Dental Assistant Jobs in Norwalk, 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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Los Angeles, CA (10 miles from Norwalk, CA)
We are looking for a dental assistant, Must have x-ray license and be bilingual in Spanish. ___ FULL TIME or PART TIME.recently graduates ok. PLEASE, E-MAIL RESUME. or FAX IT to ......
2 days ago
Los Alamitos, CA (7 miles from Norwalk, CA)
We are a private dental office on Seal Beach / Los Alamitos area that is currently looking a great working ethic dental assistant (or RDA) to join our team....
2 days ago
Pacific Dental Services - Long Beach, CA (11 miles from Norwalk, CA)
Now is the time to join Long Beach Smiles Dentistry. You will have opportunities to learn new skills from our team of experienced professionals. If you're ready to take your career to the next...
21 hours ago
Pacific Dental Services - La Habra, CA (7 miles from Norwalk, CA)
Registered Dental Assistants perform a variety of patient care, office, and laboratory duties....
1 day ago
Smile Brands - Stanton, CA (8 miles from Norwalk, 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
Pacific Dental Services - La Habra, CA (7 miles from Norwalk, CA)
Now is the time to join La Habra Modern Dentistry and Orthodontics. You will have opportunities to learn new skills from our team of experienced professionals. If you're ready to take your career...
1 day ago
Pacific Dental Services - Huntington Beach, CA (14 miles from Norwalk, CA)
As a Pediatric Dental Assistant, we recognize the difference your interactions with young patients make in their experience....
22 hours ago
Pacific Dental Services - Costa Mesa, CA (18 miles from Norwalk, CA)
Oral Surgery Dental Assistants must work effectively with co-workers including General Practice Dental Assistants, patients, and others by sharing ideas in a constructive and positive manner; listening...
22 hours ago
Pacific Dental Services - Rancho Palos Verdes, CA (19 miles from Norwalk, CA)
Registered Dental Assistants perform a variety of patient care, office, and laboratory duties....
23 hours ago
Man Dental West Covina - West Covina, CA (13 miles from Norwalk, CA)
Expose dental diagnostic x-rays....
8 hours ago
Western Dental Services - Santa Ana, CA (16 miles from Norwalk, CA)
For top performing Dental Assistants, Western Dental/Brident University offers Registered Dental Assistant training programs, RDA license fee reimbursement and promotion tracks....
2 days ago
Western Dental Services - Compton, CA (9 miles from Norwalk, CA)
Requisition Number21-1660 TitleOrtho Registered Dental Assistant CityCompton StateCA Zip Code90221 Description The qualified applicant will assist the dentist at the chair while they are engaged in...
2 days ago
Los Angeles, CA (10 miles from Norwalk, CA)
We are a thriving privately owned dental practice in the South Bay looking for a full-time RDA. These are full-time positions for assistants with a minimum of three year's work experience. We...
2 days ago
Tustin, CA (18 miles from Norwalk, CA)
MUST HAVE: 1) Dental assisting credentials 2) Current CPR 3) Coronal polishing license 4) X-ray certified Please fax or email resume if interested to .......
2 days ago
Allstar Dental - Garden Grove, CA (11 miles from Norwalk, CA)
JOB DETAILS LOCATION Garden Grove, CA POSTED 1 Day Ago Promoted by Great Clips Description Got shears and a winning attitude? Have a yearning to earn and a desire to support other stylists? Then...
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Salary for Dental Assistant Jobs in Norwalk, CA

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

$36,297

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Highest Education Level

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

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