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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Company Confidential Sterling Heights, MI, 48313
DENTAL RECEPTIONIST for busy specialty office with 3 locations. Dental exp. req. DENTAL ASSISTANT Dental exp pref. 3 locations on Eastside. Fax resume to 586-268-1288 or ***** Click to apply by EMAIL =...
Job Description: If you have a passion for helping others in the dentistry field and looking for an opportunity as a Registered Dental Assistant with previous experience, please apply! This Registered Dental Assistant Position Features: Growing environment Full time opportunity 8 am to 5 pm and some Saturdays $15 hour Requirements: 2 years experience as a Registered Dental Assistant HIPAA complian...
Clinicas Del Camino Real, Inc.has been providing quality primary and preventative health care services to the residents of VenturaCounty since 1971. We are currently seeking a Full-Time Registered Dental Assistant to assist our medical staff in Fillmore, CA. Functions and Responsibilities: Knowledge of principles and methods of sterilization; uses of the more common dental instruments, equipment a...
Looking for a reliable, team member player and positive dental assistant to join our team. Experience/ certification is preferred but NOT necessary. IF you are willing to learn we are willing to teach you or if you have previous experience and wants to grow professionally this can be a good opportunity. We are interesting on a person who is able to organize work, engage in a variety of tasks simul...
Looking for a reliable, team member player and positive dental assistant to join our team. Experience/ certification is preferred but NOT necessary. IF you are willing to learn we are willing to teach you or if you have previous experience and wants to grow professionally this can be a good opportunity. We are interesting on a person who is able to organize work, engage in a variety of tasks simul...
Looking for a reliable, positive dental assistant to join our team. You will sustain patient comfort, soothe upset patients and educate on oral hygiene. You will organize and maintain equipment, take and develop x-rays, assist the doctor during procedures, perform dental prophylaxis, sealants and fluoride. Previous DENTAL EXPERIENCE REQUIRED. Full time position available for Miami Beach and Aventu...
Express is looking for a Dental Treatment Assistant for one of our Top Clients in Gurnee. They will be responsible for ordering supplies, maintaining a clean and neat enviornment, setting up appropriate instruments for scheduled procedures and taking diagnostic films. The assistant will be responsible for prepping all patients before surgery and assisting the doctor during each surgery including h...
*TO APPLY: SEND RESUME DIRECTLY BY EMAILING TO ***** Attn: Michelle Fox* Full Time Dental Assistant needed for busy one doctor general dental practice in Oceanside - Mondays 8am-5pm, Tuesdays 9am-3pm, Wednesdays 9am-7pm, Thursdays 11am-8pm. Must have previous experience taking, developing and mounting regular dental x-rays, pouring molds/models, taking impressions, fabricatin...
A Dental Office in the Columbia, MD area is seeking a Dental Administrative Assistant to join its team. The ideal Candidate should be outgoing and must pay strong attention to detail. Job Responsibilities: Coordinate all aspects of patient care Cheerfully greet and check-in patients Answer phones Schedule appointments Accurately maintain detailed patient records in a fast-paced environment Profess...
Company Confidential Marietta, 30067
General Kool Smiles is seeking a Dental Assistant for our office in Midland. Ideal candidate should have at least 1 year of private practice experience and have current RDA. Apply at www.kool for immediate consideration....
Dental Office in Dickinson seeking motivated Dental Assistant experience/ certification preferred but not required. Please email resume to appointments@ or mail to Badlands Dental 389 15th Street West, Dickinson, ND 58601....
We are looking for a certified Dental Assistant and Front Desk employee. We offer excellent benefits and great working hours M-T (8-5) If you re a team player with a positive and outgoing personality this could be the job for you. If you would like to be a part of our dental team fax resume to:863-853-8135 or reply to this email with resume....
Company Confidential Ashland, 41101
DENTAL ASSISTANT Full time, exp. helpful but not required. Send resume to PO Box 2646, Ashland, KY 41105-2646. This job listing brought to you by The Daily Independent...
Company Confidential Beckley, 25801
Full or part time Dental Assistant position available. Send your resume and salary requirements to: PO Box 806 Mabscott, WV 25871 This job listing brought to you by The Register Herald...
Colorado Springs, 80903
DENTAL FT Dental Assistant For North end office. Must have experience. Benefits. Fax resume: 719-522-0288...
Company Confidential Newton Falls, OH, 44444
DENTAL ASSISTANT Warren office. Must be motivated, enthusiastic, self-starter, min. 2 yrs. exp. Radiology license required. Mail resume to: 340 Ridge Rd. #B2 Newton Falls, OH 44444 provided by The Warren Tribune-Chronicle...
Rocky Mount, 27804
Dental Office Assistant/Front Desk Busy Dental Practice in Rocky Mount seeking Office Assistant/Front Desk person who is team-oriented, friendly and enthusiastic. Prior experience is required. Responsibilities include insurance, billing, coding, hygiene recall, patient scheduling, and financial planning. Contact: *****...
DENTAL- F/T assistant to split time between front office and back . Great benefit package. Call 768-8161....
Company Confidential Winston-Salem, NC, 27103
Triad-area state-of-the-art specialty dental practice looking for fun, bright, energetic Dental Assistant for full-time position with special consideration for surgical experience. Highly competitive salary & top-tier benefits. DENTAL EXPERIENCE REQUIRED. Please email resume as attachment to *****....
Busy Quincy multi-specialty group practice looking for a motivated, experienced, certified dental assistant that likes fast paced expanded duty work. Part-time with potential for full time. Competitive salary based on experience. Must be able to adapt to new computer systems and technology...
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