Dental Assistant Jobs in San Quentin, 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.

Search Dental Assistant Jobs

1-15 of 86 Jobs
Oakland, CA (18 miles from San Quentin, CA)
Email No Thanks Job Details We have a unique opportunity with a well-known and respected non-profit dental clinic who is in need of qualified Registered Dental Assistants (RDA) to support their fantastic...
20 hours ago
San Francisco, CA (11 miles from San Quentin, CA)
We are looking for a competent dental assistant who will make the dentists office more efficient and pleasant for patients....
2 days ago
San Francisco, CA (11 miles from San Quentin, CA)
We are looking for a Dental Assistant (DA or RDA) with assisting experience....
2 days ago
San Francisco, CA (11 miles from San Quentin, CA)
We are looking for a Dental Assistant to join our energetic team in Santa Cruz....
2 days ago
Oakland, CA (18 miles from San Quentin, CA)
X-ray certification required....
2 hours ago
San Francisco, CA (11 miles from San Quentin, CA)
We are looking for a full time dental assistant in our endodontic office....
3 days ago
San Francisco, CA (11 miles from San Quentin, CA)
Periodontal office in financial district is looking to add a dental assistant with some surgical experience....
3 days ago
Western Dental Services - Emeryville, CA (13 miles from San Quentin, CA)
Dental Assistant Job Locations US-CA-Emeryville ID 2021-3230 Category Dental Assistant Position Type Regular Full-Time Overview RDA New & Experienced Licensee Welcome Want excellent training?...
2 days ago
San Francisco, CA (11 miles from San Quentin, CA)
compensation: Willing to discuss employment type: full-time We are an established orthodontic practice looking for an Orthodontic Dental Assistant to join our family and team!...
3 days ago
Tend - San Francisco, CA (11 miles from San Quentin, CA)
We're adding a Dental Assistant to the Tend team, to increase the efficiency of the dentist in the delivery of quality oral health care....
3 days ago
Smile Brands - Martinez, CA (18 miles from San Quentin, 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....
Smile Brands - Martinez, CA (18 miles from San Quentin, CA)
Your Role as a Dental Assistant Youll be an important member of the clinical team, working alongside GPs and other Specialty Clinicians dedicated to serving patients....
South San Francisco, CA (19 miles from San Quentin, CA)
Looking for a dental assistant to work mornings to afternoon, to be quick on their feet....
4 days ago
San Rafael, CA (2 miles from San Quentin, CA)
We are looking for a full/part time dental assistant for sterilization and office cleaning. New graduates are also welcome to apply. We provide training....
4 days ago
San Francisco, CA (11 miles from San Quentin, CA)
We are seeking an Orthodontic Assistant to join our Orthodontic practice. We can train you as long as you have a positive attitude. Our practice has been established for over 30 years and has an...
4 days ago

Dental Assistant Online Courses and Training Opportunities

Dental Assistant Fundamentals
A dental assistant is a member of a dental team who contributes immensely to the team in delivering dental treatment and services. During dental operations, the dental assistant assists dentists...

Introduction to Dental Medicine
The mouth is the window into human health. This course provides an overview of dental medicine to engage, educate, excite and assist you in improving the oral health of your patients and members...

Becoming a Student Assistant: Teaching and Mentoring

Student assistants are valuable staff members at the University of Groningen. Currently, over 700 students take up teaching duties, support role functions, governing positions, and many other...


Title Synonyms

Users interested in this job title also searched for the following job titles

Salary for Dental Assistant Jobs in San Quentin, CA

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

$47,627

Top Hiring Companies

Top hiring companies in your area for Dental Assistant positions

Highest Education Level

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

Dental Assistant Related Career Advice Articles

Dental Assistants vs. Dental Hygienists - What's the Difference?

A comprehensive comparison of the education, credentials, job duties, and salary between a dental assistant and a dental hygienist.


How to Become a Dental Hygienist in 4 Steps

Interested in a dental hygienist career? Learn how to get started in this rewarding field.


Quick Guide to Advanced DANB Certifications

Learn more about the exams, prerequisites, and other requirements needed to earn advanced DANB credentials such as the COA, CPFDA, and CRFDA designations.