Dental Assistant Jobs in Walnut Creek, 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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Smile Brands - Hayward, CA (13 miles from Walnut Creek, CA)
Your Role as a Dental Assistant You'll be an important member of the clinical team, working alongside GPs and other Specialty Clinicians dedicated to serving patients....
2 days ago
Warren & Chima Orthodontics - San Francisco, CA (23 miles from Walnut Creek, CA)
included) * Easy commute within SF * Excellent Competitive pay based upon experience Requirements: RDA or DA (One of the following licenses is required for this position) Proof of Covid vaccine Current X-ray...
Smile Brands - Alameda, CA (13 miles from Walnut Creek, CA)
Your Role as a Dental Assistant You'll be an important member of the clinical team, working alongside GPs and other Specialty Clinicians dedicated to serving patients....
1 day ago
Gentle Dental - Brentwood, CA (18 miles from Walnut Creek, CA)
X-Ray Certification Expanded Functions Bilingual Spanish Schedule: This is a full-time opportunity Benefits Include: Paid Time Off Paid Holidays In house CEs and training funds for outside CEs Consistent...
San Francisco, CA (19 miles from Walnut Creek, CA)
*Dentrix knowledge preferred. *Spanish speaking a plus. We offer a competitive salary, benefits, performance incentives, advanced training and recognition....
3 days ago
San Francisco, CA (19 miles from Walnut Creek, CA)
*Dentrix knowledge preferred. *Spanish speaking a plus. We offer a competitive salary, benefits, performance incentives, advanced training and recognition....
3 days ago
Danville, CA (9 miles from Walnut Creek, CA)
dental assistant (need to have a valid license) - Knowledge of dental instruments and sterilization methods - Understanding of health & safety regulations - Ability to perform coronal polishing - Excellent...
3 days ago
San Francisco, CA (19 miles from Walnut Creek, CA)
Qualification desired: general dental assisting background, digital x-rays, coronal polishing, temporary crowns, sterilization and other basic assisting tasks....
4 days ago
Nataly Vilderman D.D.S. Inc - San Francisco, CA (24 miles from Walnut Creek, CA)
General dental practice in Stonestown Medical Building is looking for experienced and skilled dental assistant to join our growing practice....
San Francisco, CA (19 miles from Walnut Creek, CA)
RDA or DA/Floater Needed for Fast-paced Dental Office!!!! We are looking for a highly motivated RDA/DA/Floater who enjoys working in a fast-paced office. This is a great opportunity to gain more...
5 days ago
San Rafael, CA (24 miles from Walnut Creek, CA)
We are looking for a full/part time dental assistant. New graduates are welcome to apply. Some experience is preferred but not required. We will provide training....
5 days ago
Antioch, CA (16 miles from Walnut Creek, CA)
Interested in career in Oral Surgery? Prominent Oral Surgery/Dental Implant Practice in East Contra Costa County looking for a motivated individual to train and join our team. Attractive...
5 days ago
The University of California, San Francisco - San Francisco, CA (19 miles from Walnut Creek, CA)
The registered Dental Assistant is responsible for assisting the Pediatric Dentistry faculty and residents with patient care....
5 days ago
Pleasanton, CA (19 miles from Walnut Creek, CA)
REQUIRED COMPETENCIES: Knowledge of dental assistant principles and practices Knowledge of procedures for taking dental x-rays Knowledge of how to sterilize instruments Ability to interact effectively...
5 days ago
Concord, CA (6 miles from Walnut Creek, CA)
We are looking for a exceptionally caring RDA to join our fun outgoing team. We are an office that provides the highest quality and up to date technologies and concepts to our wonderful patients....
5 days ago

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Salary for Dental Assistant Jobs in Walnut Creek, CA

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

$47,627

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Highest Education Level

Dental Assistants in Walnut Creek, 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 (4.1%)
  • 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 Walnut Creek, CA
  • Less than 1 year (60.4%)
  • 1-2 years (28.4%)
  • None (11.2%)

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