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 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...
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...
DENTAL ASSISTANT Part Time Experience preferred but will train the right person. Please call 508-752-1007...
DENTAL ASSISTANT Grove City General Dental Practice seeks an EXPERIENCED FT/PT Dental Assistant to join our team. Full time applicant must be able to work Tues & Weds. Eve. weekly and one Saturday per month. Please fax resume to 614-875-2117 This listing brought to you by The Columbus Dispatch and www.columbusjobs.com/monster....
Company Confidential ELIZABETH, 15037
DENTAL ASSISTANT Part Time in family - oriented practice. 16-20 hrs/week. Will train. Mail resume with references to: Boxholder 668, The Daily News, 409 Walnut St., McKeesport, PA 15134...
Oklahoma City, 73140
LPN Job Site: Langston, OKÂ 73050 Outpatient clinic, 2 yrs exp., OK license proficiency in EMR preferred. Dental Assistant Langston, OK 73050 Certificate or 1 yr chair-side experience. APPLY Mary Mahoney Memorial Health Center 12716 NE 36 St.,Spencer, OK 73084 P.O. Box 30589,OKC, OK 73140 405-769-3301, Ext. 1238 Fax (405) 769-9685 ***** This job listing brought to you by The...
Company Confidential Muscle Shoals, 35661
Dental Assistant Expanded duties dental assistant. Full-time position, Eaglesoft software, general dentistry practice. Please submit your resume to: P.O. Box 3542, Muscle Shoals, AL 35622....
Certified Dental Assistant needed for general practice in Fryeburg, Three days a week. Radiology certification preferred. Call Margo at 207-595-6169 This listing brought to you by MaineJobs.com...
Description 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 Receptionist. 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 & Managem...
Company Confidential New York City, NY, 10065
Premier Pediatric dental office seeks 2 dental assistants. One position is for a part/time pediatric dental assistant. The other is for full time pediatric dental assistant. Must have 2yrs. experience in pediatrics. Must be out going, professional and a team player. Saturday is a must. Experience with four handed dentistry, digital x-rays and dental programs are also required. Excellent pay and be...
Columbus, 47201
Full-Time DENTAL ASSISTANT Major dental company looking for an experienced Dental Assistant for busy North Vernon office. CPR, Coronal Polish, & X-ray license required. Great benefits and pay! Fax resume to (714) 200-0574 or email to Applicationsupport@ smilebrands.com. EOE...
Company Confidential Belleville, IL, 62226
Hiring Dental Receptionist and Dental Assistant positions The ideal candidates will have excellent communication skills, the ability to multi-task, and will contribute a helpful and positive attitude to our work environment. · EagleSoft knowledge and understanding of dental insurance required · Outgoing, dedicated, trustworthy, and long-term team member · Excellent communication and interpersonal...
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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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