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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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
Dental Care Alliance - Winter Haven, FL (7 miles from Lakeland, FL)
The Dental Assistant we hire will be X-ray certified in the state of Florida and is preferred to have at least 1 year of hands on Dental Assisting experience....
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3 days ago Dental Care Alliance
Coast Dental & Orthodontics - Brandon, FL (24 miles from Lakeland, FL)
Qualifications Active Expanded Functions Dental Assistant (EFDA) certification....
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2 days ago Coast Dental & Orthodontics
Pacific Dental Services - Lakeland, FL
Oral Surgery Dental Assistants must work effectively with co-workers including General Practice Dental Assistants, patients, and others by sharing ideas in a constructive and positive manner; listening...
2 days ago
Dental Care Alliance - Brandon, FL (24 miles from Lakeland, FL)
The Dental Assistant we hire is required to have at least 3 years of hands on Dental Assistant experience, an x-ray license for the state of Florida, and must be Expanded Functions certified (EFDA)....
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5 days ago Dental Care Alliance
Heartland Dental - Davenport, FL (21 miles from Lakeland, FL)
We offer great on-the-job training with a clear career path to become a Dental Assistant....
8 days ago
Heartland Dental - Mulberry, FL (13 miles from Lakeland, FL)
Team member must be able to prove that they are an expanded functions dental assistant....
8 days ago
Aspen Dental - Lake Wales, FL (19 miles from Lakeland, FL)
As a Dental Assistant with an Aspen Dental-branded practice, youll have the support you need to reach your career goals....
8 days ago
DECA Dental Group - Brandon, FL (24 miles from Lakeland, FL)
General dentistry and various specialties merge under one roof to provide the ultimate guest experience. Who Are We Looking For?...
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8 days ago DECA Dental Group
Coast Dental & Orthodontics - Lakeland, FL
Qualifications Active Expanded Functions Dental Assistant (EFDA) certification....
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8 days ago Coast Dental & Orthodontics
Great Expressions - Brandon, FL (24 miles from Lakeland, FL)
Our Dental Assistants often get full-time hours at only one location....
9 days ago
Coast Dental & Orthodontics - Brandon, FL (24 miles from Lakeland, 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
Heartland Dental - Davenport, FL (21 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...
11 days ago
Heartland Dental - Lakeland, FL
Overview Expanded Function Dental Assistant Why join a Heartland Dental supported office?...
11 days ago
Dental Care Alliance - Lakeland, FL
The Dental Assistant we hire is preferred to have at least 2 years of hands on dental assisting experience; must be x-ray certified in the state of FL with the ability to take excellent x-rays; pack...
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12 days ago Dental Care Alliance

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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 (29.3%)
  • High School or GED (27.0%)
  • 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 Lakeland, FL
  • Less than 1 year (60.4%)
  • 1-2 years (28.4%)
  • None (11.2%)

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