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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Compass Health Network - Warrenton, MO
Performs duties in the field of reception, chairside assisting, sterilization, inventory and records. Schedule is Monday through Friday 7:45-4:15....
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Mortenson Dental Partners - Provo, UT
REQUIREMENTS High School Diploma X-Ray Certification CPR Certification DESIRABLES Dental Assistant Certificate Bilingual 1-3 years experience Open Dental Digital X-Ray Sterilizer SCHEDULE: Monday- 8...
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Mortenson Dental Partners - Frankfort, KY
***$1,000 SIGN ON BONUS AVAILABLE!!*** OUR COMPANY IS OWNED BY OUR TEAM MEMBERS Mortenson Dental Partners is one of the largest privately held dental service organizations in the country. We have...
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Mortenson Dental Partners - New Albany, IN
***$1,000 SIGN ON BONUS AVAILABLE!!*** OUR COMPANY IS OWNED BY OUR TEAM MEMBERS Mortenson Dental Partners is one of the largest privately held dental service organizations in the country. We have...
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Heartland Dental - Ft Mitchell, KY
Overview Expanded Duties Dental Assistant EDDA Dental Assistant Why join a Heartland Dental supported office?...
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Affordable Dentures & Implants - Houma, LA
Dental Assistant Job ID 2020-10559 Category Dental Assistants and Front Desk Associates Overview Are you a Dental Assistant looking for a rewarding career and an opportunity to advance your clinical...
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Dentalone Partners - Royersford, PA
Job Information DentalOne Partners Expanded Functions Dental Assistant in Royersford, Pennsylvania Overview What if you could be rewarded for doing what you love, with a team that supports you, in an...
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Gentle Dental Sorrento Valle - San Diego, CA
Bilingual in Spanish is preferred Qualifications that Increase Starting Pay Experience X-Ray Certification Licensed as a Registered Dental Assistant in Expanded Functions Bilingual Spanish Benefits...
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Dentalone Partners - Collingswood, NJ
Job Information DentalOne Partners Dental Assistant in Collingswood, New Jersey What if you could be rewarded for doing what you love, with a team that supports you, in an environment where there is...
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Pacific Dental Services - Encinitas, CA
terminology, instruments and equipment Benefits Medical, dental and vision insurance Continuing Education (CE Units) Paid time off Tuition Reimbursement Child care assistance 401K Paid time to volunteer...
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Pacific Dental Services - Georgetown, TX
Overview Registered Dental Assistants perform a variety of patient care, office, and laboratory duties....
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Hero Practice Services - Colorado Springs, CO
Outcome of the Role The Dental Assistant Level I's role is to support the dentist and hygienist in providing high quality and compassionate care to all patients....
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Great Expressions Dental Centers - Roswell, GA
Our Roswell dental group is seeking a full time qualified, professional, and motivated G eneral Practice Dental Assistant who is ready to help change the lives of patients, be a part of a high-performing...
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Red Bank, NJ
We are looking for a Dental Assistant/Treatment Coordinator for our upscale comprehensive dental practice. 2-3 years experience and familiarity with Dentrix preferred. X-ray license required....
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Concord, CA
We are looking for a well-organized dental assistant who will take on the responsibilities of all the clinical settings....
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Dental Assistant Online Courses and Training Opportunities

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...

Administrative Dental Assistant

This course will teach you the essential skills for managing the business aspects of a dental practice and becoming an administrative dental assistant. You will build effective communication...


Clinical Dental Assistant

When you become a dental assistant, you'll enjoy a career that is not only fulfilling, but also rewarding. Caring dental assistants truly make a difference with clients, providing comfort and...


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Salary for Dental Assistant Jobs Nationwide

This is the average annual salary for Dental Assistant jobs nationwide as reported by the BLS.

$38,577

Highest Education Level

Dental Assistants offer the following education background
  • Vocational or Certification (29.4%)
  • High School or GED (27.8%)
  • Bachelor's Degree (16.8%)
  • Associate's Degree (15.3%)
  • 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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