Dental Assistant Jobs in Whittier, 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 (20 miles from Whittier, 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!...
3 days ago
Western Dental/Brident - Santa Ana, CA (20 miles from Whittier, 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 (16 miles from Whittier, CA)
DENTAL ASSISTANT – HIRING NOW! Are you a motivated self-starting dental assistant looking for professional and personal fulfillment in your career?...
Los Angeles, CA (12 miles from Whittier, 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 ......
18 hours ago
Los Alamitos, CA (14 miles from Whittier, 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....
18 hours ago
Gentle Dental - Costa Mesa, CA (23 miles from Whittier, CA)
At Gentle Dental, Dental Assistants perform a variety of patient care, office, and laboratory duties....
Western Dental & Orthodontics - Hollywood, CA (18 miles from Whittier, 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...
Smile Brands - Stanton, CA (14 miles from Whittier, 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....
21 hours ago
Confidential - Hawthorne, CA (19 miles from Whittier, CA)
Our thriving, privately owned South Bay practice is looking for full time Dental Assistants and Registered Dental Assistants....
Coast Dental - Orange, CA (17 miles from Whittier, 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 (12 miles from Whittier, 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....
2 days ago
Rosemead, CA (5 miles from Whittier, CA)
Experience general dental assistant wanted in implant specialists office- Reliable with bonus the right candidate...
2 days ago
Irvine, CA (23 miles from Whittier, CA)
New Life Dental Implant Center (www.newlifeimplantcenter.com) 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 (23 miles from Whittier, CA)
Assistant, Orthodontic Assistant (OA) or Registered Dental Assistant (RDA) with to join our back office team....
2 days ago
Inglewood, CA (19 miles from Whittier, 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

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Salary for Dental Assistant Jobs in Whittier, CA

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

$36,297

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Highest Education Level

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

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