Dental Assistant Jobs in La Mirada, 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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Smile Brands - Wilmington, CA (17 miles from La Mirada, CA)
Your Role as a Dental Assistant Youll be an important member of the clinical team, working alongside GPs and other Specialty Clinicians dedicated to serving patients....
Corona Family Dental Group - Corona, CA (23 miles from La Mirada, CA)
Assistant High school diploma or general education degree (GED) required Licensed as a Registered Dental Assistant (RDA) or a Registered Dental Assistant in Extended Functions (RDAEF) Current CPR certification...
Confidential - Los Angeles, CA (14 miles from La Mirada, CA)
A motivated, friendly, and hard-working team player is what our general practice dental office seeks. Must be friendly, reliable and prompt. We are located near the Beverly Center
6 hours ago
Culver City, CA (22 miles from La Mirada, 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....
3 days ago
Southern California Regional Occupational Center (SoCal ROC) - Torrance, CA (18 miles from La Mirada, 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...
2 days ago
Confidential - Huntington Beach, CA (13 miles from La Mirada, CA)
Dental assistant must be radiology certified as well as BLS/CPR certified....
Beverly Hills, CA (24 miles from La Mirada, 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...
1 day ago
Fullerton, CA (7 miles from La Mirada, CA)
Professional chairside skills Good communication with patients. 1 year dental assisting experience preferred Proficiency in digital x-rays....
9 hours ago
Torrance, CA (20 miles from La Mirada, CA)
Requirements: Registered Dental Assistant license for California Current x-ray license for California Current CPR Able to follow and understand OSHA compliance Knowledge of sterilization procedures...
9 hours ago
Los Angeles, CA (14 miles from La Mirada, CA)
Requirements: Registered Dental Assistant license for California Current x-ray license for California Current CPR Able to follow and understand OSHA compliance Knowledge of sterilization procedures...
9 hours ago
Los Angeles, CA (14 miles from La Mirada, 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....
3 days ago
Wilmington, CA (17 miles from La Mirada, CA)
Job duties will mostly be required chairside assisting....
2 days ago
Los Angeles, CA (14 miles from La Mirada, 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...
1 day ago
Los Angeles, CA (14 miles from La Mirada, CA)
Beautiful high pace office located in North Hollywood has an opening available for a dental assistance. Requirements : Individual must be dedicated to work, on time we are a multi specialty dental...
19 hours ago
Foothill Ranch, CA (24 miles from La Mirada, CA)
Minimum of 3-5 years dental experience X-Ray Certification (Preferred) Flexibility to work a schedule that MAY include mornings, evenings and possibly Saturdays....
9 hours ago

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Salary for Dental Assistant Jobs in La Mirada, CA

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

$36,297

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Highest Education Level

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

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