Dental Assistant Jobs in Carlsbad, 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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Gentle Dental - San Diego, CA (18 miles from Carlsbad, CA)
Qualifications that Increase Starting Pay Experience X-Ray Certification Licensed as a Registered Dental Assistant in Expanded Functions Bilingual Spanish Benefits Full suite of benefits (Dental, Medical...
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2 days ago Gentle Dental
Smile Brands - San Marcos, CA (7 miles from Carlsbad, CA)
Dental office in San Marcos, CA Your Role as a Registered Dental Assistant Youll be an important member of the clinical team, working alongside GPs and other Specialty Clinicians dedicated to serving...
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2 days ago Smile Brands
Escondido, CA (16 miles from Carlsbad, CA)
Our Private Practice Dental Office is growing... Dr. Todd McMaster's Son, Dr. Zachary McMaster has joined us and we are ready to schedule him to see patients. Dr. Zack needs an Assistant that can...
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2 days ago
Smile Brands - Escondido, CA (16 miles from Carlsbad, CA)
Dental office in Escondido, CA Your Role as a Dental Assistant/RDA Youll be an important member of the clinical team, working alongside GPs and other Specialty Clinicians dedicated to serving patients...
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17 hours ago Smile Brands
Oceanside, CA (11 miles from Carlsbad, CA)
Dental Assistant needed in Oceanside CA! - Friendly, general dental office....
4 days ago
Vista, CA (1 mile from Carlsbad, CA)
We are in search for a back office long term Assistant in a Orthodontic office. Experience a plus but not necessary, will teach. English and Spanish a plus. Full time Monday - Friday. Top hourly...
4 days ago
San Clemente, CA (21 miles from Carlsbad, CA)
Our office is currently looking for a dental assistant to add to our team....
4 days ago
Escondido, CA (16 miles from Carlsbad, CA)
EXPERIENCED ORTHODONTIC REGISTERED DENTAL ASSISTANT (Ortho RDA) NEEDED: COME OUT OF QUARANTINE AND BEGIN A REWARDING CAREER WITH OUR OFFICE!...
8 days ago
Del Mar, CA (13 miles from Carlsbad, CA)
We are looking for an energetic, outgoing and hard working individual to fill the position of Dental Assistant at our mother-daughter Dental practice....
8 days ago
Oceanside, CA (11 miles from Carlsbad, CA)
Dental Assistant: My practice is looking for a dental assistant to join our team. I am looking for an assistant that has 1+ years experience....
8 days ago
Del Mar, CA (13 miles from Carlsbad, CA)
RDA / DA wanted for beautiful, established Del Mar General Dental practice. Experience in Endodontics, Periodontics, Implant Dentistry, Oral Surgery, Invisalign as well as fabricating CEREC crowns...
9 days ago
Pacific Dental Services - Vista, CA (1 mile from Carlsbad, CA)
Overview As a Pediatric Dental Assistant, we recognize the difference your interactions with young patients make in their experience....
10 days ago
Pacific Dental Services Incorporated - Del Mar, CA (13 miles from Carlsbad, CA)
Registered Dental Assistant Pacific Dental Services Del Mar, CA Full-Time Apply on company site Create Job Alert....
10 days ago
Temecula, CA (24 miles from Carlsbad, CA)
The dental assistant position is one of the faces of our organization and therefore, must have great people and communication skills....
10 days ago
Carlsbad, CA
Dental Assistant - Full time/M-F Beautiful Coastal Carlsbad dental office is looking for a Dental Assistant to help facilitate with a busy, 5 column hygiene program....
10 days ago

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Highest Education Level

Dental Assistants in Carlsbad, CA offer the following education background
  • Vocational or Certification (29.4%)
  • High School or GED (27.8%)
  • Bachelor's Degree (16.8%)
  • Associate's Degree (15.3%)
  • Doctorate Degree (4.1%)
  • Some College (3.3%)
  • Master's Degree (2.0%)
  • Some High School (1.3%)

Average Work Experience

Here's a breakdown of the number of years' experience offered by Dental Assistants in Carlsbad, CA
  • Less than 1 year (60.4%)
  • 1-2 years (28.4%)
  • None (11.2%)

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