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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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Company Confidential Southgate, MI, 48195
Dental Assistant part time, prefer experience, flexibility, and a smile. 734-324-2000...
Company Confidential Winston-Salem, NC, 27103
Triad-area state-of-the-art specialty dental practice looking for fun, bright, energetic Dental Assistant for full-time position with special consideration for surgical experience. Highly competitive salary & top-tier benefits. DENTAL EXPERIENCE REQUIRED. Please email resume as attachment to *****....
Administrative Business Assistant Dental- Fairfield County Implants & Periodontics This position requires a minimum of one year dental or business experience, excellent administrative skills with administrative skills with attention to detail. Dental, Medical, or Hospitality Management background is a plus. Dr.'s Sonick and Ma and their team are leading health care providers. We are a growing or...
Company Confidential Honolulu, HI, 96814
Experienced Part-time Dental Assistant (27-30 hrs/wk) needed for a Ward area established, referral-only digital (Dentrix) General Practice. Must be enthusiastic, professional, detailed, quality-care oriented and self-directing. Competitive salary. NO SATURDAYS. Will consider new graduates with associates' degree in Dental Assisting. Please email a detailed resume with references....
If your New Year’s resolution includes finding a new start in your career, bettering yourself, increasing your pay and helping others, read on! Start the New Year off right and find the job you’ve been dreaming of. Take a step today to improve your future. Our energetic Forest Hills, Queens and Great Neck, Long Island practices are looking for a dedicated and experienced DENTAL ASSISTANT to join ...
Open Door is seeking Dental Assistants/Receptionists responsible for a variety of office, patient care, and laboratory duties. Applicants will be assisting the dental providers, preparing patients for treatment, sterilizing instruments, taking x-rays, entering treatment and codes, scheduling dental appointments and collecting payments. Familiarity with electronic medical and dental records a plus....
***Excellent compensation $$$ Temp to Perm*** Full Time Chair side dental assisting, knowledge of the use of dental instruments & sterilization. Clerical duties. MUST HAVE EXPERIENCE Send your resume for immediate consideration! **An Equal Employment Opportunity Employer**...
DENTAL ASSISANT Full time East Greenwich. State of the art general dental office. Experienced CDA and X Ray Certification required. (401) 885-6460....
DENTAL ASSISTANT II, FULLTIME for busy dental office in Lumberton. Immediate opening. DA II preferred but will accept DA I. Fax resume to: 910-671-8441...
Our highly ethical and professional Downers Grove, IL dental practice is seeking the association of just the right individual to complete our dental assisting department. Are you an experienced, intelligent dental assistant who displays leadership and seeks responsibility? Do your excellent verbal and written communication skills match your desires to continually improve and tackle new challenges...
Dental Assistant: The Michigan Department of Corrections is accepting resumes for a Dental Assistant position in the Kinross area. The pay range is $16.41-$21.04 an hour. The State of Michigan offers a wide range of benefits: health, vision, dental and 401K. Candidates must pass a pre-employment physical, drug screen, TB test and criminal history check. Candidates must have completed one year of t...
Come and be part of a highly energetic practice! We are looking for a warm/friendly surgical dental assistant to be responsible for preparing surgery areas and patients for operations. Other duties include taking and recording a patient's vital signs such as blood pressure and respiration rate. Oral surgery assistants transfer surgical instruments to oral surgeons and prepare surgical dressings. ...
We currently have a job opportunity for a Dental Assistant in our ­Melbourne/Hibiscus Practice. As a Dental Assistant, you will be responsible for assisting the dentists and their support team with patient care and treatment during their scheduled appointments. In this position you will: Set up examination tray with required dental instruments for scheduled procedures. Assist dentist with relat...
We currently have a job opportunity for a Dental Assistant in our Rockledge/Viera Practice. As a Dental Assistant, you will be responsible for assisting the dentists and their support team with patient care and treatment during their scheduled appointments. In this position you will: Set up examination tray with required dental instruments for scheduled procedures. Assist dentist with related c...
This position is only for experienced Orthodontic Dental Assistants and is Fridays only. 8 to 5. A Dental Assistant supports and assists providers with patient care. It is essential to be able to lead, be flexible, friendly, have a “can do” personality and work in a timely fashion. In addition, a Dental Assistant must display open communication to co-workers and a commitment to patient satisfacti...
Company Confidential Concord, OH, 44060
DENTAL ASSISTANT Mentor office. Experienced, radiology license. Flexible hours. Call Mrs. Albrecht, 440-724-5836...
Dental Assistant Kool Smiles is immediately hiring a dynamic Full-time Dental Assistant for the Anderson, SC location. All candidates must have SC Radiation Health and Safety Certification, current CRP, and Monitor N2O certification. Must be professional and love working with children. We offer competitive wages, holiday pay, Employer 401k Match, and other great benefits. For more information...
Dental Assistant Full Time or Part Time. Dental Hygienist/ Dental Assistant position is located in the University of Florida's Naples Clinic. Assists dentist, dental hygienist, or dental resident in screening/prevention services for patients, assists with portable dental equipment set-up for school-based dental sealant program; chairside assisting; recording for dental screening/examinations. ...
Growing orthodontic practice is seeking a full time orthodontic assistant who is out-going, caring & energetic with good communication skills. We stress full participation with our team and a strong involvement with our patients. Previous orthodontic experience is helpful, but we’d consider training a terrific team player with a great attitude (personally stable and self-motivated). The top candi...
Dental Assistant 2 - 30 Hours Neighborhood Health Clinics, Inc. is accepting applications for a Dental Assistant to greet and prepare patients for examination. Also assists the dentist/dental hygienist during patient treatment and education of dental care and patient management. This position reports to the Dental Assistant Team Lead. Specific duties include: "Evaluates the medical/dental h...

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Dental Assistant

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