Dental Assistant Jobs in Sarasota, 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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Bradenton, FL (6 miles from Sarasota, FL)
Our Lakewood Ranch dental practice is hiring for a full time Dental Assistant to work Monday - Friday from 7:45 AM - 5:00 PM....
9 hours ago
Lake Erie College Of Osteopathic Medicine - Bradenton, FL (6 miles from Sarasota, FL)
EEO/AA/M/F/Vets/Disabled Minimum Requirements MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS : Education and experience equivalent to: a High School diploma with a Florida expanded functions (to include monitoring nitrous...
16 hours ago
Great Expressions - Lakewood Ranch, FL (10 miles from Sarasota, FL)
Qualifications Your qualifications: X-Ray/Radiology Certification where state regulations specify, otherwise preferred FL Dental Assisting Certification required Past experience as a Dental Assistant...
5 hours ago
Coast Dental & Orthodontics - Sarasota, FL
Qualifications Active Expanded Functions Dental Assistant (EFDA) certification....
Integrity Placement Group - Sarasota, FL
Functions Dental Assistant Required Experience in Restorative Dentistry Experience With Cosmetic Dentistry Compassionate Must Be Organized Must Be Self-Motivated Be a Great Team Player Must Have a...
9 hours ago
Venice, FL (17 miles from Sarasota, FL)
Searching for: -Great Personality -Highly Conscientious -At least 1 year current experience as dental assistant, general dentistry -Knowledge of Dentrix, Dexis a plus -Expanded Functions in Florida...
9 hours ago
Coast Dental & Orthodontics - Sarasota, FL
Qualifications Active Expanded Functions Dental Assistant (EFDA) certification....
Dental Care Alliance - Bradenton, FL (6 miles from Sarasota, FL)
The Dental Assistant we hire is preferred to have at least 2 years of hands on Dental Assistant experience; and must be EFDA and x-ray certified in the state of Florida....
Ellenton Family Dental Corp - Ellenton, FL (13 miles from Sarasota, 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...
Varone Orthodontics - Sarasota, FL
Varone Orthodontics is seeking an enthusiastic orthodontic assistant to join our growing team! Great patient communication is a must! Varone Orthodontics is an established, growing orthodontic...
4 days ago
Heartland Dental - Osprey, FL (10 miles from Sarasota, 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...
5 days ago
Dental Care Alliance - Bradenton, FL (6 miles from Sarasota, 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 - Sarasota, FL
The Dental Assistant we hire is preferred to be X-ray certified in the State of Florida and must have at least 1 year of experience working as a Dental Assistant....
Dental Care Alliance - Bradenton, FL (6 miles from Sarasota, 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...
CC - Venice - Venice, FL (17 miles from Sarasota, FL)
The Dental Assistant will also organize and maintain lab equipment, take and develop x-rays and provide comprehensive post-op dental procedures to patients....
6 days ago

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Salary for Dental Assistant Jobs in Sarasota, FL

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

$40,992

Highest Education Level

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

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