Dental Assistant Jobs


Dental Assistant Job Overview


Dental assistants help dentists do their jobs. States regulate the scope of dental assistant work, but in general, dental assistants schedule appointments, welcome patients to the practice and take them to the examination room. Responsibilities in some dental assistant jobs may also include sterilizing tools, passing tools to the dentist during procedures, educating patients, keeping records, and assisting with billing and insurance matters.

Some states may also allow dental assistants to clean teeth, apply sealants and fluoride treatments, and numb patients’ gums with rub-on anesthetics.

Dental Assistant Job Types


Dental assistants work in a variety of settings, such as:

  • Solo dental practices
  • Group dental practices
  • Specialty practices, where practitioners remove or straighten teeth, treat gum disease, replace lost teeth or care for special populations
  • Public-health organizations
  • Hospital and dental-school clinics

Other dental assistant job opportunities include processing claims for insurance companies and selling dental products.

Dental Assistant Education


In some states, dental assistants can work without any special education or training. In those states, dental assistants get on-the-job training. Other states require dental assistants to earn a certificate or diploma from an accredited dental-assisting training program.

Dental Assistant CertificationsSome states require dental assistants to be certified. The Dental Assisting National Board offers several certifications for dental and orthodontic assistants.

Dental Assistant Job Market


Dental assistant employment will grow by 31 percent from 2010 to 2020, much faster than the average occupation, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reports. That growth will come from increased demand for dental services and from the fact that aging Baby Boomers are keeping their teeth longer than previous generations did.

Dental Assistant Salary


The median dental assistant salary was $34,140 in 2011, according to the BLS.
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Company Confidential COATESVILLE, PA, 19320
Dental Assistant Dental Assistant PT. Small general practice looking for assistant 2 days a week. MUST have exp. & x-ray certification. Call Anne (610)383-5330...
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...
DENTAL ASSISTANT Exp. Need immed. Great Staff. Great hours & benefits. Fax resume to: Dr. Pratt 272-1368....
DENTAL ASSISTANT F/T. CERTIFIED & EXPERIENCED A MUST. Mon through Thurs. Motivated Team Player, Willing to Learn. Jog & Lantana. Fax Resume to 561-965-9303 or email *****...
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 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...
High tech, top notch, friendly family dental practice looking for a full-time experienced dental assistant. Must be organized, reliable, responsible, immaculately clean, dedicated and have great communication skills. The ideal candidate should have willingness to learn and grow with the practice and should be a team player. We have a wonderful staff with great chemistry and are hoping to hire some...
Busy River Forest dental office is looking for a Full-time Dental Assistant to join our fast paced team. · MUST have experience in a dental office · Basic computer skills. · Knowledge of Softdent and Dexis digital x-rays a plus. · Knowledge of dental materials and procedures is required. · Experience making Temporary crowns is required. · This position will entail some evenings and Saturdays....
Busy Down Town dental office is looking for a Dental Assistant to join our fast paced team. · Applicants should have a minimum of 1 year experience with… o Four handed dentistry o Taking and pouring of impressions o Digital x-rays, dental software, infection control. o Experience making Temporary Crowns required Hours for this position are Monday thru Friday 12-6...
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 intere...
Adjunct Dental Assisting Instructor Needed Are you ready to INSPIRE? Are you ready to CHANGE LIVES? Are you ready to MAKE YOUR CAREER COUNT? THEN JOIN THE ANTHEM EDUCATION GROUP AND START MAKING A DIFFERENCE TODAY! Anthem Education has been dedicated to making a difference in our students’ lives for over 100 years and is committed to providing the next generation with the skills necessary to be su...
DENTAL: FT Exp'd General Dental Assistant needed for Bolingbrook location. Benefits include beautiful state of the art office along with vacation and sick time, uniform and medical reimbursement and much more. Please email resumes to: ***** or fax to the attention of the Office Manager at: 630-783-9390 Posting provided by:...
Full Time Dental Assistant Blue Hills Dental is looking for a full time dental assistant for our Riverdale Office. If you want to love coming to work, join our dynamic team at our Riverdale Office. Our practices offer the newest technology and equipment throughout, including electronic medical records, digital radiography and intra-oral cameras. In our practices we welcome patients of all ages, bu...
Requisition Number 14-0129 Post Date 2/27/2014 Title Dental Assistant City Helena State GA Description MHM Correctional Services, Inc., a progressive leader in the dynamic field of correctional mental healthcare, invites you to learn more about the fastest-growing segment of healthcare today. We are currently seeking a full-time dental assistant to provide coverage at the Telfair State Prison loca...
Requisition Number 14-0160 Post Date 3/11/2014 Title Dental Assistant City Macon State GA Description MHM Correctional Services, Inc., a progressive leader in the dynamic field of correctional mental healthcare, invites you to learn more about the fastest-growing segment of healthcare today. We are currently seeking a full-time dental assistant to provide coverage at the Central State Prison locat...
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...
Monroe Township, 17870
DENTAL ASSISTANT PT/FT position in modern dental office Looking for someone who enjoys working with patients and has a positive outgoing personality. Experience and x-ray certification a plus but will train the right candidate. Email resume to ***** This job listing brought to you by The Daily Item...
DENTAL ASSISTANT with 2 yrs experience. Great Staff. Great hours & benefits. Fax resume to Dr. Pratt 272-1368....
NATURE OF WORK The incumbent in this position is responsible for supporting dental care delivery services offered by the Seminole Tribe of Florida’s Health Department. The individual prepares treatment room, patients, instruments, and materials; provides chair side assistance to the Dentist by delivering instruments and materials; instructs patients in oral hygiene and plaque control programs; cle...
Company Confidential NORRISTOWN, PA, 19401
Prosthodontic Dental Assistant Bentz Dental Implant Center We seek a dedicated prosthodontic dental assistant to work in a progressive practice. If you possess excellent communication and clinical skills this is an ideal career opportunity. Excellent salary with benefits. Please e-mail your resume to:***** or call 610-272-5027 with questions....
Part Time Dental Assistant and Part Time Front Desk Receptionist. Experience preferred. Please send resume to Management, PO Box 5215, Cheboygan, MI 49721....
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