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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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...
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 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 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 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...
Brantly Dental is in search of a motivated, hard-working, fun-loving, people-person to join our excellent team. If you are an experienced Dental Assistant then this is the job for you. Great Pay, 4 days per week, paid vacation, and even a 401(k)! You deserve to work at a place that you look forward to coming every day....
Full time front desk/dental assistant for a fun, fast paced dental office. Experience is great, but we will train the right person. Send resume to 412 Edison, Brush, CO 80723....
Company Confidential Lynchburg, VA, 24503
DENTAL ASSISTANT, FULL TIME We are seeking an individual with excellent communication and computer skills to join our dental team. A strong emphasis is placed on the ability to work within a team. Duties include assisting the doctor chair side including surgical procedures, set-up trays and sterilization, taking x-rays, treatment planning, scheduling appointments, and providing patient education....
F/T Dental Assistant Experience Required. Mail or fax resume to Barry Hoefer DDS., 2150 S Danville, Abilene, TX 79605. (325)690-0598....
Company Confidential Perris, CA, 92571
Seeking Bright Receptionist/Administrative Assistant Busy dental practice looking for full time Front Office to provide superior service to our valued patients.Experienced receptionist are preferred but we are willing to train the right person.You need excellent interpersonal communication skills in order to contribute to the team,as well as motivate and instruct patients on optimal oral health.Th...
The Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Department within the School of Dental Medicine is currently seeking a qualified dental assitant to join their team. The dental assistant will independently perform specialized procedures and maintain and sterilize all oral surgery instruments/trays. The incumbent will also be responsible for setting up operating rooms with appropriate oral instruments for surgical...
High End Dental/Prosthodontic Private Practice Seeking Experienced Dental Assistant. Full Time Position, must have experience and knowledge in restorative care. Must be well presented at work and must have amicable personality....
Valparaiso dental practice looking for a part-time dental assistant to add to our team. Candidate must be X-Ray certified. Please email resume to ***** or mail to 850 Marsh Street, Suite A, Valparaiso, IN 46385....
Location: Barksdale Air Force Base Position: Dental Assistant GCI is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, disability, or national origin. GCI gives preferential treatment to veterans. Global Consulting International seeks candidates for a full time position providing De...
Olympus View Dental is hiring a new dental assistant to join our team of qualified, experienced and caring professionals. If you are passionately patient focused and self motivated with attention detail, you will feel right at home in our Holladay office. Dental assisting experience is preferred, but we are willing to train the right individual. Work schedule is four days a week. $12-$14 per hour...
Dental Dreams is now hiring a Lead Dental Assistant to join our talented and dedicated team. We are looking for a candidate that has experience in chair side assisting, monitoring inventory, purchasing dental supplies and has knowledge of the rules and regulations set forth by governing agencies. Responsibilities: • Serve as the lead dental assistant while working under the general supervision and...
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 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
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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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