Dental Assistant Jobs in Lakewood, 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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Salo DDS, A Dental Corporation - Los Angeles, CA (10 miles from Lakewood, CA)
**Dental Assistant Requirements:*** Certification or associate degree in an accredited dental assisting program.* Dental x-ray certification.* High school diploma or equivalent.* Experience using computers...
2 days ago
Western Dental & Orthodontics - Downey, CA (4 miles from Lakewood, CA)
HIRING EVENT 11/18/2021 Western Dental & Orthodontics is Hiring DENTAL ASSISTANTS REGISTERED DENTAL ASSISTANTS FRONT OFFICE RECEPTIONISTS PATIENT CARE COORDINATORS Positions in LA PUENTE, BELLFLOWER...
Gentle Dental - Costa Mesa, CA (17 miles from Lakewood, CA)
X-Ray Certification Expanded Functions Bilingual Spanish Schedule: This is a full-time opportunity Benefits Include: Paid Time Off Paid Holidays In house CEs and training funds for outside CEs Consistent...
Western Dental & Orthodontics - Downey, CA (4 miles from Lakewood, CA)
HIRING EVENT 11/18/2021 Western Dental & Orthodontics is Hiring DENTAL ASSISTANTS REGISTERED DENTAL ASSISTANTS FRONT OFFICE RECEPTIONISTS PATIENT CARE COORDINATORS Positions in LOS ANGELES, HOLLYWOOD...
Smile Brands - Los Angeles, CA (10 miles from Lakewood, CA)
Your Role as a Dental Assistant You'll be an important member of the clinical team, working alongside GPs and other Specialty Clinicians dedicated to serving patients....
2 days ago
Western Dental/Brident - Santa Ana, CA (17 miles from Lakewood, CA)
DENTAL ASSISTANT HIRING NOW!Are you a motivated self-starting dental assistant looking for professional and personal fulfillment in your career?...
2 days ago
Gentle Dental - Costa Mesa, CA (17 miles from Lakewood, CA)
Qualifications that Increase Starting Pay Experience X-Ray Certification Licensed as a Registered Dental Assistant in Expanded Functions Bilingual Spanish Benefits Full suite of benefits (Dental, Medical...
Glendale, CA (23 miles from Lakewood, CA)
Full or part time dental assistant wanted for fee-for-service high-end two-doctor dental office in Glendale. Internship or entry level will be considered. Opportunity to grow....
1 day ago
Western Dental & Orthodontics - Buena Park, CA (7 miles from Lakewood, CA)
HIRING EVENT 11/18/2021 Western Dental & Orthodontics is Hiring DENTAL ASSISTANTS REGISTERED DENTAL ASSISTANTS FRONT OFFICE RECEPTIONISTS PATIENT CARE COORDINATORS Positions in SANTA ANA, FULLERTON,...
NaphCare - Santa Ana, CA (17 miles from Lakewood, CA)
NaphCare is hiring a strong PRN Dental Assistant (Fridays) to join our team at the Santa Ana Jail located in Santa Ana, CA....
1 day ago
Mark A Garlington DDS - Long Beach, CA (4 miles from Lakewood, CA)
assistant school Licensed as Registered Dental Assistant (RDA) Minimum requirements X-ray certification State licensure (if applicable) COA from the Dental Assisting National Board CPR certificate...
Los Angeles, CA (10 miles from Lakewood, CA)
X-Ray certification. Coronal polishing certification. Good communication skills. Ability to perform detailed work according to established formats and protocols....
1 day ago
Mark A Garlington DDS - Long Beach, CA (7 miles from Lakewood, CA)
assistant school* Licensed as Registered Dental Assistant (RDA)**Minimum requirements*** X-ray certification* State licensure (if applicable)* COA from the Dental Assisting National Board* CPR certificate...
2 days ago
Los Angeles, CA (10 miles from Lakewood, CA)
We are currently looking for a motivated and skilled dental assistant to join our growing practice....
2 days ago
Western Dental & Orthodontics - Maywood, CA (9 miles from Lakewood, CA)
HIRING EVENT 11/18/2021 Western Dental & Orthodontics is Hiring DENTAL ASSISTANTS REGISTERED DENTAL ASSISTANTS FRONT OFFICE RECEPTIONISTS PATIENT CARE COORDINATORS Positions in LOS ANGELES, HOLLYWOOD...

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Salary for Dental Assistant Jobs in Lakewood, CA

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

$36,297

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Highest Education Level

Dental Assistants in Lakewood, 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 (4.1%)
  • 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 Lakewood, CA
  • Less than 1 year (60.4%)
  • 1-2 years (28.4%)
  • None (11.2%)

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