Dental Assistant Jobs in El Cajon, 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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San Diego, CA (18 miles from El Cajon, CA)
We are an energetic dental practice located just blocks away from the ocean. Our team is missing an empathetic, energetic, and positive RDA to join our dental team. We are a growing busy office....
2 days ago
San Diego, CA (18 miles from El Cajon, CA)
The position is a Part-time position (Mondays 9-6pm). We are a busy, state of the art, PPO multi-specialty practice. We are seeking an energetic, highly motivated, and reliable person to join our...
1 day ago
Poway, CA (16 miles from El Cajon, CA)
We are seeking a long- term Registered Dental Assistant and Dental Assistant. This is a full time position with hours Monday-Thursday and Friday 8:00-1:00....
1 day ago
San Diego, CA (18 miles from El Cajon, CA)
-Do you have a valid Registered Dental Assistant license? -What year were you licensed? -As a backoffice supervisor, how many assistants did you supervise?...
1 day ago
Smile Brands - Escondido, CA (22 miles from El Cajon, 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 patients....
San Diego, CA (18 miles from El Cajon, CA)
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6 days ago
Escondido, CA (22 miles from El Cajon, CA)
X-ray licence a plus. Thanks, Robert ... FAX ......
7 days ago
San Ysidro Health Center - San Diego, CA (18 miles from El Cajon, CA)
As needed, will also perform dental assistant functions to support the clinic and patient flow....
8 days ago
La Mesa, CA (7 miles from El Cajon, CA)
Wanted a dental assistant for private dental office in La Mesa. We are looking for candidate wanting to fully utilize their skills and grow with the practice....
8 days ago
San Diego, CA (18 miles from El Cajon, CA)
Wanted an Experienced Dental Assistant Or RDA DA no experience required....
8 days ago
El Cajon, CA
Knowledge of Dentrix and speaking Spanish are pluses. If no ortho experience, we have GP options as well. If interested, please send your resume today!!! :) We are hiring IMMEDIATELY! :) :)...
9 days ago
Poway, CA (16 miles from El Cajon, CA)
Come work for the best! Highest rated 5 star office! Come find out why our patients love us. Our office is expanding rapidly and we need a new team member! We're a five day a week office and we...
10 days ago
Del Mar, CA (23 miles from El Cajon, CA)
Job description: - Intraoral scanning (iTero experience) - Taking patient records (photos, x-rays, alginate impressions) Chairside assisting including: - Wire changes - Hygiene instructions with patients...
11 days ago
El Cajon, CA
Looking for a RDA with a minimum 2 years experience for our dental office in El Cajon CA and willing to travel to our Chula Vista office as well. Immediate fill. Please submit resume with...
11 days ago
El Cajon, CA
Dental Assistant Minimal experience required, will train....
11 days ago

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Salary for Dental Assistant Jobs in El Cajon, CA

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

$38,946

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Highest Education Level

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

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