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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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 & Managem...
Company Confidential New York City, NY, 10065
Premier Pediatric dental office seeks 2 dental assistants. One position is for a part/time pediatric dental assistant. The other is for full time pediatric dental assistant. Must have 2yrs. experience in pediatrics. Must be out going, professional and a team player. Saturday is a must. Experience with four handed dentistry, digital x-rays and dental programs are also required. Excellent pay and be...
Columbus, 47201
Full-Time DENTAL ASSISTANT Major dental company looking for an experienced Dental Assistant for busy North Vernon office. CPR, Coronal Polish, & X-ray license required. Great benefits and pay! Fax resume to (714) 200-0574 or email to Applicationsupport@ EOE...
Company Confidential Belleville, IL, 62226
Hiring Dental Receptionist and Dental Assistant positions The ideal candidates will have excellent communication skills, the ability to multi-task, and will contribute a helpful and positive attitude to our work environment. · EagleSoft knowledge and understanding of dental insurance required · Outgoing, dedicated, trustworthy, and long-term team member · Excellent communication and interpersonal...
Dental assistant needed for busy state of the art Franklin, MA practice. Average 30-35 hours a week. Must be CPR and x-ray certified and be comfortable with paperless charting and digital X-rays. Some evenings and Saturdays required. Some experience preferred. Please send resume. Generous salary for the right candidate...
Mid America Health is seeking a part time dental assistant to join our team! This 20 hour per week position is in Columbus, OH working within the correctional facilities. MAH offers competitive compensation and this opportunity is a low stress alternative to private practice. An Ohio xray license is required, 6+ months experience is preferred. Don't delay! Visit for more information...
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...
DENTAL ASSISTANT The Collins Dental Center a program of RPM, Health District is looking for a Dental Assistant II working on the mobile dental unit. This position will primarily be serving in McDowell County. Preference will be given to applicants who have education/training/experience that would qualify them as a Dental Assistant II as defined by the dental laws of N.C. Applicants must submit a c...
Company Confidential LEOMINSTER, MA, 01453
DENTAL ASSISTANT FT position with 2 yrs. exp in a busy family practice in Leominster. Fax resume to: 978-537-9719 or bring resume to 23 Mill St, Leominster, MA 01453...
Company Confidential Pittsburgh, PA, 15217
DENTAL RECEPTIONIST/ASSISTANT Established family practice in Eastern Suburbs seeks friendly, motivated, organized individual with excellent communication skills and solid computer knowledge. Ideal candidate is professional, reliable, responsible and eager to make positive contribution to office environment. PT 20 - 25 hours. Fax resume to 412-793-5360 or email *****....
Madison, 53705
DENTAL ASSISTANT Small Madison dental office seeking full time Dental Assistant. Experience required. Please email cover letter and resume, along with references to ***** View newspaper ad 290977...
Dental Assistant Dental Assistant needed for fast-paced pediatric dental office. Part-time (M-TH-F). WA. State Registration required Call Lauri: 360-698-2323 Posting provided by:...
Company Confidential Ashland, 41101
DENTAL ASSISTANT needed, expanded duty preferred. Competitive salary. Send resume to Box 1396, c/o The Independent, PO Box 311, Ashland, KY 41105-0311. This job listing brought to you by The Daily Independent...
Company Confidential Framingham, MA, 01701
DENTAL ASSISTANT Exp'd, full/part time. Multi- specialty practice. Excellent atmosphere! Metrowest Area. Call 508-872-5592...
DENTAL ASSISTANT FT with front desk knowledge for Concord office. Send resume to fax 228-4269 or email ***** This listing brought to you by New Hampshire Union Leader...
Company Confidential Saint Clairsville, OH, 43950
DENTAL ASSISTANT Part-time. Possible full- time. Experience required. Benefits available. Competitive salary. 740-695-5535 provided by The Martins Ferry Times-Leader...
Company Confidential Warren, PA, 16365
Dental Assistant Experienced, part-time, Wed. and Thurs. Wanted customer service driven, outgoing and friendly individual to join our team. Compensation based on skills and experience. X-ray certification and computer skills required. Send resume to: Box JL-04 c/o Times Observer PO Box 188 Warren, PA 16365 provided by The Warren Times-Observer...
Company Confidential Valparaiso, IN, 46385
FT/PT Hygienist and Assistant Valparaiso Dental Office Please send resume to: 2001 Roosevelt Road Valparaiso, IN *****...
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