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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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Hi tech fast paced dental office looking for a potential part time dental assistant to join our growing practice. We are looking for an enthusiastic and highly motivated individual with at least 2 years of experience. Position requires someone who can multitask, works well under pressure, and has some computer knowledge. If these attributes best describe you please email our office a copy of your ...
Company Confidential Woodcliff Lake, NJ, 07677
Experienced Dental Assistant/ Front Desk- Cross Trained Dental Specialty- Periodontal practice – Woodcliff Lake, NJ Experienced Dental Professional for specialty Periodontal offices in North Jersey & Manhattan. Cross Trained Assistant and Front Desk . M,T,TH,FRI ..No Saturdays approx. 30-32 hours per week. Wednesdays off. Fantastic office with a superb reputation of 28 years of exceptional pat...
Dental Assistant 24 Hours Neighborhood Health Clinics, Inc. is accepting applications for a Dental Assistant to greet and prepare patients for examination. Also assists the dentist/dental hygienist during patient treatment and education of dental care and patient management. This position reports to the Dental Assistant Team Lead. Specific duties include: "Evaluates the medical/dental histo...
Orthodontic Dental Assistant with a commitment to quality patient care, needed for our busy practice Please fax cover letter & resume to: World Class Dentistry (941) 922-3774...
Company Confidential Decatur, AL, 35601
Dentistry- Looking for Opportunity? DO YOU LOVE working in the dental field? Would you like the freedom to utilize your talents to the max? We are looking for an experienced Dental Assistant to provide concierge level service for our patients! Call 256-351-8544 to hear a free recorded message to learn about the details of this position and instructions on how to apply?...
Surgical Dental Assistant with a commitment to quality patient care, needed for our busy practice. Please fax cover letter & resume to: World Class Dentistry (941) 922-3774...
Dental SUMMARY The Dental Assistant (DA) under the supervision of the Professional Registered Nurse, the Licensed Practical Nurse, and/or the Physician, is responsible for providing age-appropriate, culturally and ethnically sensitive care, maintaining a safe environment, collecting information, communicating effectively, and utilizing technology. The DA performs patient care tasks and selected ...
Company Confidential Woodstock, IL, 60098
Dental Assistant Newer, modern, 6-operatory office in Woodstock is seeking an experienced Part-Time Dental Assistant. The office utilizes digital radiographs, intra-oral cameras, E4D technology and paperless charting with Practiceworks software. We are seeking an enthusiastic, responsible, flexible person with excellent communication and organizational skills. Requirements The ideal candidate w...
Job Purpose: 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. Duties: * Prepares treatment room for patient by following prescribed procedures and protocols. * Prepares patient for dental treatment by welcoming, comforting, seating, and draping pat...
Company Confidential Stillwater, MN, 55082
Seeking dental assistant/appointment coordinator: We are a customer service, quality oriented general practice looking for an unique licensed dental assistant to join our team. Person must be crosstrained for dental assisting and front desk work. Experience with Eaglesoft software a must. Person should be flexible, confident, self motivated and have excellent communication skills. 4 days per week....
We are actively recruiting in and around the Pittsburgh Market. All About Smiles has been serving Western Pennsylvania since 1978, All About Smiles is your friendly, family dentist. At each of our conveniently located, multi-specialty practices, we strongly believe in comprehensive treatment planning, preventive dental care and optimal dental health. As an employee with All About Smiles, you will ...
Dental Assistant Needed At least 1 year experience dental assistant. Must be certified and current CPR. Have a positive and friendly attitude & team player. Must speak English and Spanish or other languages like Korean, Chinese, Vietnamese etc...
Dental Assistant ETS Dental is currently recruiting for an experienced Dental Assistant for our client practice located in Titusville, FL. This phenomenal opportunity is with an established general dentistry practice. Highlights Include: Established and growing practice Talented, professional clinical and administrative staff Great facility with up to date technology including digital x-rays ...
DENTAL ASSISTANT We are looking for a rock star DENTAL ASSISTANT to join our team! If you: Actively seek growth and learning . Enjoy connecting with people to move them toward health. Demonstrate integrity and commitment and display emotional maturity. Desire a place where you can use your entrepreneurial spirit. Value details and seeing things through to completion. We would like to get to know y...
DENTAL ASSISTANT: FT. For busy office. Must be flexible, eager to learn, hardworking & dependable. Dental knowledge reqd. Immediate opening. 874-0150, ask for Wanda...
Dental Asst., FT, benefits, bonus, H. INS, 401K, send resume: *****. NO CALLS...
If Dentistry is your passion and you love to help others achieve a beautiful smile we are looking for YOU! Our 2 growing dental practices, Forest Hills & Great Neck, are looking for a dedicated and self-motivated dental assistant to join our team! We are looking for someone to help provide excellent service for our patients. Requirements We are looking for someone who has a proven track record ...
Job Purpose: 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. Duties: * Prepares treatment room for patient by following prescribed procedures and protocols. * Prepares patient for dental treatment by welcoming, comforting, seating, and draping pat...
Something to smile about! Great Opportunities An immediate opportunity exists to join our friendly, caring staff! South Texas Dental has spent the past 20 years building a reputation as "The dentists who make you smile". Today, we're the trusted Dental Home for thousands of Texas families. Bilingual Dental Assistant English/Spanish We are seeking a qualified Dental Assistant with at least 2 ...
About Us We are a fast paced dental office that helps our patients achieve optimal dental health. Responsibilities • Prepare equipment, take x-rays and other tasks • Speak spanish and english • Prepare patients for treatment and assist the dentist • Keep treatment and payment records • Ensure the office and laboratory run smoothly • Schedule and confirm appointments • Greet patients Educ...

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Dental Assistant

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Education / Training

Certification
33.6%
Some College Coursework Completed
20.2%
Vocational
15.2%
High School
9.7%
Associates
9.4%
Bachelor's
7.6%
Professional
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