Dental Assistant Jobs in Arcata, CA

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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Eureka, CA (5 miles from Arcata, CA)
Busy dental practice seeking RDA. Looking for someone who is reliable, professional, responsible, friendly, and a positive team player. ***$1000 hiring bonus with a 1 year commitment***** This is...
2 days ago
Eureka, CA (5 miles from Arcata, CA)
Our busy, established, General Dental office is looking for an experienced, energetic Dental assistant/front office to join our team.WE ARE WILLING TO TRAIN....
10 days ago
Arcata, CA
A new dental office in Arcata, CA is hiring an experienced office manager, dental assistant and hygienist for part-time or full time positions....
19 days ago
Eureka, CA (5 miles from Arcata, CA)
Cleaning, sterilization and x-rays. Charting for Hygienists. Paid time off, holiday pay and dental care for spouse/children. Please send resume. Thank you....
21 days ago
Eureka, CA (5 miles from Arcata, CA)
RDA, Coronal Polish, and X-ray Licenses are a plus. Benefits include RETIREMENT PLAN, PAID TIME OFF, and Paid Sick Leave....
26 days ago

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Salary for Dental Assistant Jobs in Arcata, CA

This is the average annual salary for Dental Assistant jobs in Arcata, CA as reported by the BLS.

$39,799

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Highest Education Level

Dental Assistants in Arcata, CA offer the following education background
  • Vocational Degree or Certification (29.3%)
  • High School or GED (26.7%)
  • Bachelor's Degree (17.5%)
  • Associate's Degree (15.7%)
  • 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 in Arcata, CA
  • Less than 1 year (60.4%)
  • 1-2 years (28.4%)
  • None (11.2%)

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