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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.
MULTI SPECIALTY PRACTICE IN NEED OF A PART TIME TO POSSIBLE FULL TIME DENTAL ASSISTANT. APPLICANT MUST BE ORGANIZED, MOTIVATED AND SELF-DIRECTED. ALSO, STRONG COMPUTER AND INTERPERSONAL SKILLS NECESSARY. APPLICANT MUST BE PROFICIENT IN ALL ASPECTS OF DENTAL PROCEDURES. EXPERIENCED CDA PREFERRED. SOME NIGHTS AND SATURDAYS REQUIRED. EXCELLENT. SALARY, BENEFITS AND INCENTIVES....
Experienced Bilingual in Spanish and English Dental Assistant Must have at least two years experience Salary based on experienced...
Registered Dental Assistant to work in a clinic of the University of Michigan Dental School. Temp-to-perm potential leading to raises, full benefits. Candidates must have a clean criminal history, be able to pass a drug screen, have dependable transportation to Ann Arbor, and have a current, valid drivers license. Please respond with resume....
Dental Assistant (FT) to join our winning team! You: Must be a hard worker, computer literate and a positive thinker. Us: An established yet expanding, service oriented private practice in North Rockland, NY. If interested, please email resume to *****...
Private dental practice looking for an outgoing individual for our front office check in desk. This candidate would also be responsible for marketing and new patient flow. Must have great personality and love to work with people in a team oriented office. This position would be full-time. Dental office experience preferred but not required. 1-2 years experience in marketing and or graphic design r...
Company Confidential Crown Point, IN, 46307
Dental office looking for a highly qualified dental assistant. Must be friendly, outgoing, love to work with people and work well with others. Must be excellent and communicating and educating patients. Motivated and a great multitasker. Experience is required, EFDA preferred but not necessary. We have a great team and our looking to add a new member. Our practice is growing and expanding. If you...
Company Confidential Quincy, MA, 02169
Dental Assistant Position Premiere, State-of-the-Art-Dental Practice seeking an ethical and friendly Dental Assistant for Quincy. A. Requirements and Qualifications (ONLY applicants who qualify will be interviewed): 1. Duties Monitor and manage assistant department at different locations as needed Prepare assistant schedule Order and manage inventory Manage and discipline staff Implement meetings...
Company Confidential Cambridge, MA, 02141
Dental Assistant Position Premiere, State-of-the-Art-Dental Practice seeking an ethical and friendly Dental Assistant for: Saugus A. Requirements and Qualifications (ONLY applicants who qualify will be interviewed): Certified Dental Assistant (SOME experience, prefer 1-2 years experience, PEDO experience is a PLUS, must do GENERAL Dental Assisting) CPR certified Radiology (Xray) certified Must be...
Our Westgate Dental Care practice is seeking an outstanding individual to provide concierge level service for our patients in the dental assisting area. We are looking for an outstanding person who brings energy to our exciting practice. Applicants with assisting ability/experience are preferred, but we are open to candidates who have recently completed a dental assistant program. Obviously, worki...
Unique opportunity for an experienced expanded duty dental assistant (EDDA) with two + years of experience preferred. This is a part-time position (20 hours week) with the potential to become full-time. We are a Faith based health care home focused on serving the under served. We offer a competitive salary and an opportunity to join a great healthcare team, offering excellent care with compassion...
Experienced full time Dental Assistant wanted for a rapidly expanding dental practice in Channahon. Experience preferred with knowledge using Dentrix and Dexis. Must be able to work evening hours. Professional, caring, people oriented applicants preferred. Email resume to: ***** Posting provided by:...
Company Confidential Flushing, 11354
DENTAL ASSISTANT - FT, exper., computer skills, bilingual (Spanish) for busy Flushing dental office, excellent salary & benefits. Immed. opening. Call 718-450-4642 or Fax res. 718-539-4186...
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 department...
Company Confidential San Angelo, TX, 76903
Immediate Hiring for DENTAL ASSISTANT: We are looking for enthusiastic, energetic, motivated, ORGANIZED, detail oriented, multitasking, analytical problem-solvers. You must have solid computer skills. Experience preferred, but would be willing to train the right team players. E-mail resume: ***** or call (325) 947-3040 Posting provided by:...
EXPERIENCED DENTAL ASSISTANT Heights dental practice is seeking a highly motivated skilled individual to join our team. 1+ years dental assisting experience is required. Must be outgoing, passionate and able to multi-task in a fast paced environment. We offer competitive wages and benefit package. Send resume to: Dr Laighton Jones...
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 Dental is a leader in the healthcare industry. The success of Familia Dental spans in 20 locations across multiple states an...
Company Confidential Boardman, OH, 44512
Dental Assistant or EFDA Professional dental office looking for a friendly dental assistant or EFDA to join our busy dental practice. Four to five days a week. Must be willing to work one evening and two Saturday’s a month. Position may lead to full time. Benefits package includes, uniforms and monthly bonus for team members. If you have 3 + years’ of dental assisting experience, dental radiology...
Company Confidential Amarillo, TX, 79166
Busy dental office looking for a friendly, outgoing, experienced Dental Assistant. Proficient in Dentrix, scheduling appointments, orthodontic knowledge a plus. Benefits and insurance offered. Bring resume to 3641 Soncy Road....
DENTAL RECEPTIONIST / ASSISTANT Front desk, insurance and dental assisting exp. required. Primary work as receptionist / insurance coordinator. Assist with X-rays & Dr as needed. ONLY candidates with dental office / insurance exp. will be considered. Great salary & exc. benefits. Email resume to *****...
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...
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$20,800.00 - $45,760.00
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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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Creating a Safe, Effective Environment
Dental Health Maintenance
Provides instrumentation by sterilizing and delivering instruments to treatment area; positioning instruments for dentist's access; suctioning; passing instruments.
Prepares patient for dental treatment by welcoming, comforting, seating, and draping patient.
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