Dental Assistant Jobs in San Jose, 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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Western Dental Services - Redwood City, CA (21 miles from San Jose, CA)
Requisition Number21-1806 TitleRegistered Dental Assistant, Ortho CityRedwood City StateCA Zip Code94063 Description RDA Ortho New & Experienced Licensee Welcome Want excellent training?...
2 days ago
Carrington Colleges Group Inc - San Jose, CA
X-ray and all RDA required certificates such as coronal Polish, Pit and Fissure,Infection Control; Professional Certifications: CPR ( In CA, it must be AHA or ARC) Radiation Health and Safety certification...
1 day ago
San Jose, CA
We need a part time/full time dental assistant for a family practice dental office. Friendly and eager to learn in an easy going fun environment and customer service oriented....
1 day ago
Pacific Dental Services - Pleasanton, CA (20 miles from San Jose, 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...
22 hours ago
Redwood City, CA (21 miles from San Jose, CA)
We are a rapidly expanding dental office looking for a full-time dental assistant to join our team....
1 day ago
Pacific Dental Services - Pleasanton, CA (20 miles from San Jose, CA)
$2,000 Sign-On Bonus Registered Dental Assistants perform a variety of patient care, office, and laboratory duties....
19 hours ago
Santa Cruz, CA (24 miles from San Jose, CA)
Looking for either a dental assistant or registered dental assistant 32 hours a week for a busy Dental Office in Santa Cruz....
17 hours ago
Intel Corporation - San Jose, CA
Home HR RDA Automation Product Owner San Jose, H Apply Search all jobs Share this job on social media Similar Jobs Loading... Recommended Jobs Apply Now Job ID: JR0194949 Job Category: Human...
13 hours ago
Western Dental Services - Sunnyvale, CA (7 miles from San Jose, CA)
Requisition Number21-1407 TitleRegistered Dental Assistant, Ortho CitySunnyvale StateCA Zip Code94087 Description RDA Ortho New & Experienced Licensee Welcome Want excellent training?...
2 days ago
San Jose, CA
Dental Assistant (RDA) or a Registered Dental Assistant in Extended Functions (RDAEF) is a plus but not a must Current CPR certification preferred Radiology certification preferred Excellent communication...
2 days ago
Pleasanton, CA (20 miles from San Jose, CA)
We are a general dentistry office in Pleasanton, looking for a Dental Assistant (DA) or RDA, with current X-Ray license....
1 day ago
Pacific Dental Services - Livermore, CA (17 miles from San Jose, CA)
Registered Dental Assistants perform a variety of patient care, office, and laboratory duties....
22 hours ago
Pleasanton, CA (20 miles from San Jose, 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...
17 hours ago
Confidential - Santa Cruz, CA (24 miles from San Jose, CA)
We are a small PPO practice in Santa Cruz looking for a friendly, enthusiastic and reliable dental assistant to join our dental team....
Ronald Nakano DDS - Santa Clara, CA (5 miles from San Jose, 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,...

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Salary for Dental Assistant Jobs in San Jose, CA

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

$45,871

Highest Education Level

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

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