Dental Assistant Jobs in West Virginia

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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Dental Assistant Valley Health has a FT position available for a dental assistant at its East Huntington location. The employee must be flexible to work all areas of the dental department: dental recep...
2 days ago
Smile America Partners - Wyoming, WV
Smile Programs Position: Registered Dental Assistant (RDA) - Full-time Job Overview: Nation's largest in-school dental program is seeking a Full-Time Registered Dental Assistant for Wyoming and surrou...
3 hours ago
Beckley, WV
Wanted: Experienced Dental Assistant, full time for busy dental practice. Mail resume to: P.O. Box 290 Surveyor, WV 2593... This job listing brought to you by The Register Herald...
6 days ago
Charleston, WV
t type: part-time QR Code Link to This Post Busy Specialty Office looking for a Part-Time Dental Assistant! (Dental Hygienists are welcome to apply) Must be confident, reliable and have a positive a...
7 days ago
Martinsburg, WV
training sessions. The dental assistant plans and completes tasks based on established protocols/accepted dental ... assistants at this level serve as staff dental assistants at the full performance...
8 days ago
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration - Clarksburg, WV
rates the ability to perform the work, or provides familiarity with the work of a dental assistant. A dental assistant assist the dentist is many aspects of direct patient care and performs other cli...
18 days ago
CRAssociates Inc. - Beaver, WV
CRA is currently looking for a full-time Dental Assistant to provide their expertise in the Health Services Unit at our Federal Correctional Institute Beckley in Beaver, WV! This position is more tha...
20 days ago
Weirton, WV
o our patients. Prior orthodontic experience is preferred, but willing to train motivated dental assistant. Above average hourly pay, and other perks....
28 days ago
Wexford Health Sources Incorporated - Salem, WV
Dental Assistant Job Job Number: ... Location: Industrial , WV Date Posted: 10-27-2016 Apply Now Refer A Friend Wexford Health Sources, one of the nation's leading innovative correctional health care...
30+ days ago
West Virginia University Hospitals - Morgantown, WV
he link below to open and review the detailed job description and minimum qualifications: Dental Assistant * Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities. * Please view...
30+ days ago
Wexford Health Sources Incorporated - Welch, WV
Part Time Dental Assistant to join our team of healthcare professionals at McDowell County Correctional Center in Welch, WV. POSITION SUMMARY Under immediate supervision a dental assistant performs ...
30+ days ago

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Dental Assistant Online Courses and Training Opportunities

Becoming a Student Assistant: Teaching and Mentoring

The University of Groningen currently employs over 700 student assistants and has opened up all of its governing bodies to student participation.

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Improving Your Image: Dental Photography in Practice

This free course will cover all aspects of the use of digital photography in dental practice: intra-oral, extra-oral, and portraits. Participants will be taken through photography, from the...

Dental Entrepreneurship - Buying Existing Dental Practice
Learn about various aspects of buying dental Office.

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