Dental Assistant Jobs in Saint Petersburg, 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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Largo, FL (14 miles from Saint Petersburg, FL)
Private dental office looking for a full-time lead dental assistant....
2 days ago
Tampa, FL (16 miles from Saint Petersburg, FL)
Petersburg dental offices are in need of qualified, full-time dental assistants!...
2 days ago
Smile Brands - Brandon, FL (24 miles from Saint Petersburg, 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
Tampa, FL (16 miles from Saint Petersburg, FL)
General Dental practice located in South Tampa is seeking an extraordinary Full Time Expanded Functions Dental Assistant with a Radiology license to join our expanding team....
1 day ago
Tampa, FL (16 miles from Saint Petersburg, FL)
Looking for experienced dental assistant with expanded functions including radiography. We are a family oriented solo private practice where patient care comes first....
1 day ago
Smile Brands - Tampa, FL (16 miles from Saint Petersburg, FL)
Your Role as a Certified 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
Smile Brands - Clearwater, FL (16 miles from Saint Petersburg, FL)
Your Role as a Certified 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
Heartland Dental - Tampa, FL (16 miles from Saint Petersburg, FL)
Overview Expanded Function Dental Assistant Why join a Heartland Dental supported office?...
2 days ago
Pinellas Park, FL (6 miles from Saint Petersburg, FL)
FLORIDA CERTIFICATIONS IN ONE DAY (in-office trained or out of state dental assistants) EFDA/XRAY Combo Certification One Day Course - $850 EFDA Certification $575 XRAY Certification - $325 Class Dates...
2 days ago
Great Expressions Dental Centers - St Petersburg, FL
Petersburg dental groupis 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...
17 hours ago
Coast Dental & Orthodontics - St Petersburg, FL
Qualifications Active Expanded Functions Dental Assistant (EFDA) certification....
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2 days ago Coast Dental & Orthodontics
Tampa, FL (16 miles from Saint Petersburg, FL)
Dental Assistant Program Train in ONLY 10 weeks - $2595 Register at Dental Assisting Institute Class Dates: Saturday - Feburary 6, 2021 - 8:30am -4:30pm Tuesday and Thursday Evenings - Feburary 16,...
2 days ago
Smile Brands - Largo, FL (14 miles from Saint Petersburg, FL)
Your Role as a Registered 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
South Tampa Smiles - Tampa, FL 33629, FL (13 miles from Saint Petersburg, FL)
We are looking for an experienced dental assistant that is self-motivated, reliable, and loves what they do....
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3 days ago South Tampa Smiles
Great Expressions Dental Centers - Saint Petersburg, FL
Petersburg dental group is seeking a qualified and motivated, full-time Pediatric Dental Assistant who is ready to help change the lives of our youngest patients, be a part of a high-performing Pediatric...
4 days ago

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Salary for Dental Assistant Jobs in Saint Petersburg, FL

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

$38,596

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Highest Education Level

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

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