Dental Assistant Jobs in Los Gatos, 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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Western Dental Services - Redwood City, CA (21 miles from Los Gatos, CA)
Requisition Number21-1806 TitleRegistered Dental Assistant, Ortho CityRedwood City StateCA Zip Code94063 Description RDA Ortho New & Experienced Licensee Welcome Want excellent training?...
1 day ago
Carrington Colleges Group Inc - San Jose, CA (9 miles from Los Gatos, CA)
X-ray and all RDA required certificates such as coronal Polish, Pit and Fissure,Infection Control; Professional Certifications: CPR ( In CA, it must be AHA or ARC) Radiation Health and Safety certification...
1 hour ago
Smile Brands - San Jose, CA (9 miles from Los Gatos, 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....
Milpitas, CA (16 miles from Los Gatos, CA)
We are looking for a part time/full time dental assistant with experience. Candidates need to take Xray, polish, and chair-side assistance. Good salary is provided....
1 day ago
Redwood City, CA (21 miles from Los Gatos, CA)
We are a rapidly expanding dental office looking for a full-time dental assistant to join our team....
4 hours ago
Theodore R.Okazaki DDS Inc - Fremont, CA (21 miles from Los Gatos, CA)
We are looking for an experienced dedicated energetic Dental Assistant to join our general dental practice. Having experience with Dentrix and Dexis is a plus....
San Carlos, CA (24 miles from Los Gatos, CA)
Dentrix knowledge preferred. Compensation competitive, DOE, Health and Retirement Benefits and IRA included if FT. Please reply with resume and contact information....
1 day ago
Cupertino, CA (7 miles from Los Gatos, CA)
We are a well-established family dental office in Cupertino, looking for a full-time dental assistant and/or receptionist....
1 day ago
Western Dental Services - Sunnyvale, CA (11 miles from Los Gatos, CA)
Requisition Number21-1407 TitleRegistered Dental Assistant, Ortho CitySunnyvale StateCA Zip Code94087 Description RDA Ortho New & Experienced Licensee Welcome Want excellent training?...
20 hours ago
San Jose, CA (9 miles from Los Gatos, CA)
Dental Assistant (RDA) or a Registered Dental Assistant in Extended Functions (RDAEF) is a plus but not a must Current CPR certification preferred Radiology certification preferred Excellent communication...
13 hours ago
Bright Smile Dental Office - San Jose, CA (9 miles from Los Gatos, CA)
Our DENTAL OFFICE is looking for FULL TIME & PART TIME DENTAL ASSISTANTS working in WEST SAN JOSE and MILPITAS.* The candidates should be friendly, energetic, motivated, hardworking, and learning fast...
2 days ago
Western Dental Services - Sunnyvale, CA (11 miles from Los Gatos, CA)
We are looking for a highly skilled and experienced dental assistants. If you are a motivated self-starter and have excellent work ethics and dental experience we would like to hear from you....
1 day ago
Gentle Dental - Milpitas, CA (16 miles from Los Gatos, CA)
Certification Bilingual Spanish Expanded Functions Certified Registered Dental Assistant (RDA) when applicable RDA456...
Fremont, CA (23 miles from Los Gatos, CA)
Full Job Description Private orthodontic practice looking for high quality assistants to join our team. We are open to experienced Orthodontic RDA, OA, DA in the process of obtaining their RDA or...
1 day ago
Santa Clara, CA (8 miles from Los Gatos, CA)
We're a well-established Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery private practice committed to providing excellent patient care and is seeking an energetic, dental assistant who's highly motivated in sharing this...
13 hours ago

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Salary for Dental Assistant Jobs in Los Gatos, CA

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

$45,871

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Highest Education Level

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

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