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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San Jose, CA (24 miles from Santa Cruz, CA)
assistant Knowledge of dental instruments and sterilization methods Understanding of health & safety regulations Ability to perform regulated non-surgical tasks like coronal polishing is a plus Good...
1 day ago
Western Dental Services - San Jose, CA (24 miles from Santa Cruz, CA)
Ortho Assistant/RDA Job Locations US-CA-San Jose ID 2022-4119 Category Dental Assistant Position Type Regular Full-Time Options Apply for this job online Apply Share Email this job to a friend Refer...
2 days ago
Aptos, CA (15 miles from Santa Cruz, CA)
We have a beautiful office in APTOS with excellent patients and highly skilled team members that will welcome and teach a new dental assistant....
12 hours ago
Tend - San Jose, CA (24 miles from Santa Cruz, 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 - San Jose, CA (24 miles from Santa Cruz, 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....
San Jose, CA (24 miles from Santa Cruz, CA)
Surgical assistant needed in San Jose oral surgery practice. This position entails performing a variety of surgically related tasks including assisting with surgery and working with our surgeon...
4 days ago
San Jose, CA (24 miles from Santa Cruz, CA)
Looking for a full-time or parttime dental assistant. DA or RDA Our office is fast-paced, energetic, with a positive work environment....
4 days ago
Gentle Dental - San Jose, CA (24 miles from Santa Cruz, CA)
Certification* Bilingual Spanish* Expanded Functions Certified* Registered Dental Assistant (RDA) when applicable RDA456#### **Education**Required* High School or better...
4 days ago
Santa Clara, CA (22 miles from Santa Cruz, CA)
A family oriented general dental office looking for a dental assistant. located in santa clara part-time 32 hrs/wk....
5 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...
5 days ago
Foothill College - Los Altos Hills, CA (20 miles from Santa Cruz, CA)
Holds a current valid California license as a Registered Dental Assistant, Registered Dental Assistant in Extended Functions, Registered Dental Hygienist, Registered Dental Hygienist in Alternative...
5 days ago
Los Gatos, CA (14 miles from Santa Cruz, CA)
Friendly General Dental office staff looking for an enthusiastic member to join our team. The most ideal candidate would have a fantastic personality, a positive attitude, a health centered...
5 days ago
Mountain View, CA (24 miles from Santa Cruz, CA)
Must have a good attitude Some dental assisting experience / training is preferred Must be available Monday through Thursday 7:45 AM to 5:15 PM We can teach ortho if no experience
7 days ago
Cupertino, CA (15 miles from Santa Cruz, CA)
X-Ray certification is required for this position....
9 days ago
San Jose, CA (24 miles from Santa Cruz, CA)
-Preferably with 1-2 years of experience in a dental office Chairside dental assistant Duties and Responsibilities include: -Taking digital x-rays -Chairside assistance with suction -Sterlizing the...
9 days ago

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Dental Assistant Online Courses and Training Opportunities

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...

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...

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...

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Salary for Dental Assistant Jobs in Santa Cruz, CA

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Highest Education Level

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

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