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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Seeking exceptional people-oriented individuals who are looking for a great career with a top dental office providing outstanding customer service and care, as a chair side dental assistant & treatment coordination professional. Prior treatment coordinator or chair side dental assisting experience a plus. If you are a quick learner who is: *Bright & Upbeat *Caring & Dedicated *Knowledgeable about...
Company Confidential Queensbury, NY, 12804
Dental Assistant Minimum 2 yrs exp. Benefits, Salary Commensurate w/ability. Mail resumes to: Glens Falls Newspapers, Po Box 891854, Glens Falls, NY 12801...
DENTAL ASSISTANT West side dental clinic is seeking a Dental Assistant who is dynamic, team oriented, able to adapt and change direction easily; also, an assistant who has a compassionate personality to serve our community of patients. Must have two years of experience. We offer an opportunity for you to grow your career with us. If you feel this is what you are looking for, forward your resume to...
Matrix Providers has a need for a Dental Assistant to work at Dyess AFB, TX. Position Responsibilities: Assists dental officer with patient treatment. Receives patient, examines dental record, and prepares patient for treatment. Adjusts dental chair, and selects and arranges instruments and medications. Takes and records blood pressure. Assists in managing emergency procedures. Retracts tissues an...
Responsibilities include: · Provide instruction to Dental Assistant classes. · Adherence to applicable accreditation commission standards or agencies regulations, the school policies and procedures, and the department’s curricula. · Monitor student progress, conduct student orientations and advise students throughout the program. · Assist with on-going review and development of curricula in the de...
Company Confidential Milledgeville, 31061
Dental Office Looking for an experienced Dental Assistant or Front Desk Assistant Computer Exp Req Send Resumes 530 W Thomas St Suite F Milledgeville No Phone Calls Please This job listing brought to you by The Union-Recorder...
Company Confidential Bethel, 06801
DENTAL ASSISTANT FullTime Riverside, CT Fax resume to 203-698-2209...
Rapidly growing orthodontic and pediatric dental practice seeks energetic and articulate Dental Assistant. Applicants must have 6 months experience in either orthodontics or pediatric dentistry. Email cover letter, resume, salary and benefit expectations to *****....
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 28...
Express Employment Professionals is currently recruiting a Dental Assistant for one of its clients. The Dental Assistant will be assisting the Dentist in providing care to patients. Candidates must have at least 1 year experience as a Dental Assistant, must be certified in the State of Texas. All candidates must have exceptional customer service and interpersonal skills. The position offers compet...
Looking for an experienced dental assistant AND hygienist for a flourishing, multi- doctor, full service practice. Weekends and evenings a must. Salary based upon experience. Please fax resume to 845-279-7915, or call 845-279-4999....
Kool Smiles (Midwest City) is looking for a experienced Dental Assistant ready to make a difference in the lives of families. Although below is a description of what your job would entail, we want to emphasize that working at Kool Smiles is more than just a job. Kool Smiles is not your typical dentist office and working here is not your typical experience. You will thrive here if you are someone w...
Are you looking for a full time job as a Dental Assistant? Do you like children? This is the job for you! We are looking for a friendly, energetic, team member to work in a busy pediatric dental practice. Dental assisting experience required. Must like working with children and have the flexibility to work in two offices (Bolingbrook and Wheaton). Benefits Include: Vacation Sick time Dental Benefi...
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 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 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 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...
Full time dental assistant needed for a Webster Groves Dental Office. Full benefits on a 32 hour work week including Health Insurance, Vacation with pay, Continuing education including expanded functions reimbursement. Please call Jennifer @ 314-961-1160 for more information. (1920451)...
DENTAL ASSISTANT - FT Must be available evenings and Saturdays. Will Train. Call: 630-789-3903 Westmont location Posting provided by:...
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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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