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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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Position Description: The Orthodontic Registered Dental Assistant is the liaison between the dentist and the patient. They maintain communication with the dentist, patient, and the front office staff to ensure that the patient receive the ultimate patient experience. The Orthodontic Registered Dental Assistant assists the dentist chairside during treatment procedures, performing all assisting duti...
Position Description: The Registered Dental Assistant is the liaison between the dentist and the patient. They maintain communication with the dentist, patient, and the front office staff to ensure that the patient receive the ultimate patient experience. The Registered Dental Assistant assists the dentist chairside during treatment procedures, performing all assisting duties permitted by law. Key...
Position Description: The Orthodontic Registered Dental Assistant is the liaison between the dentist and the patient. They maintain communication with the dentist, patient, and the front office staff to ensure that the patient receive the ultimate patient experience. The Orthodontic Registered Dental Assistant assists the dentist chairside during treatment procedures, performing all assisting duti...
Full time dental assistant needed for a Webster Groves Dental Office. Full benefits on a 32 hour work week including Health Insurance, Vacation with pay, Continuing education including expanded functions reimbursement. Please call Jennifer @ 314-961-1160 for more information. (1920451)...
Troy, 63379
Dental Assistant needed for Troy MO. Mon- Wed. for general dentistry practice. Exp. necessary. Compensation based on exp. Call 636-528-2572 or email resume to prosserdental @hotmail.com (1920687)...
DENTAL ASSISTANT - FT Must be available evenings and Saturdays. Will Train. Call: 630-789-3903 Westmont location Posting provided by:...
Company Confidential Ocala, FL, 34471
FULL TIME DENTAL ASSISTANT Private practice seeking caring experience individual to assist the Dr. Expanded duties & x-ray certification required. Excellent salary & benefits which includes health ins, retirement plan, paid vacations & holidays. Fax resume to 352-732-4561 or call 352-732-3985....
OrthodonicDental Assistant Needed for a busy dental office. Must have experience in Ortho. Email resume to: ***** or fax to: (517) 423-0009....
Licensed Dental Assistant: front desk work, phone skills and chair side assisting. Experience preferred. Serious inquiries only. Include cover sheet with resume and fax to (325) 695-2015....
Dakota Regional Periodontics is looking for an experienced Dental Assistant that radiology certified to join our team. Please call 348-2556. or drop off your resume to 2800 Jackson Blvd. Ste 6 Rapid City, SD 55702...
Dental Assistant II MUSC’s Department of Pediatric Dentistry/Orthodontics, has an immediate opening for a dental assistant. The selected candidate will be working as a chair-side orthodontic dental assistant and technical support to dental students, postgraduate dental residents, and faculty. Qualified candidates will have a high school diploma and two years of dental assisting experience. Certifi...
Front Office Administrator Bay State Endodontics has an opening for a Front Office Administrator for our new office opening in August in Walpole. The ideal candidate will have experience in a dental office, a passion for helping patients and the skill and experience to help grow a new practice. Qualified candidates must have excellent interpersonal and organizational skills, be computer literate,...
Established dental practice searching for a full-time, reliable and experienced dental assistant. Must have dental radiology certification. Some front desk and computer experience is a plus. Must be dedicated to the profession and patient care. At least one year of dental assisting experience is required. Please reply with thorough resume outlining experience and any occupation-related education v...
Company Confidential Saint Louis, MO, 63125
South County general dentistry office is seeking a full time dental assistant. A minimum of 1.5 years experience is required with knowledge of Dentrix G4/G5. We use digital x-rays, digital pano and intraoral cameras. We need someone with the skills to walk in and go to work. Outgoing personality and a big smile are a must. Monday thru Thursday no nights or weekends. We are close to I 55 and I 270...
Company Confidential Mansfield, MA, 02048
Front Desk Receptionist/Dental Assistant (Mansfield MA) compensation: Competitive Salary Part-Time Dental Assistant/Front Desk Receptionist needed for busy dental practice. -Looking for a reliable, honest, and dedicated person to fill this position. Person of interest must have a flexible schedule and be able to perform dental assistant duties as well as front desk duties. Knowledge of Dentrix sof...
Position Description: The Dental Assistant is the liaison between the dentist and the patient. They maintain communication with the dentist, patient, and the front office staff to ensure that the patient receive the ultimate patient experience. The Dental Assistant assists the dentist chairside during treatment procedures, performing all assisting duties permitted by law. Job Responsibilities/Duti...
Position Description: The Dental Assistant is the liaison between the dentist and the patient. They maintain communication with the dentist, patient, and the front office staff to ensure that the patient receive the ultimate patient experience. The Dental Assistant assists the dentist chairside during treatment procedures, performing all assisting duties permitted by law. Job Responsibilities/Duti...
Position Description: The Dental Assistant is the liaison between the dentist and the patient. They maintain communication with the dentist, patient, and the front office staff to ensure that the patient receive the ultimate patient experience. The Dental Assistant assists the dentist chairside during treatment procedures, performing all assisting duties permitted by law. Job Responsibilities/Duti...
Position Description: The Dental Assistant is the liaison between the dentist and the patient. They maintain communication with the dentist, patient, and the front office staff to ensure that the patient receive the ultimate patient experience. The Dental Assistant assists the dentist chairside during treatment procedures, performing all assisting duties permitted by law. Bilingual Dental Assistan...
Position Description: The Registered Dental Assistant is the liaison between the dentist and the patient. They maintain communication with the dentist, patient, and the front office staff to ensure that the patient receive the ultimate patient experience. The Registered Dental Assistant assists the dentist chairside during treatment procedures, performing all assisting duties permitted by law. Key...
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Dental Assistant

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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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