Dental Assistant Jobs in Palo Alto, 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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Dublin, CA (22 miles from Palo Alto, CA)
Requirements: -Must be organized and a fast learner -Team Player -Great Communication -Self Motivated -Detail Oriented -Able to adapt to various situations -CPR, X-Ray, Coronal Polish Certified -Ortho...
2 days ago
Belmont, CA (9 miles from Palo Alto, CA)
Dental assistant position available to join our team. Experience preferred but not required, can train the correct applicant....
1 day ago
Gentle Dental - Sunnyvale, CA (8 miles from Palo Alto, CA)
Certification Bilingual Spanish Expanded Functions Certified Registered Dental Assistant (RDA) when applicable RDA456...
Los Gatos, CA (17 miles from Palo Alto, CA)
We are looking for a Part-Time Dental Assistant/Registered Dental Assistant (RDA) in our Los Gatos dental office....
19 hours ago
San Leandro, CA (18 miles from Palo Alto, CA)
assistant Knowledge of dental instruments and sterilization methods Understanding of health & safety regulations Ability to perform regulated non-surgical tasks like coronal polishing is a plus Good...
19 hours ago
San Ramon, CA (24 miles from Palo Alto, CA)
assistant Knowledge of dental instruments and sterilization methods Understanding of health & safety regulations Ability to perform regulated non-surgical tasks like coronal polishing is a plus Good...
19 hours ago
Daly City, CA (23 miles from Palo Alto, CA)
DENTAL ASSISTANT The candidates should be friendly, energetic, motivated, hardworking, and learning fast. Great skills of customer services are required. Dental experience is required....
15 hours ago
Hayward, CA (16 miles from Palo Alto, CA)
Dental Assistant (hayward / castro valley) compensation: DOE employment type: part-time QR Code Link to This Post Our modern family dental office in Hayward, CA is seeking a dental assistant to join...
3 days ago
Oakland, CA (23 miles from Palo Alto, CA)
Busy general dental office looking for a dental assistant or RDA for part time position, possibly full time in near future. Must have x-ray license....
4 days ago
Ronald Nakano DDS - Santa Clara, CA (11 miles from Palo Alto, CA)
Responsiblities All Sterilization duties, Preparing patients & treatment rooms, Take digital x-rays,stock rooms, Order supplies Assist Doctor, Scanning,Stocking, Impresssions Medical Benefits, 401K,...
Intel Corporation - San Jose, CA (15 miles from Palo Alto, CA)
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4 days ago
Pleasanton, CA (21 miles from Palo Alto, CA)
Pleasanton Dental Office seeking part time Dental Assistant/ receptionist M 8-5, Th 9-6, and F 8-4 If you have at least one year of dental experience, a current x-ray license, and a desire to work part-time...
4 days ago
Pacific Dental Services - Pleasanton, CA (21 miles from Palo Alto, CA)
$2,000 Sign-On Bonus Registered Dental Assistants perform a variety of patient care, office, and laboratory duties....
4 days ago
Pacific Dental Services - Castro Valley, CA (21 miles from Palo Alto, CA)
$2,000 Sign-On Bonus Registered Dental Assistants perform a variety of patient care, office, and laboratory duties....
5 days ago
Pacific Dental Services - Pleasanton, CA (21 miles from Palo Alto, CA)
Now is the time to join Pleasanton Ridge Dental Group and Orthodontics. You will have opportunities to learn new skills from our team of experienced professionals. If you're ready to take your...
5 days ago

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Salary for Dental Assistant Jobs in Palo Alto, CA

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

$45,871

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Highest Education Level

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

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