Dental Assistant Jobs in Vista, 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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Oceanside, CA (11 miles from Vista, CA)
The position is a Part-time position (Mondays 9-6pm). We are a busy, state of the art, PPO multi-specialty practice. We are seeking an energetic, highly motivated, and reliable person to join our...
2 days ago
Oceanside, CA (11 miles from Vista, CA)
-Do you have a valid Registered Dental Assistant license? -What year were you licensed? -As a backoffice supervisor, how many assistants did you supervise?...
2 days ago
Western Dental Services - Oceanside, CA (11 miles from Vista, CA)
Requisition Number21-1726 TitleRegistered Dental Assistant CityOceanside StateCA Zip Code92054 Description RDA New & Experienced Licensee Welcome Want excellent training?...
1 day ago
Poway, CA (17 miles from Vista, CA)
We are seeking a long- term Registered Dental Assistant and Dental Assistant. This is a full time position with hours Monday-Thursday and Friday 8:00-1:00....
1 day ago
Vista, CA
This program teaches you the skills you need to become a certified dental assistant. Dental Assistants are needed in the North San Diego County area....
1 day ago
Gentle Dental - Carlsbad, CA (1 mile from Vista, CA)
Certification Bilingual Spanish Expanded Functions Certified Registered Dental Assistant (RDA) when applicable RDA456...
MDC - San Marcos, CA (4 miles from Vista, CA)
Candidates must show strong ability to ensure that patients are comfortable and prepared for procedures and treatments. including but not limted to processing X-rays and lab work....
Smile Brands - Temecula, CA (23 miles from Vista, CA)
Your Role as a Registered Dental Assistant You'll be an important member of the clinical team, working alongside GPs and other Specialty Clinicians dedicated to serving patients....
6 days ago
Smile Brands - Escondido, CA (14 miles from Vista, CA)
Your Role as a Registered Dental Assistant Youll be an important member of the clinical team, working alongside GPs and other Specialty Clinicians dedicated to serving patients....
San Marcos, CA (5 miles from Vista, CA)
We are a growing dental practice in need of a Dental Assistant and Front Office Receptionist ASAP. Must be organized, reliable and friendly!...
7 days ago
Escondido, CA (14 miles from Vista, CA)
X-ray licence a plus. Thanks, Robert ... FAX ......
8 days ago
Encinitas, CA (9 miles from Vista, CA)
We would consider a dental assistant without an RDA, so please feel free to apply if you are not an RDA and believe you would be a good fit....
8 days ago
Encinitas, CA (9 miles from Vista, CA)
Dental assistant needed! We are a general cosmetic dental office located in Encinitas, we are looking for a part-time dental assistant, who is responsible, caring and reliable....
8 days ago
Vista, CA
The position is full time Monday Thursday A minimum of 2 years dental experience and proficient in Dentrix software is a bonus...
8 days ago
Cardiff, CA (10 miles from Vista, CA)
HIRING a Dental Assistant: Apply to join our team in sunny Cardiff! We are looking for a Dental Assistant who has a positive attitude, a ready smile for our patients, and an eagerness to work!...
8 days ago

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Salary for Dental Assistant Jobs in Vista, CA

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Highest Education Level

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

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