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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We are looking for a part time/ full time, dental assistant in a high end, multispecialty dental office in Glendale ca. The Dental Assistant needs to have at least three years of experience. responsibilities, know how to do: -chairside assistant with restorations, prosthodontics, implants, orthodontist, and etc, -make temporary crowns, -adjust dentures -sterilization of dental equipment -polish te...
Company Confidential Scranton, PA, 18504
DENTAL ASSISTANT Exciting opportunity for a dedicated, team-oriented individual to support our growing pediatric dental family.​ Experience required. X-ray & CPR certification. Your positive support and commitment includes: *Preparing/​breaking down treatment rooms.​ *Welcoming and comforting our patients.​ Providing information to patients, parents, and answering questions and requests.​ *Sterili...
Busy Dental offices in need of a Dental Receptionist and Dental Assistant and Orthodontic Assistant Full Time Dental Receptionist and Dental Assistant and Orthodontic Assistant 3 years of experience in the dental field is required Cross-trained is a plus Knowledge of Dentix software is required *Spanish speaking is preferred Great working environment Excellent Pay Monthly Bonus and Incentives...
Comprehensive dental office seeking experienced dental assistant in West Plano. Monday-Thursday 6:45-4:15. One year experience preferred along with being a self starter, energetic, organized, and costumer service orientated....
A Dental Assistant supports and assists providers with patient care. It is essential to be able to lead, be flexible, friendly, have a “can do” personality and work in a timely fashion. In addition, a Dental Assistant must display open communication to co-workers and a commitment to patient satisfaction. Essential Responsibilities: Understand and demonstrate proper sterilization, biohazard and inf...
Carus Dental, established in 1983 in Austin, TX, has always been committed to the traditional doctor-patient relationship and to the highest quality in dental care and service. We currently have approximately 48 doctors on staff across our 21 practices in Austin, Houston and Central Texas. We offer dental services in general dentistry, oral surgery, orthodontics, pediatric dentistry, endodontics,...
We currently have a job opportunity for an Orthodontic Dental Assistant in our ­Brevard County Area Practices. As a Dental Assistant, you will be responsible for assisting the dentists and their support team with patient care and treatment during their scheduled appointments. In this position you will: Set up examination tray with required dental instruments for scheduled procedures. Assist dentis...
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 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 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...
Dental Assistant We currently have a job opportunity for a Pediatric Dental Assistant in our Rockledge Practice. As a Pediatric Dental Assistant, you will be responsible for assisting our Pedodontist and her support team with patient care and treatment during patient appointments. In this position you will: Set up examination tray with required dental instruments for scheduled procedures. Assist d...
Company Confidential CONWAY, AR, 72034
DENTAL ASSISTANT - Dental Lab Technician needed for busy oral surgery/dental implant practice in Conway. Great benefits, salary based on experience & qualifications. Please send cover letter and resume to: *****...
Company Confidential Avon, OH, 44011
DENTAL ASSISTANT Chairside assistant to cover maternity leave. Immediate start - full time position. Please fax resume to 440-937-4901...
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...
Matrix Providers has a need for a Dental Assistant to work at Offutt AFB, Omaha, NE. 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 ti...
Matrix Providers has a need for a Dental Assistant to work Monday through Friday at Tinker AFB, Oklahoma City, OK. 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 eme...
DENTAL HYGIENE ASSISTANT INSTRUCTOR Posting Number: 02120198 This position is open to: Open to All Applicants Position Title/Rank: Dental Hygiene Assistant Instructor / Non-Tenure Department: Dental and Imaging Technology Position Type: Faculty Position Number: FDENTAI21020 Employment Status: Full Time Salary Minimum: $41,463.00 / 9 months Open Date: 07/16/2014 Close Date: 08/18/2014 Open Until Fi...
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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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