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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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Company Confidential Abilene, TX, 79605
Experienced Dental Assistant Needed with great attitude & people skills, If you enjoy serving others & working in a professional environment, Send resume to 200 Sayles Blvd, Abilene, TX 79605...
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 Assistant. 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 & Management spans in 2...
Our dentists want you to run the back office while they do dentistry. Multi tasking and communicating with patients is necessary.This is not a job for someone looking to sit at a desk 9-5. If you are willing to put positive energy into each day we want to hear from you! Great opportunity to make high income plus benefits such as health insurance, 401 k, vacation, for those with 3 + years experienc...
Pearly White Professionals Dental Staffing Agency has the following positions available: Dental Hygienist Demonstrate proficient skills and proper use of equipment. Effectively communicate oral hygiene instructions and dispense proper oral hygiene aids. Maintain patient records- including graphical/perio charting, and proper chart documentation Demonstrate complete knowledge and usage of dent...
Aspen Dental is on a mission to give America a healthy mouth. By joining Aspen Dental you are not only making a statement that you are committed to providing quality care but you are also becoming a part of a collaborative network of dental professionals. For an estimated 47 million Americans, lack of access to affordable dental care is a real problem and by aligning with Aspen Dental you can be p...
Who We are: We are a well known Dental practice of over 20 years located in the Ironbound section of Newark. Shortly, we are expanding and will be opening a BRAND new office in Bloomfield, NJ (only 6 miles from our Newark location). Who we are looking for: This individual will exude positivity; is happy, bright, tech savvy, professional demeanor, sense of humor and considers the glass to be hal...
Are you sincere and caring? Would you like to work in an office that does outstanding dentistry with appreciative doctors and be part of a fun team? If so, we are the practice for you. We have been providing quality care to our patients for over 47 years, we have a beautiful office in a great location and we work with the most updated state of the art equipment. We would love for you to be part o...
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 Assistant. 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 & Management spans in 2...
Our dental team is seeking an amnitious, responsible registered dental assistant to work full-time in our general dental practice. If personal and professional growth and a chance to contribute as a member of a team excites you, we think you will find our Cedar Falls office a rewarding experience. Please call (319)266-3545, Monday through Thursday, between 7:30 and 5:00 p.m....
Lifetime Dental Solutions in Oskaloosa is seeking a full time dental assistant. We are a growing dental practice in need of a new team member. Previous experience with certification preferred but not required. If interested you can send a resume to Lifetime Dental Solutions, P.O. Box 1103 or you can apply in person at the office, 2335 Hwy 92 E. This job listing brought to you by The Osk...
Company Confidential Amherst, NY, 14226
DENTAL ASST. Entry Level, F/T, Great place to work, full benefits. Fax resume Dr. Wright: 716-832-6462...
Dental Assistant – must have X-Ray exp. Part Time, some benefits. Waterford area. Fax resume to 248-673-0855...
DENTAL ASSISTANT Are you an experienced dental assistant, who loves being optimistic, enjoys problem solving, and is proactive? Would you like to work for a dentist who encourages you to have input, feedback, AND appreciates what you do? If you want to contribute your skills, knowledge, talent and personality to our team, please let us know. Fax resume: 309-279-5868...
Medical/Health Florida Department of Health - Walton County Santa Rosa Beach or DeFuniak Springs Community Health Nursing Supervisor Requisition - 64002087-51340177-2014091518300 Apply on-line at: https://jobs.myflorida.com, For information contact Vicki Burgess 850-892-8040 x1111, only State of Florida applications will be accepted, EO/AA/VP Employer. Closing Date: 10/6/2014 Web ID#: 34...
Dental Assistant II (Porter's Neck) Compensation: Based on experience and performance Dental Assistant II needed in well-established patient-oriented practice in North Wilmington. Full time with full benefits preferred but will entertain part-time applications. Applicant must be X-ray certified. Also must be comfortable using a computer, answering phones, and always on the lookout for where help...
Aspen Dental is on a mission to give America a healthy mouth. By joining Aspen Dental you are not only making a statement that you are committed to providing quality care but you are also becoming a part of a collaborative network of dental professionals. For an estimated 47 million Americans, lack of access to affordable dental care is a real problem and by aligning with Aspen Dental you can be p...
Matrix Providers has a need for a full time Dental Assistant to work at Holloman AFB, New Mexico. Position Responsibilities: Assists dental officer with patient treatment. Receives patient, examines dental record, and prepares patient for treatment. Adjusts dental chair, and selects and arranges instruments and medications. Takes and records blood pressure. Assists in managing emergency procedur...
This is an opportunity for an experienced Dental Assistant to work in our dental specialty practice in Portland using the latest technology. We are hiring a Dental Assistant to share the duties that support the busy schedule of three Dentists. This is your opportunity to be a member of a patient-centric team, delivering excellent specialized care. REQUIREMENTS of this position include: • You mu...
Dental Assistant Naples periodontist seeks a Dental Assistant. Dental x-ray experience required. Resume & Refers to: ***** Posting provided by:...
Company Confidential Warwick, RI, 02886
DENTAL Asst-PT Warwick General dentist has immed opening for EXPANDED DUTY asst. Email: ***** Fax: 860-426-0533 NO PHONE CALLS!...

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Dental Assistant

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