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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Dental Asst & Receptionist for Oral surgery. Exp a must. FT/PT. Great benefits. Spring Hill/Lecanto office. Email resumes ***** Reference Code:44129...
Company Confidential fairfax, VA, 22033
Quadrant, Inc. has an immediate need for a Dental Assistant for a Private practice in Fairfax, VA. HOURS: Monday - Friday 8am to 5pm MUST: Experience as a Dental Assistant or Dental Receptionist Must be X-ray certified in Virginia Must be familiar with Digital X-rays Must be familiar with Dental Software (OMS Vision) Knowledge of local sedation Knowledge of OSHA regulations Strong commun...
What’s your Resolution? Resolution Dental is a new kind of dental office dedicated to providing our patients with not only quality care, but also working with each patient in an open and approachable way.  We are looking for the right type of person to join our growing dental practice. The Dental Assistant provides support to the office and is responsible for assisting the professional dental st...
Open Door is seeking a Dental Mobile Van Driver/Dental Assistant. Reporting directly to the Director of Dental Operations, the Dental Mobile Van Driver/Dental Assistant operates and drives the dental mobile unit, also performs a variety of patient care, office and laboratory duties (assisting the dentist, preparing patients for treatment, taking x-rays, scheduling dental appointments and collectin...
The Logan County Department of Public Health Dental Billing Specialist/ Dental Assistant The Logan County Department of Public Health has an immediate opening for a full-time Dental Billing Specialist/Dental Assistant. This position requires a high-school diploma or GED and previous medical/dental electronic billing and word processing experience. Strong consideration will be given to candidates w...
TRADITIONAL DENTAL ASSISTANT OR CERTIFIED DENTAL ASSIST. Attention to detail, punctual, and willing to be a team player. We are a patient centered fee for service family practice looking for an interested individual for a long term commitment. Hours are Mon.-Thurs., 7:30-5:30. Please call 802-362-3636...
Instructor in Dental Assisting/Dental Hygiene (Tenure Track) Reports to: Dean of Health Sciences Goal Statement: Teach and assess student-learning outcomes in Dental Assisting and Dental Hygiene courses. In collaboration with colleagues, responsible for ongoing curriculum evaluation and improvement within the context of LCCC’s general education objectives and articulation requirements. Facilita...
Position yourself at the forefront of the education revolution. • Are you interested in helping to make a long-term impact on the future of students and their families? • Are you an individual who embraces taking on significant ownership and responsibility from the day you begin a new job? • Are you looking for a role where the demands are high but so is the job satisfaction? If you answered Y...
Something to smile about! Great Opportunities An immediate opportunity exists to join our friendly, caring staff! South Texas Dental has spent the past 20 years building a reputation as "The dentists who make you smile". Today we're the trusted Dental Home for thousands of Texas families. We are currently seeking the following: Bilingual Dental Assistant 834 SW Military Dr. San Antonio, TX 78...
Company Confidential Jacksonville, FL, 32258
Oral Surgery Assistant (Floater) Large Jacksonville multi-office Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Practice is looking for an experienced oral surgery assistant to work as a floater between 5 locations in the Jacksonville area. (St. Johns Bluff Road, Southpoint, Orange Park, Mandarin, and Ponte Vedra Beach) Candidates must possess a good work ethic, positive attitude, reliability, responsibility and...
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, ...
Company Confidential Stuart, FL, 34994
DENTAL ASSISTANT/ RECEPTIONIST - Small Friendly General Dentist in Stuart. Fax resume to 772-781-0848 Posting provided by:...
Company Confidential Fostoria, OH, 44830
Dental/Hygiene assistant needed. Applicant must have a pleasant, positive attitude & be a team player. A wide range of responsibilities & opportunities are available. Two year clinical experience preferred. Reply w/ cover letter & resume to: timsulken@ woh.rr.com. No call please. provided by The Tiffin Advertiser-Tribune...
DENTAL ASSISTANT Full-time, 32-36 hours/wk. Please email, fax or send resume to Dr. Lori L Gochenour 113A Tavern Rd Martinsburg WV 25401 Fax: 304-263-9659 Email: ***** provided by The Martinsburg Journal...
FULL TIME DENTAL ASSISTANT Quad City Prosthodontic Specialists is seeking a highly motivated, people oriented dental assistant. Position is for an average of 32 hours per week, Monday to Thursday, with some Fridays. Experience is necessary and computer skills are strongly preferred. Send resume to Dr. David Fritz and Dr. Jennifer Fritz at 2820 AAA Ct #3, Bettendorf, IA 52722 Or email to teeth...
Our office is seeking a bubbly, organized, and professional dental assistant! AT LEAST 2-3 years of EXPERIENCE is required to be considered. This is a fast paced office with many patients seen through out the day. We look for someone that does not want just a job, but a dental home! Candidate must be able to multi- task while maintaining a positive attitude to ensure that we give the best experi...
Full-time DENTAL ASSISTANT Seeking enthusiastic dental assistant with radiology certificate who is willing to learn and enjoys working as a team. Please email resume to: ***** Place Box 2573 in the subject line....
DENTAL Expanded Functions (Duties) Dental Assistant WESTFIELD Our practice is seeking a high-energy person to become our Expanded Functions Dental Assistant. This person must be a strong communicator with a passion for dentistry and have a positive, can-do attitude. Candidates must have 3 years chair side experience. X-ray certification is required and Dentrix experience is a plus. This i...
DENTAL Expanded Functions (Duties) Dental Assistant Knightstown Our practice is seeking a high-energy person to fulfill our part-time Expanded Functions Dental Assistant. This person must be a strong communicator with a passion for dentistry and have a positive, can-do attitude. Candidates must have 3 years chair side experience. X-ray certification is required and Dentrix experience is a p...
Something to smile about! Great Opportunities Immediate opportunities exist to join our friendly, caring staff! South Texas Dental has spent the past 20 years building a reputation as "The dentists who make you smile". Today we're the trusted Dental Home for thousands of Texas families. We are currently seeking the following: Dental Assistants (Two Positions Available) West Commerce Office 365...

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Dental Assistant

Salaries

$20,800.00 - $45,760.00
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Education / Training

Certification
33.5%
Some College Coursework Completed
20.5%
Vocational
15.1%
High School
9.7%
Associates
9.4%
Bachelor's
7.6%
Professional
2.5%
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