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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 Assistant / Receptionist Hard-working, dependable. Non-smoking office. No dental experience required. Will train right person. Hours: 6:30am-4:30pm, Monday-Thursday. 8:00am-12noon, Friday. Call: 901-396-5703 or 901-396-3100 for appointment. Posting provided by:...
We are looking for an experienced dental assistant for a clinical management position in our progressive dental practice. Qualified candidate must have dental experience and be comfortable with expanded duties and treatment presentation. This lead dental assistant position includes all aspects of patient interaction as well being responsible for inventory, lab cases, and the overall management of ...
NOTE: THESE POSITIONS 4 VACANCIES ARE 32 HOURS/WEEK, MON-THURS, WORKING IN THE DENTAL RESIDENCY PROGRAM AT FT. BRAGG. The Dental Assistant is responsible for chair-side dental assistance duties during surgical procedures of clinical dentistry to include simple to complex restorative, prosthodontic, surgical, endodontic, periodontal, orthodontic and pediatric dental services. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND...
Certified Dental Assistant (DAII). Drs. Warren & Hardee Full time with Benefits. Please send resume to: ***** or fax to: 252-753-6288....
DENTAL ASSISTANT needed. Experience required. Full-time position with benefits. Email resume to: *****...
Kool Smiles is looking for a Bi-Lingual Dental Assistant who loves working with children to join our energetic, fast-paced dental practice. Kool Smiles offices provide much-needed dental care to underserved children and families. Working in this environment can be challenging and profoundly rewarding. Some days your job will include teaching a young mom how to take care of her children’s teeth. O...
Valley Dental is expanding again. What an opporuntiy for a DENTAL ASSISTANT. Please call 608-779-0691 to hear more about this opportunilty and how to apply....
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 & Manag...
Full-time experienced dental receptionist needed for a new oral surgery office in Briarcliff Manor, NY. Must be personable, reliable, articulate, detail-oriented, assertive and hard working. Must possess good phone etiquette and customer service skills. Experience with dental coding, billing and use of computers for all billing documentation is required. Please do not apply if you do not have bill...
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 & Manag...
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 & Manag...
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. Come join an exciting opportunity as Dental Assistant I or Dental Assistant II in our School of Dentistry Periodontics Department! - Provides cha...
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. Come join an exciting opportunity as Dental Assistant I (Non-Certified) or Dental Assistant II (Certified). Works under the guidance of Graduate ...
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...
Our Midtown Dentistry offices at /montrose and i-10/wirt road Locations have an immediate full-time opening for a Janitor for dental office. - this involves travel to both offices daily. Must be able to work at least 5 8 hour shifts per week and be available weekdays. Wage: $12 per hour. Must be at least 18 years old. Must have some experience. Be authorized to work in the United States. Mus...
We are looking for enthusiastic Dental Assistants and Front Office Assistants to support our practice. Come meet us for an on-site interview! When: Monday, November 3, 2014 from 4:30pm-6:30pm Where: Dental Care of Mount Vernon 713 S 42nd St (62864) To affirm your RSVP, email your resume to ***** call 314-873-8787 or fax to 866-870-1643. This job listing brought to you...
CyberCoders Matching Great People with Great Companies Learn more about CyberCoders Apply Orthodontist Skillman, NJ Unspecified Apply Apply Orthodontist Skillman, NJ Unspecified Apply Job Details If you are a Orthodontist with experience, please read on! We are a high end, well established dental group with a tremendous team, has an excellent FT/PT opportunity for an orthodontist. O...
Visit our Virtual Career Fair booth at http://www.workmt.com for more information Brewer Dental Center is looking for motivated individuals who would like to work in a fast paced environment with the office's main goal is making people smile! We have four busy locations in Billings, MT and need goal-oriented personalities to help our business continue to grow. We are currently looking for: Registe...
CyberCoders Matching Great People with Great Companies Learn more about CyberCoders Apply Oral Surgeon Skillman, NJ Unspecified Apply Apply Oral Surgeon Skillman, NJ Unspecified Apply Job Details If you are a Oral Surgeon with experience, please read on! We are a high end, well established dental group with a tremendous team, has an excellent FT/PT opportunity for an Oral Surgeon. O...
StaffLink needs TEMPORARY Dental Assistants, Hygienist and Dentist for an extended contract with King County Health Dept. Please submit resume IMMEDIATELY....

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Dental Assistant

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Certification
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20.2%
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9.4%
Bachelor's
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