Dental Assistant Jobs in Willows, 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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Orland, CA (12 miles from Willows, CA)
We are looking for a fun and friendly dental assistant to help cover maternity leaves. RDA preferable but not a deal breaker. M-F, looking to start ASAP....
3 days ago
Oroville Gentle Dentistry - Oroville 95965, CA
Work with an amazing team assisting multiple dentists providing gentle care to patients of all ages. Help us prove that dentistry doesn't have to be painful or scary. Be the patient's advocate...
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6 days ago Oroville Gentle Dentistry

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Salary for Dental Assistant Jobs in Willows, CA

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

$39,799

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Highest Education Level

Dental Assistants in Willows, CA offer the following education background
  • Vocational or Certification (29.4%)
  • High School or GED (27.5%)
  • Bachelor's Degree (17.0%)
  • Associate's Degree (15.5%)
  • Doctorate Degree (4.1%)
  • Some College (3.3%)
  • Master's Degree (2.1%)
  • Some High School (1.2%)

Average Work Experience

Here's a breakdown of the number of years' experience offered by Dental Assistants in Willows, CA
  • Less than 1 year (60.4%)
  • 1-2 years (28.4%)
  • None (11.2%)

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