fun, enthusiastic take-charge RDA team member to join our dental family. The ideal candidate must have great people skills, be able to multi-task, be flexible, have knowledge of Dentrix software and be able to work full time. About The Company We are pleased to...
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...
Apply online at manpowerjobs.com Manpower is currently seeking a Dental Assistant to work in the Hurricane area of WV. This is a temporary position that does have the opportunity to become permanent but is not guaranteed. The majority of this position will last approximately 6-8 weeks. The hours will be Monday-Thursday 7:00am-4:30pm, however, Thursdays ending time will be 6:00pm. Dress code would...
DENTAL ASSISTANT NEEDED GREENVILLE (BOND COUNTY), ILLINOIS 30 HOURS PER WEEK - Salary Negotiable Stafflink Medical Staffing is seeking a Dental Assistant to fill and immediate opening in Greenville. Candidate will work an estimate 30 1-hour appointments per week. No weekends or federal holidays....
Position Title: Dental Assistant - Full Time Office Location: Craycroft/Oracle/Green Valley Dental Assistant Managers: Erin, Jessie, Ashley Job discription: Performs a variety of dental assisting duties, within compliance of state regulations, to promote quality dental care for the patient in a stress-free, safe enviornment. Assist the doctor, teach the patient how to care for their teeth, communi...
New state of the art dental office looking for full time dental assistant. Some experience favored. Looking for energetic, organized, people person. Able to work well with others. Need to have Expanded duties, X-ray certification able to assist in all phases of dentistry....
Responsibilities include: · Provide instruction to Dental Assistant classes. · Adherence to applicable accreditation commission standards or agencies regulations, the school policies and procedures, and the department’s curricula. · Monitor student progress, conduct student orientations and advise students throughout the program. · Assist with on-going review and development of curricula in the de...
Associated Dental Care Providers has ten locations, six offices in Phoenix and four offices in Tucson. There are twenty-nine doctors on staff, ranging from over forty years of experience to recent graduates. We offer family and cosmetic dentistry, oral surgery, orthodontics, endodontics, and advanced restorative reconstruction. Established in 1985, we are nationally recognized for quality, having...
Position Description: The Bilingual 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 Bilingual Orthodontic Registered Dental Assistant assists the dentist chairside during treatment procedures, performin...
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...
Seeking experienced Dental Assistant w/ strong work ethic, excellent communication skills & the ability to multi-task. email ***** (1916139)...
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Dental Assistant

Salaries

$20,800.00 - $45,760.00
Typical Salary for Dental Assistant
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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%
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