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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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If you're the Dental Assistant we're looking for, you'll be...friendly, courteous, and conscientious. You'll have the highest professional standards & chairside skills, and be a mature team member. If you'd like to join the team of Drs. Chomas & Henzler of Watsontown Dental, P.C., be prepared to tell us why when you call 888-547-5550. provided by The Williamsport Sun-Gazette...
Seeking FT Dental Assistant to work between our North Chicago and Round Lake Beach locations. Experience preferred but will train the right person. Bi-Lingual a plus but not required. Please contact Becki for more info 847-689-3800 or email your resume to *****...
Company Confidential Carthage, MO, 64836
DENTAL ASSISTANT- FULL TIME. Experience preferred but would train the right individual. Organizational and strong people skills a must. Fax resume to: 417-358-9387 This job listing brought to you by The Joplin Globe...
Dental Assistant If you're the Dental Assistant we're looking for, you'll be... friendly, courteous, and conscientious. You'll have the highest professional standards and chairside skills, and be a mature team member. If you'd like to join the team of Dr. Chomas and Henzler of Watsontown Dental P.C., be prepared to tell us why when you call 888-547-5550. This job listing brought to you by The Da...
Part-time orthodontic assistant wanted for busy office. New Jersey X-ray license required, as well as experience with alginate impressioning. Superb people skills desired. Monday, Tuesday and Thursday 1-6 pm...
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...
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...
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...
Dental Assistant We are currently seeking an experienced Part-Time Dental Assistant to join our team in Shelby Township, MI. Job Description: Registered Dental Assistant position available at a growing State-of-the-Art dental office in Shelby Township. Looking for a friendly, outgoing, professional. Job Requirements Education and Experience: Certification required At least 2-5 years of rele...
Job Description: This RDA/ Scheduler Position Features: ? Competitive Salary ? Fun Working Environment ? Professional Environment ? Great Pay to $K Immediate need for RDA or Dental Assistant Scheduler seeking competitive salary, in a fun working and professional environment. Diverse in back and front Dental office, Reliable, and a self starter will be keys to success in this growing, prestig...
Dental Assistant (Parrish - Palmetto area) We're looking for the Team Member of our dreams. Could that be you? If you are: Proactive, Enthusiastic, and Committed to patient education and dental health. Motivated to learn and share new skills! Eager to contribute in a team environment. Enjoy interacting with patients and taking digital radiographs. Able to anticipate the needs of others, 3 to 5 ye...
Mid America Health is currently seeking a full time dental assistant to join our growing team! Mid America Health is seeking a motivated, organized and energetic dental assistant to work in our portable division providing services to local schools and nursing homes. This position will work 4 days per week and offers a competitive compensation, full benefits, paid time off, paid holidays and is a ...
Full-Time Dental Assistant position available. Monday - Friday. Dr. Louis Dubs, DDS. Benefits include Medical Insurance. Please call 406-248-1818 to request details and inquire for further information....
We are seeking an experienced, motivated individual to join our staff. Must be familiar with all aspects of dentistry along with knowledge of dental products and terminology. Experience with Dentrix software is a plus. This is a part-time position that will include weekend hours Saturday 8-12 and/or Sunday 9-1. Approximately 20 to 30 hours per week. Please only dental assistant experience individu...
Improving lives, one student at a time… Join Concorde Career Colleges, a nationally recognized for-profit education company, as we prepare committed students for a successful career in a nursing profession. Our faculty gives students more than just knowledge and technical skills; they instill integrity, discipline, team work, and the drive that define today’s professionals. We have an opening fo...
Openings in Salt Lake City and Tooele Job Description Do you want an opportunity to ADVANCE with one of the FASTEST GROWING dental companies in Utah? Well, finally there's a company that fits YOUR needs. We are looking for a energetic, productive, self-motivated, high accountability, professional, who has at least one full year of previous dental assisting experience. Applicant must have a DESIR...
Hygenist & Dental Assistant Dentist Office Carrollton, TX Experienced, friendly, multitasker & energetic. E-mail resume to: ***** The Dallas Morning News - 08/20/2014...
Company Confidential Willoughby, OH, 44094
Dental Assistant Full time dental assistant with Radiology License wanted for busy restorative practice in Willoughby. Some experience preferred. Email resume to: ***** Click to apply by EMAIL...
Company Confidential Palatine, IL, 60067
Dental Assistant Palatine Experience may be advantageous but will train >> Initially this position would be basic 4 handed dental assisting and > sterilization. Our focused treatment requires good clinical assisting > for most procedures that we perform. >> Once the new assistant was familiar with the various procedures we do, > we would then teach and delegate more responsibility for mainten...

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Dental Assistant

Salaries

$20,800.00 - $45,760.00
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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%
(277 Respondents)
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