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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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Job Purpose: 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. Duties: * Prepares treatment room for patient by following prescribed procedures and protocols. * Prepares patient for dental treatment by welcoming, comforting, seating, and draping patient...
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 Yes!...
Company Confidential Suwanee, GA, 30024
Job Details Description Dental Assistant: Suwanee, GA We are a fast growing dental office that is completely digital paperless office and need a team player dental assistant who is efficient, productive and caring with exceptional communication skills. Some knowledge of dental insurance is helpful but not required and treatment planning presentation a plus. Must be proficient in basic general dent...
Busy Dental Office hiring experienced Dental assistant to work chair side with Dentist to assist with all aspects of general dentistry as well as root canal treatment. Xray cert, digital xray experience preferred but we will train the right person. Full time or Part time. No nights or weekends required....
Westerville,Ohio endodontic practice in need of a part time dental assistant. Days needed for assisting are Mondays and Thursdays. Looking for someone who is energetic, reliable, and willing to learn. Please fax resume to 614-891-7580....
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...
Dental Assistant Geneva, Illinois ALL ABOUT YOU DENTAL CARE. P.C. You deserve the best of dental care to keep you healthy and smiling. (Dr. Stephen Lavrisa) Description This highly motivated and positive individual works under the dentist's supervision to prepare patients for oral examination and assists in providing treatment to the teeth, mouth, and gums. The dental assistant will also be traine...
Chelmsford Multi-specialty Dental Practice seeking part-time/full-time dental assistant to work in a busy office. Candidate must be a team player, organized, dependable and very flexible (having front desk experience helpful) Candidate will need to be available for some Saturdays...
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...
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...
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 Downriver practic Full time position. Experience required. Periodontal and oral surgery helpful. Some evenings and one Saturday per month. Well established Downriver practice. Salary and benefits commensurate with experience. Email resume to: ***** Click to apply by EMAIL =...
Dental Assistant Looking for a dental assistant in our busy office. Applicant must be willing to work a flexible Schedule including some evenings. If interested please drop off resume @ 117 West Cherry St Palmyra PA 17078...
Company Confidential Chelmsford, MA, 01824
Chelmsford General Dentist has part-time opening for a dental assistant/front office position. Mon &Tues 9-7. Need excellent skills for busy, friendly dental office. Dental office Experience Needed! Please call 978-846-1108 to set up an interview or e-mail resume to *****...
Gardendale, 35071
Dental Assistant, No experience? Begin a new career in this rewarding profession by enrolling in a 10 week program taught in an actual dental office! Call Brookwood Dental Assisting Program at 205-870-5445 or email us at *****. Classes will be October 4 - December 13 with no class on November 29. The Early Bird Deadline is September 4. This job listing brought to you b...
Our Glendale private practice is looking for a dynamic dental assistant to be a part of our team. Personality is a MUST. We need a bright and friendly person who really listens to our patient’s needs. We understand that to sustain a long-lasting patient base, you have to be bright and enthusiastic with excellent communication skills. We are seeking a real professional that is outgoing and supporti...
Company Confidential GREENSBURG, 15601
DENTAL ASSISTANT Full time. X-ray certification req. Benefits + bonus incentives, uniform allowance. New grads & EFDA's welcome. *****...
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Dental Assistant

Salaries

$20,800.00 - $45,760.00
Typical Salary for Dental Assistant
(639 Respondents)
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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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