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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Valid, current RDA license issued by the California State Board of Dental Examiners.HS graduate or equivalent, One year experience as a dental asst, Valid current driver’s license, current CPR and x-ray license certificate. Hiring in accord. w/ Indian Pref.Act. Send CV to CVIH HR, 2740. Herndon Ave., Clovis, CA 93611 or ***** or visit website www.cvih.org....
University of Minnesota Minneapolis, MN, 55415
***This position is represented by the bargaining unit AFSCME Healthcare. Dues or fair share deductions will be made.*** Required Qualifications (MUST be mentioned on application/resume): -Graduate of an accredited dental assisting course. -Current Minnesota Dental Assistant License. -Currently DANB Certified or eligible for certification within four (4) months of hire* -Current CPR certifica...
Heartland Dental Houston, TX
Job Description: If you are a reliable and positive individual looking for career satisfaction and continuing educational opportunities, join our team at Heartland Dental Care! We are seeking a friendly Dental Assistant to support the clinical treatment care of our patients. As a Dental Assistant with Heartland Dental Care (HDC), you will play a large role in the provision of effective and trustw...
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. K...
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/Du...
Position Description: The Orthodontic 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 Orthodontic Dental Assistant assists the dentist chairside during treatment procedures, performing all assisting duties permitted by law. ...
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. K...
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/Du...
Fast Growing Office Looking for an enthusiastic Registered Dental Assistant (Full-time/Part-time) This is a great opportunity for someone to join a unique, fast-growing dental office! Our ideal candidate is a professional with a positive attitude. Common sense is necessary to complete the tasks and duties in our office. You will work with a wide variety of clientele. The ideal candidate will be c...
Would you like to work in positive and enjoyable atmosphere where you can be proud of your work and recognized for your efforts. If so, look no further we would love you to join our team. FT position for a treatment coordinator in a North Columbus office. Dental experience preferred, but a great attitude and strong work ethic are a must....
DENTAL ASSISTANT Seeking a full time Dental Assistant to work in a busy general dental practice. Must be available evenings and Saturdays. Experience preferred. Equal Opportunity Employer. Email resume ***** This job listing brought to you by The Johnstown Tribune Democrat...
Loyal Source Government Services is currently hiring a Dental Assistant at Minot Air Force Base in Minot, ND. To apply please contact Meagyn Denoncour at [Click Here to Email Your Resumé] or at 407-902-2107. This opportunity at Minot AFB offers a Dental Assistant excellent stability, great compensation and benefits packages and a great work environment serving a patient population of active duty...
Metro Dentalcare is a large group practice with more than 40 locations throughout the Minneapolis and St. Paul metropolitan area. Metro Dentalcare was founded in 1968 on the cornerstone of building strong patient relationships. Our caring dentists and dental professionals share a vision of providing superior patient care focused on the individual needs of each patient. This vision helps make denta...
Company Confidential Skaneateles, NY, 13152
Dental Assistant needed full time for a progressive, growing practice in Skaneateles. Willing to train a team player with a professional outlook. Send resume to Practice Administrator, c/o Dr. Lorey and Dr. Smith, 1579 Cherry Valley Turnpike, Skaneateles, NY 13152...
START ASAP Full-Time Dental Assistant Looking for Smart Asst. to assist PITA Dr.. Must Be Willing to Work Late & Have NO Life. Watch: a Must to Keep A.D.D. Doctor on Time. Salary: Sure. Benefits: Yeah Right! FAX Resume to 364-8586 This job listing brought to you by The Norman Transcript...
Company Confidential Glen Dale, WV, 26038
*TOP JOB* Opportunity to help people and work directly with people, one on one in a healthcare environment as a DENTAL ASSISTANT Perform delegated task that are both stimulating and engaging. Must enjoy working with people and be good with hands. Excellent opportunity to express artistic skills. Great income potential with a practice that rewards initiative. Please contact by Email: wyliedenta...
Company Confidential Gainesville, IL, 32607
Join us for Employment Open House!! Have you ever thought of a Career in Dentistry? We are willing to train the right individual that is looking for a great healthcare career!! Monday, September 15, 2014 University Family Dentistry 1230 NW 9th Ave. Gainesville, Fl. 32601 Time: 5:30- p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Please bring your resume for on-site interviews. Apply in Person www.heartland.com/careers...
Location: Altus Air Force Base Position: Dental Assistant GCI is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, disability, or national origin. GCI gives preferential treatment to veterans. Global Consulting International seeks candidates for a full time position providing Den...
Chairside DENTAL ASSISTANT for Hygiene Passion for excellence. A culture of positive energy and professionalism in dentistry. We invite you to be part of our team! We need someone with experience to commit to a full-time opportunity in our busy Dyer/St. John General Dental Practice who is Indiana x-ray certified and has an excellent attitude. Experience with Dentrix will be given preference. You m...
“Serving Humanity to Honor God” The mission of Methodist Healthcare Ministries is to serve by improving the physical, mental and spiritual health of those least served in the Southwest Texas Conference area of The United Methodist Church Dental Assistant Wesley Health & Wellness Center San Antonio, Texas Benefits Free Medical Free Dental 10 days paid vacation 10 days of Holiday pay Gener...

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Dental Assistant

Salaries

$20,800.00 - $45,760.00
Typical Salary for Dental Assistant
(639 Respondents)
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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%
(277 Respondents)
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