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 Jensen Beach, FL, 34957
DENTAL ASSISTANT and Front Desk professional needed! Our busy general dentistry office is searching for an experienced dental assistant and an experienced Front Desk Professional. Monday through Thursday, Full Time Great pay plus bonus system Dental Assistant Requirements- Must have minimum of 2 years dental assisting experience Must be team player with an outgoing personality. Must have Ex...
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...
Looking for one Full Time Dental Receptionist and One Full Time Dental Assistant. Experience preferred but not mandatory. Please drop off resume at: 25 Discovery Drive Butte, MT 59701...
Busy Adrian dental office seeks hard working & experienced Dental Assistant & Dental Hygienist. Submit resume to *****...
Founded in 1970 as South Philadelphia Health Action and subsequently incorporated as Greater Philadelphia Health Action, GPHA is a non-profit organization with a commitment to provide compassionate and affordable healthcare services regardless of an individual’s ability to pay. We are presently seeking Dental Assistants Dental Customer Service Representatives and Expanded Functions Dental Assista...
Immediate opening for an experienced Dental Assistant / dental front desk assistant. Knowledge of Softdent software is a must.. Should have excellent telephone skills and should be a people person . New recruit will be working at front desk assisting office manager and in the rooms with doctor if and when will be necessary. Should be able to take digital X,rays Our office is a friendly midtownmid...
Dental Receptionist and Dental Hygiene Assistant needed full-time in a multi-doctor, private practice. Must be able to work evenings. Looking for a team player who is self motivated. Must have excellent communication and organizational skills. Previous dental experience a plus. Please e-mail cover letter and resume....
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...
Dental Assistant River Hills Community Health Center- Ottumwa Clinic Vacancy for a full time dental assistant. Registration as a Dental Assistant with Radiography in the State of Iowa is required or the ability to be registered in the near future. We offer a competitive wage and excellent benefit package. M-F daytime hours. Visit us on the web at www.riverhillshealth.org Interested candidates...
Company Confidential Lutheran Lake, IN, 47274
Full Time DENTAL ASSISTANT Exp. Necessary. *****, Place Box T-2540 in the subject line...
Requisition Number14040 Reg/TempTemporary Employment TypePart-Time ShiftTemporary Work ScheduleWeekdays CitySALT LAKE CITY StateUtah DepartmentUUH OPC 32A DENTAL CLINIC- Overview: As a patient-focused organization, the University of Utah Health Care exists to enhance the health and well-being of people through patient care, research and education. Success in this mission requires a cultur...
Company Confidential Columbus, IN, 47201
Full-time DENTAL ASSISTANT Exp. necessary. Email Resumes to: blindbox@ therepublic.com, Place Box 2541 in the subject line...
Job Purpose: Supports dental care delivery by preparing treatment room, patient, instruments, and materials; passing instruments and materials; performing procedures in compliance with the dental practice act. Duties: * Prepares treatment room for patient by following prescribed procedures and protocols. * Prepares patient for dental treatment by welcoming, comforting, seating, and draping pat...
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, ...
A Dental Assistant supports and assists providers with patient care. It is essential to be able to lead, be flexible, friendly, have a “can do” personality and work in a timely fashion. In addition, a Dental Assistant must display open communication to co-workers and a commitment to patient satisfaction. Essential Responsibilities: Understand and demonstrate proper sterilization, biohazard and i...
A Dental Assistant supports and assists providers with patient care. It is essential to be able to lead, be flexible, friendly, have a “can do” personality and work in a timely fashion. In addition, a Dental Assistant must display open communication to co-workers and a commitment to patient satisfaction. Essential Responsibilities: Understand and demonstrate proper sterilization, biohazard and i...
A Dental Assistant supports and assists providers with patient care. It is essential to be able to lead, be flexible, friendly, have a “can do” personality and work in a timely fashion. In addition, a Dental Assistant must display open communication to co-workers and a commitment to patient satisfaction. Essential Responsibilities: Understand and demonstrate proper sterilization, biohazard and i...
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. Bilingual Dental Assistant (preferred) English/Spanish We are seeking a qualified Dental Assistant with...
Job Purpose: Supports dental care delivery by preparing treatment room, patient, instruments, and materials; passing instruments and materials; performing procedures in compliance with the dental practice act. Skills/Qualifications: Dental Health Maintenance, Use of Dental Technology, Infection Control, Patient Services, Creating a Safe, Effective Environment, Listening, Teamwork, Bedside Manne...
Company Confidential Williamsport, PA, 17701
Dental practice in Muncy is seeking a fulltime Dental Assistant with strong communication skills. We offer a competitive compensation package including bonus potential. Please send your resume and salary history to padentalstaff@ gmail.com provided by The Williamsport Sun-Gazette...

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Dental Assistant

Salaries

$20,800.00 - $45,760.00
Typical Salary for Dental Assistant
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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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