Dental Assistant Jobs in Gainesville, FL

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 Care Alliance - Gainesville, FL
Overview We have an immediate opening for a full-time Orthodontic Assistant for our affiliated Mainstreet Childrens Dentistry & Orthodontics office located in Gainesville, FL 32669. We are looking...
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12 hours ago Dental Care Alliance
Confidential - Newberry, FL (15 miles from Gainesville, FL)
Our Pediatric Dental Assistants perform: chairside assisting x-ray certified place sealants perform dental prophylaxis proficient in dental terminology skilled at four-handed dentistry Please send letter...
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1 day ago Confidential
Coast Dental & Orthodontics - Gainesville, FL
Job Details Job Location : FL - Newberry Square - Gainesville, FL Position Type : Dental Assistant Salary Range : Undisclosed Job Shift : *Full Time Description Assist hygienist in providing dental...
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3 days ago Coast Dental & Orthodontics
Coast Dental & Orthodontics - Gainesville, FL
Job Details Job Location : FL - Gainesville - Gainesville, FL Position Type : Dental Assistant Salary Range : Undisclosed Job Shift : *Full Time Description Assist hygienist in providing dental treatment...
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3 days ago Coast Dental & Orthodontics
Coast Dental & Orthodontics - Gainesville, FL
Qualifications Active Expanded Functions Dental Assistant (EFDA) certification....
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4 days ago Coast Dental & Orthodontics
Veterans Health Administration - Gainesville, FL
Six months experience that demonstrates the ability to perform the work of a Dental Assistant or provides familiarity with the work of a Dental Assistant; OR, B. Education....
11 days ago
University of Florida - Gainesville, FL
Assist in training new dental assistants. Perform other related duties (as assigned)....
11 days ago
University of Florida - Gainesville, FL
Care Group Aspect: Actively participate, and provide feedback during Care Group meetings, and staff meetings Patient Care Aspect: Provide clinical general dentistry chairside assisting to student dentists...
11 days ago
Gainesville, FL
Our exceptional dental practice is seeking an outstanding experienced dental assistant to join our talented team in providing ideal dental care to our patients....
13 days ago
Gainesville, FL
We are seeking a highly motivated dental assistant to join our exciting fast paced office....
17 days ago
Heartland Dental - Gainesville, FL
Overview Expanded Function Dental Assistant Why join a Heartland Dental supported office?...
18 days ago
Gainesville, FL
Dental Assitant (Gainesville, FL) 1410 NW 13th Street ( ) compensation: BOE $18+ employment type: full-time QR Code Link to This Post Day Dental is seeking an experienced Dental Assistant to join our...
22 days ago
Aspen Dental - Gainesville, FL
As a Dental Assistant with an Aspen Dental-branded practice, youll have the support you need to reach your career goals....
25 days ago
Zollege - Gainesville, FL
Job Summary: As a Dental Assistant Instructor, you will combine your passion for dentistry with your ability to mold and shape students to bring hands-on education to the students of our dental assistant...
26 days ago
University of Florida - Gainesville, FL
Preferred Qualifications: Dental Assistant Certification Certification as a Dental Radiographer Certification in CPR Knowledge of dental terminology, equipment, instruments, materials, and procedures...
30+ days ago

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Salary for Dental Assistant Jobs in Gainesville, FL

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

$35,201

Highest Education Level

Dental Assistants in Gainesville, FL offer the following education background
  • Vocational or Certification (29.4%)
  • High School or GED (27.3%)
  • Bachelor's Degree (17.1%)
  • 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 Gainesville, FL
  • Less than 1 year (60.4%)
  • 1-2 years (28.4%)
  • None (11.2%)

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