Dental Assistant Jobs in Punta Gorda, 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 - Fort Myers, FL (22 miles from Punta Gorda, FL)
Qualifications Required Skills: X-ray license Experience working as a Dental Assistant, or training from a formal Dental Assistant program Additional benefits for full-time employees: Medical Dental...
10 hours ago
Coast Dental & Orthodontics - Cape Coral, FL (24 miles from Punta Gorda, FL)
Qualifications Active Expanded Functions Dental Assistant (EFDA) certification....
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1 day ago Coast Dental & Orthodontics
State of Florida - Arcadia, FL (22 miles from Punta Gorda, FL)
is an OPS Dental Assistant position that will provide direct patient care services in the Dental program for the DeSoto County Health Department under the direct supervision of the Dental Assistant...
1 day ago
Port Charlotte, FL (8 miles from Punta Gorda, FL)
Join Dental Staffing Solutions! At Dental Staffing Solutions we have great clients needing your help, we are extremely busy with both temp & temp to perm positions for experienced dental...
2 days ago
Coast Dental & Orthodontics - Fort Myers, FL (22 miles from Punta Gorda, FL)
Active Expanded Functions Dental Assistant (EFDA) certification, or a Registered Dental Assistant (RDA) license or Certified Dental Assistant (CDA) certificate obtained prior to May 2009, according...
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16 hours ago Coast Dental & Orthodontics
State of Florida - Arcadia, FL (22 miles from Punta Gorda, FL)
is an OPS Dental Assistant position that will provide direct patient care services in the Dental program for the DeSoto County Health Department under the direct supervision of the Dental Assistant...
10 hours ago
Great Expressions Dental Centers - Cape Coral, FL (24 miles from Punta Gorda, FL)
Our Cape Coral dental group is seeking a qualified, professional and motivated, part-time Orthodontic Dental Assistant who is ready to help change the lives of patients, be a part of a high-performing...
5 hours ago
Coast Dental & Orthodontics - Port Charlotte, FL (8 miles from Punta Gorda, FL)
Qualifications Active Expanded Functions Dental Assistant (EFDA) certification....
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16 hours ago Coast Dental & Orthodontics
Coast Dental & Orthodontics - Fort Myers, FL (22 miles from Punta Gorda, FL)
Qualifications Active Expanded Functions Dental Assistant (EFDA) certification....
Direct Apply

7 days ago Coast Dental & Orthodontics
Coast Dental & Orthodontics - Fort Myers, FL (22 miles from Punta Gorda, FL)
Qualifications Active Expanded Functions Dental Assistant (EFDA) certification....
Direct Apply

7 days ago Coast Dental & Orthodontics
Fort Myers, FL (22 miles from Punta Gorda, FL)
Current openings for experienced dental assistants and hygienists for full time position. Will work approximately 34 hours a week; Hours are 8:00-4:00....
7 days ago
Arcadia, FL (22 miles from Punta Gorda, FL)
Join Dental Staffing Solutions! DSS has both temp & temp-to-perm positions available for experienced dental professionals. Let Dental Staffing Solutions work for you, at NO cost to you! We will...
7 days ago
Great Expressions Dental Centers - Fort Myers, FL (22 miles from Punta Gorda, FL)
Our Fort Myers dental group is seeking a full time qualified, professional, and motivated G eneral Practice Dental Assistant who is ready to help change the lives of patients, be a part of a high-performing...
8 days ago
Coast Dental & Orthodontics - Fort Myers, FL (22 miles from Punta Gorda, FL)
Qualifications Active Expanded Functions Dental Assistant (EFDA) certification....
Direct Apply

8 days ago Coast Dental & Orthodontics
Coast Dental & Orthodontics - Cape Coral, FL (24 miles from Punta Gorda, FL)
Job Details Job Location : FL - Cape Coral - Cape Coral, FL Position Type : Dental Assistant Salary Range : Undisclosed Job Shift : *Full Time Description Assist hygienist in providing dental treatment...
8 days ago

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Salary for Dental Assistant Jobs in Punta Gorda, FL

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

$39,877

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Highest Education Level

Dental Assistants in Punta Gorda, FL offer the following education background
  • Vocational or Certification (29.4%)
  • High School or GED (27.4%)
  • Bachelor's Degree (17.0%)
  • Associate's Degree (15.5%)
  • 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 Punta Gorda, FL
  • Less than 1 year (60.4%)
  • 1-2 years (28.4%)
  • None (11.2%)

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