Dental Assistant Jobs in South Gate, 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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Western Dental/Brident - Santa Ana, CA (21 miles from South Gate, CA)
DENTAL ASSISTANT – HIRING NOW! Are you a motivated self-starting dental assistant looking for professional and personal fulfillment in your career?...
Western Dental/Brident - Los Angeles, CA (11 miles from South Gate, CA)
DENTAL ASSISTANT – HIRING NOW! Are you a motivated self-starting dental assistant looking for professional and personal fulfillment in your career?...
Fulbright Cosmetic & Reconstructive Dentistry - Compton, CA (5 miles from South Gate, CA)
Taking digital x-rays, intra and extraoral photos (ability to educate patients from what is seen in x-rays/photos) Take impressions as well as digital impressions Sterilize instruments and turn rooms...
1 day ago
Gentle Dental - Costa Mesa, CA (24 miles from South Gate, CA)
At Gentle Dental, Dental Assistants perform a variety of patient care, office, and laboratory duties....
Western Dental & Orthodontics - Hollywood, CA (13 miles from South Gate, CA)
Ortho Registered Dental Assistant The qualified applicant will assist the dentist at the chair while they are engaged in treatment with patients, anticipate dentist's needs and be prepared for next...
Sherman Oaks, CA (21 miles from South Gate, CA)
A private dental office looking for an experienced F/T dental assistant and a receptionist, Ortho experience is a plus. Some Saturdays are required....
10 hours ago
Smile Brands - Stanton, CA (14 miles from South Gate, 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....
9 hours ago
Los Angeles, CA (4 miles from South Gate, CA)
We are looking for a dental assistant, Must have x-ray license and be bilingual in Spanish. ___ FULL TIME or PART TIME.recently graduates ok. PLEASE, E-MAIL RESUME. or FAX IT to ......
6 hours ago
Los Alamitos, CA (12 miles from South Gate, 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....
6 hours ago
Inglewood, CA (9 miles from South Gate, CA)
Knowledge of Dentrix and speaking Spanish are pluses. If you do not have Ortho experience, we do have GP positions as well! If interested, please send your resume today!!!...
2 days ago
Western Dental/Brident - Panorama City, CA (24 miles from South Gate, CA)
DENTAL ASSISTANT – HIRING NOW! Are you a motivated self-starting dental assistant looking for professional and personal fulfillment in your career?...
Rosemead, CA (10 miles from South Gate, CA)
Experience general dental assistant wanted in implant specialists office- Reliable with bonus the right candidate...
1 day ago
Los Angeles, CA (4 miles from South Gate, CA)
Beutiful advanced and high tech office is looking for a detailed and customer service oriented dental assistant. Main duties are in the back office, but at times will be needed in the front....
1 day ago
Western Dental Services - Compton, CA (5 miles from South Gate, CA)
Requisition Number21-1660 TitleOrtho Registered Dental Assistant CityCompton StateCA Zip Code90221 Description The qualified applicant will assist the dentist at the chair while they are engaged in...
14 hours ago
Los Angeles, CA (4 miles from South Gate, CA)
We are a thriving privately owned dental practice in the South Bay looking for a full-time RDA. These are full-time positions for assistants with a minimum of three year's work experience. We...
10 hours ago

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Salary for Dental Assistant Jobs in South Gate, CA

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

$36,297

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Highest Education Level

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

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