Dental Assistant Jobs

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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San Antonio, TX
We are looking for a lead RDA to join our team. Please apply if you have a good work ethic and are willing to be a part of a small, but growing family-owned practice. We are also looking for a...
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Dental Care Alliance - Winter Haven, FL
Our ideal Dental Assistant will have at least 1 year of hands on experience working as a Dental Assistant. Must have excellent patient care and customer service skills....
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Aspen Dental - Ellsworth, ME
Dental Assistants that join Aspen are committed to providing quality care and live that mission every day....
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Aspen Dental - Portland, ME
As a Dental Assistant with an Aspen Dental-branded practice, youll have the support you need to reach your career goals....
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Greenwood, SC
If you are looking for a long-term position and are an amazing dental assistant - send us your resume! We want to meet you!...
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Aspen Dental - Asheville, NC
As a Dental Assistant with an Aspen Dental-branded practice, youll have the support you need to reach your career goals....
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Crystal River, FL
High school or equivalent Dental Assisting: 1 year Registered Dental Assistant X-Ray Certification Dental Assistant Job Responsibilities: Supports dental care delivery by preparing treatment room, patient...
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Arvada, CO
We are looking for an endodontic assistant that can contribute to all aspects of our practice. We are hoping to find a kind, caring and friendly person that can work within a true team atmosphere....
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Los Angeles, CA
Private Office is searching for an energetic Dental Assistant. The Candidate must have: At least 2 years experience. X-Ray license. Have great attitude and Communication skills....
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Temecula, CA
Established private practice orthodontic office seeks outgoing, energetic DA/RDA with a minimum of 1 year ortho experience. Applicant should have a professional attitude and appearance and be able...
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Longmont, CO
Experienced Dental Assistant Wanted for Growing Dental Office in Longmont, Co We are a forward-thinking, state-of-the-art dental office....
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Santa Monica, CA
We are a state-of-the-art, private orthodontic office in Santa Monica. We are looking for a part-time (Monday,Tuesday, and 1 Saturday a month) RDA, OA or DA (with ortho experience) that has 2+ yrs...
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Waipahu, HI
We are a specialty dental office in need of a new team player! The successful candidate for this position will have the following characteristics: ~someone who takes initiative ~reliable ~punctual...
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Schaumburg, IL
ASST- State of the Art Dental practice in Schaumburg, is looking for a Dynamic Super Star Dental Assistant. This is a full time position with benefits....
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Kennesaw, GA
Our dental practice in Kennesaw is hiring for an Oral Surgery Dental Assistant!...
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Dental Assistant Online Courses and Training Opportunities

Dental Radiography: Radiation Protection in Dental Practice
Discover the core principles of dental radiography and X-ray exposure

Led by experts from Public Health Englands Dental X-ray Protection Service (DXPS), this course will improve your...

Introduction to Dental Medicine
The mouth is the window into human health. This course provides an overview of dental medicine to engage, educate, excite and assist you in improving the oral health of your patients and members...

The Role of Personal Assistants in Disability Support
Improve working relationships between disabled people and personal assistants

Disabled people can now receive funding from their local authority to employ a personal assistant. While this gives...

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Salary for Dental Assistant Jobs in New York, NY

This is the average annual salary for Dental Assistant jobs in New York, NY as reported by the BLS.


Highest Education Level

Dental Assistants offer the following education background
  • Vocational or Certification (29.4%)
  • High School or GED (27.2%)
  • Bachelor's Degree (17.2%)
  • Associate's Degree (15.5%)
  • Doctorate Degree (4.1%)
  • Some College (3.3%)
  • Master's Degree (2.1%)
  • Some High School (1.2%)

Average Work Experience

Here's a breakdown of the number of years' experience offered by Dental Assistants
  • Less than 1 year (60.4%)
  • 1-2 years (28.4%)
  • None (11.2%)

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