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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.
Company Confidential Naperville, IL, 60563
Well-established family dental practice in Naperville-area seeking an experienced dental assistant for full-time position, with benefits. Looking for someone with a positive attitude, pleasant & outgoing personality seeking a challenge and looking to be part of a friendly team environment. This position is best for a go-getter, and someone who is willing to learn and grow within our practice. MUST...
Dental Assistant Dental Practice is looking for a qualified, team-oriented and self-motivated full time dental assistant who is passionate about their career and patient care. The candidate should be able to greet patients with excellent customer service and make them feel comfortable in preparation for their examination and/or treatment and can explain treatment options and dental conditions in a...
LICENSED DENTAL ASSISTANT Northland Smiles Dental Care The Smile Center is a place where the genuine care and comfort of our patients is our highest priority. We are hiring for our Deerwood location. If you enjoy being busy, we are the clinic for you! Duties include: chairside assisting, digital radiographs and utilization of expanded functions with Dentrix software. Minnesota RDA/LDA license and...
EXPERIENCED Dental Assistant. Call Dr. Esler at 806-358-8021...
Dental Assistant needed for a medical group in Lake City, Florida. Please visit our website to apply at www.palmsmg.org...
CHILDREN'S DENTAL ASSISTANT For fast paced office. Experience preferred but will train. Part-Time. Fun working enviorment Call. 262-496-7455...
DENTAL/ORTHODONTIC ASSISTANT Star Orthodontics is looking for a friendly, energetic dental and/or orthodontic assistant. In-Office training program. Computer skills needed. Full-time Tuesday thru Saturday. Benefits included. Join us! Fax resume to 361-986-7184 or email to *****...
Company Confidential The Villages, FL, 32159
Dental Assistant Dental office looking for an experienced dental assistant that takes pride in their work and has advanced skills. Comfort and care are most important for our patients as well as providing a professional atmosphere. We use advanced technology and prefer Dentrix experience. Please fax resume to 352 205-8754....
Candidate must have 2+ years of experience in a dental office. Please do not respond to this post if you do not have dental experience. Our practice is growing and we are currently looking for a full time experienced dental administrator/dental assistant to join our team! Ideal candidate would be able to work at the front desk (main job) and be able to dental assist chair side when needed. Job res...
Company Confidential Bakersfield, 93301
DENTAL ASSISTANT Busy growing dental office seeking polished cheerful exp'd RDA. Please bring resume to 3807 San Dimas Suite A...
Dental Assistant FREE Training THIS IS NOT A PAID POSITION. THIS IS A LEARNING POSITION Dentistry is an exciting dynamic profession and you can be part of it. It offers good financial rewards while spending your time with caring educated people. When I am looking for a dental assistant I prefer to train my own staff. Over the years my office has trained many people who have gone on to other office...
Company Confidential Columbus, 47201
Full-Time EXPANDED FUNCTIONS DENTAL ASSISTANT Our team is looking for a new member for our family owned practice in Columbus, IN. We are looking for a qualified individual who is x-ray certified and has expanded duties certificate. Experience preferred, must be willing to travel for training. We work from 8 am to 8pm Monday Through Saturday. We offer incentive bonus, health care and a 3 day workwe...
DENTAL ASSISTANT needed for Main Line mobile dental practice. This position involves doing dentistry at long term care facilities. PT with possibility of FT, some dental experience required with x-ray certification. Position requires lifting mobile equipment of about 30 pounds. Respond to ***** or fax to 610-667-4374....
Dental Assistant Needed For Program Chair Position Are you ready to INSPIRE? Are you ready to CHANGE LIVES? Are you ready to MAKE YOUR CAREER COUNT? THEN JOIN THE ANTHEM EDUCATION GROUP AND START MAKING A DIFFERENCE TODAY! Anthem Education has been dedicated to making a difference in our students’ lives for over 100 years and is committed to providing the next generation with the skills necessary...
Licensed Dental Assistant We are growing! Join an organization with a culture that embraces positive family and team spirit along with having a strong focus for giving back to the local community. We pursue daily team training and development along with positive leadership. Our office has an effective impact on our patients and their lives for the future. We are an accomplished industry leading br...
Hi tech fast paced dental office looking for a potential full time dental assistant to join our growing practice. We are looking for an enthusiastic and highly motivated individual with at least 2 years of experience. Position requires someone who can multitask, works well under pressure, and has some computer knowledge. If these attributes best describe you please email our office a copy of your...
Our back office team is crucial to our practice. It is extremely important to exceed our patient's expectations, and perform "Dentistry they can't wait to tell their friends about!" Our dental assistant responsibilities include, but are not limited to: teamwork, taking radiographs, compassionate and critical thinking about patient needs, sterilization duties, instrumentation knowledge. Dependable...
Immediate opening for an experienced lead dental assistant for our private practice We are a very TEAM oriented practice looking for a new addition with a positive attitude and ready to deliver outstanding patient care and We need the right team member to compliment our team. Desired Qualities: Ability to project a positive, warm and professional image Arizona X-ray Certified with digital X-Ray ex...
Registered Dental Assistants Want to be a part of a great team.that feels like a family? Dental Assistant needed in an Advanced Restorative/Implant fast paced practice. We are interested first in your values and then your skills. Professionalism, maturity, devotion to patient's health, communication, accountability, energy and teamwork are important to us. Proficiency in a full range of services d...
An oral surgery practice is looking for a surgical/dental assistant to join our office. Paperless practice, so computer experience a must. CPR certification is required. The most important qualities are: positive attitude and a love of dentistry. We are looking for someone to join us for a rewarding career, not just a pit stop. -Dr. Jones...
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$20,800.00 - $45,760.00
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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.
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Creating a Safe, Effective Environment
Dental Health Maintenance
Prepares treatment room for patient by following prescribed procedures and protocols.
Maintains patient appearance and ability to masticate by fabricating temporary restorations; cleaning and polishing removable appliances.
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