Dental Assistant Jobs in Fairfield, CT

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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Veterans Health Administration - Northport, NY (18 miles from Fairfield, CT)
Assignments at this level include, but are not limited to: using the concepts of four-handed dentistry; assists with specialty procedures including oral surgery, periodontal therapy, endodontic, prosthodontic...
1 day ago
Brewster, NY (23 miles from Fairfield, CT)
The Dental Assistant performs a variety of patient care, office and laboratory duties. Assisting the dentist, prepare patients for treatment, taking x-rays, scheduling dental appointments....
15 hours ago
Friedman Orthodontics - New Haven, CT (20 miles from Fairfield, CT)
Fast paced Orthodontic office looking to add another Experienced Orthodontic Assistant to the team. Attention to detail while giving quality care to each patient.. 401k, bonus, vacation...
1 day ago
Dental Associates of Connecticut - Danbury, CT (19 miles from Fairfield, CT)
between the Patient and the Doctor Qualifications High school diploma Dental office experience Dentrix software experience X-Ray Certification is a plus ICE Certification is a plus Dental Assistant...
Southwest Community Health Center - Bridgeport, CT (4 miles from Fairfield, CT)
Summary: The dental assistant is responsible for assisting the Dentist in the clinical care of a patient and for maintaining the dental equipment as outlined by the Dental Standards of Clinical Practice...
8 hours ago
Dental Care Alliance - New Haven, CT (20 miles from Fairfield, CT)
have at-least 2 years of hands on dental assisting experience & X-ray certification for the state of CT is required....
Dental Associates of Connecticut - Danbury, CT (17 miles from Fairfield, CT)
**Responsibilities*** Greet and seat Patients* Set up trays as indicated by the day's charts* Review schedules and anticipate Doctors needs in advance* Assist Chairside using four-handed dentistry*...
5 days ago
Smile Brands - Hamden, CT (22 miles from Fairfield, CT)
Company Overview: Job Description: What We Need From You A minimum of 1 year of experience Any required state specific licenses or certifications What Well Offer You Unparalleled support to grow...
6 days ago
Dental Associates of Connecticut - Norwalk, CT (8 miles from Fairfield, CT)
handed dentistry Enter Treatment Plans Take necessary x-rays as needed Clean and disinfect operatory after each patient Take alginates/pour and trim models Package and sterilize instruments Keep operatory...
6 days ago
Dental Associates of Connecticut - Darien, CT (12 miles from Fairfield, CT)
handed dentistry Enter Treatment Plans Take necessary x-rays as needed Clean and disinfect operatory after each patient Take alginates/pour and trim models Package and sterilize instruments Keep operatory...
6 days ago
Dental Associates of Connecticut - Danbury, CT (17 miles from Fairfield, CT)
**Responsibilities*** Perform routine treatment procedures, such as cleaning, polishing, x-rays, application of sealants and fluorides treatment, and related procedures* Deliver direct patient care...
7 days ago
Hamden, CT (22 miles from Fairfield, CT)
Are you a licensed Dental Assistant that wants to be part of a company that strives to be the BEST in the dental industry? If so, we want to hear from you!...
7 days ago
Lake Grove, NY (23 miles from Fairfield, CT)
Dental assistant and front desk receptionist needed ASAP for busy dental practice. Experience preferred but will train right candidate. Must be available weekday mornings and/or afternoons....
8 days ago
Midwest Dental - New Haven, CT (20 miles from Fairfield, CT)
Overview Dental Assistant Part Time Mondovi Dental is now part of the Smile Brands family! Are you passionate about dental health and helping patients maintain their gleaming smiles?...
Dental Care Alliance - Shelton, CT (12 miles from Fairfield, CT)
The Dental Assistant we hire is required to have at-least 2 years of hands on Dental Assistant experience, and must be x-ray certified in the state of CT....

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Salary for Dental Assistant Jobs in Fairfield, CT

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

$43,184

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Highest Education Level

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

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