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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Dental Assistant or RDA needed

  • Santa Monica, CA
  • 2 days ago

We are looking for a Dental assistant or RDA to join our team....

Dental Assistant

  • Lomita, CA
  • 2 days ago

Looking to hire ASAP a dental assistant for a general dental office....

Registered Dental Assistant

  • Neighborhood Healthcare
  • Escondido, CA
  • 2 days ago

Registered Dental Assistant Certificate and Current CPR Certification required. X-Ray license required....

Dental Assistant - Endodontics

  • Endo1 Partners
  • Camarillo, CA
  • 1 day ago

dental assistant....

Family oriented general dentistry office seeking a full time or part time dental assistant....

Dental Assistant, Will Train

  • Oakland, CA
  • 1 day ago

We are looking for a friendly person to work as a dental assistant in a family oriented dental practice. No experience necessary. We will train....

Registered Dental Assistant with Extended Functions

  • Pacific Dental Services
  • South Pasadena, CA
  • 1 day ago

The primary role of the Registered Dental Assistant Extended Function (RDA-EF) is to assist the dentist in gaining the patient's commitment to the best possible treatment, with urgency....

Certified Dental Assistant

  • Gem T Pham Dds
  • Escondido, CA
  • 2 days ago

Skills: General Practice Digital X-rays Benefits: 401k PTO Bonuses Compensation: $20-$23/hour PandoLogic....

Dental Assistant

  • Sacramento, CA
  • 2 days ago

Dental Assistant gpac Sacramento, CA Full-Time Apply on company site Job Details favorite_border Full Job Description: My well-respected client is looking to add a Dental Assistant t to their already...

Dental Assistant - Endodontics

  • Endo1 Partners
  • Rohnert Park, CA
  • 2 days ago

dental assistant (with experience.)...

Dental Assistant (DA or RDA)

  • Cassell Dentistry
  • San Diego, CA
  • 1 day ago

Keywords: Registered Dental Assistant (RDA), Location: San Diego, CA - 92108...

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Registered Dental Assistant

  • Gentle Dental
  • Roseville, CA
  • 1 day ago

Dental Assistant (RDA) accreditation Qualifications that Increase Starting Pay Experience in orthodontics X-Ray Certification Bilingual Spanish Expanded Functions Certified RDA456...

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Registered Dental Assistant

  • Gentle Dental
  • Perris, CA
  • 1 day ago

Certification Bilingual Spanish Expanded Functions Certified Registered Dental Assistant (RDA) accreditation RDA456...

Knowledge of Dentrix is a plus....

Dental Assistant

  • Sato Family Dental
  • Irvine, CA
  • 22 hours ago

Keywords: Registered Dental Assistant (RDA), Location: Irvine, CA - 92604...

Demographic Data for California

Moving to California? Find some basic demographic data about California below.


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Dental Assistant Online Courses and Training Opportunities

Dental Radiography: Radiation Protection in Dental Practice
Discover the core principles of dental radiography and X-ray exposure

Led by experts from the UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA)s Dental X-ray Protection Service (DXPS), this course will improve...


Introduction to Dental Medicine
The mouth is the window into human health. This course provides an overview of dental medicine to engage, educate, excite and assist you in improving the oral health of your patients and members...

Dental Assistant Fundamentals
A dental assistant is a member of a dental team who contributes immensely to the team in delivering dental treatment and services. During dental operations, the dental assistant assists dentists...

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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.

$43,592

Top Hiring Companies

Top hiring companies in your area for Dental Assistant positions

  • Mosaic Dental Collective LLC
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  • Pacific Dental Services
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  • Bright Now! Dental
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  • West Coast Dental
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  • Western Dental Services
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  • Gentle Dental
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  • Johnson Family Dental
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  • Endo1 Partners
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  • San Ysidro Health Center
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  • Western Dental/Brident
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Highest Education Level

Dental Assistants in California offer the following education background
  • Vocational Degree or Certification (29.3%)
  • High School or GED (26.4%)
  • Bachelor's Degree (17.7%)
  • Associate's Degree (15.9%)
  • 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 (48.4%)
  • 1-2 years (27.4%)
  • None (13.1%)
  • 10+ years (11.2%)

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