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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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 Needed Send resumes to: White & White Family Dentistry 6045 Kentucky Dam Rd. Paducah, KY 42003 or email *****...
Our specialty dental practice needs an enthusiastic, experienced, caring Dental Assistant to complete our team. Must be available to work evenings. If you are dependable, have a positive attitude with impeccable work ethic, and are radiography certified, please mail your resume and cover letter to 3869 Darrow Rd., Ste. 209 Stow, OH 44224 Source: Akron Beacon Journal...
DENTAL ASSISTANT Grove City General Dental Practice seeks an EXPERIENCED FT/PT Dental Assistant to join our team. Full time applicant must be able to work Tues & Weds. Eve. weekly and one Saturday per month. Please fax resume to 614-875-2117 This listing brought to you by The Columbus Dispatch and www.columbusjobs.com/monster....
Fort Wayne, 46802
Full Time Expanded Dental Assistant We are a newly remodelled non for profit, fast paced dental office with state of the art dental equipment. Community Dental Clinic7750 W 200 S Topeka, IN 46571 Send resume to : communitydental@ gmail.com This listing brought to you by Fort Wayne Newspapers and www.jobs.fortwayne.com....
Seeking a career oriented PT Dental Assistant. M-Thurs. Who displays enthusiasm, professionalism, great communication skills while delivering state of the art care to our patients. Send Resumes to: The State Journal Register, 1 Copley Plaza, PO Box 219, "Box #5954, Spfld, IL 62701...
DENTAL ASSISTANT F/T at MCAS, Branch Dental Clinic in Yuma. Great Pay & Benefits! No Evenings/No Weekends! Apply online at www.dpsjobs.com. Call for details 1-800-328-3371 Yuma Sun Classifieds...
Company Confidential Ashland, 41101
SURGICAL/DENTAL ASSISTANT Computer/office skills a must. Exp. preferred. Graduate of surgical or dental asst. program. Mon.-Fri. Benefits. Mail resume to Box 1395, The Independent, P.O. Box 311, Ashland, KY 41105. This job listing brought to you by The Daily Independent...
CAPE FEAR COMMUNITY COLLEGE DENTAL ASSISTING INSTRUCTOR TFT (TFT #14-001) To provide classroom instruction to college students through lecture, demonstration, laboratory exercises, handouts, responding to questions and testing. Required: Evidence of academic preparation consistent with the American Dental Association Commission's standards for accreditation. This includes an earned baccalaureate d...
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 Orthodontic 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 Orthodontic Registered Dental Assistant assists the dentist chairside during treatment procedures, performing all assisting 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 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. J...
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 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. J...
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...
Company Confidential GREENSBURG, 15601
DENTAL ASSISTANT Immediate opening, exp. preferred but willing to train. Full time position in Greensburg dental office for personable team oriented person. No weekends. Full range of benefits after certification and 1 year employment. Apply to: Tribune Review Box 1007 622 Cabin Hill Dr. Greensburg PA 15601...
Star Orthodontics is looking for a friendly, energetic Dental and/or Orthodontic Assistant. In office training program. Computer skills needed. Full-time Tuesday through Saturday. Benefits. Fax resume to 361-986-7184 or email to *****...
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Dental Assistant

Salaries

$20,800.00 - $45,760.00
Typical Salary for Dental Assistant
(638 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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