Dental Assistant Jobs in Laguna Niguel, 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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Corona Family Dental Group - Corona, CA (22 miles from Laguna Niguel, 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 - Huntington Beach, CA (18 miles from Laguna Niguel, CA)
Dental assistant must be radiology certified as well as BLS/CPR certified....
Gentle Dental - Orange, CA (17 miles from Laguna Niguel, CA)
Dental Assistant (RDA) certified X-Ray Certification Bilingual Spanish Expanded Functions Certified RDA456...
Huntington Beach, CA (16 miles from Laguna Niguel, 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 (14 miles from Laguna Niguel, CA)
Candidate must be x-ray licensed and CPR Certified. A minimum of 2 years dental assisting experience is preferred....
1 day ago
Orange, CA (17 miles from Laguna Niguel, CA)
What we need from you Drivers License/ID CA Registered Dental Assistant License Active CPR Card NPDB What you get from us Sick Pay Holiday Pay Vacation Pay Medical (including prescriptions) Vision insurance...
3 days ago
Lake Forest, CA (5 miles from Laguna Niguel, CA)
So don't be afraid to apply even if you are not a registered dental assistant, if you have a great attitude and have attention to detail, we have a place for you to learn and grow!...
3 days ago
Gentle Dental - Mission Viejo, CA (13 miles from Laguna Niguel, CA)
Certification Bilingual Spanish Expanded Functions Certified Registered Dental Assistant (RDA) when applicable RDA456...
Gentle Dental - Mission Viejo, CA (13 miles from Laguna Niguel, CA)
Certification Bilingual Spanish Expanded Functions Certified Registered Dental Assistant (RDA) when applicable RDA456...
Garden Grove, CA (18 miles from Laguna Niguel, CA)
Private dental office need a full-time/ part-time dental assistants for back-office. Knowing to take digital x ray and experience is preferred....
3 days ago
Pacific Dental Services - Anaheim, CA (23 miles from Laguna Niguel, CA)
Registered Dental Assistants perform a variety of patient care, office, and laboratory duties....
3 days ago
Pacific Dental Services - Seal Beach, CA (22 miles from Laguna Niguel, CA)
Now is the time to join a fast growing organization. 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...
3 days ago
Pacific Dental Services - Lake Elsinore, CA (22 miles from Laguna Niguel, 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...
3 days ago
Pacific Dental Services - Mission Viejo, CA (13 miles from Laguna Niguel, CA)
Now is the time to join Mission 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...
3 days ago
Pacific Dental Services - Costa Mesa, CA (11 miles from Laguna Niguel, 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...
3 days ago

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Salary for Dental Assistant Jobs in Laguna Niguel, CA

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

$36,297

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Highest Education Level

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

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