Dental Assistant Jobs in Oceanside, 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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Del Mar, CA (24 miles from Oceanside, CA)
We are looking for an energetic, outgoing and hard working individual to fill our full time Dental Assistant position....
1 day ago
Carlsbad, CA (11 miles from Oceanside, CA)
Wanted an experienced part time orthodontic assistant. Must have orthodontic experience. We are looking for 2 days a month. (Wednesday's) Please email resumes
1 day ago
Oceanside, CA
General Dental Practice in Oceanside is looking for a motivated DA/RDA. Day to day duties including but not limited: chair-side assist, take digital x-rays, sterilization, clean rooms, make...
5 hours ago
Temecula, CA (15 miles from Oceanside, CA)
We are looking to add a dental assistant to our team. We are open to part time or full time....
5 hours ago
Western Dental - Vista, CA (11 miles from Oceanside, CA)
RDA 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 a...
1 day ago
Smile Brands - San Juan Capistrano, CA (22 miles from Oceanside, CA)
Your Role as a Dental Assistant/RDA Youll be an important member of the clinical team, working alongside GPs and other Specialty Clinicians dedicated to serving patients....
1 day ago
Smile Brands - Oceanside, 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....
1 day ago
Escondido, CA (23 miles from Oceanside, CA)
Your Role as a Registered Dental Assistant Youll be an important member of the clinical team, working alongside GPs and other Specialty Clinicians dedicated to serving patients....
21 hours ago
Smile Brands - San Marcos, CA (12 miles from Oceanside, CA)
Your Role as a Registered Dental Assistant Youll be an important member of the clinical team, working alongside GPs and other Specialty Clinicians dedicated to serving patients....
1 day ago
San Marcos, CA (12 miles from Oceanside, CA)
Your Role as a Registered Dental Assistant Youll be an important member of the clinical team, working alongside GPs and other Specialty Clinicians dedicated to serving patients....
21 hours ago
Vista, CA (11 miles from Oceanside, CA)
Looking for an RDA and/or possibly with Extra Functions. We have a busy restorative practice. Please take a look at our website to get more familiar with us. www.colemanandcolemandentistry.com We...
21 hours ago
Smile Brands - Escondido, CA (23 miles from Oceanside, CA)
Your Role as a Registered Dental Assistant Youll be an important member of the clinical team, working alongside GPs and other Specialty Clinicians dedicated to serving patients....
1 day ago
San Juan Capistrano, CA (22 miles from Oceanside, CA)
Looking for a dental assistant/ dental tech x-ray that is friendly and reliable....
5 hours ago
Murrieta, CA (15 miles from Oceanside, CA)
Enthusiastic Dental Assistant needed. Must open to learning to assist in advanced procedures, including dental surgery....
2 days ago
Oceanside, CA
Position is Full-time with Benefits. This is a busy, state of the art, PPO practice, equipped with digital charting. We desire to attract staff members who work well as a team, and pride...
2 days ago

Demographic Data for Oceanside, CA

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Salary for Dental Assistant Jobs in Oceanside, CA

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

$38,946

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Highest Education Level

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

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