Dental Assistant Jobs in Massachusetts

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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Lynnfield, MA
compensation: Competitive hourly rate. employment type: part-time QR Code Link to This Post Part time experienced dental assistant. Progressive office which strives to offer an excellent pt....
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Boston, MA
compensation: based on experience employment type: full-time QR Code Link to This Post Under general supervision of an Orthodontist in a clinical care setting, assists the Orthodontist in...
2 days ago
Cambridge, MA
Magazine St at Green Street compensation: Commensurate with Experience; Benefits Eligible employment type: full-time QR Code Link to This Post We are looking for a full time dental assistant to...
2 days ago
Tufts University - Boston, MA
Tufts University School of Dental Medicine (TUSDM) offers one of the most forward-looking educational environments in dental medicine in the country. Since its founding in 1868, TUSDM has been...
1 day ago
Aspen Dental - Auburn, MA
As a Dental Assistant with an Aspen Dental-branded practice, you'll have the support you need to reach your career goals. From best-in-class learning and development programs, a commitment to...
1 day ago
North Andover, MA
compensation: commensurate with experience employment type: employee's choice QR Code Link to This Post Seeking a professional, experienced and personable certified dental assistant for a...
2 days ago
Dental Dreams - Worcester, MA
Dental Dreams is now hiring a Dental Assistant to join our talented and dedicated team. Responsibilities: Work under the general supervision and guidance of a dentist Provide chair side assistance...
2 days ago
Framingham, MA
compensation: BASED ON EXPERIENCE employment type: full-time QR Code Link to This Post Our busy dental practice is looking for a full time Dental Assistant that is enthusiastic, dependable and...
2 days ago
Aspen Dental - Woburn, MA
As a Dental Assistant with an Aspen Dental-branded practice, you'll have the support you need to reach your career goals. From best-in-class learning and development programs, a commitment to...
1 day ago
Lynn, MA
Prefer Candidate that is up to 45 minutes away from North of Boston or Lynn area. Dental Dreams is now hiring anX Ray CertifiedDental Assistant to join our talented and dedicated team....
18 hours ago
Marlborough, MA
compensation: negotiable experience is a plus employment type: full-time QR Code Link to This Post Duties and Responsibilities o Prepares and maintains dental instruments, pliers, and assigned...
2 days ago
Dental Dreams - Boston, MA
Dental Dreams is now hiring a Dental Assistant to join our talented and dedicated team. Responsibilities: Work under the general supervision and guidance of a dentist Provide chair side assistance...
2 days ago
Brigham & Women's Hospital(BWH) - Brookline, MA
GENERAL SUMMARY/OVERVIEW STATEMENT: Under the supervision of the Dental Director and Clinic Coordinator, provides assistance to dentists in delivery of dental care and chairside responsibilities....
12 hours ago
Massachusetts General Hospital(MGH) - Boston, MA
We are currently recruiting for a dental assistant for dental services being provided at our Hanover Street location! We are looking for candidates who will perform all necessary duties under the...
12 hours ago
Medford, MA
Zero Governors Ave 20-21 compensation: Salary $36,000.00 year employment type: part-time QR Code Link to This Post We are looking for a highly motivated ,organized individual who posses a strong...
11 hours ago

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Thinking about a career in the dental field? Not sure whether to pursue a hygienist or assistant position? While there are some core traits that all dental professionals should have – caring demeanor, attention to detail, dexterity, physical stamina – the career paths and requirements for a hygienist and assistant differ significantly. Compare these roles side-by-side to determine which option is best for you.


Quick Guide to Advanced DANB Certifications

In addition to the commonly known Certified Dental Assistant (CDA) credential, DANB also offers the specialized/advanced Certified Orthodontic Assistant (COA), Certified Preventive Functions Dental Assistant (CPFDA), and Certified Restorative Functions Dental Assistant (CRFDA) designations.


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%