Dental Assistant Jobs in San Marcos, 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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Poway, CA (15 miles from San Marcos, CA)
Dental Assistant(DA) Prefer minimum 2 years experience but new graduates from dental assistant program are welcome to apply....
2 days ago
Encinitas, CA (12 miles from San Marcos, CA)
Private general dental office need a full time Dental assistant DA or RDA. Flexible hours, good pay. Dont miss this opportunity. Please e mail your Resume, Thank You...
11 hours ago
Poway, CA (15 miles from San Marcos, CA)
We are seeking a long- term Registered Dental Assistant. This is a full time position with hours Monday-Thursday and Friday 8:00-1:00. So if you love dentistry please apply!...
3 days ago
Pacific Dental Services - Carlsbad, CA (7 miles from San Marcos, CA)
Registered Dental Assistants perform a variety of patient care, office, and laboratory duties....
3 days ago
Dr. Christopher Molinar - Carlsbad, CA (9 miles from San Marcos, CA)
Prophylaxis, scaling, root planing, applying fluoride, therapeutic and subgingival agents, and taking digital x-rays. Basic computer knowledge is a must (Eaglesoft software exp a plus)....
Pacific Dental Services - Temecula, CA (21 miles from San Marcos, CA)
Registered Dental Assistants perform a variety of patient care, office, and laboratory duties....
3 days ago
Ramona, CA (21 miles from San Marcos, CA)
X-Ray license and current CPR certificate required....
3 days ago
Vista, CA (5 miles from San Marcos, CA)
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3 days ago
Smile Brands - Escondido, CA (11 miles from San Marcos, CA)
Dental - Escondido - Felicita office in Escondido, 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...
3 days ago
Smile Brands - Escondido, CA (11 miles from San Marcos, 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....
Gentle Dental - Carlsbad, CA (7 miles from San Marcos, CA)
Certification Bilingual Spanish Expanded Functions Certified Registered Dental Assistant (RDA) when applicable RDA456...
MDC - San Marcos, CA (4 miles from San Marcos, CA)
Candidates must show strong ability to ensure that patients are comfortable and prepared for procedures and treatments. including but not limted to processing X-rays and lab work....
Del Mar, CA (15 miles from San Marcos, CA)
Duties include greeting and escorting patients, verifying patient histories, taking digital x-rays, assisting in examinations, chairside assisting, support with surgical procedures....
4 days ago
San Marcos, CA
Requirements: RDA Must live within a 30 minute commute of the 92078 zip code Duties include but not limited to: -Back office duties, prophies, taking X-rays, sealants etc....
4 days ago
Encinitas, CA (12 miles from San Marcos, CA)
Requirements: Current CA RDA license 1-2 Years back office experience as an RDA Knowledge of Dentrix software is a plus Ability to multi-task Comprehensive Health care package 401K with employer match...
4 days ago

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Salary for Dental Assistant Jobs in San Marcos, CA

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

$38,946

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Highest Education Level

Dental Assistants in San Marcos, CA offer the following education background
  • Vocational Degree or Certification (29.3%)
  • High School or GED (26.6%)
  • Bachelor's Degree (17.5%)
  • Associate's Degree (15.8%)
  • 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 Marcos, CA
  • Less than 1 year (60.4%)
  • 1-2 years (28.4%)
  • None (11.2%)

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