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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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DENTAL ASSISTANT - FT Reliable- Will train! Career Minded Benefits. Please call 203-792-2264...
Dental Assistant with atleast one year of experience. MUST be x-ray certified. Fillings and Coronal polishing highly desired. Must be good with computers, digital x-rays. Must be friendly, good with people. We are looking for an overall team player with a lot of common sense!...
Dental Business Assistant We are looking for a great team member that would like to be part of a Dynamic and Growing Practice. Full-Time position and available immediately. Dental experience is a must! Responsible for answering telephones, greeting patients and checking them in, scheduling appointments and providing outstanding customer service. Must have some dental experience. Computer proficien...
Our client is seeking a Certified Ortho Dental Assistant. Top pay for a certified Ortho Dental Assistant Your experience and certifications will earn you an interview. Expanded functions assistants also needed Monday thru Thursday 8 to 5 PM Full time position Please send resume and we will be in touch for a brief phone interview, then schedule a working interview....
Dental office in Sarasota looking for an energetic, organized, and experienced Dental Assistant. Our office prides itself on having a comfortable atmosphere to put our patients at ease. Our team strives to educate each patient to their specific problems and motivate them to make changes in home care and to do necessary treatment as needed. Experience using Eagle soft is a plus but not necessary. W...
Busy dental office in Mayfield Heights looking for full time dental assistant. Must be highly motivated, friendly, and x-ray certified. Please email or fax your resume to apply....
Carus Dental, established in 1983 in Austin, TX, has always been committed to the traditional doctor-patient relationship and to the highest quality in dental care and service. We currently have approximately 48 doctors on staff across our 21 practices in Austin, Houston and Central Texas. We offer dental services in general dentistry, oral surgery, orthodontics, pediatric dentistry, endodontics,...
Company Confidential Prescott, 86301
F/T DENTAL ASSISTANT. Good natured, hard working, and upbeat personality. Minimum 1 yr experience. Prescott. Fax 1-928-436-2046, *****...
St. Peter's Dental Clinic on Madison Avenue Avenue in Albanyhas an opportunity for a Full Time Dental Assistant. Be a part of St. Peter's Health Partners! St. Peter's Dental Clinic has a need for a Dental Assistant to join their team. The Dental Assistant provides chairside assistance to the dental residents, dentists, and hygienist utilizing four handed dentistry. Maintains inventory, cleans and...
Oskaloosa, 52577
Help Wanted Town Square Dental Care In Oskaloosa has an opening for full -time dental assistant. Please fax resume in confidence to 641-672-8807 Attention: Jennifer. : 107 High Ave East Oskaloosa, IA 52577 673-3008 This job listing brought to you by The Oskaloosa Herald...
Company Confidential Houma, LA, 70301
Immediate opening for a FULL-TIME DENTAL ASSISTANT We are a general dental practice providing state of the art treatment. Experience is a plus but we are willing to train a highly motivated individual for the position. Must have strong communication skills, a friendly attitude, and upbeat personality. Competitive Salary and Benefits Available. Email resume to dentaljobs70301@
We are currently searching for a highly motivated pediatric dental/orthodontic assistant to join our growing West Valley practice. Applicants should have previous experience working with children, Dentrix, 4-handed pediatric dentistry, coronal polishing & x-ray certifications. No formal orthodontic training required, but a plus. If you are looking for a fun & exciting environment where you will be...
We are currently searching for a highly motivated pediatric dental/orthodontic assistant to join our growing West Valley practice. Applicants should have previous experience working with children, Dentrix, 4-handed pediatric dentistry, coronal polishing & x-ray certifications. No formal orthodontic training required, but a plus. If you are looking for a fun & exciting environment where you will be...
Receptionist/Dental Assistant South First Dental Garland/Dallas, Tx Receptionist/dental asst. wanted for dental office. Bilingual pref. Call 972-926-5700 or fax resume to 972-926-5712 The Dallas Morning News - 04/13/2014...
DENTAL ASSISTANT & FRONT DESK * CERTIFIED DENTAL ASSIST: Full & Part time, Experience withDentrix & Dexis a must. * RECEPTIONIST Full Time Dental insurance experience.Busy West Palm Beach office. Benefits for full time. Call 561-833-2993 Email *****...
Dental/Surgical Assistant Dakota Regional Periodontics is growing and needs to add a full time Dental Assistant. Looking for an enthusiastic, team player with dental experience, outstanding communication and computer skills. Please contact Amy at 605-348-2556...
Company Confidential Columbus, NJ, 08022
Dental Office Opportunities in Columbus New Jersey ASSOCIATE DENTIST WANTED FOR AN INCREDIBLE OPPORTUNITY! If you are looking for a great opportunity to join a high-quality practice, this will interest you. For the highly motivated dentist, with a desire to focus his or her efforts on excellent patient care, this is an ideal position. Must be detail oriented, have a positive personality with good...
Immediate Opening! We are seeking a friendly and motivated Dental Assistant/Front Desk position for our General Dentistry practice located near Edward Hospital. Experience preferred, but will train right individual. Job Requirements include: Knowledge of dental procedures and terminology Excellent communication and patient care skills Strong computer and organizational skills Front Office/Administ...
High level and professional dental practice is looking for an experienced dental assistant to join our team! This is a great opportunity for the right candidate! Ortho experience is a plus! The clinical office hours are: Monday 11am - 7pm, Tuesday 10am - 3pm, every other Wednesday 2pm - 7pm, Thursday 9am - 3pm and one Saturday per month 9am - 1pm. We would prefer you have 2+ years experience worki...
Position Description: The Orthodontic Registered Dental Assistant is the liaison between the dentist and the patient. They maintain communication with the dentist, patient, and the front office staff to ensure that the patient receive the ultimate patient experience. The Orthodontic Registered Dental Assistant assists the dentist chairside during treatment procedures, performing all assisting duti...
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