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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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Job Purpose Assist dentist in providing dental treatment, care and education to patients. Must possess knowledge and skill of clinical procedures, processes and dental administrative functions. Duties and Responsibilities Welcome and escort patient from reception area and to and from the treatment areas. Schedule appointments and assist in appointment confirmation calls. Take and record medical...
Job Purpose Assist dentist in providing dental treatment, care and education to patients. Must possess strong knowledge and skill of clinical needs, and working knowledge of back office dental procedures and dental administrative functions. Must have Expanded Duties Certificate and/or Radiography Certification upon hire or within ninety (90) days after hire. Duties and Responsibilities Awarenes...
Job Purpose Assist dentist in providing dental treatment, care and education to patients. Must possess strong knowledge and skill of clinical needs, and working knowledge of back office dental procedures and dental administrative functions. Must have Expanded Duties Certificate and/or Radiography Certification upon hire or within ninety (90) days after hire. Duties and Responsibilities Awarenes...
Overview: Coast Dental is a network of dental practices throughout California, Florida, Georgia, Nevada, and Texas providing high quality comprehensive dental care. We are now one the country’s largest dental support organizations, and our continued growth is based on the contributions of our outstanding dental team members. If you are bright, dedicated and driven to succeed, we want to talk to y...
Heartland Dental Houston, TX
Job Description: Dental Assistant – DA/General Dental Assistant Description: Become Part of our Successful Dentistry Team as a Dental Assistant This position is more than just a job, it’s an opportunity to learn and grow with a terrific dental team. We’re dedicated to offering proficient, trustworthy dental services and care, and the Dental Assistant position will play a large role in that. If...
"Where creating the Best Hope for a Healthier Future Begins" The selected candidate for this position will primarily perform routine tasks in assisting faculty, students, and residents of a community-based dental clinic, in the examination, prophylactic, therapeutic and surgical treatment of patients. - The Dental Assistant I will work under direct supervision of Clinic Manager and Team Lead Den...
Heartland Dental Houston, TX
Job Description: Hygiene Assistant Description: Become Part of our Successful Dentistry Team as a Hygiene Assistant This position is more than a job, it’s an opportunity to learn and grow with a terrific dental team. We’re dedicated to offering proficient, trustworthy dental services and care, and the Hygiene Assistant position will play a large role in that. If this sounds like a good fit, we...
Overview: Coast Dental is a network of dental practices throughout California, Florida, Georgia, Nevada, and Texas providing high quality comprehensive dental care. We are now one the country’s largest dental support organizations, and our continued growth is based on the contributions of our outstanding dental team members. If you are bright, dedicated and driven to succeed, we want to talk to y...
Heartland Dental Houston, TX
Job Description: If you are a reliable and positive individual looking for career satisfaction and continuing educational opportunities, join our team at Heartland Dental Care! We are seeking a friendly Dental Assistant to support the clinical treatment care of our patients. As a Dental Assistant with Heartland Dental Care (HDC), you will play a large role in the provision of effective and trustw...
Overview: Coast Dental is a network of dental practices throughout California, Florida, Georgia, Nevada, and Texas providing high quality comprehensive dental care. We are now one the country’s largest dental support organizations, and our continued growth is based on the contributions of our outstanding dental team members. If you are bright, dedicated and driven to succeed, we want to talk to y...
Overview: Coast Dental is a network of dental practices throughout California, Florida, Georgia, Nevada, and Texas providing high quality comprehensive dental care. We are now one the country’s largest dental support organizations, and our continued growth is based on the contributions of our outstanding dental team members. If you are bright, dedicated and driven to succeed, we want to talk to y...
Overview: Coast Dental is a network of dental practices throughout California, Florida, Georgia, Nevada, and Texas providing high quality comprehensive dental care. We are now one the country’s largest dental support organizations, and our continued growth is based on the contributions of our outstanding dental team members. If you are bright, dedicated and driven to succeed, we want to talk to y...
"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 more independently under general supervision. Come join an exciting opportunity as Dental Assistant II (Certified) Or Dental Assistant III (Certified). - Provides chair si...
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...
Job Description: Great Opportunity for an experienced RDA! Position Responsibilities: ? Perform initial patient interviews and monitor patient flow ? Assure that all examination rooms are cleaned, fully stocked and ready for the next patient ? Perform various dental duties under the direct supervision of a Dentist ? Responsible for the maintenance and servicing of all dental instruments, inc...
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...
About the Opportunity A healthcare network in New York City is now seeking a Dental Assistant for an excellent opportunity with their staff. The network is seeking a candidate who is courteous, a team player, enthusiastic, engaging, and responsible. The Dental Assistant must be able to conduct panoramic films, inventory, and routine maintenance on equipment. Company Description Healthcare Netwo...
About the Opportunity A promising Dental Assistant position awaits a diligent and versatile professional with a premier medical facility in New York City. Reporting to the Administrative Dental Director, the Dental Assistant will be responsible for supporting dental care delivery by preparing treatment rooms, patients, instruments, and materials; passing instruments and materials; and, performing...
Cumberland Dental of Alabama is a 4 practice affiliate of American Dental Partners. Our practices are located in Birmingham, Tuscaloosa, Gadsden, and Oxford, Alabama. With approximately 14 dental providers and 10 Hygienists on staff, we currently offer general dentistry, oral surgery, endodontics, and periodontics in some or all of our practices. Carus Dental, established in 1983 in Austin, TX, h...
Full time dental assistant needed for general dentist in North Lakeland, Must be certified with expanded functions. Excellent benefits- paid vacation, holidays, retirement, insurance ,free dentistry and more. Monday-Thursday 8-5...

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Dental Assistant

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Certification
33.7%
Some College Coursework Completed
20.4%
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Associates
9.3%
Bachelor's
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