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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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Dental (Orthodontic) Assistant, Jupiter Our high quality Orthodontic practice is currently looking for a highly motivated, experienced dental assistant for our Jupiter Orthodontic practice. The position requires an outgoing, kind, friendly personality. Must have a minimum of 2 years dental experience. We will train Orthodontic procedures. It is a full time position consistingof 4 days per week and...
Company Confidential Bingham Farms, MI, 48025
Full Time DENTAL ASSISTANT Needed Immed (Bingham Farms, MI) Dental Assistant needed for a full time job 4-5 days a week. Looking for someone who is upbeat, organized and at least 2 years experience. Must be able to make temporaries as well as X-ray certified. Computer experience necessary as we are digital. Preferably someone who does not have to drive a long distance to get to our office also. Be...
Looking for an intelligent and dependable surgical dental assitant for our Periondontal office. You must have a dental assistant and x-ray certification. Hours are Tues-Fri with great benefits. Salary will be based on experience. Applicants with periodontal experience are preferred. We are proud to announce our periodontist and owner of the practice is Adam F. Weaver. No phone calls or walk ins ac...
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 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 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 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 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...
Receptionist/Dental Assistant Dentist Office Carrollton, TX Friendly, energetic, good communicator & multasker. E-mail: ***** or fax to 972-820-5709. The Dallas Morning News - 07/18/2014...
Company Confidential Naples, FL, 34102
Extraordinary Practice Seeking Exceptional Staff. Dental Assistant & Front Office. Please Fax: (239) 434-0139 Or E-Mail: ***** Posting provided by:...
Midland, 79701
Certified Dental Assistant Thomas Campagna, DMD FT We are looking for an exceptional, experienced, Certified Dental Assistant, one full time position, to join our team, at Midland's premier dental practice. Bi Lingual required. Please email: *****, fax: (432) 520-0720 or bring resume to: 3722 N. Loop 250, Midland, TX....
Hannibal Dental office committed to patient-centered care has immediate openings for a Registered Dental Hygienist & a Dental Assistant. Successful candidates will possess a positive attitude and drive to deliver quality personalized care. Send Reply to Box 2323 c/o Hannibal Courier- Post P.O. Box A Hannibal, MO 63401...
Dental Dreams is now hiring a Dental Assistant to join our talented and dedicated team. Responsibilities: • Work under the general supervision and guidance of a dentist • Provide chair side assistance to the Dentist during dental examinations and treatment • Charting during dental examination • Take and process X-rays • Sterilize and maintain instruments, as well as the Sterilization Area • Set up...
Company Confidential Naples, FL, 34102
Extraordinary Practice located in Olde Naples; Seeking an Exceptional Dental Hygienist and Dental Assistant! Professional Environment, Salary Based on Experience. Fax 239-434-0139 or E-Mail ***** Posting provided by:...
Dental Assistant, CDA, RDA Sharon Verdinelli, DMD, FAGD Full time Monday-Thursday 7-5pm Computer skills a MUST. New graduates welcome. Fax or email resume to ***** (856) 464-1141 P (856) 464 1223 F...
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 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 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 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...
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Dental Assistant

Salaries

$20,800.00 - $45,760.00
Typical Salary for Dental Assistant
(639 Respondents)
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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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