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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Dental Care Alliance - Bartow, FL (8 miles from Lakeland, FL)
The Dental Assistant we hire is required to have an X-ray certification in the state of Florida. Our ideal Dental Assistant will have at least 1 - 2 years of experience working in a dental office....
3 days ago
Great Expressions Dental Centers - Lithia, FL (21 miles from Lakeland, FL)
Our Lithia dental group is seeking a full time qualified, professional, and motivated General Practice Dental Assistant who is ready to help change the lives of patients, be a part of a high-performing...
1 day ago
Heartland Dental - Lakeland, FL
Overview FULL TIME + FULL BENEFITS Our office is seeking a friendly Expanded Function Dental Assistant to support the clinical treatment care of our patients....
9 hours ago
Coast Dental & Orthodontics - Brandon, FL (24 miles from Lakeland, FL)
Qualifications Active Expanded Functions Dental Assistant (EFDA) certification....
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3 days ago Coast Dental & Orthodontics
SmileDirectClub - Brandon, FL (24 miles from Lakeland, FL)
That's why we're looking for energetic, passionate, and confident Dental Assistants who can help turn frowns into life-changing grins. Are you up for it?...
6 days ago
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!...
6 days ago
Eagle Lake, FL (7 miles from Lakeland, FL)
Join our team! Dental Staffing Solutions is hiring for private & corporate positions, both temp and perm opportunities available. Only DSS has been servicing clients & dental professionals in the...
7 days ago
Coast Dental & Orthodontics - Brandon, FL (24 miles from Lakeland, FL)
Qualifications Active Expanded Functions Dental Assistant (EFDA) certification....
11 days ago
Coast Dental & Orthodontics - Lakeland, FL
Job Details Job Location : FL - North Lakeland - Lakeland, FL Position Type : Dental Assistant Salary Range : Undisclosed Job Shift : *Full Time Description Assist hygienist in providing dental treatment...
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13 days ago Coast Dental & Orthodontics
Coast Dental & Orthodontics - Lakeland, FL
Job Details Job Location : FL - South Lakeland - Lakeland, FL Position Type : Dental Assistant Salary Range : Undisclosed Job Shift : *Full Time Description Assist hygienist in providing dental treatment...
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13 days ago Coast Dental & Orthodontics
Winter Haven, FL (7 miles from Lakeland, FL)
EXPANDED FUNCTIONS DENTAL ASSISTANT -- Palo Dental - Winter Haven, FL (Short drive from Lakeland, FL) with a Sign On Bonus of $1000.00 Are you looking for a great opportunity to care for your patients...
13 days ago
Lakeland, FL
Florida certified dental assistant with surgical assisting experience. X-ray certification also a must....
14 days ago
Brandon, FL (24 miles from Lakeland, FL)
Looking for a dental assistant for busy, established private practice. Minimum 1 year dental assisting experience, with strong assisting and x-ray skills....
19 days ago
Lakeland, FL
Looking for a good dental assistant to join our family! We are a small private fee for service practice looking for a great addition to our office....
21 days ago
Pacific Dental Services - Lakeland, FL
terminology, instruments and equipment Benefits Medical, dental and vision insurance Continuing Education (CE Units) Paid time off Tuition Reimbursement Child care assistance 401K Paid time to volunteer...
23 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

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Highest Education Level

Dental Assistants in Lakeland, FL offer the following education background
  • Vocational or Certification (29.4%)
  • High School or GED (27.6%)
  • Bachelor's Degree (16.9%)
  • Associate's Degree (15.4%)
  • 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 Lakeland, FL
  • Less than 1 year (60.4%)
  • 1-2 years (28.4%)
  • None (11.2%)

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