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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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Fast-paced, friendly dental practice in Vinita is seeking full-time, experienced dental assistant. X-ray and prophy certification desired. Front desk experience is a plus. Please send resume ***** This job listing brought to you by The Claremore Daily Progress...
Company Confidential Prescott, AZ, 86301
F/T DENTAL ASSISTANT. Good natured, hard working, and upbeat personality. Will train the right person. Prescott. Fax 928-445-0037, *****...
Modern Lindewold , New Jersey office looking for a dental assistant who is certified with an X-ray license and experience. Must be friendly and a team player. Hours are Tuesday 9-1 Friday 8-2 and Saturday 9-1....
Looking for a career and not just a job? We focus on being with happy, nice people. We are looking for one or two more quality people to add to our terrific team. You must, must have dental asst training or experience. You must be personable, outgoing and happy. You must enjoy using the computer because we are all digital. We are all cross trained. We will teach you to be the best you can be. We k...
General Dental Practice seeking for Dental Assistant, 4 days, 30hrs; Experienced Front Desk Administrator, Mon-Tues, approx 16hrs total; to join our friendly staff. Email resumes to: ***** Posted in The Day...
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...
Part-Time Public Health Dental Assistant/Hygienist PRN The Knox County Health Department is seeking a motivated chair-side assistant/Hygienist PRN. This is a part-time position (Wed. and Fri., 7:45 am to 5:30 pm). Experience and certification and/or license from an accredited school required. The Knox County Health Department is an E.O.E. Please send cover letter and resume to: kcrafton@knoxcoun...
Pediatric Dental office in the Antelope Valley (93534,93551) is looking for a full time Dental assistant, Full time Dental Receptionist and Full time Dental Biller with Experience. Please only apply if you have Dental experience. Please fax resume over to 661-949-6600...
Company Confidential Doylestown, PA, 18901
Dental Assistant/Front Desk Needed for busy upscale Doylestown dental practice. Experience and X-Ray certified required. Dental Assistant duties as well as scheduling, and checking patients in/out. Please fax resume to 215-348-3847....
Dental Office Looking for Full Time Dental Assistant. Must have dental experience. Send resume to Dr. Michael Wiley 819 E. Main st Park Hills, mo 63601 or call 573-431-6021...
Full time position (40 hrs/wk) for Dental Assistant to: Provide chair-side assistance Prepare tray set-ups for dental procedures Sterilize and disinfect instruments and equipment as per OSHA requirement Other duties as directed Qualifications / Education High School diploma or GED. One (1) year clinical experience or completion of a formal dental assistant training program preferred, but wi...
Company Confidential Deptford, NJ, 08096
Dental Assistant with X-Ray license needed for a successful, multi-specialty dental practice in Deptford, NJ. This is an exciting opportunity with a rapidly growing company offering full time hours and benefits! ***Must have a Valid NJ X-Ray License*** You must be outgoing, professional and looking for a career, not just a job. If you are looking to join a winning team, apply now! All full time...
Company Confidential Turnersville, NJ, 08012
Dental Assistant with X-Ray license needed for a successful, multi-specialty dental practice in Turnersville, NJ. This is an exciting opportunity with a rapidly growing company offering full time hours and benefits! ***Must have a Valid NJ X-Ray License*** You must be outgoing, professional and looking for a career, not just a job. If you are looking to join a winning team, apply now! All full ...
Company Confidential Aberdeen, NJ, 07747
Dental Assistant with X-Ray license needed for a successful, multi-specialty dental practice in Aberdeen, NJ. This is an exciting opportunity with a rapidly growing company offering full time hours and benefits! ***Must have a Valid NJ X-Ray License*** You must be outgoing, professional and looking for a career, not just a job. If you are looking to join a winning team, apply now! All full time...
Company Confidential Willingboro, NJ, 08046
Dental Assistant with X-Ray license needed for a successful, multi-specialty dental practice in Willingboro, NJ. This is an exciting opportunity with a rapidly growing company offering full time hours and benefits! ***Must have a Valid NJ X-Ray License*** You must be outgoing, professional and looking for a career, not just a job. If you are looking to join a winning team, apply now! All full t...
Part-time Registered Dental Assistant needed for a multi-specialty dental practice in Lakewood, NJ. This is an exciting opportunity with a rapidly growing company! ***You MUST have a VALID NJ RDA license.*** For immediate consideration, email resume to ***** or fax resume to (732) 914-1433 ATTN: LWFD....
Company Confidential Piscataway, NJ, 08854
Full time Registered Dental Assistant and Dental Assistant with X-Ray License needed for a multi-specialty dental practice in Piscataway, NJ. This is an exciting opportunity with a rapidly growing company offering full time hours and benefits! You must be outgoing, professional and looking for a career, not just a job. If you are looking to join a winning team, apply now! All full time employees...
Company Confidential Flemington, NJ, 08822
Full time Registered Dental Assistant and Dental Assistant with X-Ray License needed for a multi-specialty dental practice in Hunterdon, NJ. This is an exciting opportunity with a rapidly growing company offering full time hours and benefits! You must be outgoing, professional and looking for a career, not just a job. If you are looking to join a winning team, apply now! All full time employees ...
Company Confidential miami, FL, 33156
State-of the-Art Miami Dental Practice seeking EXPERIENCED Dental Assistant with Front Desk Skills Qualified candidate will have: At least 2 years of experience and expanded duties. Dentrix/Dental software Necessary. Must speak ENGLISH proficiently! Great Salary and Benefits including health insurance, 401k and bonuses....
Dental Assistant / Receptionist Full Time - 3 day weekend, no evenings. Good salary & benefits. Experience preferred. Call (610)755-2692 or email ***** =...

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Dental Assistant

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