Dental Assistant Jobs in Lakeland, 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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Lakeland, FL
Florida certified dental assistant with surgical assisting experience. X-ray certification also a must. If you are cross trained, that is a plus!...
2 days ago
Coast Dental & Orthodontics - Plant City, FL (15 miles from Lakeland, FL)
your first step after Dental Assistant school to gain great experience in the industry?...
Pacific Dental Services - Lakeland, FL
As a Periodontal Dental Assistant we recognize your efforts and care about your career development....
3 days ago
Pacific Dental Services - Lithia, FL (21 miles from Lakeland, FL)
Now is the time to join Fishhawk Modern Dentistry. You will have opportunities to learn new skills from our team of experienced professionals. If you're ready to take your career to the next level...
3 days ago
Great Expressions Dental Centers - Brandon, FL (24 miles from Lakeland, FL)
Apply now Qualifications: Your qualifications: X-Ray/Radiology Certification where state regulations specify, otherwise preferred FL Dental Assisting Certification required Past experience as a Dental...
4 days ago
DECA Dental Group - Brandon, FL (24 miles from Lakeland, FL)
Active Registered Dental Assistant License Current CPR certification Minimum of 6 months to 1 year of experience as an RDA in a dental practice Ideal Dental is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer...
State of Florida - Lakeland, FL
Requisition No: 516842 Agency: Department of Health Working Title: DENTAL ASSISTANT - 64085204 1 Position Number: 64085204 Salary: $27,040.00 annually Posting Closing Date: 12/03/2021 Thank you for...
4 days ago
Valrico, FL (22 miles from Lakeland, FL)
Dental Assistant with EFDA & X-Ray Cert. Assistant desired for private dental office M-Th. No "big corporate" pressures, no multiple office traveling, no late nights, etc....
5 days ago
Coast Dental & Orthodontics - Lakeland, FL
Work professionally and maintain patient confidentiality per HIPPA QUALIFICATIONS Expanded Functions Dental Assistant (EFDA) certification or a Registered or Certified Dental Assistant (CDA) license...
Coast Dental & Orthodontics - Plant City, FL (15 miles from Lakeland, FL)
Work professionally and maintain patient confidentiality per HIPPA QUALIFICATIONS Expanded Functions Dental Assistant (EFDA) certification or a Registered or Certified Dental Assistant (CDA) license...
Marquee Dental Partners - Brandon, FL (24 miles from Lakeland, FL)
Join Brandon Smiles, a Marquee Dental partner, as a Dental Assistant! Brandon Smiles is seeking an experienced, energetic and eager dental assistant!...
9 days ago
Watts Dental - Lithia, FL (21 miles from Lakeland, FL)
We are looking for a **passionate**, **motivated**, and **enthusiastic** dental hygienist that is looking for a career in a growing practice. Our primary goal is to provide 5-star service through...
12 days ago
Coast Dental & Orthodontics - Brandon, FL (24 miles from Lakeland, FL)
Qualifications Active Expanded Functions Dental Assistant (EFDA) certification....
Heartland Dental - Valrico, FL (22 miles from Lakeland, FL)
Provide superior chairside assistance (i.e., four-handed dentistry) to supported dentists during a wide variety of procedures in accordance with the state dental practice act Utilize Dentrix for patient...
13 days ago
Sage Dental - Plant City, FL (15 miles from Lakeland, FL)
Our Dental Assistants professionally assist the General Dentist chair side in a fast paced environment....
17 days ago

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Salary for Dental Assistant Jobs in Lakeland, FL

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

$36,812

Highest Education Level

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

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