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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Expanded functions, experienced, and personable Dental Assistant for a patient-centered General dental practice in Clearwater. The position offers 3-4 days/ week, no weekends. We are a small, private office with one dentist. Five years experience is required with temp restoration fabrication needed. Resume and referrals are required. Great job for the right person!...
Dental Assistant needed for immediate position at a state facility in Trenton, SC. This is a short-term position that will last from 8 - 12 weeks. The hours will be Tuesday and Thursday from 7:30am - 3:30pm. Pay rate is $12.50/hour. Please submit resume and references. Position will begin Monday, August 25, 2014, and all candidates must be willing and able to start on that date without exception....
Dental Assistant needed for a position at a state facility in McCormick, SC. This is a short-term position that will last from 6 - 8 weeks. The hours will be Monday - Friday from 7:00am - 2:30pm. Pay rate is $12.50/hour. Please submit resume and references. Position will begin in early November, and all candidates must be willing and able to start on that date without exception. Any questions shou...
Federal Staffing Resources has a potential need for a Dental Assistant to provide services at the Washington DC Veterans Affairs Medical Center (DC VAMC). Qualifications: Basic knowledge of infection control and safe instrument handling. Knowledge of dental procedures and medical emergencies. Ability to perform basic radiographic image capture and processing/retrieval. Knowledge of maintenance, ca...
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...
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. Bilingual Dental Assistan...
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...
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...
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...
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...
Position Description: The Bilingual 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 Registered Dental Assistant assists the dentist chairside during treatment procedures, performing all assisting duties p...
Experienced dental assistant Part-time. Clarkston. 248-625-4455...
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 Valparaiso, IN, 46385
FT/PT Hygienist and Assistant Valparaiso Dental Office Please send resume to: 2001 Roosevelt Road Valparaiso, IN *****...
DENTAL ASSISTANT - Immed. opening for a fulltime CDA/DA II position. Applicant must have a friendly, compassionate personality. Only team players, with a positive, professional attitude need apply, Send resume to: Richard R. Barbaro, DDS, PA 6523 Dental Lane, Fayetteville NC 28314...

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Dental Assistant

Salaries

$20,800.00 - $45,760.00
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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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