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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.
DENTAL ASSISTANT Expanding dental practice seeking full-time and part-time DENTAL ASSISTANTS. No experience necessary, but helpful, will train the right person. Fax resume to 313-386-9550 or email to: ***** =...
Confidential Brandon, 33511
Dental Assistant w/Ortho Exp. PT/FT, Brandon location. Email resume to: *****...
Company Confidential Gainesville, IL, 62401
We are seeking a friendly full time Dental Assistant to support the clinical treatment care of our patients in our Gainesville General Dental practice. At Heartland Dental, we understand that our Dental Assistants work hard, so we offer an excellent compensation and benefits package as well as continuing educational opportunities that exceed the industry norm. Apply at Website www.heartland.com/ca...
Dental Assistant Busy orthodontic office. $14.00-$18.00 per hour based on experience. Other benefits. Email to *****...
Company Confidential Gainesville, FL, 32608
Experienced Dental Assistant needed. Part Time M-Th. Fax Resume to 352-332-6694...
Sam Sowders, DDS Midland, 79701
Dental Assistant Sowders Dental Care Growing fast paced, upscale, cosmetic and general dental practice has the opportunity to add one more talented Dental Assistant. We have state of the art equipment and an excellent working environment. If you have the desire to become a member of our team please mail resume to: PO Box 8870, Midland, TX 79708 or fax 432-682-6290 All applicants will be kept confi...
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Company Confidential Granite Falls, NC, 28630
DENTAL ASSISTANT WANTED for a growing dental practice in Caldwell Co. Looking for an energetic, compassionate, upbeat team player to join our staff. Excellent pay & benefits. Please send resume to 4283 Hickory Blvd., Granite Falls, NC 28630 As Posted in the Carolina Classified Marketplace...
DENTAL ASSISTANT (FLOATER): Full time for the Colchester Dental Group. Modern, progressive, preventative-oriented, amalgam-free three doctor, three hygienist, office with emphasis on long term health and high quality dental care. Experience required. The hours will be Tuesday through Friday approximately 9-5:30 and most Saturday mornings from 9-1. Salary and benefits negotiable. If you are a compa...
Company Confidential Paducah, KY, 42001
Accepting applications for a full-time dental assistant. Mon.-Thurs. position with benefits offered after 90 days. Experience in a dental office & X-ray certification a must. Please send resumes to: *****...
Dental Assistant Part Time Corizon, a provider of health services for the Kansas Department of Corrections, has an excellent PART TIME 8 hours per week) opportunity at the Oswego Correctional Facility. Prefer experienced Dental Assistant or recent graduate of dental assisting program. Corizon offers competitive compensation. Please Call: Ellen.Anderson@ CorizonHealth.com 800-222-8215 x9555 Or quic...
ORTHODONTIC ASSISTANT POSITION Fast-paced, fun, well-established orthodontic practice in downtown Wheaton is looking for a full-time orthodontic assistant. Applicants must be able to learn quickly, have excellent communication skills and be an outgoing team player. Duties include: Assisting doctor in procedures Taking digital radiographs and photos Taking impressions and model pour-up Sterilizing...
Busy established pediatric dental office looking for a dental assistant, preferred Spanish bi-lingual. No evening hours, some volunteer Saturday hours. Required travel for position. Opportunity to work at a hospital assisting dentist with large hospital cases. Full- time position available. Competitive wages....
Strong Smiles Dental Care Dental Assistant Needed (Entry-level applicants accepted) X-ray certificate/license required We are looking for friendly, energetic, and caring team members to join our fast growing company! Lots of room for advancement within the corporation for the right individuals. Come see why we are the most "Liked" dentist in Edgewater! Benefits include: 1) Guaranteed Salary 2) Ful...
Company Confidential Herndon, VA, 20191
Fee for Service Dental Practice is seeking a very strong and polished Dental Assistant and Dental Receptionist with at least 1 year of hands on experience within the general or cosmetic field. We specialize in restorative, general, and cosmetic dentistry and would like someone familiar and comfortable in these fields. Must have experience with crowns, bridges, implants, invasaline, and be able to...
Company Confidential Corpus Christi, TX, 78401
Registered Dental Assistant needed for cosmetic dental practice. Great hours & retirement plan benefits. Need outgoing happy individual. Fax resume to: 361-855-9223....
Dental practice in San Angelo looking for an experienced Dental Assistant . Experience with Dentrix a plus. Please bring resume to 2102 Pecos, Suite 6 San Angelo, Texas 76901. Posting provided by:...
Rogers Honesdale, 18431
Healthcare WORLD CLASS DENTAL ASSISTANT Are you ready for a career upgrade? Are you an over-achiever who is currently under-appreciated? Do you like to learn & be challenged? Join our patient centered, progressive, total health practice. If you enjoy putting people at ease & like to educate patients, this is your career opportunity. Please email your resume to ***** Listing pro...
Company Confidential Lakeland, FL, 33805
Dental Assistant for fast paced general practice, exp. with Dentrix, Cerec, cons. IV sedation, FL X-Ray cert. & expanded duties. Send resume *****...
Company Confidential Gainesville, FL, 32607
Exceptional Dental Assistant, Hygienist, Receptionist. Enthusiastic, Team Players, Please Apply in Person w/ Resume at 4960 West Newberry Rd., Suite 220....
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$20,800.00 - $45,760.00
Typical Salary for Dental Assistant
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Education / Training
Some College Coursework Completed
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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.
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Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, May 2006
Creating a Safe, Effective Environment
Dental Health Maintenance
Helps dentist manage dental and medical emergencies by maintaining cpr certification, emergency drug and oxygen supply, and emergency telephone directory.
Provides instrumentation by sterilizing and delivering instruments to treatment area; positioning instruments for dentist's access; suctioning; passing instruments.
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