Dental Assistant Jobs in Walnut, 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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Chino, CA (11 miles from Walnut, CA)
Knowledge of Dentrix and speaking Spanish are pluses. If interested, please send your resume today!!! :) We are hiring IMMEDIATELY! :) :) If no ortho experience, we do have GP options as well!...
2 days ago
Western Dental/Brident - Santa Ana, CA (20 miles from Walnut, 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 (24 miles from Walnut, 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 (23 miles from Walnut, 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 (23 miles from Walnut, CA)
At Gentle Dental, Dental Assistants perform a variety of patient care, office, and laboratory duties....
Smile Brands - Stanton, CA (17 miles from Walnut, 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....
8 hours ago
Los Angeles, CA (22 miles from Walnut, 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 (19 miles from Walnut, 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
Coast Dental - Orange, CA (16 miles from Walnut, CA)
Registered Dental Assistant Job Locations US-CA-Orange Job ID 2021-5823 Category Dental Assistant Type Regular Full-Time Overview Dental Assistant - Back Office Floor Supervisor: If you have an outgoing...
1 day ago
Los Angeles, CA (22 miles from Walnut, 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
Rosemead, CA (12 miles from Walnut, CA)
Experience general dental assistant wanted in implant specialists office- Reliable with bonus the right candidate...
1 day ago
Western Dental Services - Santa Ana, CA (18 miles from Walnut, CA)
For top performing Dental Assistants, Western Dental/Brident University offers Registered Dental Assistant training programs, RDA license fee reimbursement and promotion tracks....
15 hours ago
Western Dental Services - Compton, CA (23 miles from Walnut, 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
Irvine, CA (19 miles from Walnut, CA)
New Life Dental Implant Center ( is a new start-up dental implant-focused clinic serving the greater Orange County area. At New Life Dental Implant Center, just as the...
2 days ago
Irvine, CA (19 miles from Walnut, CA)
Assistant, Orthodontic Assistant (OA) or Registered Dental Assistant (RDA) with to join our back office team....
2 days ago

Demographic Data for Walnut, CA

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Salary for Dental Assistant Jobs in Walnut, CA

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


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Highest Education Level

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

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