Dental Assistant Jobs in La Quinta, 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.

Search Dental Assistant Jobs

1-13 of 13 Jobs
Pacific Dental Services - La Quinta, 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
Pacific Dental Services - Palm Desert, CA (4 miles from La Quinta, CA)
Registered Dental Assistants perform a variety of patient care, office, and laboratory duties....
20 hours ago
Pacific Dental Services - Palm Springs, CA (22 miles from La Quinta, CA)
Registered Dental Assistants perform a variety of patient care, office, and laboratory duties....
1 day ago
Pacific Dental Services - La Quinta, 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
Palm Springs, CA (22 miles from La Quinta, CA)
We are looking for a dental assistant with previous experience who is friendly, hard working, and a team player. Our office is a small private PPO office....
18 hours ago
Craig Conrow Dental Cosmetic, Restorative & Implant Dentistry - Palm Desert, CA (4 miles from La Quinta, CA)
Craig Conrow has an opening for a Registered Dental Assistant with Expanded Functions and Extended Duties in Palm Desert,CA....
Palm Desert, CA (4 miles from La Quinta, CA)
Experienced and energetic dental assistant to assist dentist with patient procedures. Experience in this area is a must....
9 days ago
Palm Desert, CA (4 miles from La Quinta, CA)
Our beautiful Palm Desert office features services such as Cerec, Implants, Laser treatment and I-Cat x-rays. We are seeking a highly motivated RDA or DA to join our team....
22 days ago
La Quinta, CA
DA or RDA Needed Full/Part-Time If you are a motivated self-starter with an excellent work ethic, please apply. We have a modern and fully equipped dental practice. Must have experience in the...
22 days ago
Smile Brands - Indio, CA (3 miles from La Quinta, CA)
Your Role as a Registered Dental Assistant You'll be an important member of the clinical team, working alongside GPs and other Specialty Clinicians dedicated to serving patients....
27 days ago
Palm Desert, CA (4 miles from La Quinta, CA)
Overview Craig Conrow has an opening for a Registered Dental Assistant in Palm Desert,CA. We provide a working environment like no other dental office you have ever seen!...
30+ days ago
In Genesis - Rancho Mirage, CA (10 miles from La Quinta, CA)
InGenesis is currently seeking a Dental Assistant to work with our client located in Rancho Mirage, CA....
45+ days ago
Western Dental - Cathedral City, CA (14 miles from La Quinta, CA)
RDA New & Experienced Licensee Welcome Want excellent training? Are you a motivated self-starter looking for professional and personal fulfillment in your dental career? Come and join a fun a...
60+ days ago

Demographic Data for La Quinta, CA

Moving to La Quinta, CA? Find some basic demographic data about La Quinta, CA below.


37,262
820
Medium

Dental Assistant Online Courses and Training Opportunities

Introduction to Dental Medicine
The mouth is the window into human health. This course provides an overview of dental medicine to engage, educate, excite and assist you in improving the oral health of your patients and members...

Dental Assistant Fundamentals: 1st Step To Be Professional
Its never been easier, more affordable, or more important to make choices about your education online and you trust Alpha Academy with your future.Learn to stand out in the crowd and show your...

The Role of Personal Assistants in Disability Support
Improve working relationships between disabled people and personal assistants

Disabled people can now receive funding from their local authority to employ a personal assistant. While this gives...


Title Synonyms

Users interested in this job title also searched for the following job titles

Salary for Dental Assistant Jobs in La Quinta, CA

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

$33,688

Top Hiring Companies

Top hiring companies in your area for Dental Assistant positions

Highest Education Level

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

Dental Assistant Related Career Advice Articles

Dental Assistants vs. Dental Hygienists - What's the Difference?

A comprehensive comparison of the education, credentials, job duties, and salary between a dental assistant and a dental hygienist.


How to Become a Dental Hygienist in 4 Steps

Interested in a dental hygienist career? Learn how to get started in this rewarding field.


Quick Guide to Advanced DANB Certifications

Learn more about the exams, prerequisites, and other requirements needed to earn advanced DANB credentials such as the COA, CPFDA, and CRFDA designations.