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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 Full-time, 32-36 hours/wk. Please email, fax or send resume to Dr. Lori L Gochenour 113A Tavern Rd Martinsburg WV 25401 Fax: 304-263-9659 Email: ***** provided by The Martinsburg Journal...
FULL TIME DENTAL ASSISTANT Quad City Prosthodontic Specialists is seeking a highly motivated, people oriented dental assistant. Position is for an average of 32 hours per week, Monday to Thursday, with some Fridays. Experience is necessary and computer skills are strongly preferred. Send resume to Dr. David Fritz and Dr. Jennifer Fritz at 2820 AAA Ct #3, Bettendorf, IA 52722 Or email to teeth...
Our office is seeking a bubbly, organized, and professional dental assistant! AT LEAST 2-3 years of EXPERIENCE is required to be considered. This is a fast paced office with many patients seen through out the day. We look for someone that does not want just a job, but a dental home! Candidate must be able to multi- task while maintaining a positive attitude to ensure that we give the best experi...
Company Confidential Florissant, MO, 63033
Dental Front Desk Summary: The Front Desk handles the scheduling, collections, and production of the dental office, in order to provide the most excellent patient care possible. Responsibilities: Answer multiline phone Schedule patients Collect payment Verify insurance Explain proposed treatment estimates Track outstanding claims Send & enter pre authorizations Send account statements ...
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...
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...
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...
Dental Hygienist Columbus, IN Renaissance Dental Group of Columbus, LLC Description This highly motivated and positive individual assists in the prevention and treatment of oral disease, focusing on periodontal health by monitoring oral hygiene practices and assisting the patient to develop a home care plan to maintain their oral health. Hygienists also can give specific advice on prevention, ...
We are looking for a Insurance/Billing Coordinator/ Receptionist who has some practice experience to join our team long term. We have a great staff and likewise, a great patient base. We want this to be the right fit for both of us: If the description of the office and the position are what you are looking for, please email your resume with cover letter for consideration. About us: We are a very...
At Moda Health, formerly ODS, we’re passionate about helping you on your journey to be better. We know that dealing with health concerns can be tough – and that it is a juggling act to fit in healthy choices every day. That’s what we’re here for. We’ll be your guide, your supporter, your fan club and your partner ready to help you every step of the way. For more than 57 years, we’ve been helping ...
Palm Beach, Broward and Miami Dade County Positions - Dental Office mgrs., Assistants, Hygienists, Front office MUST HAVE DENTAL EXPERIENCE Dental office Manager - Immediate Hire for right candidate - great pay Our client, A high end cosmetic practice is seeking an experienced DENTAL office manager. Please only apply if you have Dental office managerial experience. Low pressure atmosphere, Mu...
Position Summary: 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 ...
Danbury Health Systems Danbury, CT, 06811
Required: High School Diploma and minimum of one year job-related experience. Certification in Radiation, Health and Safety. Performs a variety of technical functions. Assists the dentist with all procedures, and meets the dental needs of patients. Actively participates in department performance improvements. Preferred: Certified Dental Assistant, 3 - 5 years work experience. Hours: 40 control hou...
Boston University Boston, MA, 02298
The Dental Assistant is an integral member of the dental team providing quality dental care to patients. The Dental Assistant demonstrates strong clinical skills by practicing four handed dentistry, preparing operatories for the required procedures, organizing and coordinating patient charts and paperwork, and providing good customer service through strong interpersonal skills. Other duties inclu...
Boston University Boston, MA, 02298
The Dental Assistant is an integral member of the dental team providing quality dental care to patients. The Dental Assistant demonstrates strong clinical skills by practicing four handed Dentistry, preparing operatories for the required procedures, organizing and coordinating patient charts and paperwork, and providing good customer service through strong interpersonal skills. Other duties inclu...
Boston University Boston, MA, 02298
The dental assistant is an integral member of the dental team providing quality dental care to patients. The dental assistant demonstrates strong clinical skills by practicing four handed dentistry, preparing operatories for the required procedures, organizing and coordinating patient charts and paperwork, and providing good customer service through strong interpersonal skills. Other duties inclu...
Tufts University Boston, MA, 02298
Dental Assistant II - Faculty Dental Practice The Dental Assistant II will assist a team of dental professionals. Incumbent greets and escorts patients, takes radiographs, pour models, polish crowns and dentures, make impressions and temporary crowns. S/he is responsible for preparing and cleaning operatory areas; sterilizing and maintaining dental equipment and materials in accordance with OSHA,...
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
33.5%
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20.5%
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Associates
9.4%
Bachelor's
7.6%
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