Dental Assistant Jobs in Lake City, 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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Coast Dental & Orthodontics - Lake City, FL
Qualifications Active Expanded Functions Dental Assistant (EFDA) certification....
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1 day ago Coast Dental & Orthodontics
Centurion - Live Oak, FL (23 miles from Lake City, FL)
We are currently seeking a full-time Dental Assistant to join our team at Suwannee Correctional Institution located in Live Oak, Florida....
8 days ago
Coast Dental & Orthodontics - Lake City, FL
If hygiene assistant has current Registered Dental Assistant license in California and coronal polishing certification, perform coronal polishing and floss patients, as instructed by hygienist....
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10 days ago Coast Dental & Orthodontics
Centurion - Lake Butler, FL (20 miles from Lake City, FL)
We are currently seeking a full-time Dental Assistant to join our team at Reception and Medical Center located in Lake Butler, Florida (Union County)....
10 days ago
Aspen Dental - Lake City, FL
As a Dental Assistant with an Aspen Dental-branded practice, youll have the support you need to reach your career goals....
18 days ago

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Introduction to Dental Medicine
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Salary for Dental Assistant Jobs in Lake City, FL

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

$38,402

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Highest Education Level

Dental Assistants in Lake City, FL offer the following education background
  • Vocational or Certification (29.3%)
  • High School or GED (27.1%)
  • Bachelor's Degree (17.3%)
  • Associate's Degree (15.6%)
  • Doctorate Degree (4.1%)
  • Some College (3.2%)
  • 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 Lake City, FL
  • Less than 1 year (60.4%)
  • 1-2 years (28.4%)
  • None (11.2%)

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