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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Pacific Dental Services - Castaic, CA
The primary role of the Registered Dental Assistant (RDA) is to assist the dentist in gaining the patients commitment to the best possible treatment, with urgency....
2 days ago
Modesto, CA
Make radiographs, photographs, digital scans, impressions Fit bands, place arch wires, deliver aligners with attachments, pour up impressions, sterilization Current California RDA License, BLS and X-ray...
2 days ago
San Francisco, CA
Patient care as a dental assistant - x-rays - sterilization - four handed chairside assistance - patient education - electronic charting - coronal polish 2....
2 days ago
Dublin, CA
Requirements: -Must be organized and a fast learner -Team Player -Great Communication -Self Motivated -Detail Oriented -Able to adapt to various situations -CPR, X-Ray, Coronal Polish Certified -Ortho...
2 days ago
Novato, CA
We are looking for an experienced or recently graduated Registered Dental Assistant (RDA) or Dental Assistant (DA) for our mostly Implant Specialty practice. We do general dentistry as well....
1 day ago
Corona Family Dental Group - Corona, CA
Assistant High school diploma or general education degree (GED) required Licensed as a Registered Dental Assistant (RDA) or a Registered Dental Assistant in Extended Functions (RDAEF) Current CPR certification...
Belmont, CA
Dental assistant position available to join our team. Experience preferred but not required, can train the correct applicant....
1 day ago
Unitek College - Sacramento, CA
Dental Assistant with California Board of Dentistry); 3 year minimum and current, non-encumbered license required CDA (Certified Dental Assistant with Dental Assisting National Board) X-Ray License...
17 hours ago
Smile Brands - Wilmington, 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....
Santa Barbara, CA
QR Code Link to This Post DENTAL ASSISTING TRAINING IN DENTAL OFFICE: Come join our class to train to become a Great Dental Assistant....
13 hours ago
Yuba City, CA
We are seeking a Dental Assistant/Registered Dental Assistant to work in our busy Yuba City Office. Days and hours are Tuesday/Thursday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm and could extend to more if required....
8 hours ago
Folsom, CA
We are a General Dentistry + Ortho practice in Folsom looking for an upbeat RDA or RDAEF2 to add to our practice. Our mission is to keep patients healthy in a comfortable and fun environment for...
8 hours ago
Gentle Dental - Corona, 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...
Greenbrae, CA
General dental office located in Greenbrae (near Marin General Hospital) look for a dental assistant (DA) or Registered Dental Assistant (RDA) for Monday, Tuesday and Wendesday....
3 hours ago
Western Dental/Brident - Roseville, CA
Virtual Hiring Event this Tuesday, November 23rd Receptionist, Registered Dental Assistant & Dental Assistant Competitive sign-on bonuses for RDA and DA positions!...

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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.


Highest Education Level

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

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