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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Department of Veterans Affairs - Palo Alto, CA
Assignments at this level include, but are not limited to: using the concepts of four-handed dentistry; assists with specialty procedures including oral surgery, periodontal therapy, endodontic, prosthodontic...
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Department of Veterans Affairs - Bath, NY
Assignments at this level include, but are not limited to: using the concepts of four-handed dentistry; assists with specialty procedures including oral surgery, periodontal therapy, endodontic, prosthodontic...
3 days ago
Marblehead, MA
We are seeking a dental assistant who is patient focused. This is a new opportunity you have been looking for....
2 days ago
Cambridge, MN
We are looking for a dental assistant willing to work some front desk and also in the operatories. We will cross train you, no experience needed. We utilize Dentrix and Dexis software....
2 days ago
Lynnwood, WA
If you have an outgoing personality with excellent communication skills, have dental knowledge and experience as a Registered Dental Assistant, we would love to meet you....
2 days ago
Community Health Association of Spokane - Spokane Valley, WA
Washington clinics : Valid Dental Assistant Registration licensure in state of Washington required at time of hire....
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Metro Dentalcare - Minneapolis, MN
Assistant License is required or in process of obtaining to perform expanded functions to qualify for this position Demonstrate a working knowledge of dental records and documentation....
2 days ago
El Campo Dentistry & Orthodontics - El Campo, TX
El Campo Dentistry & Orthodontics has an opening for a Registered Dental Assistant in El Campo, Texas. We provide a working environment like no other dental office you have ever seen!...
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2 days ago El Campo Dentistry & Orthodontics
Gentle Dental - Tempe, AZ
Spanish Registered Dental Assistant (RDA) accreditation Schedule: This is a full-time opportunity Benefits Include: Paid Time Off Paid Holidays In house CEs and training funds for outside CEs Consistent...
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2 days ago Gentle Dental
DentalOne Partners - Macedonia, OH
Four Handed Dentistry- fabricate temporary crowns....
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2 days ago DentalOne Partners
Smile Brands - Martinez, CA
Your Role as a Dental Assistant Youll be an important member of the clinical team, working alongside GPs and other Specialty Clinicians dedicated to serving patients....
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2 days ago Smile Brands
Dental Care Alliance - Bradenton, FL
Other duties as assigned Qualifications Required Skills: X-ray license is required Experience working as a Dental Assistant, or training from a formal Dental Assistant program is required At DCA we...
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2 days ago Dental Care Alliance
Elite Dental Partners - Glendale, WI
., scheduling appointments, answering the telephone, billing and ordering supplies as directed by Office Manager) REQUIRED EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: High School Diploma or equivalent Dental Assistant...
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2 days ago Elite Dental Partners
Community First Health Centers - New Haven, MI
Assistant program General dentistry experience; 1 year X-Ray certified Ability to work independently and with minimal guidance Excellent interpersonal and customer service skills, to effectively and...
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2 days ago Community First Health Centers
Great Expressions - Canton, MI
Our Dental Assistants often get full-time hours at only one location....
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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...

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...

Becoming a Student Assistant: Teaching and Mentoring

Student assistants are valuable staff members at the University of Groningen. Currently, over 700 students take up teaching duties, support role functions, governing positions, and many other...

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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.


Highest Education Level

Dental Assistants offer the following education background
  • Vocational Degree or Certification (29.3%)
  • High School or GED (26.9%)
  • Bachelor's Degree (17.4%)
  • Associate's Degree (15.7%)
  • Doctorate Degree (4.1%)
  • Some College (3.2%)
  • Master's Degree (2.2%)
  • 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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