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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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REGISTERED DENTAL ASSISTNAT Job Description GENERAL SUMMARY OF DUTIES: To assist in the performance of quality, caring clinical dentistry; to become adept at assigned clinical procedures; to aid the doctor smoothly and unobtrusively. Perform clinical and technical procedures under the supervision of a licensed dentist. The RDA get the patient ready, prepares the operatory and equipment and assis...
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...
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...
*TOP JOB* DENTAL ASSISTANT Dental office seeking full time dental assistant to help with direct patient care. Experience is necessary, as well as computer skills. If you are energetic, detail oriented with great communication skills and a team player we would love to hear from you. Please fax or email your resume to: 740-633-3010 (fax) ***** or ***** prov...
Company Confidential Chicago, IL, 60657
A high quality general dental practice seeks a seasoned clinical assistant with a minimum of 5 years' experience, specifically in clinical general dentistry. Please read the entire ad before deciding to reply. This is a great opportunity for a cheerful personality to work with a highly-trained team of professionals and a wonderful family of mostly younger adult patients. We are an efficient offic...
Company Confidential Decatur, IL, 62526
Dental Assistant needed for a busy, high-tech dental office in Decatur. Full time. Must have a professional and mature personality. Benefits include 401K, Vacation, Life Insurance, Disability Insurance, and Cafeteria Plan. Experience not necessary - we will train the right person who is motivated. Salary is negotiable....
Job Description: Scheduling interviews IMMEDIATELY for REGISTERED DENTAL ASSISTANTS!! Dynamic opportunity within a large, well-known medical organization for individuals with recent 2+ years experience as RDA. Strong knowledge of dental health education subjects, as well as excellent attention to detail and patient care. Must be open to flexible schedule and a team player We are an equal employme...
Local practice seeking a DENTAL ASSISTANT for 3 to 4 days a week. We will hire a team player, with experience. To apply, please email: ***** This listing brought to you by
Open Door is seeking a Dental Mobile Van Driver/Dental Assistant. Reporting directly to the Director of Dental Operations, the Dental Mobile Van Driver/Dental Assistant operates and drives the dental mobile unit, also performs a variety of patient care, office and laboratory duties (assisting the dentist, preparing patients for treatment, taking x-rays, scheduling dental appointments and collectin...
Summary: The instructor will ensure ethical conduct, sound educational practices, and the academic development of each student, with focus on the Mission Objectives of the College of Health Care Professions. In this position, the Instructor delivers the curriculum to help students achieve their educational goals. The instructors will also manage their classrooms and promote a positive and engaging...
Description 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 & Manageme...
Position Summary The Dental Assistant supports pediatric dental care delivery by preparing the treatment area, patient, instruments and materials; passing instruments and materials to the dentist and performing dental procedures in compliance with practice standards along with prophy assistance and necessary clerical and charting duties for each patient. Essential Functions · Prepare the daily ...
We believe our dedication, knowledge, and compassion make a difference for our patients. If you are searching for a rewarding career in an always progressive dental office, we would like to hear from you. We currently have an open position for a Dental Assistant working full-time in our office (average of 32 hours per week). Prior Dental Assistant/Receptionist experience is essential....
Dental Assistant II Wanted Winston Salem Pediatric Dental Practice hiring DAII cert. in coronal polishing, radiology and sealants. Pay range from $15-20 p/hr based on exp. If you have these qualifications, please fax your resume to 866-407-3096 or email to *****....
Company Confidential Palm Desert, CA, 92260
We are a busy, private general dentistry practice seeking an experienced, friendly, motivated and energetic RDA/DA with a minimum of 2 years of experience. Our practice focus is providing quality care for our patients in a friendly, relaxed atmosphere. Job Purpose: Supports dental care delivery by preparing treatment room, patient, instruments, and materials; passing instruments and materials; p...
Responsibilities include: • Provide instruction to Dental Assistant classes. • Adherence to applicable accreditation commission standards or agencies regulations, the school policies and procedures, and the department’s curricula. • Monitor school progress, conduct student orientations and advise students throughout the program. • Assist with on-going review and development of curricula in the...
Licensed Dental Assistant (orthodontics) office in Cottage Grove, MN seeks LDA with orthodontic experience. Our team is looking for an energetic, technically excellent, patient-focused team member for a full-time (4 days per week) position. If you are interested in a fun and fast paced environment, committing yourself to the total care of patients and being appreciated for your effort then we need...
Company Confidential Amherst, NY, 14226
ORTHODONTIC/DENTAL ASSISTANT Ortho/Dental Asst. for multi-location ortho office. F/T position. Exp preferred. Resumes to ***** Call 688-0360...
Company Confidential Sandwich, IL, 60548
Dental Assistant: Progressive dental practice is in need of an experienced caring dental assistant for a part time position. Familiarity with computers is preferred. Please fax resume to 815-786-7014. or email to *****...
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery of Abilene is seeking a Part-Time (possible for Full-Time) Dental Assistant or LVN Nurse. The following is a detailed job description. This position reports to the Senior Dental / Surgical Assistant. On-site training specific to Oral Surgery will be available for qualified candidates. Please send your resume to: ***** Dental Assistant Duties Include...

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