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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Great Expressions - Fort Myers, FL (22 miles from Punta Gorda, FL)
Were searching for an Orthodontic Dental Assistant who wants to join a truly patient-centric dental group....
5 hours ago
Coast Dental & Orthodontics - Port Charlotte, FL (8 miles from Punta Gorda, FL)
Qualifications Active Expanded Functions Dental Assistant (EFDA) certification....
Great Expressions - Cape Coral, FL (24 miles from Punta Gorda, FL)
Were searching for an Orthodontic Dental Assistant who wants to join a truly patient-centric dental group....
5 hours ago
Coast Dental & Orthodontics - Fort Myers, FL (22 miles from Punta Gorda, FL)
Qualifications Active Expanded Functions Dental Assistant (EFDA) certification....
Coast Dental & Orthodontics - North Fort Myers, FL (15 miles from Punta Gorda, 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...
Heartland Dental - Cape Coral, FL (24 miles from Punta Gorda, 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...
3 days ago
Fort Myers, FL (22 miles from Punta Gorda, FL)
Private 1 doctor practice seeking an experienced dental assistant. Preferably atleast 3 years of experience. Join a wonderful office and team!...
4 days ago
Arcadia, FL (22 miles from Punta Gorda, FL)
Maintain the performance of the Dental Assistant, Expanded Functions per Florida Statute 466.024 Florida Department of Health Mission, Vision, and Values: Mission: To protect, promote & improve the...
5 days ago
Affordable Dentures & Implants - Port Charlotte, FL (8 miles from Punta Gorda, FL)
Come join our team as a Dental Assistant! This position is more than just a job, it is an opportunity to do what YOU love and get paid to do it!...
6 days ago
Coast Dental & Orthodontics - Fort Myers, FL (22 miles from Punta Gorda, FL)
Meet Texas State Board of Dental Examiner’s requirements and obtain Registered Dental Assistant certificate in Texas....
Coast Dental & Orthodontics - Cape Coral, FL (24 miles from Punta Gorda, 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 - Fort Myers, FL (22 miles from Punta Gorda, 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...
Coast Dental & Orthodontics - North Fort Myers, FL (15 miles from Punta Gorda, 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 - Cape Coral, FL (24 miles from Punta Gorda, FL)
The Dental Assistant we hire will have at least 2 years of hands on Dental Assistant experience. Candidate must be x-ray certified....
Aspen Dental - Punta Gorda, FL
Take dental radiographs (X-rays). Manage infection control - prepare and sterilize instruments and equipment....
12 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 Degree or Certification (29.3%)
  • High School or GED (26.7%)
  • Bachelor's Degree (17.5%)
  • Associate's Degree (15.7%)
  • Doctorate Degree (4.2%)
  • 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 Punta Gorda, FL
  • Less than 1 year (60.4%)
  • 1-2 years (28.4%)
  • None (11.2%)

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