Dental Assistant Jobs in Los Altos, 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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San Carlos, CA (11 miles from Los Altos, CA)
Registered Dental Assistant (Full time/Part time) Our Modern, state of the art, family oriented dental office in San Carlos is looking for an experience and professional registered dental assistant...
1 day ago
Milpitas, CA (18 miles from Los Altos, CA)
Dental assistant back ground required and X-ray license....
1 day ago
Milpitas, CA (18 miles from Los Altos, CA)
We are looking for a dental assistant who has effective communication skill, and can perform the basic dental assisting duties....
1 day ago
Palo Alto, CA (5 miles from Los Altos, CA)
We are looking for a FULL TIME enthusiastic, detail-oriented and highly motivated DA/RDA. We are a high-end private practice, serving our community since 1997 located just down the street from the...
3 days ago
Western Dental - San Jose, CA (14 miles from Los Altos, CA)
RDA Ortho 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...
1 day ago
Western Dental - Santa Clara, CA (10 miles from Los Altos, CA)
For top performing Dental Assistants, Western Dental/Brident University offers Registered Dental Assistant training programs, RDA license fee reimbursement and promotion tracks....
1 day ago
San Jose, CA (14 miles from Los Altos, CA)
Dental Assistant, RDA, RDA EF needed for General dentist family practice. 3-4 days per week. X-ray license needed....
1 day ago
SmileDirectClub - San Jose, CA (14 miles from Los Altos, CA)
That's why we're looking for energetic, passionate, and confident Dental Assistants who can help turn frowns into life-changing grins. Are you up for it?...
15 hours ago
San Jose, CA (14 miles from Los Altos, CA)
As a Registered Dental Assistant you'll have the support and professional opportunity you need to maximize your potential....
3 days ago
Confidential - Santa Cruz, CA (20 miles from Los Altos, CA)
We are a small PPO practice in Santa Cruz looking for a friendly, enthusiastic and reliable dental assistant to join our dental team....
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1 day ago
San Jose, CA (14 miles from Los Altos, CA)
Dental Assistant, at least one year experience, have great personality, able to help the dentist to make her job better and help patient to understand the importance and the value of having a healthy...
2 days ago
San Jose, CA (14 miles from Los Altos, CA)
Previous dental assistant experience would be helpful, but a great attitude, a strong work ethic, and a willingness to learn are our first priorities....
1 day ago
Gentle Dental - Sunnyvale, CA (7 miles from Los Altos, CA)
Expanded Functions Bilingual Spanish Benefits Full suite of benefits (Dental, Medical, Vision, Life) PTO 401k Continuing Education Paid Holidays Schedule This is a full-time opportunity Click here...
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3 days ago Gentle Dental
Palo Alto, CA (5 miles from Los Altos, CA)
Dental Assistant (DA) (palo alto) 770 Welch Road ( google map ) compensation: To be Determined employment type: full-time QR Code Link to This Post We are looking for a dental assistant for our practice...
4 days ago
San Jose, CA (14 miles from Los Altos, CA)
Busy family dental practice looking for a reliable, hard working and professional dental assistant. Are you people friendly? Able to multi-task? Do you take pride in a job well done?...
4 days ago

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Dental Assistant Online Courses and Training Opportunities

Dental Radiography: Radiation Protection in Dental Practice

Led by experts from Public Health Englands Dental X-ray Protection Service (DXPS), this course will improve your understanding of the requirements for radiation protection in dental practice...

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...

Improving Your Image: Dental Photography in Practice

This free course will cover all aspects of the use of digital photography in dental practice: intra-oral, extra-oral, and portraits. Participants will be taken through photography, from the...

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Salary for Dental Assistant Jobs in Los Altos, CA

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Highest Education Level

Dental Assistants in Los Altos, CA offer the following education background
  • Vocational or Certification (29.4%)
  • High School or GED (27.4%)
  • Bachelor's Degree (17.0%)
  • Associate's Degree (15.5%)
  • Doctorate Degree (4.1%)
  • Some College (3.3%)
  • Master's Degree (2.1%)
  • Some High School (1.2%)

Average Work Experience

Here's a breakdown of the number of years' experience offered by Dental Assistants in Los Altos, CA
  • Less than 1 year (60.4%)
  • 1-2 years (28.4%)
  • None (11.2%)

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