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Dental Assistant Employment Information
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.
Description Are you looking for a new opportunity to build your resume, grow in your career, use your management or dental experience to gain a better paying job? You can be a part of a successful and growing dental organization. Familia Dental has a great opportunity for a dynamic Dental Receptionist/ Dental Assistant. This highly sought after management position is a well-respected role. Familia...
Company Confidential Crafton, PA, 15205
Looking for a motivated dental assistant that is team oriented and has exceptional people skills. Must be x-ray certified in Pennsylvania. Our office is on a team bonus system and each employee can receive large bonuses depending on office success. Any applicant that already has or is willing to be trained in front office duties will be highly considered. Position provides health and retirement be...
Dental Business Assistant We are seeking a motivated and organized Dental Business Assistant to provide support to the Dental Practice Office Manager. This is a full time position (Mon-Thu). Admin skills and computer proficiency with basic knowledge of Microsoft Excel, Outlook and Word is necessary. Minimal or no dental knowledge required. We offer competitive pay, benefits package and training. P...
Something to smile about! Great Opportunities An immediate opportunity exists to join our friendly, caring staff! South Texas Dental has spent the past 20 years building a reputation as "The dentists who make you smile". Today we're the trusted Dental Home for thousands of Texas families. We are currently seeking a qualified Bilingual Registered Dental Assistant for the following location: Plano O...
Position Summary Reporting directly to the Managing Clinical Director, the Dental Assistant performs a variety of patient care, office, and laboratory duties. The Dental Assistant works chair side making patients feel as comfortable as possible, prepare them for treatment, obtain their dental records and instruct patients on postoperative and general oral health care. This particular position will...
Dental Practice is looking for a qualified, team-oriented and self-motivated dental assistant who is passionate about their career and patient care. The candidate should be able to greet patients with excellent customer service and make them feel comfortable in preparation for their examination and/or treatment and can explain treatment options and dental conditions in a simple way that patients c...
Orthodontic/Dental Assistant TYLER/DUMAS/REYES SPECIALISTS IN ORTHODONTICS State of the art orthodontic practice is expanding and looking for patient focused team members to join our practice. If you are starting your orthodontic career or have orthodontic experience and you are looking for a challenging position where you can demonstrate your caring naturefor patients along with teammates, where...
Dental Assistant - Sandy Springs Time to make a change for the New Year? We are a busy dental practice a mile west of Perimeter Center in Sandy Springs. We are looking for experienced dental assistants who possess high clinical skills, the willingness to work hard, and engaging personalities. This is a full time position, Monday through Thursday, 8am to 5pm. Send your resume today to jobs@visucius...
Arizona Tooth Doctor for Kids offers a full range of dental services to children in a caring compassionate environment in our Phoenix, Globe and Mesa Practices. Our bilingual dentists and staff take time to listen to concerns and help put children at ease during their dental experience. Our staff consists of General Dentists, Pedodontists, Orthodontists, Medical Anesthesiologists, Certified Regist...
Company Confidential Conway, AR, 72032
DENTAL ASSISTANT Dental office needs Dental Assistant. Experience necessary. Benefits include paid holidays, vacation and retirement plan. Send resume to: PO Box 484, Conway, AR 72033 or fax to (501)329-2530...
Company Confidential San Luis, AZ, 85346
Sunset Community Health Center Current Openings Dental Assistant San Luis/ Mobile Van For qualifications: www.sunsetcommunity healthcenter.org Human Resources Debra Hunter 928-819-8804 Fax 928-376-6568 ***** SCHC is an EOE, ADA and Drug Free Work Place Yuma Sun Classifieds...
Company Confidential Danbury, 06810
DENTAL ASSISTANT- FT for quality, friendly general dentistry office in Danbury. Competitive pay & benefits available. Dental Asst. exp / X-ray certification pref'd. Call 203-770-1155...
Company Confidential Mc Comb, OH, 45858
FULL-TIME DENTAL ASSISTANT We are seeking a full-time dental assistant w/ strong interpersonal & communication skills to join our team. X-ray certified, expanded function experience a plus, but not required. If you have a lot to offer to our patients & our dental team, we may have just the opportunity you have been looking for. We reward achievement in salary, benefits, bonuses & 401k plan. We als...
Company Confidential Williamsport, PA, 17701
DENTAL ASSISTANT Part-time position. X-Ray Certified preferred. Email resume to: ***** provided by The Williamsport Sun-Gazette...
Registered Dental Assistant performs a variety of dental assisting duties while promoting a safe and cleanly environment for quality dental care. These duties include, but are not limited to, assisting the doctor; teaching the patients how to care for their teeth; communicating effectively with patients (or parents if patient is a child); maintaining equipment and inventory; cleaning, sterilizing,...
Company Confidential Colchester, CT, 06415
Dental Assistant needed for busy general practice in Colchester. Looking for a self-motivated individual to help care for our patients of all ages. X-ray certification required. Duties to include chair side assisting, setup and breakdown of rooms, sterilization and taking of X-rays. Coordination of outgoing and incoming lab cases. Some surgical experience preferred. Minimum 2 years experience pref...
Busy dental practice in Joplin, MO looking for aFULL-TIME EXPERIENCED EFDADENTAL ASSISTANT to provide superior service to patients. You need excellent communication skills in order to contribute to the team, as well as to motivate and instruct patients on optimal oral health. The ideal candidates understands the value of supporting others. To qualify as a candidate, you must have knowledge in dent...
Lead Dental Assistant Two years experience required. We offer great salary and benefits. Wonderful opportunity to work in a professional, technologically advanced general dentist office. This position requires someone who is a leader with great organizational skills, proficient with computers and can work well with others. If you take great pride in your abilities and are looking for a career oppo...
Company Confidential Ballston Spa, NY, 12020
Our fast paced dental practice is looking for an experienced part time dental assistant. This individual must be highly motivated, detail oriented, and be able to work independently. It is important to our practice that this person is a friendly, professional team player who is able to take direction. Flexibility is a must! Please fax resume to (518)580-9574....
CERTIFIED DENTAL ASSISTANT: ORAL SURGERY:IMMEDIATE LONG TERM TEMPORARY POSITION: (6MONTHS-1YR+) POSSIBLE PERM POSITION WHEN TEMPORARY ASSIGNMENT IS COMPLETE:MONDAY-FRIDAY: 9:00AM-5:00PM $18.00 PER HR. MUST BE A CERTIFED DENTAL ASSISSTANT IN NEW YORK STATE. MUST HAVE 2-3 YEARS CURRENT EXPERIENCE IN A HOPSITAL,CLINIC OR DENTIST OFFICE IN ORAL SURGERY, 4 HANDED DENTISTRY STERILIZATION;DIGITAL AND TRA...
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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
Provides materials by selecting, mixing, and placing materials on instruments and in the patient's mouth.
Protects patients and employees by adhering to infection-control policies and protocols.
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