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 The Collins Dental Center a program of RPM, Health District is looking for a Dental Assistant II working on the mobile dental unit. This position will primarily be serving in McDowell County. Preference will be given to applicants who have education/training/experience that would qualify them as a Dental Assistant II as defined by the dental laws of N.C. Applicants must submit a c...
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 Pittsburgh, PA, 15217
DENTAL RECEPTIONIST/ASSISTANT Established family practice in Eastern Suburbs seeks friendly, motivated, organized individual with excellent communication skills and solid computer knowledge. Ideal candidate is professional, reliable, responsible and eager to make positive contribution to office environment. PT 20 - 25 hours. Fax resume to 412-793-5360 or email *****....
Madison, 53705
DENTAL ASSISTANT Small Madison dental office seeking full time Dental Assistant. Experience required. Please email cover letter and resume, along with references to ***** View newspaper ad madison.com 290977...
Dental Assistant Dental Assistant needed for fast-paced pediatric dental office. Part-time (M-TH-F). WA. State Registration required Call Lauri: 360-698-2323 Posting provided by:...
Company Confidential Ashland, 41101
DENTAL ASSISTANT needed, expanded duty preferred. Competitive salary. Send resume to Box 1396, c/o The Independent, PO Box 311, Ashland, KY 41105-0311. This job listing brought to you by The Daily Independent...
Company Confidential Framingham, MA, 01701
DENTAL ASSISTANT Exp'd, full/part time. Multi- specialty practice. Excellent atmosphere! Metrowest Area. Call 508-872-5592...
DENTAL ASSISTANT FT with front desk knowledge for Concord office. Send resume to fax 228-4269 or email ***** This listing brought to you by New Hampshire Union Leader...
Company Confidential Saint Clairsville, OH, 43950
DENTAL ASSISTANT Part-time. Possible full- time. Experience required. Benefits available. Competitive salary. 740-695-5535 provided by The Martins Ferry Times-Leader...
Company Confidential Warren, PA, 16365
Dental Assistant Experienced, part-time, Wed. and Thurs. Wanted customer service driven, outgoing and friendly individual to join our team. Compensation based on skills and experience. X-ray certification and computer skills required. Send resume to: Box JL-04 c/o Times Observer PO Box 188 Warren, PA 16365 provided by The Warren Times-Observer...
Company Confidential Valparaiso, IN, 46385
FT/PT Hygienist and Assistant Valparaiso Dental Office Please send resume to: 2001 Roosevelt Road Valparaiso, IN *****...
Dade City, 33525
Entry Level Dental Assistant Full Time. Certifications required. Fax resume to 352-567-3284 or email *****...
Dental Hygienist & Dental Assistant A GREAT AND RARE CAREER OPPORTUNITY Dr. Howard Chasolen is seeking a mature, experienced and enthusiastic dental hygienist and expanded functions dental assistant for his expanding cosmetic dental practice. Qualifications include a positive attitude, warmth, a commitment to excellence and a meticulous work ethic. This is a long term position for 2 career minded...
Are you looking for a new opportunity to build your resume, grow in your career, use your management or dental experience to gain a better paying job? You can be a part of a successful and growing dental organization. Familia Dental has a great opportunity for a dynamic Dental Assistant/ Medical Assistant. This highly sought after Assistant position is a well-respected role. Familia Development &...
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 spans in 20...
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 spans in 20...
Seeking Cheerful and Polished Dental Assistant Personal Care Dentistry is a busy, multi-doctor practice and we’re looking for a full-time dental assistant to provide superior service to our valued patients. We’re located in Roseville and we offer a friendly and caring work atmosphere. We offer competitive pay, a bonus program, and free dental care. A minimum of 3 years of experience in the dental...
Looking for an experienced/certified dental assistant to work in a private practice. Your duties will be to assist the dentist with all related chair sided procedures and occasionally assist in an OR setting at the hospital. Also take radiographs, stock supplies and maintain dental equiptment. This position is 27 to 35 hours per week. Salary will be based on experience....
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Dental Assistant

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$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%
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