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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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Dental-Ortho Assistant Basile Orthodontics, a multi-site growing orthodontic practice in the southern metro has an immediate opening for an orthodontic assistant to complete our team. The ideal candidate must be enthusiastic, energetic & committed to providing the highest level of patient care. Position is 24-36hr per week with excellent benefits. Salary DOQ. Candidate must be an LDA & have orthod...
Dental Assistant LDA Orthodontic office in Cottage Grove, MN seeks LDA with orthodontic experience. Our team is looking for an energetic, technically excellent, patient-focused team member for a full-time (4 days per week) position. If you are interested in maximizing your talent, committing yourself to the total care of patients and being appreciated for your effort then we need you. Please call...
IRWIN, 15642
Dental Assistant (Irwin, PA) Full-time or part-time at dental laboratory. Light technical and QC work. Must have minimum of 3 years experience. Excellent pay and benefits. Email resume to: ***** fax: 724-864-5388...
Looking for a Dental Assistant that is willing to learn and become a dental receptionist, insurance biller and do dental assisting. Candidates must be FRIENDLY, MOTIVATED, GOOD COMMUNICATION SKILLS, and be a TEAM PLAYER. The position is for Monday-Thursday with 2 evenings, and 2 Saturdays per month. New Dental Assistant Graduates welcome. This is a private practice in Upland. Include your resume a...
Position Description: The Bilingual 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 Registered Dental Assistant assists the dentist chairside during treatment procedures, performing all assisting duties p...
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...
Company Confidential Lynchburg, VA, 24503
DENTAL ASSISTANT, FULL TIME We are seeking an individual with excellent communication and computer skills to join our dental team. A strong emphasis is placed on the ability to work within a team. Duties include assisting the doctor chair side including surgical procedures, set-up trays and sterilization, taking x-rays, treatment planning, scheduling appointments, and providing patient education....
Dental Assistants & Expanded Function Dental Assistant (EFDA) Midland & Monaca, PA Dental Assistants - Part-time, Monday, Wednesday & Friday. Expanded Function Dental Assistant - Full-time, four days a week, licensed required. Candidates must be customer service driven, outgoing, and friendly to join our team! Minimum 2-3 years experience Great Compensation and Benefits. EEO/ ADA Submit resume to...
Modern, state of the art Endodontic dental office in Livonia seeks energetic dental assistant to help deliver excellent dental care. This is an excellent opportunity for well-organized individual with good communication skills. Essential characteristics will include a positive attitude, strong work ethic and an ability to anticipate the doctors needs. We are looking for someone who wants to grow w...
Under the direction of the Dental Director, the Dental Assistant must be able to prepare patients for the treatment, and assist the dentist in performing restorative dentistry or oral surgery. Must also be able to prepare materials and equipment for treatment and have them ready for the dentist’s use, take x-rays, and assist the dentist in laboratory work. May perform other related work including,...
Dental (Orthodontic) Assistant, Jupiter Our high quality Orthodontic practice is currently looking for a highly motivated, experienced dental assistant for our Jupiter Orthodontic practice. The position requires an outgoing, kind, friendly personality. Must have a minimum of 2 years dental experience. We will train Orthodontic procedures. It is a full time position consistingof 4 days per week and...
Company Confidential Bingham Farms, MI, 48025
Full Time DENTAL ASSISTANT Needed Immed (Bingham Farms, MI) Dental Assistant needed for a full time job 4-5 days a week. Looking for someone who is upbeat, organized and at least 2 years experience. Must be able to make temporaries as well as X-ray certified. Computer experience necessary as we are digital. Preferably someone who does not have to drive a long distance to get to our office also. Be...
Looking for an intelligent and dependable surgical dental assitant for our Periondontal office. You must have a dental assistant and x-ray certification. Hours are Tues-Fri with great benefits. Salary will be based on experience. Applicants with periodontal experience are preferred. We are proud to announce our periodontist and owner of the practice is Adam F. Weaver. No phone calls or walk ins ac...
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 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 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...
Company Confidential VICTORVILLE, CA, 92392
Dental Dental Assistant Needed. Call 760-245-7704....
Receptionist/Dental Assistant Dentist Office Carrollton, TX Friendly, energetic, good communicator & multasker. E-mail: ***** or fax to 972-820-5709. The Dallas Morning News - 07/18/2014...
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Dental Assistant

Salaries

$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%
Professional
2.5%
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