Dental Assistant Jobs in Palmetto, 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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State of Florida - Saint Petersburg, FL (17 miles from Palmetto, FL)
Dental Assistant Your Specific Responsibilities: Work as a team and utilizes expertise as a dental assistant in assisting the dentist in all clinical procedures....
3 days ago
Todays Dental Network - Sarasota, FL (13 miles from Palmetto, FL)
.* Able to use an x-ray machine.* Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills.* Comfortable using computers for a variety of tasks.* Knowledgeable about oral hygiene and dental...
4 days ago
Smile Brands - Sarasota, FL (13 miles from Palmetto, FL)
Your Role as a Dental Assistant You'll be an important member of the clinical team, working alongside GPs and other Specialty Clinicians dedicated to serving patients....
4 days ago
Hire Velocity - Sarasota, FL (13 miles from Palmetto, FL)
Act as the support dental assistant for all Dentists within the practice Ensure adequate supplies are ordered and properly account for items once received Ensure sufficient supplies in treatment rooms...
5 days ago
Pinellas Park, FL (23 miles from Palmetto, FL)
We include a hybrid educational format including online exam modules with a primary focus on actual hands on training in our state- of- the art clinical setting with the latest digital x-rays and software...
5 days ago
Hire Velocity - Sarasota, FL (13 miles from Palmetto, FL)
TDN is seeking an enthusiastic orthodontic assistant to join our growing team! Great patient communication is a must! TDN is an established, growing orthodontic practice centered on excellent...
5 days ago
Coast Dental & Orthodontics - Sarasota, FL (13 miles from Palmetto, FL)
Qualifications Active Expanded Functions Dental Assistant (EFDA) certification....
Coast Dental & Orthodontics - Sarasota, FL (13 miles from Palmetto, FL)
Qualifications Active Expanded Functions Dental Assistant (EFDA) certification....
Coast Dental & Orthodontics - St Petersburg, FL (17 miles from Palmetto, FL)
Meet Texas State Board of Dental Examiner’s requirements and obtain Registered Dental Assistant certificate in Texas....
Heartland Dental - Palmetto, 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...
8 days ago
Coast Dental & Orthodontics - St Petersburg, FL (17 miles from Palmetto, 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....
Coast Dental & Orthodontics - St Petersburg, FL (17 miles from Palmetto, 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...
Dental Care Alliance - Bradenton, FL (10 miles from Palmetto, FL)
Other duties as assigned Qualifications Required Skills: X-ray license EFDA Certificate 3+ years experience working as a Dental Assistant At DCA we dont just accept differences we celebrate them and...
Dental Care Alliance - Bradenton, FL (10 miles from Palmetto, FL)
Other duties as assigned Qualifications Expanded Functions Dental Assistant in the state of FL - required X-ray license in the state of FL - required Recent grads from a formal dental school program...
Great Expressions Dental Centers - Saint Petersburg, FL (17 miles from Palmetto, FL)
Your qualifications: X-Ray/Radiology Certification where state regulations specify, otherwise preferred FL Dental Assisting Certification required Past experience as a dental assistant required...
14 days ago

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Salary for Dental Assistant Jobs in Palmetto, FL

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

$40,992

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Highest Education Level

Dental Assistants in Palmetto, 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 (4.1%)
  • 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 Palmetto, FL
  • Less than 1 year (60.4%)
  • 1-2 years (28.4%)
  • None (11.2%)

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