Dental Assistant Jobs in District of Columbia

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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Orthodontic Assistant

  • Washington, DC
  • 1 day ago
Are you looking to join a very dedicated, experienced team? Are you passionate about helping people to smile? Are you energetic, friendly and engaging? Do you possess exceptional...

Dental Assistant (Part-Time)

  • Benevis
  • Washington, DC
  • 3 days ago
We are actively seeking a Dental Assistant to join our growing team!...

Lead Orthodontist Assistant

  • Adventure Dental and Orthodontics
  • Washington, DC
  • 3 days ago
Location : Washington, D.C. Pay Range : $24.00 - $27.50 Lead Orthodontic Assistant Job Profile Overview: Hero Practice Services is seeking a Lead Orthodontic Assistant to improve and maintain...

Licensed Dental Assistant in DC

  • Sharmin Dental Clinic, P.C.
  • Washington, DC
  • 5 days ago
Seeking fulltime Dental Assistant for busy practice. Chair side assisting for resotrative, endo, and oral surgery procedures. Licensed and Radiology Certified in DC required....

Dental Assistant

  • Benevis
  • Washington, DC
  • 7 days ago
of minors and patients through our processes before treatment Educate patients in oral hygiene instruction and provide postoperative instructions Prepare patient for examination and treatment Take x-rays...

Dental Assistant

  • Washington, DC
  • 7 days ago
Candidate must be professional, x-ray certified, Must have good computer skills, knowledgeable and comfortable with all aspects of the following: General Dentistry, Fillings, Sealants, Crowns, Bridges...

Dental Assistant Part-Time

  • Washington, DC
  • 7 days ago
Dental assistant part time is needed. Immediate opening. Thursdays and Fridays. General dentist office. Friendly staff. Will train the right candidate. Fax ......

Dental Assistant

  • Washington, DC
  • 9 days ago
., Georgia Ave Pay Range : $18.00-$25.00/hr +DOE Dental Assistant Level I Job Profile Overview: Hero Practice Services is seeking a Dental Assistant Level I to support the dentist and hygienist in providing...

Dental Assistant

  • Catholic Charities of the Archidiocese of Washington
  • Washington, DC
  • 11 days ago
JOB SUMMARY: The Dental Assistant 2 performs a variety of patient care, office, and laboratory duties. The position provides chair-side assistance to the dentists and/or hygienists....

Licensed Dental Assistant

  • Sharmin Dental Clinic
  • Washington, DC
  • 12 days ago
JOB DETAILS LOCATION Washington, DC POSTED 7 days ago Description Seeking fulltime Dental Assistant for busy practice. Chair side assisting for resotrative, endo, and oral surgery procedures....

Experienced Dental Assistant

  • Washington, DC
  • 13 days ago
X-ray certified 3-5 years dental clinical experience. Working hours: 7:30AM to 4:30PM FT position (4 days a week) Compensation based on experience...
Registered Dental Assisstant-Schedule Manager Seeking a registered dental assistant to work in front desk and back office. Any state RDA license is fine. Full-time position....
a front desk receptionist and a dental assistant. who is dedicated to providing quality care....

Dental Assistant - Downtown

  • Tend
  • Washington, DC
  • 15 days ago
The dental assistant experience at Tend: Dental assistants at Tend 14th & U in DC are a key part of helping our patients look forward to the dentist....
X-ray certification and knowledge of dental terminology and insurance coding is preferred. Dental experience is preferred but we will consider training a well qualified applicant....

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Salary for Dental Assistant Jobs in District of Columbia

Estimated salary range based on data from US Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) and iHireDental research efforts.

Top Hiring Companies

Top hiring companies in your area for Dental Assistant positions


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  • Tend
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  • Mary's Center
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  • Whitman-Walker Health
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  • Catholic Charities of the Archidiocese of Washington
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  • Club Staffing
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  • Hero Practice Services
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  • Howard University Hospital
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  • Prescient Edge
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  • Adventure Dental and Orthodontics
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Highest Education Level

Dental Assistants in District of Columbia offer the following education background
  • Vocational Degree or Certification (29.3%)
  • High School or GED (26.2%)
  • Bachelor's Degree (17.8%)
  • 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 District of Columbia
  • Less than 1 year (48.4%)
  • 1-2 years (27.4%)
  • None (13.1%)
  • 10+ years (11.2%)

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