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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Coast Dental & Orthodontics - Naples, FL
Work professionally and maintain patient confidentiality per HIPPA QUALIFICATIONS Expanded Functions Dental Assistant (EFDA) certification or a Registered or Certified Dental Assistant (CDA) license...
Coast Dental & Orthodontics - St Petersburg, FL
Meet Texas State Board of Dental Examiner’s requirements and obtain Registered Dental Assistant certificate in Texas....
Sage Dental - Boynton Beach, FL
Our Dental Assistants professionally assist the General Dentist chair side in a fast paced environment....
SouthEnd Dentistry - Charlotte, NC
Four day work week Competitive salary Bonus system Health Insurance Paid holidays Duties and Experience sought: ​​​​​​​digital X-rays coronal polishing sterilization scheduling appointments calling...
Brigham & Women's Hospital(BWH) - Brookline, MA
Dental Assistant License, and Radiology Certification for Dental Assistant required. Graduate of accredited dental assistant training program....
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Elevate Dental Partners - Marysville, OH
EFDA (Expanded Functions Dental Assistant) If you're looking for a position that allows you to use all of your skills, with room for advancement, you may be the person we are looking for!...
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Kheir Clinic - Los Angeles, CA
Dental Assistant Certificate. Current First Aid / CPR certification. Dental Radiation and Safety Compliance Certificate. Minimum 1-2 years of related experience....
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West Cobb Dentistry - Kennesaw, GA
Experience a must with for four handed dentistry, making temporary crowns, impressions and familiar with x-rays with dexis....
2 days ago
Smile Brands - Las Vegas, NV
Your Role as a Dental Assistant You'll be an important member of the clinical team, working alongside GPs and other Specialty Clinicians dedicated to serving patients....
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Smile Brands - Schertz, TX
Required Qualifications: What We Need From You A minimum of 2 years related experience A current RDA license A current CPR certification An active X-Ray license What We'll Offer You Unparalleled support...
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Veterans Health Administration - 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...
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Virginia Community College System - Fairfax, VA
Experience in four-handed dentistry and clinical experience in a dental office. Practice management knowledge and skills in dental office technology....
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Familia Dental - San Antonio, TX
Dental Assistant - Qualifications Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and License Excellent customer/patient service and verbal communication skills....
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Trinity Health - Albany, NY
Employment Type: Full time Shift: Day Shift Description: Dental Assistant / Certified- Dental Office Albany, NY Full Time If you are looking for a Dental Assistant position in a Dental Office in Albany...
2 days ago
Boise, ID
Boise Family Dental Care is excited to add a new full-time Dental Assistant to our team. We are a fast-paced, modern, successful practice focused on patient care as the highest importance....
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Dental Assistant Online Courses and Training Opportunities

Dental Assistant Fundamentals
A dental assistant is a member of a dental team who contributes immensely to the team in delivering dental treatment and services. During dental operations, the dental assistant assists dentists...

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 Ashburn, VA

This is the average annual salary for Dental Assistant jobs in Ashburn, VA 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 (26.6%)
  • Bachelor's Degree (17.5%)
  • Associate's Degree (15.8%)
  • Doctorate Degree (4.2%)
  • 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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