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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Chapel Hill, 27514
Medical/Dental Dental Assistant II (Expanded Duties) Needed for Chapel Hill general dental office. Full-Time, 4 days/week, minimum 2 years experience, nonsmoker. Must be proficient in CR/BR. Send resume to: 202 Henderson St. Chapel Hill, NC 27514 Ph: 919-942-3566, ***** Fax: 919 929 8424...
Company Confidential victorville, CA, 92392
Dental P/T Dental Assistant For Endodontic Office. X-ray license required. Call 760-951-4646...
registered dental assistant for exceptional office Dental assisting your career? - Call us first - we will pay top $ and make it worth your while. If dental assisting is a job and a paycheck only - look elsewhere. ​About You - highly organized, resourceful, punctual, dependable - verifiable implant experience- excellent clinical skills (packing cord, making temporaries)- treatment plan presentatio...
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....
DENTAL ASSISTANT: exp. reqd, Wed. 9-5, Thurs. 8-2+. Fax resumes to Dr. Mazgaj, 823-1771...
In cities, towns and rural areas, Midwest Dental is proud to serve our hometown communities. Midwest Dental clinical team members serve the dental care needs of patients in Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa, Illinois, Kansas and Missouri. Our Support Center and office support team members provide the dental offices with administrative support for a variety of non-clinical functions so clinical team membe...
Unique non profit serving the low-income, uninsured seeking full time dental assistant. Experience and bilingual-Spanish a plus. Benefits. Resume to ***** or Health Care Network, 904 State St, Racine, WI 53404 no later than August 15, 2014....
Dental Assistant (FT & PT) needed at Wadas Dental Center in Crown Point and Munster, IN. Must have x-ray for IN. Expanded Function and 2+ years experience preferred. Apply: http://www.dentalcarealliance.com or fax (941)914-9686...
Company Confidential Quincy, MA, 02169
Certified Dental Assistant Position Premiere State-of-the-Art-Dental Practice, with great benefits seeking an ethical and friendly Certified Dental Assistant for: Quincy $17.00-$18.00/hour (with experience) Benefits: 1. Office retreats 2. 401K/retirement plans 3. Health insurance Technology: 1. 3D printing/Cerec 2. intraoral camera 3. digital xrays 4. paperless office A. Requirements and Qualifica...
Company Confidential Cambridge, MA, 02141
Certified Dental Assistant Position Premiere State-of-the-Art-Dental Practice, with great benefits seeking an ethical and friendly Certified Dental Assistant for: Cambridge $17.00-$18.00 (with experience) Benefits: 1. Office retreats 2. 401K/retirement plans 3. Health insurance Technology: 1. 3D printing/Cerec 2. intraoral camera 3. digital xrays 4. paperless office A. Requirements and Qualificati...
Company Confidential Chelmsford, MA, 01824
Chelmsford dental practice seeks a motivated, experienced certified dental assistant. If you like a fast paced environment, are a good communicator and like to work in a team environment then we would like to hear from you. Full time and part time hours available. Chair-side four-handed dental assisting. Experience with digital X-rays. Must practice and demonstrate effective knowledge of infection...
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 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 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 Bilingual 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 Bilingual Orthodontic Registered Dental Assistant assists the dentist chairside during treatment procedures, performin...
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...
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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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