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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.
Drs. Esser, Krueger and Borja Horicon, 53032
DENTAL ASSISTANT: Experienced dental assistant needed 3-4days/week. Send resume to: Drs. Esser, Krueger and Borja at 501 E Lake Street, Horicon, WI 53032 or email resume to: ***** View newspaper ad madison.com 281773...
Preventative dental assistant or experienced dental assistant. Job available for busy progressive office in Auburn, KS. 10 miles SW of Topeka. Send resume to: ***** or fax to 785-256-2430...
Company Confidential ocala, FL, 34471
DENTAL ASSISTANT for Private Practice, F/T Assistant. Must have expanded functions & X-ray certification. Min. 2 yrs. exp. Excellent salary, Benefits including Health Ins. & Retirement plan. Call 352-732-3985 or fax resume 352-732-4561...
Dental Assistant North Dayton, 1 year minimum experience. Hep Vac plus radiology license required. Fax resume to 937-276-3251 First Published in Cox Media Group Ohio Newspapers on Apr 8, 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 RESPONSIBILITIES Essential duties and responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned. Responsible...
Searching for a person who wants to find long term employment in a very close, FUN and caring environment. Our busy and fast paced dental office needs a dental assistant 3 days/week (part time). Must be licensed for expanded functions. Accepting resumes in person during the following times: Wed 04-09-14 9:00 am - 6:00 pm Thu 04-10-14 8:00 am - 5:00 pm Fri 04-11-14 8:00 am - 4:00 pm 1350 N 7th St L...
The Dental Assistant supports the dentist during the examination and treatment of patients, and provides for the maintenance of accurate records, an orderly workplace and adequate inventories of materials. Principal Duties and Responsibilities: Relieves patients and prepares them for dental treatment. Performs dental charting during exams. Arranges chairside dental trays to be used according to sc...
Company Confidential Lynchburg, VA, 24502
CENTRAL VIRGINIA ORAL AND FACIAL SURGERY Dental/Surgical Assistant Busy Oral and Facial Surgery Practice looking for a Dental/Surgical Assistant. Experience with dental implants, diagnostic casts and X-Ray certified preferred. Please send resume to: 101 Archway Ct. Lynchburg, VA 24502 Or call: 434-832-8040...
Company Confidential Trumbull, CT, 06611
Dental Assistant needed for a dental office. We are looking for a team player who is motivated, works hard and is friendly with patients. Must be able to work in a fast-paced environment. Schedule includes evenings and Saturdays. Full-time candidates qualify for health insurance, 401k, paid holidays and paid vacation time....
Mid America Health is seeking a full time dental assistant to join our team! We have a 40 hour per week opportunity available working at the Kentucky State Prison and Western Kentucky Correctional Complex. This position will work 20 hours per week at each facility with no evening or weekend hours. This opportunity is a rewarding, low stress alternative to private practice and offers medical, denta...
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 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 Assistant Dental Practice is looking for a qualified, team-oriented and self-motivated full time dental assistant who is passionate about their career and patient care. The candidate should be able to greet patients with excellent customer service and make them feel comfortable in preparation for their examination and/or treatment and can explain treatment options and dental conditions in a...
Dental Business Assistant We are looking for a great team member that would like to be part of a Dynamic and Growing Practice. This is a front office position and the BA will be the first person that the patients see and deal with when they walk through the door. Dental experience is a must! Candidate will be responsible for scheduling and other tasks as needed. Computer proficiency with basic kno...
Excellent opportunity to work full-time in a state-of-the-art, pediatric dental practice. Our established and growing private practice, is seeking a conscientious, motivated dental assistant. Our practice is highly progressive, with a focus on exceptional service and communication. Patient care is the #1 priority and customer service is a MUST. Those with exceptional customer service are invited t...
Dental Assistant Looking for a dental assistant in our busy office. Applicant must be willing to work a flexible Schedule including some evenings. If interested please drop off resume @ 117 West Cherry St Palmyra PA 17078...
Company Confidential Jacksonville, FL, 32231
Exp'd Dental Assistant- With front desk exp, Min 2 yrs, knowledge of dental ins billing & Dentrix Software, Call 904-768-3790 or Fax 768-7132...
Company Confidential Amherst, NY, 14228
DENTAL ASSISTANT Seeking a highly self motivated dental assistant with great personality to join our team in Amherst office. P/T. Monday evening and Tuesday daytime. Email resume to *****...
Registered Dental Assistant Busy oral surgery practice. We offer great benefits, paid vacation, health insurance, IRA, etc. Fax resume 361-992-4961...
Star Orthodontics is looking for a friendly, energetic Dental and/or Orthodontic Assistant. In office training program. Computer skills needed. Full-time Tuesday through Saturday. Benefits. Fax resume to 361-986-7184 or email to *****...
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$20,800.00 - $45,760.00
Typical Salary for Dental Assistant
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Education / Training
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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Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, May 2006
Creating a Safe, Effective Environment
Dental Health Maintenance
Documents dental care services by charting in patient records.
Ensures operation of dental equipment by completing preventive maintenance requirements; following manufacturer's instructions; troubleshooting malfunctions; calling for repairs; maintaining equipment inventories; evaluating new equipment and techniques.
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