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Dental Assistant Job Overview
Dental assistants help dentists do their jobs. States regulate the scope of dental assistant work, but in general, dental assistants schedule appointments, welcome patients to the practice and take them to the examination room. Responsibilities in some dental assistant jobs may also include sterilizing tools, passing tools to the dentist during procedures, educating patients, keeping records, and assisting with billing and insurance matters.
Some states may also allow dental assistants to clean teeth, apply sealants and fluoride treatments, and numb patients’ gums with rub-on anesthetics.
Dental Assistant Job Types
Dental assistants work in a variety of settings, such as:
- Solo dental practices
- Group dental practices
- Specialty practices, where practitioners remove or straighten teeth, treat gum disease, replace lost teeth or care for special populations
- Public-health organizations
- Hospital and dental-school clinics
Other dental assistant job opportunities include processing claims for insurance companies and selling dental products.
Dental Assistant Education
In some states, dental assistants can work without any special education or training. In those states, dental assistants get on-the-job training. Other states require dental assistants to earn a certificate or diploma from an accredited dental-assisting training program.
Dental Assistant CertificationsSome states require dental assistants to be certified. The Dental Assisting National Board offers several certifications for dental and orthodontic assistants.
Dental Assistant Job Market
Dental assistant employment will grow by 31 percent from 2010 to 2020, much faster than the average occupation, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reports. That growth will come from increased demand for dental services and from the fact that aging Baby Boomers are keeping their teeth longer than previous generations did.
Dental Assistant Salary
The median dental assistant salary was $34,140 in 2011, according to the BLS.
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Company Confidential KNOXVILLE, TN, 37919
General Dentistry practice in Anderson County seeking a full time Registered Dental Assistant. Experience required. Email resume to: ***** Posting provided by:...
TIMESUNION.COM JOBS DENTAL ASSISTANT - ALBANY FT for expd dental assistant. Must have excellent communication skills, Team player, motivated, friendly is essential. Benefites included. Email resume to: ***** or call 518-438-2970....
Company Confidential Marietta, OH, 45750
WE'RE GROWING AGAIN!! Full time Dental Assistant position available in a very busy and rapidly growing practice. This is a fantastic career for a kind, caring, people-person who is outgoing & determined. The work is rewarding and stable. Experience preferred but will train the right person. Estimated starting pay $9 -$15/hr based on experience. Send a resume to: ***** provided b...
Dental Assistant >>> Full-time, 4-day work week <<< Are you a responsible, reliable chair-side assistant? We are looking for the right person to complete our team! *X-ray certification & experience preferred. Send resume and cover letter to: Kelly McDougall c/oDaniel R. Ravin, DMD 40 Hannaford Drive Scarborough, ME 04074 or phone: 207-883-7887 more info @ www.Ravindental.com This listing brought t...
Dental Practice is looking for a qualified BILINGUAL, team-oriented and self-motivated full time Dental Assistant who is passionate about their career and patient care. The candidate should be able to greet patients with excellent customer service and make them feel comfortable in preparation for their examination and/or treatment and can explain treatment options and dental conditions in a simple...
We are currently recruiting dental assistants and dental hygienists with at least two years of experience. We have subbing opportunities in dental practices throughout northeastern Ohio. Radiographer's license is required. Dental Assistants: Experience assisting chairside, sterilization of instruments, room set-up and break down, assisting the Doctor, taking x-rays, and developing patient rapport...
Lansing New York New Wave People is looking for a Part-Time Dental Assistant in Lansing , New York. Need is for dental assisting duties. 1 day per week, Friday 8 hour shift Job Description: Assist Dentist, set up patient room and equipment and keep records....
Dental Assistant for a Pediatric Dental Office. Expanded Duties are required. Bilingual. This is a full time position in South Miami, Florida. Please fax or email your resume to: 305-666-0612 or *****...
Looking for an expanded functions dental assistant/IV Sedation trained assistant(past Oral Surgery or any dental office providing IV conscious sedation) The candidate must have these attributes to qualify for this job: superior work attendance, ABILITY TO DISCUSS TREATMENT PLANS WITH PATIENTS, must be able to make temporary crowns/bridges proficiently with attention to esthetics, must be able to w...
Company Confidential Panama City, 32401
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Dental (front office) business assistant needed in Plainfield, IL. Part time. Knowledge of Dentrix preferred. Please send resume to: ***** Posting provided by:...
Company Confidential Prescott, 86301
COME JOIN OUR awesome team. We are looking for an outgoing, multi-tasking dental assistant who is a good team player. Call Belit at 928-541-1000....
EXP. DENTAL ASSISTANT Immediate position for busy practice. Fax resume to (706) 733-8615...
DENTAL ASSISTANT Needed! Eaglesoft software experience required. Benefits include health ins., bonus, vacation, 40hrs/week. Dentures & Dental Services Please email resumes to: ***** or bring to 2317 W. University Dr. #B-8. No phone calls please....
Company Confidential Williamsport, PA, 17701
Dental Assistant needed for busy South Williamsport dental office. Experience & radiology certification preferred. Send resume to: Box #E291, Sun-Gazette Williamsport, PA 17701 provided by The Williamsport Sun-Gazette...
Looking for experienced Dental Assistant. Send resume to: McGuire-Saigh Family Dentistry 821 Pyle Dr., Kingsford, MI 49802 provided by The Iron Mountain Daily News...
Company Confidential Roselle, IL, 60172
EXPERIENCED DENTAL ASSISTANT NEEDED FOR A FAMILY DENTAL PRACTICE IN WESTERN SUBURB. THE OFFICE HAS DIGITAL XRAYS AND DENTRIX. TEAM PLAYER WITH GOOD PEOPLE SKILLS. SALARY NEGOTIABLE. 2 LATE EVENINGS PER WEEK AND 2 SATURDAYS PER MONTH. CERTIFICATION IN CORONAL POLISHING AND SEALENTS PREFERED. SOME FRONT DESK RESPONSIBITIES ALSO. E-MAIL OR FAX THE RESUME 630-894-0908....
Company Confidential Kernersville, NC, 27284
POSITION: ORTHODONTIC ASSISTANT LOCATION: KERNERSVILLE, NC Fast-paced and fun orthodontic practice seeking two (2) dynamic individuals to join our team as Orthodontic Assistants (one chair side, one records/lab). Our goal is to provide our community with a first-class orthodontic experience and create a positive and lasting impact on every person we meet. We are looking for people who share the pa...
Job Description: Immediate need for a Front Office Assistant with a dental background! Requirements: -Must be polished and professional -Familiarity with dental procedures, teeth numbers and dental insurances This is a temporary position with possible perm for the right candidate. This is a small and trendy boutique dental office. Looking for a candidate that can fit our polished and cutting-edge...
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$20,800.00 - $45,760.00
Typical Salary for Dental Assistant
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Education / Training
Some College Coursework Completed
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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.
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Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, May 2006
Creating a Safe, Effective Environment
Dental Health Maintenance
Provides diagnostic information by exposing and developing radiographic studies; pouring, trimming, and polishing study casts.
Maintains patient appearance and ability to masticate by fabricating temporary restorations; cleaning and polishing removable appliances.
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