Dental Assistant Jobs in Capitola, 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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Los Gatos, CA (17 miles from Capitola, CA)
We are looking for a Part-Time Dental Assistant/Registered Dental Assistant (RDA) in our Los Gatos dental office....
18 hours ago
Confidential - Santa Cruz, CA (12 miles from Capitola, CA)
We are a small PPO practice in Santa Cruz looking for a friendly, enthusiastic and reliable dental assistant to join our dental team....
Santa Cruz, CA (12 miles from Capitola, CA)
Looking for either a dental assistant or registered dental assistant 32 hours a week for a busy Dental Office in Santa Cruz....
4 days ago
Cupertino, CA (23 miles from Capitola, CA)
We are a well-established family dental office in Cupertino, looking for a full-time dental assistant and/or receptionist....
7 days ago
Seaside, CA (24 miles from Capitola, CA)
A Seaside dental office is looking for a Dental Assistant to work four days per week. We need someone who is a team player, friendly, and can give patients the best "customer service."...
7 days ago
Cupertino, CA (23 miles from Capitola, CA)
Assistant will be responsible for but not limited to the following: -Greeting & Seating patients -Sterilization & tray set-ups -Restocking & organizing supplies -Taking digital 3D cone beam, intra-oral x-rays...
24 days ago
Watsonville, CA (12 miles from Capitola, CA)
Dental Assistants are Very Important and form a respected part of our staff Looking for a great Dental Assistant to help our Dentist and Patients in a modern and beautiful setting Responsibilities include...
25 days ago
Dental Temps - Santa Cruz, CA (12 miles from Capitola, CA)
We are currently in need of Temporary Dental Assistants for various offices located throughout Santa Cruz, Monterey and Santa Clara County.If you have extra days you are looking for work, or if you...
27 days ago
Smile Brands - Los Gatos, CA (17 miles from Capitola, CA)
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....
60+ days ago
Western Dental - Gilroy, CA (21 miles from Capitola, 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
Western Dental Services - Gilroy, CA (21 miles from Capitola, CA)
* Holiday Pay * Vacation Pay * Medical * Dental * Vision * 401 (k) plan * Company continuing education courses and an opportunity to advance, Requirements * 8 hour infection control certificate * X-ray...
90+ days ago
Western Dental - Watsonville, CA (12 miles from Capitola, CA)
We are looking for a highly skilled and experienced dental assistants. If you are a motivated self-starter and have excellent work ethics and dental experience we would like to hear from you....
90+ days ago
Western Dental - Santa Cruz, CA (12 miles from Capitola, CA)
We are looking for a highly skilled and experienced dental assistants. If you are a motivated self-starter and have excellent work ethics and dental experience we would like to hear from you....
90+ days ago
Western Dental - Santa Cruz, CA (12 miles from Capitola, 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...
90+ days ago

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Salary for Dental Assistant Jobs in Capitola, CA

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

$42,952

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Highest Education Level

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

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