Dental Assistant Jobs in Monterey, 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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Salinas, CA (11 miles from Monterey, CA)
Salinas Valley Dental Care is in search of highly motivated candidates who are looking to join a fast paced, technologically advanced dental practice. We have fun while we deliver a WOW patient...
1 day ago
Seaside, CA (3 miles from Monterey, CA)
A Seaside dental office is looking for a Dental Assistant to work four days per week. We need someone who is a team player, friendly, and can give patients the best "customer service."...
1 day ago
Western Dental Services - Salinas, CA (11 miles from Monterey, CA)
Requisition Number21-1606 TitleRegistered Dental Assistant, Ortho CitySalinas StateCA Zip Code93901 Description RDA Ortho New & Experienced Licensee Welcome Want excellent training?...
6 hours ago
Salinas, CA (11 miles from Monterey, 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...
18 days ago
Carmel, CA (5 miles from Monterey, CA)
Awesome Dental Assistant/ team member needed for High quality, low pressure Dental Office Responsibilities include but not limited to: Sterilization of instruments, set ups, taking radiographs, chair...
19 days ago
Dental Temps - Monterey, CA
We are currently in need of Temporary Dental Assistants for various offices located throughout Monterey, Santa Cruz and Santa Clara County.If you have extra days you are looking for work, or if you...
21 days ago
Salinas, CA (11 miles from Monterey, CA)
Registered Dental Assistant (RDA) for a general dental practice performing all phases of dentistry....
22 days ago
Salinas, CA (11 miles from Monterey, CA)
We are hiring full-time dental assistant or RDA. X-ray license and CPR are required for this job. Must be bi-lingual in English/Spanish....
29 days ago
Western Dental Services - Salinas, CA (11 miles from Monterey, CA)
Dental Assistant City Salinas State CA Zip Code 93901 Description RDA New Experienced Licensee Welcome Want excellent training?...
90+ days ago
Western Dental - Salinas, CA (11 miles from Monterey, 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....
90+ days ago

Demographic Data for Monterey, CA

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Dental Assistant Online Courses and Training Opportunities

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...

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Improve working relationships between disabled people and personal assistants

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Salary for Dental Assistant Jobs in Monterey, CA

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

$44,455

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Highest Education Level

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

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