Dental Assistant Jobs in Petaluma, 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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Pacific Dental Services - Novato, CA (14 miles from Petaluma, CA)
$2,000 Sign-On Bonus Registered Dental Assistants perform a variety of patient care, office, and laboratory duties....
20 hours ago
Marin Community Clinic - San Rafael, CA (22 miles from Petaluma, CA)
Marin Community Clinics is looking for Registered Dental Assistants to join our team. Work Schedule Variety of work schedules available....
Western Dental Services - Santa Rosa, CA (16 miles from Petaluma, 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....
2 days ago
San Rafael, CA (22 miles from Petaluma, CA)
Are you a people person who takes pride in your work and has a knack for putting patients at ease? Would you like to work for a dentist who has an excellent reputation in the community, is known...
2 days ago
Pacific Dental Services - Rohnert Park, CA (9 miles from Petaluma, CA)
$2,000 Sign-On Bonus Registered Dental Assistants perform a variety of patient care, office, and laboratory duties....
22 hours ago
Marin Community Clinic - Novato, CA (16 miles from Petaluma, CA)
Qualifications Dental Assistant Certification from an accredited Dental Assistant program a plus, but not required. Dental X-Ray License is required. Current CPR Certification required....
Marin Community Clinics - San Rafael, CA (22 miles from Petaluma, CA)
Dentrix Electronic Health Records software experience a plus but not required. 1-2 years Registered Dental Assistant experience preferred....
3 days ago
Marin Community Clinics - San Rafael, CA (22 miles from Petaluma, CA)
Successful completion of Sterilization and Dental Assisting skills checklist Assists the dentist during dental treatment using four-handed dentistry....
3 days ago
Marin Community Clinics - Novato, CA (14 miles from Petaluma, CA)
Electronic Health Records Dentrix chart. Performs Coronal polish. Conduct pre-patient staff meeting in the morning each day....
3 days ago
Sterling Medical Corporation - Petaluma, CA
Taking and developing dental radiographs (x-rays) Take and process dental radiographs (x-rays) Take and develop dental radiographs (x-rays) Confirm appointments for dental providers, including staff...
3 days ago
Marin Community Clinic - Novato, CA (14 miles from Petaluma, CA)
**Qualifications*** Dental Assistant Certification from an accredited Dental Assistant program a plus, but not required.* Dental X-Ray License is required. * Current CPR Certification required.* Ability...
7 days ago
Graton Dental Group - Rohnert Park, CA (10 miles from Petaluma, CA)
Graton Dental Group has an opening for a Registered Dental Assistant with Expanded Functions and Extended Duties in Rohnert Park,CA....
Novato Pediatric Dentistry - Novato, CA (14 miles from Petaluma, CA)
Pediatric Registered Dental Assistants require an extra set of skills because children have special dental needs....
Novato, CA (14 miles from Petaluma, CA)
-X-ray certification -Coronal Polish certification We look forward finding someone to be a part of our team!...
9 days ago
San Rafael, CA (22 miles from Petaluma, CA)
We are looking for a full/part time dental assistant. New graduates are welcome to apply. Some experience is preferred but not required. We will provide training....
10 days ago

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Salary for Dental Assistant Jobs in Petaluma, CA

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

$51,594

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Highest Education Level

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

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