Dental Assistant Jobs in California

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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Fairfield, CA
Single doctor practice seeking RDA/DA part time. 3 days a week, private practice. Tuesday 8:30 - 5:30 Wednesday 8:30 - 5:30 Thursday 8:30 - 5:30 E-mail resume and two references.
3 days ago
El Cajon, CA
Dental Assistant Looking for a Dental Assistant to join our family friendly dental office. Someone responsible, self-motivated, professional, detailed oriented, and friendly personality....
3 days ago
Smile Brands - San Marcos, 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....
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Redding, CA
Must enjoy Oral surgery/Implants, and of course be very proficient in chairside assisting in general dentistry. Minimum of 3 years experience....
2 days ago
Walnut Creek, CA
Dental Assistant - Prosthodontist Position Summary: We are seeking a Dental Assistant - Prosth....
3 days ago
Los Angeles, CA
We are looking for a Registered Dental Assistant or certified Dental Assistant to join our team. Our offices have been open for 20+ years and have a consistent flow of patients....
3 days ago
San Luis Obispo, CA
We are looking for a dental RDA for our busy, well established, highly professional dental office. Must be very friendly, socially engaging and fun loving. This position is full time. You must be...
3 days ago
Eureka, CA
Dental Practice Seeking Registered Dental Assistant. (Eureka/Arcata/Fortuna) Looking for a self motivated, professional, highly responsible, friendly and positive team player....
3 days ago
Mill Valley, CA
Our practice is looking for an energetic, friendly, and motivated individual for the position of orthodontic assistant! While experience is helpful, it isn't necessary to apply for this position....
2 days ago
Roseville, CA
Fun fast-paced Orthodontic office. Looking for an energetic and fun person to join our team. Looking for experienced RDA or OA. Competitive wages & excellent benefits package. Qualifications...
2 days ago
Smile Brands - Santa Ana, 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....
3 days ago
Santa Ana, CA
Compensation: - no dental experience ($16-18) - 1-2 yrs of Dental billing ($18-20), - 2+yrs negotiable Hours: Mon 8-3:30pm Tue 8-1 pm Wed 8-3:30pm Thur 8-1 pm Fri 8-3:30pm Sat 8-3 pm P/T Dental Assistant...
2 days ago
Los Angeles, CA
We are looking for the experienced dental assistant to join our high tech cosmetic dental office near the downtown in Los Angeles....
2 days ago
One Community Health - Sacramento, CA
Looking for a Dental Assistant in our Thriving Organization One Community Health is recruiting mission driven, kind, warm hearted, and hard-working people who are dedicated to quality care and superior...
1 day ago
Murrieta, CA
Looking for a friendly, caring registered dental assistant for a busy long-established Multi-Specialty dental practice in Murrieta, CA....
1 day ago

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Salary for Dental Assistant Jobs in California

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

$39,799

Highest Education Level

Dental Assistants in California offer the following education background
  • Vocational or Certification (29.4%)
  • High School or GED (27.4%)
  • 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 California
  • Less than 1 year (60.4%)
  • 1-2 years (28.4%)
  • None (11.2%)

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