Dental Assistant Jobs in Downey, 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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Whittier, CA (7 miles from Downey, CA)
We are looking for a dental assistant to be part of a highly rated dental office. Applicants must be enthusiastic and knowledgeable....
2 days ago
Culver City, CA (15 miles from Downey, CA)
We are in need of both front office and a dental assistant. Must have 2 years experience. Must understand the need for excellent patient experience....
2 days ago
Southern California Regional Occupational Center (SoCal ROC) - Torrance, CA (12 miles from Downey, CA)
Job Summary Job Summary DENTAL ASSISTING INSTRUCTOR to teach an entry-level extensive hands-on-training in the unlicensed field of Dental Assisting. The program places focus on all aspects of...
20 hours ago
Confidential - Huntington Beach, CA (16 miles from Downey, CA)
Dental assistant must be radiology certified as well as BLS/CPR certified....
Beverly Hills, CA (17 miles from Downey, CA)
Additional Qualifications: -Experience with digital X-rays and a CURRENT X-ray certification -Must be on-time, every day, with a professional appearance -Bonus points for Dentrix and Dexis experience...
3 hours ago
Los Angeles, CA (7 miles from Downey, CA)
We are looking for a Dental Assistant to join our dental team. This position is for part time on Monday and Wednesday. This is for an immediate position....
2 days ago
Wilmington, CA (13 miles from Downey, CA)
Job duties will mostly be required chairside assisting....
1 day ago
Burbank, CA (20 miles from Downey, CA)
Dental assistant needed for a Busy Dental Office, Full Time Monday-Friday 9am-6:30pm Digital paperless modern office. Must have minimum 2 years of experience please send resume...
13 hours ago
Burbank, CA (20 miles from Downey, CA)
Great Opportunity - Assistant Job Offer* We are looking for an amazing Back Office Assistant to join our wonderful team and to work with our amazing dentist. We offer Benefits - medical, dental,...
13 hours ago
Los Angeles, CA (7 miles from Downey, CA)
scans and bond Invisalign attachments - Sterilization and keep a clean office environment - Take/pour alginate dental impressions - Fabricate essix retainers - Take all Orthodontic records (photos and x-rays...
3 hours ago
Los Angeles, CA (7 miles from Downey, CA)
Position is caring for patients within the LA County Healthcare System. The position may be in Long Beach, central LA, East LA, El Monte or Lancaster depending on applicants preference and...
2 days ago
Confidential - Torrance, CA (12 miles from Downey, CA)
Private Periodontal Practice in Torrance.State of Art, clean, modern, high tech.Patient oriented practice.Looking for an RDA who is looking for:A quality practice.Long term career.Interested in...
2 days ago
Gentle Dental - Orange, CA (19 miles from Downey, CA)
Dental Assistant (RDA) certified X-Ray Certification Bilingual Spanish Expanded Functions Certified RDA456...
Huntington Beach, CA (18 miles from Downey, CA)
Private solo practice (FFS) is looking for a Dental Hygienist and Dental Assistant. Must be proficient in Dentrix and digital x-rays. Outgoing personality and strong communication skills....
2 days ago
Santa Ana, CA (20 miles from Downey, CA)
Candidate must be x-ray licensed and CPR Certified. A minimum of 2 years dental assisting experience is preferred....
1 day ago

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Salary for Dental Assistant Jobs in Downey, CA

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

$36,297

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Highest Education Level

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

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