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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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UT Health Science Center at Houston Houston, TX, 77020
"Where Creating the Best Hope for a Healthier Future Begins" Perform routine tasks assisting the professional dental staff and students in the examination and prophylactic, therapeutic and surgical treatment of patients. Works under direct supervision. Recruiting for (4) Dental Assistants I (Non-Certified) Or Dental Assistants (Certified) openings. Job Location: 9700 Bissonnet, Suite 1000W Hous...
Dental Assistant Needed At least 1 year experience dental assistant. Must be certified and current CPR. Have a positive and friendly attitude & team player. Must speak English and Spanish or other languages like Korean, Chinese, Vietnamese etc...
Dental Assistant ETS Dental is currently recruiting for an experienced Dental Assistant for our client practice located in Titusville, FL. This phenomenal opportunity is with an established general dentistry practice. Highlights Include: Established and growing practice Talented, professional clinical and administrative staff Great facility with up to date technology including digital x-rays ...
DENTAL ASSISTANT We are looking for a rock star DENTAL ASSISTANT to join our team! If you: Actively seek growth and learning . Enjoy connecting with people to move them toward health. Demonstrate integrity and commitment and display emotional maturity. Desire a place where you can use your entrepreneurial spirit. Value details and seeing things through to completion. We would like to get to know y...
DENTAL ASSISTANT: FT. For busy office. Must be flexible, eager to learn, hardworking & dependable. Dental knowledge reqd. Immediate opening. 874-0150, ask for Wanda...
Dental Asst., FT, benefits, bonus, H. INS, 401K, send resume: *****. NO CALLS...
If Dentistry is your passion and you love to help others achieve a beautiful smile we are looking for YOU! Our 2 growing dental practices, Forest Hills & Great Neck, are looking for a dedicated and self-motivated dental assistant to join our team! We are looking for someone to help provide excellent service for our patients. Requirements We are looking for someone who has a proven track record ...
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 pat...
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. Bilingual Dental Assistant English/Spanish We are seeking a qualified Dental Assistant with at least 2 ...
About Us We are a fast paced dental office that helps our patients achieve optimal dental health. Responsibilities • Prepare equipment, take x-rays and other tasks • Speak spanish and english • Prepare patients for treatment and assist the dentist • Keep treatment and payment records • Ensure the office and laboratory run smoothly • Schedule and confirm appointments • Greet patients Educ...
Company Confidential Jensen Beach, FL, 34957
DENTAL ASSISTANT - Our busy general dentistry office is searching for an experienced dental assistant. Monday through Thursday, Full Time Great pay plus bonus system Must have minimum of 2 years dental assisting experience Must be team play with an outgoing personality. Must have Expanded Functions and x-ray certification. Please email resume to ***** with resume....
Dental Assistant position in a thriving restorative dental practice in North Peoria, IL. Applicant must be friendly, competent, and considerate. Duties include: Chairside dental assisting Dental laboratory duties in office Digital radiography Use of Dentrix software Inventory of supplies Updating patient records Sterilizing and maintaining instruments Infection Control and maintenance of...
Dental Assistant / Office Administrator (Mason City). Area dental office is seeking a Full Time Dental Assistant/Front Office Adm. with high-energy, and a positive outlook to join their team! Duties include: All phases of assisting dentist in patient treatment, sterilization of instruments/operatories, educating patients and cross training to cover for office administration duties including pati...
DENTAL FT Dental Assistant For North end office. Must have experience. Benefits. Fax resume: 719-522-0288...
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...
Energetic, motivated and punctual team player with positive attitude needed to join our ENDODONTIC practice as a Chairside Assistant. Dental experience preferred. Fantastic work environment. Top salary, benefits package, and a 4 1/2 day work week. Please email your resume and cover letter with career intentions to: *****...
Busy Adrian dental office seeks hard working & experienced Dental Assistant & Dental Hygienist. Submit resume to *****...
Company Confidential South Elgin, IL, 60177
Description: Dental Assistant needed with 5+ years experience and experience with EagleSoft software. Wage is commesurate with experience. 401K and profit sharing available. 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: * M...
Dynamic Group Practice in Glen Ellyn, Il Looking for an Experienced Clinical Assistant with Good Communication skills. Full Time benefits include 401K and Paid Vacation. Must be flexible. Hours will include Some evenings and Saturdays. Please Fax Resume to 630-283-0672 or Email us at ***** or Call Sheila 630-283-0670...
MANHASSET, NY Immediate need for a certified dental assistant with a minimum of 3 years paid work experience. The ideal candidate must have worked in a fast paced clinic; hospital setting preferable. Full time M-F. Excellent compensation$$$ Great opportunity for someone that is looking to have a dental career in a hospital setting! Send your resume ASAP! Also ask about our referral bonus program...

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