Dental Assistant Jobs in Santa Cruz, 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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Saratoga, CA (14 miles from Santa Cruz, CA)
Boutique, fee for service practice seeing RDA for immediate employment. Extremely nice doctor, patients and long-term staff. We provide very high quality dentistry in a clean, professional...
2 days ago
San Jose, CA (24 miles from Santa Cruz, CA)
Smiletheory is looking for a superstar dental assistant to join our lively and fun team....
3 days ago
Sunnyvale, CA (23 miles from Santa Cruz, CA)
We are looking to fill an opening for a DA or RDA Full time or Part time We are a General Practice in Sunnyvale using the most advanced dental techniques and the latest technology. We're looking...
5 hours ago
West Coast Dental - San Jose, CA (24 miles from Santa Cruz, CA)
Overview Our network of offices servicing California and Washington means West Coast Dental is continuously looking for talented individuals to join our rapidly growing team. The variety of...
2 days ago
Stanford, CA (24 miles from Santa Cruz, CA)
Orthodontic Assistant needs to be have a good attitude, be able to multi-task duties, punctual, organized, and above all caring towards all patients. **Prefer someone with at least 1-2 years work...
5 hours ago
Sunnyvale, CA (23 miles from Santa Cruz, CA)
Looking for an experienced dental assistant in Sunnyvale....
2 days ago
Scotts Valley, CA
Dental Assistant needed Monday through Thursday for fun, caring office in Scotts Valley....
2 days ago
Mountain View, CA (24 miles from Santa Cruz, CA)
Energetic, friendly and caring Well organized Reliable, personable and love what you do Good communication skills Comfortable with all aspects of general dentistry Have a current RDA/x-ray license/CPR...
1 day ago
Mountain View, CA (24 miles from Santa Cruz, CA)
Our Mountain View dental office is looking for a Dental Assistant or Registered Dental Assistant to help our doctors with typical DA routines....
3 days ago
Gentle Dental - Sunnyvale, CA (23 miles from Santa Cruz, CA)
At Gentle Dental, our Registered Dental Assistants perform a variety of patient care, office, x-ray and laboratory duties....
21 hours ago
Scotts Valley, CA
~DENTAL ASSISTANT: Full Time Dental Experience required: DA, RDA, or RDAEF. Current certification for x-rays, infection control, and BLS (basic life support) training....
3 days ago
Los Altos, CA (20 miles from Santa Cruz, CA)
We are a searching for a dental assistant to help make our office a place people look forward to visiting. Our focus is on quality over production....
3 days ago
Campbell, CA (18 miles from Santa Cruz, CA)
Solo private practice general dentist is looking for a dental assistant, RDA preferred but willing to work with the right DA. Applicant should be reliable, friendly, punctual and willing to learn....
4 days ago
Confidential - Santa Cruz, CA
We are a small PPO practice in Santa Cruz looking for a friendly, enthusiastic and reliable dental assistant to join our dental team....
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5 days ago
Mountain View, CA (24 miles from Santa Cruz, CA)
We are currently looking for a part-time dental assistant who can work for up to four days (Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays)....
7 days ago

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