Dental Assistant Jobs in Bakersfield, 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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Clinica Sierra Vista - Bakersfield, CA
Essential Functions: Dental Assistant will be proficient in four handed dentistry. Assist the dentist in all aspects of chairside assisting....
1 day ago
Clinica Sierra Vista - Bakersfield, CA
Essential Functions: Dental Assistant will be proficient in four handed dentistry. Assist the dentist in all aspects of chairside assisting....
1 day ago
Clinica Sierra Vista - Bakersfield, CA
Essential Functions: Dental Assistant will be proficient in four handed dentistry. Assist the dentist in all aspects of chairside assisting....
5 days ago
Bakersfield, CA
private dental office seeking a responsible dental assistent and front desk biller with the great customer service
12 days ago
Bakersfield, CA
Need part time and full time staff for new childrens dental practice. RDA-min $22/hr DOE Biller/Front Office Manager-min $23/hr Receptionist- $15/hr DA-min $16/hr DOE Dentist-negotiable
21 days ago
Western Dental - Delano, CA (24 miles from Bakersfield, CA)
For top performing Dental Assistants, Western Dental/Brident University offers Registered Dental Assistant training programs, RDA license fee reimbursement and promotion tracks....
30+ days ago
Western Dental - Delano, CA (24 miles from Bakersfield, CA)
RDA New & Experienced Licensee Welcome Want excellent training? Are you a motivated self-starter looking for professional and personal fulfillment in your dental career? Come and join a fun a...
30+ days ago
Clinica Sierra Vista - Lamont, CA (11 miles from Bakersfield, CA)
Essential Functions: Dental Assistant will be proficient in four handed dentistry. Assist the dentist in all aspects of chairside assisting....
30+ days ago
Clinica Sierra Vista - Bakersfield, CA
Essential Functions: Dental Assistant will be proficient in four handed dentistry. Assist the dentist in all aspects of chairside assisting....
45+ days ago
San Joaquin Valley College Incorporated - Bakersfield, CA
Education and/or Experience : Associate degree. 3 years experience; Registered Dental Assistant and licensed in California for a minimum of two years Radiology (X), Coronal Polish (CP),and Sealant (...
60+ days ago
Western Dental - Bakersfield, CA
RDA New & Experienced Licensee Welcome Want excellent training? Are you a motivated self-starter looking for professional and personal fulfillment in your dental career? Come and join a fun a...
60+ days ago

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Salary for Dental Assistant Jobs in Bakersfield, CA

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

$39,110

Highest Education Level

Dental Assistants in Bakersfield, 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 (4.1%)
  • 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 in Bakersfield, CA
  • Less than 1 year (60.4%)
  • 1-2 years (28.4%)
  • None (11.2%)

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