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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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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 Glen Dale, WV, 26038
*TOP JOB* Opportunity to help people and work directly with people, one on one in a healthcare environment as a DENTAL ASSISTANT Perform delegated task that are both stimulating and engaging. Must enjoy working with people and be good with hands. Excellent opportunity to express artistic skills. Great income potential with a practice that rewards initiative. Please contact by Email: wyliedentalcar...
Company Confidential Ocala, FL, 34471
DENTAL CHAIR-SIDE ASSISTANT Our private dental practice needs one enthusiastic, experienced (min 2 yrs), and caring dental assistant to complete our dental team. Benefits include health insurance & retirement plan. If you are dependable, personally stable, and have expanded functions & X-ray certification, call 352-732-3985 • 352-895-2959 or fax resume 352-732-4561...
Company Confidential Walla Walla, WA, 99362
Employee Type: Regular Employment duration: Full time Location: Family Medical Center Offer Relocation?: Yes Job Code: 3036 Description Do employee benefits matter to you? Are you looking for a position with a stable organization? If so, why work for anyone else when you can work for the Yakima Valley Farm Workers Clinic, the largest community health center in the Pacific Northwest! We are current...
QualStaff Resources has recently partnered with a national dental practice and who is currently looking for a Dental Assistant to join their team in their Overland Park office. Position Responsibilities/Duties: Perform initial patient interviews and monitor patient flow Assure that all examination rooms are cleaned, fully stocked and ready for the next patient Perform radiographs and necessary cli...
Company Confidential Walla Walla, WA, 99362
Employee Type: Regular Employment duration: Full time Location: Family Medical Center Offer Relocation?: Yes Job Code: 3037 Description The person in this position assists the dental provider at chair side. In addition to this, the Dental Assistant is responsible for monitoring the dental department to ensure that it is stocked, clean and that the equipment is properly sterilized and is in good wo...
Dental Care Alliance is a group dental practice that was established in 1991 to provide comprehensive dental care to patients in 8 States. All DCA offices pride themselves on satisfying patient needs, providing high quality general and specialty dental services, and offering patient comfort that is second to none. If you are looking for a fun and rewarding career, you have come to the right place....
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 20...
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 20...
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 20...
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 20...
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 20...
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 20...
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 20...
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...
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 20...
Company Confidential GREENSBURG, 15601
Dental Assistant Greensburg practice seeks clinical assistant. Full/Part Time, full benefits available. Experience and x-ray certification required. State of the art computerized and digital office. Candidate must be willing to communicate patient care and able to deliver high level customer service. Email resume to *****...
Aspen, 81611
Dental Assistant PT 2 to 3 days per week Aspen & Basalt offices. Send resume to: *****....
Our people oriented practice now has an opening for a self-motivated, enthusiastic dental assistant to help our practice grow and better serve our patients. If this sounds like you, we welcome your resume. Please call Toni at (620)225-2650....
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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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