Dental Assistant Jobs in San Mateo, 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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San Francisco, CA (15 miles from San Mateo, CA)
Patient care as a dental assistant - x-rays - sterilization - four handed chairside assistance - patient education - electronic charting - coronal polish 2....
2 days ago
Dublin, CA (24 miles from San Mateo, 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...
1 day ago
Belmont, CA (4 miles from San Mateo, CA)
Dental assistant position available to join our team. Experience preferred but not required, can train the correct applicant....
3 hours ago
San Francisco, CA (15 miles from San Mateo, CA)
We are a fast paced Periodontal office located in Downtown San Francisco looking to hire a dental assistant and a registered dental hygienist (RDH)....
2 days ago
San Francisco, CA (15 miles from San Mateo, CA)
Your duties will include chair side assisting, x-rays, and other back office duties. Our ideal candidate would be self-motivated, honest, friendly, dependable, and a quick learner....
2 days ago
Hayward, CA (14 miles from San Mateo, 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...
2 days ago
Oakland, CA (15 miles from San Mateo, 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....
3 days ago
San Francisco, CA (15 miles from San Mateo, CA)
We are looking for an amazing registered dental assistant to join our team....
3 days ago
Ronald Nakano DDS - Santa Clara, CA (23 miles from San Mateo, 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,...
San Francisco, CA (15 miles from San Mateo, CA)
We are looking for a Dental Assistant or Registered Dental Assistant to work in our dental office. We are open Mon-Fri 8-5....
3 days ago
Berkeley, CA (20 miles from San Mateo, CA)
Dental Assistant for established general practice....
3 days ago
Pacific Dental Services - Castro Valley, CA (16 miles from San Mateo, CA)
$2,000 Sign-On Bonus Registered Dental Assistants perform a variety of patient care, office, and laboratory duties....
3 days ago
Redwood City, CA (8 miles from San Mateo, CA)
We are a rapidly expanding dental office looking for a full-time dental assistant to join our team....
4 days ago
Western Dental Services - Sunnyvale, CA (20 miles from San Mateo, CA)
Requisition Number21-1407 TitleRegistered Dental Assistant, Ortho CitySunnyvale StateCA Zip Code94087 Description RDA Ortho New & Experienced Licensee Welcome Want excellent training?...
5 days ago
San Francisco, CA (15 miles from San Mateo, CA)
Our San Francisco Financial District Dental Office is searching for a first-class Dental Assistant to join our growing team....
5 days ago

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Salary for Dental Assistant Jobs in San Mateo, CA

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

$47,627

Highest Education Level

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

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