Dental Assistant Jobs in Elk Grove, 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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Sacramento, CA (14 miles from Elk Grove, CA)
Dentrix a plus. What we Offer: Fun friendly high pace environment Competitive pay with benefits: Medical, dental, and retirement Room for growth and advancement in office based on interests....
1 day ago
Pacific Dental Services - Sacramento, CA (14 miles from Elk Grove, CA)
Registered Dental Assistants perform a variety of patient care, office, and laboratory duties....
1 day ago
Pacific Dental Services - Citrus Heights, CA (17 miles from Elk Grove, CA)
Now is the time to join Citrus Dental Group. You will have opportunities to learn new skills from our team of experienced professionals. If you're ready to take your career to the next level and...
22 hours ago
Sacramento, CA (14 miles from Elk Grove, CA)
We are a very fast growing, privately owned dental office in Folsom, seeking a talented and enthusiastic RDA to join us in a great environment! There are huge opportunities for advancement for...
8 hours ago
Rocklin, CA (24 miles from Elk Grove, CA)
We are looking for a DA or RDA with a great attitude and awesome work ethics. One year experience preferred but willing to train. Monday thru Thurs, 4 day work week 3 day weekends, with benefits!...
2 days ago
Sacramento, CA (14 miles from Elk Grove, CA)
We are looking for a part-time dental assistant that is self-motivated, reliable, organized, responsible, and a friendly person....
1 day ago
Los Rios Community College District - Sacramento, CA (14 miles from Elk Grove, CA)
Dental Assisting Adjunct Assistant Professor Pool Los Rios Community College District in Sacramento, CA Type: Adjunct/Part-Time Posted: 11/18/2021 Application Due: 06/30/2022 Category: Dental...
2 days ago
Pacific Dental Services - El Dorado Hills, CA (20 miles from Elk Grove, CA)
Now is the time to join Dentists of El Dorado Hills. You will have opportunities to learn new skills from our team of experienced professionals. If you're ready to take your career to the next...
21 hours ago
Pacific Dental Services - Rancho Cordova, CA (11 miles from Elk Grove, CA)
As a Periodontal Dental Assistant we recognize your efforts and care about your career development....
1 day ago
Sacramento, CA (14 miles from Elk Grove, CA)
Dr. Amy Woo and Associates is seeking a highly skilled RDA or RDAEF. We are a full service dental practice offering high quality general dentistry services as well as specialized dental services...
2 days ago
Sacramento, CA (14 miles from Elk Grove, CA)
Registered Dentist Assistant: Experienced RDA needed for two-day mobile dental clinics in various locations in Northern California providing basic dental services for low-income families, adults...
1 day ago
Pacific Dental Services - Sacramento, CA (14 miles from Elk Grove, CA)
Oral Surgery Dental Assistants must work effectively with co-workers including General Practice Dental Assistants, patients, and others by sharing ideas in a constructive and positive manner; listening...
1 day ago
Pacific Dental Services - Sacramento, CA (14 miles from Elk Grove, CA)
Now is the time to join Delta Shores Dentistry. You will have opportunities to learn new skills from our team of experienced professionals. If you're ready to take your career to the next level...
1 day ago
Pacific Dental Services - Roseville, CA (20 miles from Elk Grove, CA)
Registered Dental Assistants perform a variety of patient care, office, and laboratory duties....
22 hours ago
Pacific Dental Services - Rancho Cordova, CA (11 miles from Elk Grove, CA)
Orthodontic Dental Assistants must work effectively with co-workers including General Practice Dental Assistants, patients, and others by sharing ideas in a constructive and positive manner; listening...
1 day ago

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Salary for Dental Assistant Jobs in Elk Grove, CA

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

$44,824

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Highest Education Level

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

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