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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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Job Purpose: Supports dental care delivery by preparing treatment room, patient, instruments, and materials; passing instruments and materials; performing procedures in compliance with the dental practice act. Duties: * Prepares treatment room for patient by following prescribed procedures and protocols. * Prepares patient for dental treatment by welcoming, comforting, seating, and draping pat...
Company Confidential Beekmantown, NY, 12901
Dental Assistant full time 60-65 hr. per week. Looking for applicant with good people skills, who gets along well with others & can be a team player. Experience helpful but will train the right person. Please Send Resume To: Press Republican Classified Box 161, PO Box 459, Plattsburgh, NY, 12901 This job listing brought to you by The Press-Republican...
DENTAL ASST Exp. only. FT/PT for Drs Tracht & Briskie pedo in Rochester. Ortho helpful. FAX or EMAIL ONLY to 248-608-8149 or *****...
Fun and energetic Pediatric Dental Office in Baton Rouge seeking a part time dental assistant. Hours will range anywhere from 20-35 hours per week. We are looking forward in expanding our team! Please email your resume to *****...
Are you interested in learning about a career that will certainly bring smiles to people’s faces? As a member of our client’s team in Glen Dale, WV, you have the opportunity to learn new skills that will always provide you will a career and job. No downturns in this industry. And upon joining this very established practice you will be in a role that could last a lifetime. As a Dental Assistant, ...
DENTAL ASSISTANT Seeking resp. person to work in a relaxed setting. Must be organized & task oriented. Exp. nec. Benefits incl. Call 675-3776...
Company Confidential Thomson, GA, 30824
Job Purpose: Supports dental care delivery by preparing treatment room, patient, instruments, and materials; passing instruments and materials; performing procedures in compliance with the dental practice act. Duties: * Prepares treatment room for patient by following prescribed procedures and protocols. * Prepares patient for dental treatment by welcoming, comforting, seating, and draping pat...
DENTAL ASSISTANT EXPERIENCED Heights dental practice is seeking a highly motivated skilled individual to join our team. 1+ years dental assisting experience is required. Must be outgoing, passionate and able to multi-task in a fast paced environment. We offer competitive wages and benefit package. Send resume to: Dr Laighton Jones...
Dental Technician /Assistant For the right person willing to learn, classes and training will be available. Send resume to: backerdentallab
Mendocino Community Health Clinic's Lakeside Health Center in Lakeport, CA is currently seeking a full-time Registered Dental Assistant (RDA) to join our Dental support team. Excellent opportunity for newly licensed or experienced RDA. Dental Assistants, as well as Medical Assistants with interest in Dental (will train!), are also encouraged to apply. For consideration, please e-mail or fax resu...
Company Confidential Winston Salem, NC, 27107
Professional Pediatric Practice is seeking a Certified Dental Assistant or DA II with Coronal Polishing certification to join their Dream Team! F/T position; competitive benefits package. Fax resume to 714-1017 or e-mail to *****...
DENTAL ASSISTANT Dr. George and Dr. Grucella are in search of an experienced Dental Assistant. We are privately owned with dental practices in Akron and Canton, Ohio. Candidate is to possess knowledge and skills in all facets of general dentistry, surgical procedures, prosthetics, and treatment planning. Must work well and be supportive of others with a pleasing personality. Dental Radiography ce...
DENTAL ASSISTANT: Needed F/T in Gardena, CA. AA deg. in Nursing, Dental Assistant, or related field req'd. Cert. in med billing, knowledge of CPT, ICD-9, HCPCS coding, and PR Cert. req'd. Mail resumes and ad copy to Gardena Dental Care Center, 15201 S. Western Ave, Gardena, CA 90249. No phone calls / visits...
Company Confidential MOUNT PROSPECT, IL, 60056
FT/PT Dental assistant needed for Mt Prospect and Villa Park locations. Please call 847-800-6920 Posting provided by:...
Busy Dental Practice is expanding its team. W Dental Assistant Prefer certified. Experience is a must. Please fax your resume to : 315-735-0151...
Dental Assistant in 12 Saturdays! You will be trained in a practicing dental office using the latest equipment & techniques. This Saturday only course does not interfere with your Monday-Friday schedule and trains you for a new career. Payment Plans Available! Dental Assisting Institute (209) 566-2242 This listing brought to you by
Company Confidential Naples, FL, 34102
Extraordinary Practice Seeking An Exceptional Dental Assistant. Please Fax: (239) 434-0139 Or e-mail: ***** Posting provided by:...
Company Confidential Port Charlotte, FL, 33952
DENTAL ASSISTANT - F/T A Private practice in Port Charlotte is seeking an experienced dental assistant. We offer a modern facility that is team oriented. Please fax resumes to: 941-627-2629 or email to: *****...
We need an experienced dental assistant to replace a departing employee. Responsibilities will include chairside assisting and more importantly, taking responsibility for managing the patient treatment area of the office, including inventory/ordering supplies, organizing schedules, computer knowledge and taking overall responsibility for smooth operation of patient care. Position is open immediate...
Meyer Dental Group in Des Plaines is looking for a career-minded individual with assisting experience, a love for dentistry and a passion for helping people! Individual must be committed to a full time assisting position in our advanced cosmetic, specialty and family dental practice. See our website for more info at

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