Dental Assistant Jobs in Santa Maria, 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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Santa Maria, CA
Smile Santa Maria Dental is looking for a DA or RDA to add to our dental team. We have a fun team who enjoy being together and wish to keep that positive environment. We do work hard and in a fast...
8 days ago
Santa Maria, CA
Our office has expanded and we are looking for friendly and happy people to join our team for the positions of RDA/Dental Assistant....
13 days ago
Nipomo, CA (17 miles from Santa Maria, CA)
Experience: Dental assistant: 1 year (Required) High school or equivalent (Required) X-ray (Required) CPR (Required) Spanish (Preferred) General Dentistry This Job Is Ideal for Someone Who Is: Dependable...
21 days ago
Buellton, CA (19 miles from Santa Maria, CA)
General dentistry. Experience and xray license necessary. Mon- Thurs. No evenings or weekends. Nice office and pace. Immediate opening. We are working now. Call/text ......
27 days ago
Buellton, CA (19 miles from Santa Maria, CA)
General dentistry office in Solvang. We work Mon-Thurs, no evenings or weekends. Nice staff and patients- relaxed atmosphere. Immediate opening. Call or text .......
28 days ago
Nipomo, CA (17 miles from Santa Maria, CA)
We are looking for a new Dental Assistant to join our team. Our office is reopening to the public on May 13th as long as the shelter in place does not continue....
29 days ago
Santa Maria, CA
Full-time and part-time positions available for Dental Surgical Assistants at Comprehensive Periodontics and Dental Implants. Please reply to inquire.
30+ days ago

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