Dental Assistant Jobs in Chico, 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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Chico, CA
Experience with Dentrix preferred. No weekends. Our ideal candidate should be detail oriented, positive attitude, efficient, and a team player....
3 days ago
Chico, CA
We are currently looking RDA join our family oriented team. Experience is preferred. We like to have fun, all the while making our patients the priority. We work four days a week, with an...
3 days ago
Chico, CA
Applicants should possess the following skills: Knowledge of dental software (preferably Dentrix) Excellent verbal and written communication skills Ability to maintain good rapport with patients/parents...
6 days ago
Chico, CA
Our office is looking for a energetic person with a drive to serve others. We are open to provide training to the right person without experience however some experience would be nice. This...
20 days ago
Chico, CA
Looking for career-minded RDA or RDAEF2. Fee-for-service practice Monday-Thursday, approximately 32 hours per week. Flexible scheduling for working parents. Field trips, etc. We do mostly...
26 days ago
Adventist Health - Paradise, CA (10 miles from Chico, CA)
in state of practice: Required * Radiation Safety Certificate (X-ray license): Required * Coronal Polish license: Required * Sealant license: Required * Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) or Basic...
90+ days ago
Adventist Health - Paradise, CA (10 miles from Chico, CA)
Dental Assistant (RDA) licensure in state of practice: Required * Radiation Safety Certificate (X-ray license): Required * Coronal Polish license: Required * Sealant license: Required * Cardiopulmonary...
90+ days ago
Adventist Health - Central Valley Network - Paradise, CA (10 miles from Chico, CA)
state of practice: Required Radiation Safety Certificate (X-ray license): Required Coronal Polish license: Required Sealant license: Required Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) or Basic Life Support...
90+ days ago
Adventist Health - Central Valley Network - Paradise, CA (10 miles from Chico, CA)
Dental Assistant (RDA) licensure in state of practice: Required Radiation Safety Certificate (X-ray license): Required Coronal Polish license: Required Sealant license: Required Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation...
90+ days ago
Adventist Health - Paradise, CA (10 miles from Chico, CA)
We're looking for someone to join our team as a Registered Dental Assistant (Outpatient) who: Provides oral hygiene and preventive services to dental patients....
90+ days ago

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Salary for Dental Assistant Jobs in Chico, CA

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

$40,051

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Highest Education Level

Dental Assistants in Chico, CA offer the following education background
  • Vocational Degree or Certification (29.3%)
  • High School or GED (26.6%)
  • Bachelor's Degree (17.5%)
  • Associate's Degree (15.8%)
  • 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 Chico, CA
  • Less than 1 year (60.4%)
  • 1-2 years (28.4%)
  • None (11.2%)

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