Dental Assistant Jobs in Santa Clara, 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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Belmont, CA (22 miles from Santa Clara, CA)
Dental assistant position available to join our team. Experience preferred but not required, can train the correct applicant....
2 hours ago
Wild Smiles - Livermore, CA (20 miles from Santa Clara, CA)
MUST have excellent ORTHODONTIC chairside assisting skills, be WELL trained in taking impressions, current X-ray license, sterilization knowledge, comfortable with computers, Knowledge of ortho- 2 a...
Hayward, CA (23 miles from Santa Clara, 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
Confidential - Santa Cruz, CA (22 miles from Santa Clara, 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 (1 mile from Santa Clara, 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,...
Intel Corporation - San Jose, CA (3 miles from Santa Clara, CA)
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3 days ago
Pleasanton, CA (21 miles from Santa Clara, 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...
3 days ago
Santa Cruz, CA (22 miles from Santa Clara, CA)
Looking for either a dental assistant or registered dental assistant 32 hours a week for a busy Dental Office in Santa Cruz....
3 days ago
Pacific Dental Services - Pleasanton, CA (21 miles from Santa Clara, CA)
$2,000 Sign-On Bonus Registered Dental Assistants perform a variety of patient care, office, and laboratory duties....
3 days ago
Pacific Dental Services - Livermore, CA (20 miles from Santa Clara, CA)
As a Pediatric Dental Assistant, we recognize the difference your interactions with young patients make in their experience....
3 days ago
Pacific Dental Services - Pleasanton, CA (21 miles from Santa Clara, 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...
3 days ago
Pacific Dental Services - Livermore, CA (20 miles from Santa Clara, 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...
3 days ago
Pacific Dental Services - Livermore, CA (20 miles from Santa Clara, CA)
Registered Dental Assistants perform a variety of patient care, office, and laboratory duties....
3 days ago
Pacific Dental Services - Livermore, CA (20 miles from Santa Clara, CA)
Now is the time to join Livermore Smiles 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...
3 days ago
Pleasanton, CA (21 miles from Santa Clara, CA)
We are a general dentistry office in Pleasanton, looking for a Dental Assistant (DA) or RDA, with current X-Ray license....
4 days ago

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Salary for Dental Assistant Jobs in Santa Clara, CA

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

$45,871

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Highest Education Level

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

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