Dental Assistant Jobs


Dental Assistant Job Overview


Dental assistants help dentists do their jobs. States regulate the scope of dental assistant work, but in general, dental assistants schedule appointments, welcome patients to the practice and take them to the examination room. Responsibilities in some dental assistant jobs may also include sterilizing tools, passing tools to the dentist during procedures, educating patients, keeping records, and assisting with billing and insurance matters.

Some states may also allow dental assistants to clean teeth, apply sealants and fluoride treatments, and numb patients’ gums with rub-on anesthetics.

Dental Assistant Job Types


Dental assistants work in a variety of settings, such as:

  • Solo dental practices
  • Group dental practices
  • Specialty practices, where practitioners remove or straighten teeth, treat gum disease, replace lost teeth or care for special populations
  • Public-health organizations
  • Hospital and dental-school clinics

Other dental assistant job opportunities include processing claims for insurance companies and selling dental products.

Dental Assistant Education


In some states, dental assistants can work without any special education or training. In those states, dental assistants get on-the-job training. Other states require dental assistants to earn a certificate or diploma from an accredited dental-assisting training program.

Dental Assistant CertificationsSome states require dental assistants to be certified. The Dental Assisting National Board offers several certifications for dental and orthodontic assistants.

Dental Assistant Job Market


Dental assistant employment will grow by 31 percent from 2010 to 2020, much faster than the average occupation, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reports. That growth will come from increased demand for dental services and from the fact that aging Baby Boomers are keeping their teeth longer than previous generations did.

Dental Assistant Salary


The median dental assistant salary was $34,140 in 2011, according to the BLS.
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Cumberland Dental of Alabama is a 4 practice affiliate of American Dental Partners. Our practices are located in Birmingham, Tuscaloosa, Gadsden, and Oxford, Alabama. With approximately 14 dental providers and 10 Hygienists on staff, we currently offer general dentistry, oral surgery, endodontics, and periodontics in some or all of our practices. We are looking for a part time Dental Assistant to...
Company Confidential Cary, IL, 60013
FULL TIME DENTAL FRONT DESK/ ASSISTANT Career opportunity for Dental Receptionist available in our Cary general dental office. We seek a strong "Team Player" who is a mature self-starter with exceptional computer, written and verbal communication skills. This is a great opportunity to connect with a dentist and staff who work like a family. The ability to do back office assisting would be a plus,...
Busy Trenton Dental Offfice seeks DENTAL ASSISTANT. Exp. part time. 4 handed dentistry. Dentech. Email resume ***** Click to apply by EMAIL =...
DENTAL ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT We're seeking an outstanding individual to add to our staff of winners - Must be organized, enthusiastic and possess great people skills. Knowledge in dental insurance filing/ follow-up a must. Experience with EagleSoft a plus. Must have a positive attitude, work well as part of a team and have dependable transportation. Argyle area. Competitive pay and benefits, 2...
DENTAL ASSISTANT EXPERIENCED DO YOU WANT TO BE A PART OF A GREAT TEAM? ARE YOU LOOKING FOR A NEW OPPORTUNITY? OUR BUSY GENERAL PRACTICE IS SEEKING AN EXPERIENCED FULL-TIME IMMEDIATE HIRE. 4-DAY WORK WEEK. MUST HAVE AT LEAST 5 YEARS DENTAL ASSISTING EXPERIENCE. SALARY IS BASED ON EXPERIENCE. SEND YOUR EMAIL TODAY TO: ***** Text JAX15500258...
Company Confidential Amarillo, TX, 79166
Busy dental office looking for a friendly, outgoing, experienced Dental Assistant. Proficient in Dentrix, scheduling appointments, orthodontic knowledge a plus. Benefits and insurance offered. Bring resume to 3641 Soncy Road....
Dental Assistant Dental Office Carrollton, Tx Exp'd dental assist needed w/ front desk knowledge. Familiar with Dentrix. Team player. Call 972-394 7007. The Dallas Morning News - 03/26/2014...
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 Dental is a leader in the healthcare industry. The success of Familia Dental spans in 20 locations across multiple states an...
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 Dental is a leader in the healthcare industry. The success of Familia Dental spans in 20 locations across multiple states an...
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 school progress, conduct student orientations and advise students throughout the program. Assist with on-going review and development of curricula in the department and make suggestions per p...
Improving lives, one student at a time… Join Concorde Career Colleges, a nationally recognized for-profit education company, as we prepare committed students for a successful career in a nursing profession. Our faculty gives students more than just knowledge and technical skills; they instill integrity, discipline, team work, and the drive that define today’s professionals. We have an opening for...
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 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...
Dental Assistant Are you a motivated self-starter looking for professional and personal fulfillment in your career? Do you want to be part of an organization that is interested in your professional growth? Seeking a group that’s dedicated to both quality care for its patients and a positive work place for its team members? Welcome to West Coast Dental! We are looking for experienced DA’s. We have...
DENTAL ASSISTANT EXP. NEED IMMED. GREAT STAFF. GREAT HOURS & BENEFITS. FAX RESUME TO: DR. PRATT 272-1368....
CERTIFIED DENTAL ASSISTANT/DA II for Fayetteville Pediatric Office. FT/PT positions, CDA need only to apply. Fax resumes to: 910-829-1217...
Company Confidential Ashland, 41101
DENTAL ASSISTANT Experienced only. Special consideration given for expanded duty certification. Send resume to Box 3618 c/o The Independent, 226 17th St., Ashland, KY 41105. This job listing brought to you by The Daily Independent...
Company Confidential Doylestown, PA, 18901
DENTAL ASSISTANT Needed for busy, upscale Doylestown dental practice. Exp. & X-ray certified req'd. 3 1/2 - 4 days per week. Fax resume to 215-348-3847....
Company Confidential Greenville, 27858
DENTAL ASSISTANT II needed for Greenville dental office. This is a full time position with competitive pay for the right candidate. Our office preforms a variety of procedures to patients of all ages so we need a candidate who is knowable in a wide range of procedures or a willingness to learn. Please email your resume in .pdf format to *****...
Location: Ellsworth 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, sexual orientation, disability, veteran status, or national origin. Global Consulting International seeks candidates for a full time position providing Dental Assistant services to the men and...
Looking for dental assistant, xray license a must, some front desk experience and dental insurance knowledge a plus. I have a small office, and ideally would like to find a cross trained individual with good phone and people skills, someone who doesn't mind working in all areas of a dental office, and has that kind of background. Please call me at 216 534-4598. If you are flexible with hours and d...
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Dental Assistant

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$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%
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