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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Dental Assistant

  • Hattiesburg, MS
  • 3 days ago

The Dental Assistant must demonstrate the ability to be a team member....

Assisting chairside for all dental procedures, taking digital X-rays, cleaning rooms and sterilizing instruments. Ordering supplies. Bilingual a plus....

Dental Assistant in South Orlando

  • Kissimmee, FL
  • 3 days ago

We are searching for our next Dental Assistant to join our Amazing office in ORLANDO, FL Do you want to be a part of something incredibly special?!...

Orthodontic Assistant

  • Pueblo, CO
  • 3 days ago

Fun, fast-paced orthodontic office looking to hire an orthodontic assistant. We're excited to add to our team at Hunter Orthodontics. We will train for the right personality. Please email resume.

Dental Assistant

  • Los Angeles, CA
  • 3 days ago

We are looking for a competent dental assistant who will make the dentists office more efficient and pleasant for patients....

Dentrix experience is highly desirable. Check us out on Facebook or visit - Competitive Pay + Benefits + Monthly Incentives!...

We are looking for the right Dental Assistant (DA) or Registered Dental Assistant (RDA) to help us treat patients and be part of our work family. Monday - Thursday, 8am - 5pm....

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Dental Assistant

  • Benevis
  • Roanoke, VA
  • 3 days ago

We are actively seeking a Dental Assistant to join our growing team!...

Concept Dentistry is adding a Full Time Dental Assistant or Dental Hygienist to Dr. Ann Slama's team!...

Dental Assistant

  • GPAC
  • Hilton Head Island, SC
  • 2 days ago

assistant certificate from an accredited vocational school (preferred) 1+ years of dental assisting experience X-ray certification a plus Current BLS and CPR certification Excellent understanding of...

Dental Assistant

  • UnityPoint Health
  • Cedar Rapids, IA
  • 1 day ago

The dental assistant will report directly to the DHC manager and will work closely with the manager and DHC director. Why UnityPoint Health? Culture At UnityPoint Health, you matter....

Days : 5 Days a week (M-F) Hours: 7:00am-4pm-4:30pm- with flexibility Position: Registered Dental Assistant or Dental Assistant Attributes : Friendly, a good communicator, hardworking, takes the initiative...


  • Chico, CA
  • 1 day ago

License - Familiar with digital X-Rays...

We are seeking an experienced dental assistant to join our practice in beautiful Queen Anne Seattle!...

Dental Assistant

  • Bright Now! Dental
  • Hemet, CA
  • 1 day ago

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....

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 the UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA)s Dental X-ray Protection Service (DXPS), this course will improve...

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...

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...

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Salary for Dental Assistant Jobs Nationwide

This is the average annual salary for Dental Assistant jobs in Council Bluffs, IA as reported by the BLS.


Highest Education Level

Dental Assistants offer the following education background
  • Vocational Degree or Certification (29.2%)
  • High School or GED (26.3%)
  • Bachelor's Degree (17.7%)
  • Associate's Degree (15.9%)
  • 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 (48.4%)
  • 1-2 years (27.4%)
  • None (13.1%)
  • 10+ years (11.2%)

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