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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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Dental Assistant for an expanding cosmetic and restorative practice with benefits. We have recently built a new state of the art office in Poplar Creek Crossing Shopping Center (Target, Claim Jumper, etc.) at the intersection of I90 and RTE 59. Chairside assisting including 4 & 6 handed dentistry. Expanded duties, digital x-rays, provisionals, treatment planning, dental documentation, and educatio...
Company Confidential PADUCAH, KY, 42001
EXPERIENCED expanded duty Dental Assistant needed. Front office knowledge helpful. Send resume to BB 688 c/o The Paducah Sun, PO Box 2300, Paducah, KY 42002-2300....
Healthcare WORLD CLASS DENTAL ASSISTANT Are you ready for a career upgrade? Are you an over-achiever who is currently under-appreciated? Do you like to learn & be challenged? Join our patient centered, progressive, complete health practice. If you enjoy putting people at ease & like to educate patients, this is your career opportunity. Please email your resume to ***** Listing...
Receptionist/ Dental Assistant For Greencastle dental office. Willing to train the right person. No phone calls please. Send resume to Greencastle Family Dental Care Robert Wennick 50 Eastern Ave, Suite 108 Greencastle, PA 17225...
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 & Management spans in 2...
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...
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 & Management spans in 2...
Company Confidential Amherst, NY, 14226
DENTAL ASST. Ortho office. FT. Full benefits incl. 401K/health. Fax resume Dr. Wright: 716-832-6462...
Train for an exciting career! Fast-paced solo dental practice seeking an outgoing and personable individual for full time Dental Assisting position. Applicant must be familiarized with computers and be self motivated with an ability to multi-task. Dental experience helpful, but training provided. Benefits include 2 afternoons off, retirement and competitive salary. Send resume to: Gaylen Johnson ...
West Metro Dental Office looking for an RDA for permanent part-time employment. 16-24 hours per week. Busy practice looking for self-motivated team player with a positive attitude:) Give us a call, Sue...
Chelmsford General Dentist has part-time opening for a dental assistant/front office position. Thursday, Friday and 2 Saturday's per month. Need excellent skills for busy, friendly dental office. Please call 978-846-1108 to set up an interview or e-mail resume to *****...
Dental Part time Dental Assistant needed, 3 days/wk. Must be registered and have experience with dental software. Managerial skills a plus. Please fax resume to (319)266-1411...
Dental Assistant needed for busy practice in Utica. Full time. Please contact Jaime at ***** to apply now!...
Company Confidential Adel, GA, 31620
DENTAL ASSISTANT Dental Office looking for hardworking dental assistant ready to jump in at fast paced dental office. Experience preferred please send your resumes to resumedental99@ yahoo.com...
NOTE: This is a temporary position only expected to last approximately 6 weeks starting in August 2014. The Dental Assistant is responsible for chair-side dental assistance duties during surgical procedures of clinical dentistry to include simple to complex restorative, prosthodontic, surgical, endodontic, periodontal, orthodontic and pediatric dental services. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILIT...
We are a well known Dental practice of over 20 years located in the Ironbound section of Newark. Currently, we are seeking a part time dental assistant/”floater” to join our team! The ideal candidate is bilingual: English and PORTUGUESE!! This person will exude positivity; is happy, bright, tech savvy, professional demeanor and considers the glass to be half full!! This individual must be able to...
DENTAL ASSISTANT Dr. George and Dr. Grucella are in search of an experienced Dental Assistant. We are privately owned with dental practices in Akron and Canton, Ohio. Candidate is to possess knowledge and skills in all facets of general dentistry, surgical procedures, prosthetics, and treatment planning. Must work well and be supportive of others with a pleasing personality. Dental Radiography ce...
Job Purpose: Supports dental care delivery by preparing treatment room, patient, instruments, and materials; taking xrays, 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, a...
DENTAL ASSISTANT (Experienced) W. Toledo Office, Send resume: Fax 419-475-2572; Email: ***** or deliver to: Drs. Nessif & Nessif, 4646 Nantucket Dr. Toledo, OH 43623....
Dental Assistant FREE Training THIS IS NOT A PAID POSITION. THIS IS A LEARNING POSITION Dentistry is an exciting dynamic profession and you can be part of it. It offers good financial rewards while spending your time with caring educated people. When I am looking for a dental assistant I prefer to train my own staff. Over the years my office has trained many people who have gone on to other offi...

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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
2.5%
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