Dental Assistant Jobs in Santa Ana, 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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Los Alamitos, CA (12 miles from Santa Ana, CA)
We are a private dental office on Seal Beach / Los Alamitos area that is currently looking a great working ethic dental assistant (or RDA) to join our team....
2 days ago
Smile Brands - Stanton, CA (8 miles from Santa Ana, 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 to serving patients....
2 days ago
Pacific Dental Services - La Habra, CA (14 miles from Santa Ana, CA)
Registered Dental Assistants perform a variety of patient care, office, and laboratory duties....
23 hours ago
Pacific Dental Services - Corona, CA (18 miles from Santa Ana, CA)
Now is the time to join Main Street 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 career...
23 hours ago
Pacific Dental Services - Huntington Beach, CA (8 miles from Santa Ana, CA)
As a Pediatric Dental Assistant, we recognize the difference your interactions with young patients make in their experience....
21 hours ago
Pacific Dental Services - Costa Mesa, CA (5 miles from Santa Ana, CA)
Oral Surgery Dental Assistants must work effectively with co-workers including General Practice Dental Assistants, patients, and others by sharing ideas in a constructive and positive manner; listening...
21 hours ago
Pacific Dental Services - Mission Viejo, CA (21 miles from Santa Ana, CA)
Now is the time to join Mission Dental Group. You will have opportunities to learn new skills from our team of experienced professionals. If you're ready to take your career to the next level and...
21 hours ago
Pacific Dental Services - La Habra, CA (14 miles from Santa Ana, CA)
Now is the time to join La Habra Modern Dentistry and Orthodontics. You will have opportunities to learn new skills from our team of experienced professionals. If you're ready to take your career...
1 day ago
Pacific Dental Services - Corona, CA (18 miles from Santa Ana, CA)
As a Pediatric Dental Assistant, we recognize the difference your interactions with young patients make in their experience....
1 day ago
Pacific Dental Services - Eastvale, CA (18 miles from Santa Ana, CA)
Now is the time to join Gateway 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 career to...
1 day ago
Pacific Dental Services - Corona, CA (18 miles from Santa Ana, CA)
Orthodontic Dental Assistants must work effectively with co-workers including General Practice Dental Assistants, patients, and others by sharing ideas in a constructive and positive manner; listening...
1 day ago
Pacific Dental Services - Long Beach, CA (23 miles from Santa Ana, CA)
Now is the time to join Long Beach Smiles Dentistry. You will have opportunities to learn new skills from our team of experienced professionals. If you're ready to take your career to the next...
20 hours ago
Pacific Dental Services - Corona, CA (18 miles from Santa Ana, CA)
Orthodontic Dental Assistants must work effectively with co-workers including General Practice Dental Assistants, patients, and others by sharing ideas in a constructive and positive manner; listening...
22 hours ago
Gentle Dental - Mission Viejo, CA (21 miles from Santa Ana, CA)
Certification Bilingual Spanish Expanded Functions Certified Registered Dental Assistant (RDA) when applicable RDA456...
Man Dental West Covina - West Covina, CA (22 miles from Santa Ana, CA)
Expose dental diagnostic x-rays....
7 hours ago

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Salary for Dental Assistant Jobs in Santa Ana, CA

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

$36,297

Highest Education Level

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

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