Dental Assistant Jobs in Idaho

Aid dentist as required, especially in areas such as direct patient care, office duties, and preparing materials for treatments. Dental assistants are typically responsible for directly supporting dentists to ensure that procedures run smoothly. They manage equipment such as suction hoses to keep the patient’s mouth dry and workable during treatment, sterilize instruments, and develop X-rays/perform other lab tasks under dentist oversight. Additionally, they coordinate with clients to deliver information on effective hygiene techniques, schedule appointments, and arrange billing/payment. Because many of their tasks involve interaction with dentists and patients, they need to have strong interpersonal skills.

Depending on state regulations, dental assistants may perform coronal polishing to eliminate soft deposits, protect teeth from cavities with sealant or fluoride, and/or prepare patients for procedures by applying topical anesthetic. Some are also expected to prepare materials for temporary crowns and casts of teeth.

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Coeur d Alene, ID
Riverstone Orthodontics is looking for an outgoing energetic, detail oriented assistant to join our team. Part time position with possibility of full time. Dental or Orthodontic assisting...
21 hours ago
Boise, ID
Eagle Rd compensation: dependet upon experience employment type: full-time QR Code Link to This Post We are seeking a dynamic addition to our family dental team must be certified in expanded...
1 day ago
Twin Falls, ID
compensation: * employment type: part-time QR Code Link to This Post *Orthodontic dental front desk. Skills: Excellent communication skills and writing skills. Must have excellent phone skills....
1 day ago
Pacific Dental Services, LLC - Meridian, ID
As a Dental Assistant at Pacific Dental Services you will have the opportunity to join a stable company that is experiencing a tremendous amount of growth, values your contribution, and provides...
11 hours ago
FAIRVIEW DENTAL - Lewiston, ID
We want you on our team! Full time dental assistant position available. Send resume with cover letter to Fairview Dental, rd Ave., Lewiston. ID 83501 or Category: Healthcare , Keywords: Dental...
20 hours ago
Boise, ID
compensation: negotiable DOE employment type: full-time QR Code Link to This Post Full time Dental Assistant needed for busy office. Must be team oriented and work well with patients and other...
12 hours ago
Idaho Falls, ID
compensation: DOE employment type: full-time QR Code Link to This Post Foothills and RiverWest Dental Looking for a FT Dental Assistant. Experience in dental assisting a plus, but not required....
3 days ago
Little Smiles Pediatric Dentistry - Post Falls, ID
Pediatric dental assistant to take care of children of all ages and build relationships with their parents. Supports dental care delivery by preparing treatment room, patient, instruments, and...
4 days ago
Boise, ID
compensation: DOE employment type: full-time QR Code Link to This Post We currently have a full time dental assisting position available in our office. Experience of 1 year is required to apply...
5 days ago
Meridian, ID
compensation: Competitive, depending on experience employment type: full-time QR Code Link to This Post Our team in Meridian is looking for a Dental Assistant to assist our Doctors in providing...
5 days ago
Lewiston, ID
2517 17th st. compensation: Depends on experience employment type: full-time QR Code Link to This Post FULL TIME ASSISTANT - 4 Days a week at Dentistry By Design, Dr. Jonathan Nash Progressive...
6 days ago
Boise, ID
1625 W. Bannock St. compensation: DOE employment type: full-time QR Code Link to This Post Downtown Dental in the West End of Downtown Boise is seeking a friendly, dependable, full-time Lead...
6 days ago
Idaho Division of Human Resources - Meridian, ID
PRINCIPAL ACCOUNTABILITIES In addition to the duties outlined on the job specification for Dental Assistant 1 and Dental Assistant 2, may perform the following additional duties under supervision...
7 days ago
Terry Reilly - Nampa, ID
On-Call Dental Assistant (Float) -GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES Perform four handed dentistry, explain treatment plans and procedures to patients, including treatment costs. Maintain set-up and...
8 days ago
Boise, ID
compensation: Competitive, Based on Experience and Abilities. employment type: full-time QR Code Link to This Post We are losing our beloved Sara. Her darn husband is moving her away.:( We need to...
8 days ago

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Get Your Foot in the Door

Earning the credentials you need to become a dental assistant is a relatively quick process (9 to 11 months, according to the American Dental Association) and the current employment outlook for this role is bright. The latest US Department of Labor Bureau of Labor and Statistics’ Occupational Outlook Handbook states that employment of dental assistants is expected to grow 25%