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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Heartland Dental - Bradenton, FL (6 miles from Sarasota, FL)
The ideal Dental Assistant candidate should possess exceptional written and verbal communication skills, a superior knowledge of dentistry and dental terminology, a friendly, outgoing demeanor and excellent...
2 days ago
Heartland Dental - Sarasota, FL
Overview Expanded Function Dental Assistant Why join a Heartland Dental supported office?...
1 day ago
Coast Dental & Orthodontics - Sarasota, FL
Qualifications Active Expanded Functions Dental Assistant (EFDA) certification....
Direct Apply

6 days ago Coast Dental & Orthodontics
Heartland Dental - Bradenton, FL (6 miles from Sarasota, FL)
Overview Expanded Function Dental Assistant Why join a Heartland Dental supported office?...
13 days ago
Aspen Dental - Venice, FL (17 miles from Sarasota, FL)
Dental Assistant (General Dentistry Practice) at Aspen Dental in Venice, Florida Posted in Retail about 1 hour ago....
14 days ago
Smile Brands - Sarasota, 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....
27 days ago
Smile Brands - Sarasota, 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....
27 days ago
Aspen Dental - Sun City, FL (23 miles from Sarasota, FL)
As a Dental Assistant with an Aspen Dental-branded practice, youll have the support you need to reach your career goals....
28 days ago
Dental Care Alliance - Bradenton, FL (6 miles from Sarasota, FL)
The candidate we select is required to have a Florida x-ray license/certification and preferred to have Expanded Function Dental Assistant certification....
30+ days ago
Aspen Dental - Sarasota, FL
As a Dental Assistant with an Aspen Dental-branded practice, youll have the support you need to reach your career goals....
90+ days ago

Demographic Data for Sarasota, FL

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Dental Assistant Online Courses and Training Opportunities

Introduction to Dental Medicine
The mouth is the window into human health. This course provides an overview of dental medicine to engage, educate, excite and assist you in improving the oral health of your patients and members...

Administrative Dental Assistant

As an Administrative Dental Assistant, you will perform as a professional dental staff member and work on behalf of the patient as well as the dentist. This exciting Administrative Dental...


Clinical Dental Assistant

When you become a dental assistant, you'll enjoy a career that is not only fulfilling, but also rewarding. Caring dental assistants truly make a difference with clients, providing comfort and...


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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 or Certification (29.4%)
  • High School or GED (27.3%)
  • Bachelor's Degree (17.1%)
  • 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 Sarasota, FL
  • Less than 1 year (60.4%)
  • 1-2 years (28.4%)
  • None (11.2%)

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