Dental Assistant Jobs in Modesto, 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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Modesto, CA
We are looking for bilingual(English/Spanish) Dental Assistant Dental Assistant A patient-centered, adaptable RDA that possesses the following talents: Bilingual (English - Spanish) Positive energy...
2 days ago
Modesto, CA
Make radiographs, photographs, digital scans, impressions Fit bands, place arch wires, deliver aligners with attachments, pour up impressions, sterilization Current California RDA License, BLS and X-ray...
5 days ago
Pacific Dental Services - Turlock, CA (15 miles from Modesto, CA)
We are happy to share an exciting opportunity for a Dental Assistant!...
9 days ago
Modesto, CA
We are a new pediatric dental office! We are a positive, friendly, low stress group and we're looking to add someone with a great attitude. This is a pediatric office. Previous experience with...
9 days ago
Tracy, CA (21 miles from Modesto, CA)
Smile Dental Services is accepting applications to fill the full-time (32+ hours) position of Registered Dental Assistant (RDA) in our Tracy, CA location....
9 days ago
Tracy, CA (21 miles from Modesto, CA)
To qualify for this position, candidates should have back office assistant experience and X-ray certification....
9 days ago
Tracy, CA (21 miles from Modesto, CA)
We are recruiting full time and part RDAs to join our Tracy orthodontic practice. Applicants with minimum 1 year orthodontic experience are welcome to apply. We offer pay vacation, 401K plan.
11 days ago
Modesto, CA
Seeking a full time Dental Assistant for private dental office in Modesto, Ca. Candidates must have good communication skills and should deliver top quality care to patients....
12 days ago
Smile Brands - Tracy, CA (21 miles from Modesto, 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....
23 days ago
Modesto, CA
QR Code Link to This Post Friendly DA/RDA to join a private office team in Modesto. Will train. Please send resume
24 days ago
Ceres, CA (8 miles from Modesto, CA)
Our private dental office in Modesto area is looking for a Registered Dental Assistant to join our team We are an established, cosmetic/general practice in the area and offer wide range of dental treatments...
26 days ago
Modesto, CA
Seeking a full time or part time Dental Assistant for a specialty office. Additional training will be provided on the job. Excellent pay and benefits. Please submit a resume....
27 days ago
Tracy, CA (21 miles from Modesto, CA)
Full time or part time Dental Assistant required for a specialty office. Additional training will be provided on the job. Excellent pay and benefits....
27 days ago
Modesto, CA
We are a fast-paced, multi-discipline office that is looking to fill a full-time Registered Dental Assistant position. Candidates must be self-motivated, reliable, and personable....
29 days ago
Heartland Dental - Tracy, CA (21 miles from Modesto, CA)
Provide superior chairside assistance (i.e., four-handed dentistry) to supported dentists during a wide variety of procedures in accordance with the state dental practice act Utilize Dentrix for patient...
30+ days ago

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Salary for Dental Assistant Jobs in Modesto, CA

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

$37,413

Highest Education Level

Dental Assistants in Modesto, CA offer the following education background
  • Vocational Degree or Certification (29.3%)
  • High School or GED (26.6%)
  • Bachelor's Degree (17.5%)
  • Associate's Degree (15.8%)
  • 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 Modesto, CA
  • Less than 1 year (60.4%)
  • 1-2 years (28.4%)
  • None (11.2%)

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