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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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CHAIRSIDE DENTAL ASSISTANT needed for a established dental practice. Experience a MUST! 4 1/2 day work week. Benefits. Send resume to PO Box 1451, WF, TX 76301 or fax 940-723-6670....
Company Confidential Franklin, IN, 46131
Family Dental Practice seeking experienced Full Time Expanded Functions Dental Assistant. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills a must. 5 days per week, some evenings required. Xray Certification required. Please submit resumes with contact information to *****....
Under the general supervision of the Clinic Director and assigned Orthodontic provider, the Orthodontic Dental Assistant is responsible to provide quality care and excellent customer service. This includes: performing chair side assisting, preparation & maintenance of dental instruments, and instrument transfer; preparing dental cement and impression material, taking impressions and bite registrat...
Community Health Partnership of IL Dental Assistant (rev. 3/8/2014) Position Title: Dental Assistant Reports To: Staff Dentist, Dental Program Manager and/or Director of Oral Health Effective Date: January 01, 2011 (rev. 3/8/2014) StatusNon-Exempt Primary Accountability Assists CHP dental providers during treatment procedures. Description of Primary Responsibilities 1) Performs basic dent...
Opportunity to help people and work directly with people one on one in a health care environment as a dental assistant. Perform delegated tasks that are both stimulating and engaging. Must enjoy working with people and be good with hands. Excellent opportunity to express artistic hand skills. Great income potential with a practice that rewards initiative. Please contact by email with resume, or ca...
Company Confidential La Crosse, WI, 54601
DENTAL ASSISTANT needed for 32+ hours in a modern, patient oriented, positive setting. Great benefit package. Dental and computer knowledge needed. Please mail cover letter/resme to: Reply Box 615, La Crosse Tribune, 401 3rd St. N, La Crosse, WI 54601....
We will soon be moving into our new state-of-the-art facility, conveniently located just off US 52 near Pro Health at 140 North Pointe Blvd in Mt. Airy. We are looking for energetic individuals to add to our dynamic team. Bilingual a plus. Interviews will not be limited to Executive Assistant, Dental Assistant and Front Desk Associate. Executive Assistant: Applicant should possess leadership, pr...
Looking for an experienced dental assistant must have 3-5 yrs experience-- names of references and phone numbers 32 to 40 hours per week experience in surgery, crown and bridge, implant placement, sterilization, patient set ups, paperless entrees, take diagnostic models, pour up models, take digital x-rays, take panorex x-rays, occasional front desk duties fast typist must know eaglesoft--so...
Company Confidential Houston, TX, 77077
HC103457: Confidential Houston, TX See below to apply Dental Assistant, chair-side assisting dentists, taking x-rays, maintaining dental supplies and equipment, record keeping and administration, pre-op and post-op instructions, certificate in Nitrous Oxide; DA license, BS in dentistry, 2 yrs exp.;cv@13316 Westheimer Rd, Suite 200, Houston, TX 77077....
Description: Hudak Dental, a privately owned, general dental practice, has served families in Akron, Ohio for 24 years. This Fee-For-Service, solo practice is committed to providing comfortable, compassionate care. We are seeking an experienced, dependable, organized and accomplished dental assistant / administrative assistant who can provide our patients with exemplary service. Primary Responsi...
BECOME A DENTAL ASSISTANT IN ONLY 8 SATURDAYS! A career in Dental Assisting is a wonderful opportunity for anyone looking to start their career or making a career change. Why choose C.A.P. Stone Dental Assisting Program? Convenient Saturday class schedule Affordable tuition- includes EVERYTHING you need in attending the program Financial assistance- with NO interest if paid in full or a low ...
Education Affiliates provides educational programs that deliver real-life career skills in high demand occupations that lead to employment upon graduation and a lifetime of personal growth. Position Description: Fortis Institute-Towson is looking for a passionate professional to join our instructor team in the Dental Assisting program. You will prepare our students with the knowledge, skills, an...
Position yourself at the forefront of the education revolution. • Are you interested in helping to make a long-term impact on the future of students and their families? • Are you an individual who embraces taking on significant ownership and responsibility from the day you begin a new job? • Are you looking for a role where the demands are high but so is the job satisfaction? If you answered Y...
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. K...
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. K...
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. K...
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/Du...
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/Du...
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, performi...
Company Confidential Dearborn, MI, 48120
DENTAL ASSISTANT Full-time for W. Dearborn/Livonia practice, pay commensurate w/exp. Exp’d need only apply. 313-565-3131...

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Dental Assistant

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Certification
33.6%
Some College Coursework Completed
20.2%
Vocational
15.2%
High School
9.7%
Associates
9.4%
Bachelor's
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