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Dental Assistant Job Overview


Dental assistants help dentists do their jobs. States regulate the scope of dental assistant work, but in general, dental assistants schedule appointments, welcome patients to the practice and take them to the examination room. Responsibilities in some dental assistant jobs may also include sterilizing tools, passing tools to the dentist during procedures, educating patients, keeping records, and assisting with billing and insurance matters.

Some states may also allow dental assistants to clean teeth, apply sealants and fluoride treatments, and numb patients’ gums with rub-on anesthetics.

Dental Assistant Job Types


Dental assistants work in a variety of settings, such as:

  • Solo dental practices
  • Group dental practices
  • Specialty practices, where practitioners remove or straighten teeth, treat gum disease, replace lost teeth or care for special populations
  • Public-health organizations
  • Hospital and dental-school clinics

Other dental assistant job opportunities include processing claims for insurance companies and selling dental products.

Dental Assistant Education


In some states, dental assistants can work without any special education or training. In those states, dental assistants get on-the-job training. Other states require dental assistants to earn a certificate or diploma from an accredited dental-assisting training program.

Dental Assistant CertificationsSome states require dental assistants to be certified. The Dental Assisting National Board offers several certifications for dental and orthodontic assistants.

Dental Assistant Job Market


Dental assistant employment will grow by 31 percent from 2010 to 2020, much faster than the average occupation, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reports. That growth will come from increased demand for dental services and from the fact that aging Baby Boomers are keeping their teeth longer than previous generations did.

Dental Assistant Salary


The median dental assistant salary was $34,140 in 2011, according to the BLS.
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Dental Assistant for Richland Dental Clinic. Must be EFDA Certified. Please send cover letter and resume with references to: Human Resources- Central Ozarks Dental Clinic- P.O. Box 777, Richland, Missouri 65556. E-mail: ***** Fax: 573-765-3122...
DENTAL ASSISTANT F/T. CERTIFIED & EXPERIENCED A MUST. Mon through Thurs. Motivated Team Player, Willing to Learn. Jog & Lantana. Fax Resume to 561-965-9303 or email *****...
Stillwater, 74074
Career Oriented Dental Assistant Full Time Premium wages offered for experienced, kind, and reliable assistant. Join our fun, team-oriented, fast-paced, patient friendly office. Your excellent communication skills and knowledge of dental procedures will be highly valued. Please send resume to: 816 S. Pine, Stillwater, OK 74074 This job listing brought to you by The Stillwater Newspress...
Company Confidential Connellsville, PA, 15425
Dental Assistant for progressive practice. Willing to train motivated,career oriented individual with excellent people skills. Full time position. Must be able to work a flexible schedule. Great advancement opportunities available....
Are you one in a million? We are looking for individuals who can bring ideas to life. The kinds who can make things happen with resources at hand. Healthcare has evolved and the complexity of each position brings new concepts allowing our company to grow. We believe that the best of companies are made of the best of the people. Come grow with us and leave your footprint on the community. Under the...
Are you one in a million? We are looking for individuals who can bring ideas to life. The kinds who can make things happen with resources at hand. Healthcare has evolved and the complexity of each position brings new concepts allowing our company to grow. We believe that the best of companies are made of the best of the people. Come grow with us and leave your footprint on the community. Under the...
Are you one in a million? We are looking for individuals who can bring ideas to life. The kinds who can make things happen with resources at hand. Healthcare has evolved and the complexity of each position brings new concepts allowing our company to grow. We believe that the best of companies are made with the best of people. Come grow with us and leave your footprint on the community. THIS IS A T...
SUMMARY:The Dental Assistant will be responsible to provide a range of clinical procedures and staff support in a full range of dental operational services. Assist in the performance of dental and radiological procedures. Will assists in the coordination of day to day patient administration and office support activities. DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: 1. Provides chair side assistance to dental prov...
Established and growing Periodontal/Endodontic practice is looking for an enthusiastic and highly organized individual for a Scheduling/Dental Assistant position. This is a dual position for front office and back office so you must be a registered assistant in the state of Washington. We will consider new grads if you are fully motivated and can pick up things quickly. Hours/Compensation: To start...
The Dental Assistant is responsible for assisting the dentist in providing professional dental services related to the examination and treatment of patients. QUALIFICATIONS: A high school education and one year of experience or completion of an approved dental assistant course. RESPONSIBILITIES: Prepares patient for dental treatment by welcoming, comforting, seating, and draping patient. Provides...
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-Dental Assistant Place of Performance: Annapolis, MD A-Team Solutions is seeking a Dental Assistant for a position at a local facility in Annapolis, MD for an opportunity that we are currently pursuing. Job Duties: Provide chair-side dental assistance to dental program dentists and /or dental hygienists performing direct patient care. Clerical tasks shall be performed as necessary. Job Requiremen...
Company Confidential Jacksonville, IL, 62650
Looking for full time Dental Assistant. A people person with 25 years or more of general work experience; dental assistant experience not required. On the job training. No working on weekends. Lovely, modern office....
Metro Dentalcare is a large group practice with more than 40 locations throughout the Minneapolis and St. Paul metropolitan area. Metro Dentalcare was founded in 1968 on the cornerstone of building strong patient relationships. Our caring dentists and dental professionals share a vision of providing superior patient care focused on the individual needs of each patient. This vision helps make denta...
Dental Assistant Immediate opening for a full time dental assistant in a successful dental practice in Hannibal, MO. Applicants with dental experience preferred. This is an excellent opportunity for the self motivated, organized assistant. Please send your resume to Charles W Janes, DDS 501 Clinic Road Hannibal, MO 63401 or e-mail *****...
DENTAL ASSISTANT ORTHODONTIC OFFICE The orthodontic practice of Drs. Bernard, Eimer, and Morgan is looking for a chairside assistant with maturity, energy, and people skills. Experience in dentistry or orthodontics would be helpful. We emphasize a team-oriented clinical approach with educational emphasis. Our practice offers a $3000 cafeteria benefits plan, a 401K plan, a bonus plan, and education...
Company Confidential Ocala, FL, 34474
Dental Assistant for High quality specialty practice seeks experienced assistant. Ideal candidate has both chairside and front desk/telephone skills. Usually approximately 32-36 hours per week. Guaranteed full-time salary to right person. Email to *****...
Immediate need for a part time Dental Administrative Assistant to work 5 days a week. Dental experience highly preferred, individual will be working in a fast paced dental environment dealing primarily with insurance claims and inputting data into the organization's Electronic Medical Records. Qualified individual will have experience attaching EOB's, x-rays, narratives, etc. Individual...
Company Confidential Hernando, MS, 38632
High energy, busy dental practice looking for an experienced chair side dental assistant. Must be assertive, detailed-oriented, be a self motivator, have a passion for dentistry and have great communication skills. Dental experience is essential. Excellent salary, bonus, benefits and working environment....
The University Dental Health Services department is currently seeking a qualified dental assistant. The duties of a Dental Assistant include chair side assistance to Faculty members in the Intramural Private Practice, University Dental Health Services. They are responsible for maintaining an aseptic environment, following OSHA and infection control guidelines, following HIPAA guidelines, maintaini...
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Certification
33.6%
Some College Coursework Completed
20.2%
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