Dental Assistant Jobs in Palm Harbor, 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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Clearwater, FL (6 miles from Palm Harbor, FL)
Overview Our fast paced Children's Dentistry has an opening for a Dental Assistant in Clearwater,FL. We provide a working environment like no other dental office you have ever seen!...
3 days ago
Oakstead Family Dentistry - Land O Lakes, FL (23 miles from Palm Harbor, FL)
Maintain inventory controls in hygiene Requirements: Expanded Function Dental Assistant (EFDA) certification in the state of Florida....
1 day ago
Coast Dental & Orthodontics - Port Richey, FL (22 miles from Palm Harbor, 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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2 days ago Coast Dental & Orthodontics
Dental Care Alliance - Tampa, FL (20 miles from Palm Harbor, FL)
Qualifications Required Skills: X-ray license is a plus Experience working as a Dental Assistant, or training from a formal Dental Assistant program; recent grads welcome to apply....
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1 day ago Dental Care Alliance
Affordable Care - Tampa, FL (20 miles from Palm Harbor, FL)
Job Information Affordable Care Dental Assistant in Tampa, Florida Overview Come join our team as a Dental Assistant!...
10 hours ago
Smile Brands - Pinellas Park, FL (16 miles from Palm Harbor, FL)
Your Role as a Dental Assistant Youll be an important member of the clinical team, working alongside GPs and other Specialty Clinicians dedicated to serving patients....
1 day ago
Pacific Dental Services - Tampa, FL (20 miles from Palm Harbor, 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
Coast Dental & Orthodontics - Tampa, FL (20 miles from Palm Harbor, FL)
Qualifications Active Expanded Functions Dental Assistant (EFDA) certification....
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1 day ago Coast Dental & Orthodontics
Coast Dental & Orthodontics - Dunedin, FL (4 miles from Palm Harbor, FL)
Qualifications Active Expanded Functions Dental Assistant (EFDA) certification....
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3 days ago Coast Dental & Orthodontics
Palm Harbor, FL
Private small dental office looking for a high energy experienced Dental Assistant (EFDA) to add to our team!...
4 days ago
Clearwater, FL (6 miles from Palm Harbor, FL)
Private dental office with positive atmosphere looking for a like-minded team member. At least 1 year experience preferred. Visit our Google Reviews 4 day work week Monday and Thursday 7am-4pm...
4 days ago
Great Expressions - St Petersburg, FL (22 miles from Palm Harbor, FL)
Our Dental Assistants often get full-time hours at only one location....
4 days ago
Coast Dental & Orthodontics - Hudson, FL (22 miles from Palm Harbor, FL)
Qualifications Active Expanded Functions Dental Assistant (EFDA) certification....
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4 days ago Coast Dental & Orthodontics
Coast Dental & Orthodontics - Tampa, FL (20 miles from Palm Harbor, FL)
Qualifications Qualifications Active Expanded Functions Dental Assistant (EFDA) certification....
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4 days ago Coast Dental & Orthodontics
Heartland Dental - Oldsmar, FL (5 miles from Palm Harbor, 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...
4 days ago

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Salary for Dental Assistant Jobs in Palm Harbor, FL

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

$38,596

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Highest Education Level

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

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